Tool News & Reviews
Less than a year ago SketchUp left the Google family and joined the Trimble family. I am sure like most of you, I expected some improvements to come from this deal. After all, why buy something like SketchUp, if you are just going to keep it the same? With SketchUp 2013 we get to see what Trimble has done with their baby.
It looks like Bosch US will be coming out with an 18-volt version of their oscillating multi-tool. They gave us a sneak peek at what is to come on their Facebook page. From the photo all we can really see is that it runs on 18-volts and has the tool-less blade change feature that is found on their corded models, but I suspect it is pretty much the same as the cordless model that is already available in Europe. No word on pricing or availability.
Milwaukee has seen so much success with their Fastback utility knife that they have decided to do it again. Meaning, they came out with a Fastback II utility knife. The Fastback II doesn't have any major changes over the previous model, but it does have the one thing everyone was asking for—on-board blade storage.
Nobody likes to spend their hard earned cash on driver bits or sockets, only to have them break after a few uses in your impact driver. This used to be a big problem when impact drivers were first introduced and people might be noticing it again now that impacts are offering even more torque. Irwin has introduced a new Impact Performance Line that has been designed with today's impact drivers in mind.