Tool Blog News
Chris March 20, 2013 0 1
Sometimes it can be a hassle to always have to lift the top to get the things you need out of your Systainer. To make your tools a bit easier to get to, Festool has announced the addition of a new Systainer that has no top.
Chris March 14, 2013 0 1
Sure when most of us think of the Amish we picture Men with beards and button shirts plowing fields or doing some good ol barn raising using nothing but horse power and hand tools, but it turns out they are also quite fond of using tools with a bit more power.
Chris March 13, 2013 1 1
As Gary pointed out the other day in his Quick Tip, a simple ruler can come in really handy on the jobsite and you probably have an old one from a combination square lying around somewhere. But is the Paolini Pocket Rule from Woodpeckers better solution?
Chris March 11, 2013 0 2
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.
Chris March 08, 2013 0 1
Stanley Tools is celebrating the 50th anniversary of what is probably the most popular tape measure in the US, the Stanley PowerLock. To commemorate the anniversary, Stanley will be releasing a series of five limited edition tape measurers.
Chris February 25, 2013 0 2
If are ready to start building up a set of Makita 18V cordless tools, and one of their LXT cordless oscillating multi-tools is on your list, you might be interested to know that Makita is now selling them in combo kits.
Chris February 22, 2013 3 1
If you ever need to mow your yard one day and travel to a remote location to repair a fence the next, I think you might be interested to see what the Raven has to offer. This unique mower turns into an ATV, is powered by hybrid technology, and can be used as a portable electric generator.
Chris February 19, 2013 0 2
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.
Chris February 14, 2013 1 1
Faster is not always better, and in the case of intricate wood turnings, a lower speed is often more desirable. Jet's new 1221VS is a mid-size woodworking lathe that they have developed to offer greater speed control from as slow as 60 RPM all the way up to 3,00 RPM.
Chris February 13, 2013 0 1
Johnson has come out with a couple of new torpedo levels designed to meet the specific needs of tradesmen. These 6-inch and 9-inch levels are not your typical plastic torpedo levels but instead are machined out of solid aluminum and offer other professional features.