Tool News & Reviews
Playing a game of Jenga with friends and family is always fun, so imagine how much more fun it would be to play with 600-pound wooden blocks and heavy equipment. This is obviously a commercial for Cat, but that doesn't make it any less fun to watch. Of course, the best part of Jenga is buildup of adrenalin and anxiety of not knowing when the wooden tower might topple over. I wonder if those feelings increase as the size of the blocks increases?
If you have ever used a large hole-saw in a drill you know the dangers that can happen if the saw binds into the wood. The drill will either twist right out of your hand, or your wrist will end up twisting right along with it. To prevent this from happening, Bosch's new DDH181X Drill and HDH181X Hammer Drill use something called Active Response Technology.
Oftentimes it is a good idea to have a specific tool for each task, but then again, sometimes it is nice to have tools that can do more than just one thing. With the promise of being able to handle the bulk of your wire prep needs, I think Klein's new J2068C All-Purpose Pliers fall into the latter category.
You can't just review a pair of boots after trying them out for a few days or weeks, so when Timberland PRO sent me a pair of their Rip Saw Logger Boots, I decided I needed to take some extra time. Many things work well new, and the Rip Saw Logger Boots were no exception, but I wanted to see how comfortable they were over time.