Bosch Issues Statement Regarding Ongoing REAXX Lawsuit

by Chris     September 14, 2016    
Bosch Issues Statement Regarding Ongoing REAXX Lawsuit

In a rare move—which even they admit—Bosch has decided to release a statement to clear up misleading information concerning the Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw and the ongoing lawsuit. They don't specify what the misleading information is, but I bet journalists that are uneducated in law, who try to interpret legal documents and proceeding, are to blame. You can read the official Bosch Statement below.

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Tool-Rank - DeWalt Nailer Winner's Choice Giveaway

by Chris     September 01, 2016    
Tool-Rank - DeWalt Nailer Winner's Choice Giveaway

Tool-Rank is happy to be able to team up with DeWalt to giveaway away a brand new DeWalt Pneumatic Nailer. Best of all, the winner gets to choose which nailer they will receive. If you do a lot of general construction, the DeWalt 21° Plastic Collated Framing Nailer (DWF83PL) might be right for you. If you see a new roofing job in your future, the DeWalt Coil Roofing Nailer (DW45RN) might be your choice. Both Nailers are being provided by DeWalt, so it would be nice if you sent them a tweet or comment letting them know that you appreciate the opportunity to win.

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Shaper Handheld CNC Offers Unlimited Project Size

by Chris     August 23, 2016    
Shaper Origin Handheld CNC

CNC machines are becoming more popular among hobbyists and DIYers as the price of them continues to drop and they become more affordable. Yet one thing that still keeps some users at bay is the amount of space a CNC takes up. Shaper plans to solve that problem with their Origin handheld CNC.

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Mafell Tools Now For Sale At ToolNut

by Chris     August 17, 2016    
Mafell Tools Now For Sale At ToolNut

Top of the line—Made in Germany—Mafell tools are now available for sale at Toolnut, which I believe is only the second store to sell the brand in the US. If you thought Festool was expensive, you don't want to know how much Mafell tools cost; or maybe you do, when you see how cool some of them are.

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Sortimo Announces New US Online Store

by Chris     August 03, 2016    
Sortimo Announces New US Online Store

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.

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Review: General Tools ToolSmart Line - Why I Was Surprised

by Chris     July 31, 2016    
Review: General Tools ToolSmart Line - Why I Was Surprised

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.

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Ooznest Launches New Hobby CNC Based On Openbuilds OX

by Chris     July 22, 2016    
Ooznest Launches New Hobby CNC Based On Openbuilds OX

Ooznest has announced that they have released a new hobbyist CNC Router Kit that is based on the OX CNC by Openbuilds. The full machine kit would allow users to mill parts from wood, plastic, and soft metals from their home shop or garage.

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Is Milwaukee One-Key A Useful Feature or Useless Gimmick?

by Chris     July 14, 2016    
Quick Clip: Milwaukee One-Key Tool Control with Bluetooth App

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.

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DeWalt FlexVolt Battery Brings 20V, 60V, & 120V To Cordless Tools

by Chris     June 30, 2016    
DeWalt FlexVolt Battery Brings 20V, 60V, & 120V To Cordless Tools

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.

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Nitecore MT06 Penlight Flashlight Review

by Chris     June 24, 2016    
Nitecore MT06 Penlight Flashlight Review

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.

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