If you are in the market for both a 12-inch miter saw and a miter saw stand, HomeDepot has quite the deal for you. For a limited time they have paired up the Ridgid MS1290LZA Sliding Compound Miter Saw w/ Laser and the AC9945 Miter Saw Utility Vehicle (MSUV) stand for only $499. The saw regularly sells for $499 and the MSUV normally sells for $199. A savings of $199 isn't bad.
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As more people are concerned about dust levels on the jobsite or maybe just interested in keeping their customers' homes clean, Bosch has announced new 9-gallon (VAC090S and VAC090A) and 14-gallon (VAC140S and VAC140A) dust extractors with semi-automatic or automatic filter cleaning options. Each vac is also compatible with Bosch's Click & Go System, making it easy to keep your tools, accessories and vac together.
If you have ever used a traditional permanent marker on the jobsite you probably already know that the marker tips don't last very long. Milwaukee has introduced a line of Inkzall Permanent Markers that have been optimized to work where others markers have failed. Taking the usability of the Inkzall a step further, Milwaukee also included a Stylus that can be used with touch devices such as iPad, iPhones, and other smartphones.
Just a few months after announcing their new 10-inch Axial-Glide Miter Saw, Bosch is continuing to expand their miter saw line with the addition of the new CM8S 8-Inch Single Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Bosch says they are answering user demands by coming out with a lightweight compact saw for greater jobsite convenience and portability.
Being able to flush-cut on a reciprocating saw is a much sought-after feature, so much so, that in addition to the extra-flexible blades that make the feature possible, DeWalt designed a saw around the feature. But do you really need a special saw or hard to use flimsy blades? A company called Marlow Dynamics thinks they have a better way.
I am happy to announce that Tool-Rank has teamed up with Milwaukee Tool to kick off the New Year with giveaway of their soon-to-be-released M18 Jobsite Radio/Charger (2792-20). That's right folks; you can win this radio before it is even available in stores.
If you are tired of having to baby your multimeter with special padded cases, cringing with each step up on your ladder as your precious meter leaves the safety of the ground, worrying that it could slip to its certain death? Then Klein's new MM500 Auto-Ranging tough meter might be just what you need.
With the introduction of their heated jacket, DeWalt also introduced a USB power source that could be used to power USB devices such as phones and MP3 players. However, the DeWalt USB Power Source was not compatible with the older DeWalt Pod-style batteries, thus leaving a void that PoweriSite is happy to fill.