Tool News & Reviews
While some brands advertise that their cordless tools can be used with compact batteries and full sized batteries, Panasonic has gone one step further by making a series of dual voltage tools that accept both 14.4v and 18v batteries. Panasonic is also leading the charge with 4.2Ah batteries, the highest in the industry.
As a finish carpenter, I have an apron pocket assigned for a small combination square. (In addition to whatever else finds its way in that pocket) But I notice that after tightening the ruler in the base over and over again, inevitably the day comes when the ruler no longer tightens in the base and it's time for a new combo square. So it was that as I was digging around in my tool box, I found a couple of loose steel rulers. Now I'm not one to throw something out if it has a purpose, but what can you do with half a tool? That's when I discovered a "new" tool.
Milwaukee is currently running a giveaway on their Facebook page where you can win a pair of their Redlithium batteries. They will be giving away a grand total of $5000 worth of batteries that will go to a number of lucky winners. And because we are awesome, Milwaukee has also given Tool-Rank readers a second chance at winning a set.
The Bosch engineers have been hard at work developing a complete line of diamond blades that they say deliver "great performance and speed" in applications such as cutting hard concrete, green concrete, tile and general purpose masonry. The lineup covers diamond blades from 4-inches all the up to 14-inches with rim options including segmented, turbo, and continuous.