Tool News & Reviews
If you do a lot of work with wood, you might find that your glue bottle gets used just as much as your other tools. So in an effort to make the task of gluing as easy as possible for every application, Rockler has come out with a new Glue Bottle Applicator Kit. Rockler even found a way to make a silicone brush into an attachment.
It wouldn't be a very fun summer if it didn't have music, and that is what we are giving away this month. Well actually, we have teamed up with Bosch to give away one of their music making machines; the new PB180 18-volt Cordless/Corded Radio.
DeWalt has announced their first entry into oscillating tools with their corded 3.0-amp model DWE315K. Some might DeWalt is late into the game, but others might say they have been taking their time to ensure they come out with the best product. The new DWE315K does seem to have some new features that are not being offered anywhere else.
The Festool Carvex Jigsaw was first introduced to North America back in March of 2011. It had a ton of really nice features, but the feature that caught my attention was the LED strobe light that could visually freeze the movement of the jigsaw blade. Sadly, about a month after it was announced, Festool pulled the Carvex and sent out a letter stating "...Late round testing in certain applications specific to North America has demonstrated that the current design does not meet the exacting standards that we demand of ourselves, and that our customers have come to expect..."
During their media event back in June, Milwaukee announced that they would be expanding their heated gear line with new M12 Heated Hoodies, M12 Heated hand Warmers, and finally a M12 heated Jacket for Women. And while these do not officially go on sale until August, you can reserve yours now with a pre-order.
The Pickup truck is perhaps as common on the job site as the tape measure, but I'd guess that only a few tape measures have rolled out as many inches as my F150 has rolled out miles. The last time I sat in the crew cab of my Ford peering into the dash, the odometer read 353,217.4. Now, among the trucks on any job site, that would have to be rare.