There is one storage box that Mythbusters' Adam Savage loves so much that he uses dozens of them in his workshop to try and stay organized; that box is the T-BOXX from Sortimo. Unfortunately, until now it has been rather difficult trying to locate his storage box of choice. Thankfully, after much anticipation, Sortimo has launched a new online store for the US, something I asked them to do years ago when I first wrote about them.
When General Tools announced their new line of ToolSmart smart tools and asked me to review them, I said I was game. I think the idea of smart tools is what most tools will be in the future, which is why I wanted to see what Generals Tools has to offer. I wasn't really expecting a whole lot from General Tools, after all, they are not one of the big four; but boy was I in for a surprise.
When I first heard about the features Milwaukee was planning on incorporating into their One-Key system I could not help but feel like a little kid waiting for that hot new toy of the year to come out. After getting samples of the Milwaukee One-Key Drill (2705-20) and the One-Key Impact (2757-20), and after the new-tool-high started to wear off, I got down to business, trying to find out if the One-Key system is a useful feature or just something fancy that I can show to the co-workers but would rarely use. Is was time for me to find out if Milwaukee One-Key is a useful feature or useless gimmick.
DeWalt has come out with a revolutionary new FlexVolt battery that can automatically change its voltage from 20V to 60V to match the voltage required by the tool. Two FlexVolt batteries can also be combined to deliver 120V Max to tools that require even more power. Best of all, the new DeWalt FlexVolt battery pack is backward compatible with existing DeWalt 20V Max cordless tools.
If you have been reading Tool-Rank for any period of time you might be aware that I am a fan of keeping a flashlight in my tool bag with my tools. Working on a jobsite, I never know when I am going to need to light up a room or dark corner. After using the Nitecore MT06 Penlight for a bit, I decided to apply that same logic to my everyday life. Let me tell you why the Nitecore MT06 has become my first EDC flashlight.
For those of you looking for a phone that won't break at first glance of a construction site, Samsung is bringing a more rugged version of the Galaxy S7 to AT&T. The Galaxy S7 Active has all the premium internals of the regular S7, like a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, a MicroSD card slot, NFC, wireless charging, and a 5.1-inch quad HD screen, but it gets some major changes to its externals that allow it to handle a more active environment.
Rockwell is proving once again that they are a major player in the oscillation tool market, this time by coming out with a new feature that no other oscillation tool has. Improving on the already great Rockwell F50 Sonicrafter (read the review), the new F80 adds the game-changing new Duotech feature.