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Mafell Flexible Track Saw System Rolls Up For Easy Transport

Written by Chris     November 25, 2013    

When you need to make long straight cuts on the jobsite one of the best ways to do it is with a track saw (or plunge saw), but transporting and using long tracks on the jobsite is not always easy. So wouldn't it be great if you could roll up your track and store it in your tool case? While this does sound impossible, a company called Mafell makes a track saw system that does just that.

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2013 Christmas Gift Tool Buyers Guide

Written by Chris     November 21, 2013    

It is about that time of year where we put out the official Tool-Rank Christmas Gift Tool Buyers Guide. Our gift guide features some of the coolest tools from the year, all of which would make excellent gifts for the tool lover in your life. We have all the price ranges covered, so no matter your budged, you can still find an awesome tool related gift.

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Today Only: 20V Max Porter-Cable Drill ½-inch Drill-Driver Only $79.99

Written by Chris     November 18, 2013    

Woot is running a special on the Porter-Cable PCC606LA 20V Max ½-Inch Cordless Drill-Driver Kit for the low price of $79.99 + shipping. The next lowest price I can find for it online is $99, but most stores are selling it for $109 or higher. The kit does include one 20V Max lithium-ion compact battery, a charger, and a double ended bit-tip.

Features:

  • 2-speed gear box. High and Low (0-400/0-1,600)
  • ½-inch all metal ratcheting chuck
  • Onboard battery fuel gauge
  • Integrated LED work light

This would be a good beginner’s drill. It could probably do most things your average DIY’er can throw at it, but the 4-hour charger makes it not ideal for heavy usage. It is hard to get an 18-volt drill with a battery for under $130 unless it is on sale, though better deals might come along as we get closer to Christmas.

BUY - Woot

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Amazon Black Friday Tool Hub

Written by Chris     November 15, 2013    

With Black Friday fast approaching not only is it a good time to be shopping for others, but it is also a great time to score some hot deals for yourself. To be sure you don't miss one of their hot deals when it comes around, Amazon has set up a website hub dedicated to Black Friday and the deals that can be had now, leading up, to and following the Dark Day Of Deals.

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Little Sanding Sticks Solve Big Problems In Small Spaces

Written by Chris     November 14, 2013    

When working with small wooden projects or crafts, one of the hardest parts of completing your project is the final sanding. Getting into those nooks and crannies with regular sandpaper is not exactly easy. The Sanding Detailer is a product I recently discovered that is a stick sander that uses replaceable belts and is small enough to fit where other sanders cant.

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DeWalt To Build More Than 600 Tools And Accessories In The USA

Written by Chris     November 11, 2013    
DeWalt Built in the USA

Today DeWalt announced that they will begin to build more than 600 different hand tools, cordless tools and accessories in the USA using global materials. Included will be some of their most popular products, such as the 20V Max Lithium-ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit and the 20V Max Lithium-ion ¼-inch Impact Driver Kit. The new tools will be marked with a "Built In USA" logo.

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