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Chris March 19, 2012 0 0
Makita introduced a new Impact Driver (model LXDT04) and a new Hammer Drill (model LXPH01) over the weekend, but their specifications lead me to believe that these belong in a mid-range class. I don't know that Makita officially has a mid-range class of tools, but I believe these tools fall into that class for a number of reasons. Either that or Makita is moving in the wrong direction in order to produce more compact tools.
Chris December 23, 2011 1 0
It is rare that a company turns to the public in search of product testers and even rarer that we actually know what the product is beforehand, but such is the case this time. Festool is seeking 25 people to test out their new Domino XL and provide their feedback. As I think you can gather from the name, the Domino XL is much like the original Domino, only larger.
Chris December 22, 2011 0 0
What is a gift that keeps on giving? How about a Torchmate CNC Machine? With one of these, you are only limited by your imagination. As mentioned before, the Torchmate has the ability to use both a plasma cutter and a small Bosch Colt 1HP router to make its cuts. It is no wonder why Santa took to making extra gifts with a Torchmate he delivered for Christmas. Read all about it in the Torchmate version of "Twas The Night Before Christmas".
Chris December 12, 2011 0 0
Could this be the end of Sears as we know it? Every year 24/4 Wall St. puts together a list of 10 brands that they predict will not survive the next year. Unfortunately, number 5 on their list to go bye bye in 2012, is Sears. But don't start crying just yet, there might be some hope for Craftsman.
Chris December 09, 2011 0 4
Power tools and tennis do not seem like they would go well with each other, but as we found out way back in January, a cordless drill saved tennis when it was used to pop an air bubble that formed on the surface of the court at the Australian Open. The latest tool/tennis match-up has tennis being used to sell power tools.
Chris October 31, 2011 0 0
At a time when most power tools are made outside of the U.S., and a time when jobs are hard to find, it is good news to hear that Milwaukee Electric Tool could be adding up to 103 new jobs to their research and development center in Brookfield, WI. It turns out this expansion is due to $1.5 million in economic development tax credits that MET is eligible for, as well as a $250,000 loan to improve the facility. Milwaukee Tool has already started on the remodeling and expansion needs at the facility, and some of the...
Chris September 07, 2011 0 0
Thought NiCad was dead? Guess again. We knew DeWalt planned to support their 18-volt line for years down the road, but I just assumed that meant their 18-volt lithium-ion line. It turns out that is not the case at all, because DeWalt has just announced the new DW059HK-2 1/2-inch Impact Wrench that uses good old 18-volt NiCad technology. This should be good news for people with a stock of 18-volt DW batteries, and don't feel it is time to upgrade. "The DW059HK-2 complements the other tools in our 18 volt system and...
Chris August 08, 2011 0 0
When products are made incorrectly, the consumer is the real winner, and such is the case with these Router Mats from Woodpeckers. Woodpeckers picked up a full pallet of router mats that were cut to an incorrect size of 22 x 25” and they are passing along the savings to us. For $25 you get a pack of 10 router mats, which is only $2.50 each; I don't even think Harbor Freight has them that low. The only thing that might get you is the shipping. There are a few different styles of router mats on...
Chris June 04, 2011 0 0
Good news boys and girls, Delta has their new website up and running, and it looks great. The website is easy to navigate, the colors work well together, and there are a bunch of little delta symbols everywhere just in case you forgot where you were. Be sure to check it out and show your support for the newly owned company. Delta Power Equipment
Chris June 02, 2011 0 0
I predicted DeWalt would be announcing their 20 Volt line of tools in June, and here we are, I was right, and I am still not a fan of calling 18V tools 20V Max, but this is a battle I cannot win. I always say that if you are going to buy a cordless tool, you are really buying into the whole manufacturers cordless system. Once you own one tool from a manufacturer you are more likely to stick with the same battery and charger, so you buy other tools. So when a manufacturers...