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First Test: Milwaukee Cordless Vacuums First Test: Milwaukee Cordless Vacuums

At first glance, the two Milwaukee cordless hand-held vacuum models look like tool boxes: they're about 18 inches long, 11 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and have folding handles on top. They are basically identical units but in 18- and 28-volt versions. Read more

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Compact L-Shaped Rotary Hammers Compact L-Shaped Rotary Hammers

I had the opportunity to try out the Hilti TE 7-C and the Milwaukee 5363-21 rotary hammers while working on an addition to my own home. For this fairly average addition, my crew and I found ourselves reaching for these tools a lot more than I had expected we would. We used the tools to punch a large hole in my existing foundation for a 3-inch sewer line to pass through, to drill at least 30 holes for dowels into the existing foundation to tie into the new slab, to demo old concrete front steps (drilling a few dozen 1-inch holes to fill with a highly expansive agent for breaking up concrete), and, in hammer-only mode, to strip form boards and break up stucco. Read more

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Tool Tests

Tool Test: Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Drivereaxyawrztaccvtaxfraexavutudzyvawd

Did adding a third anvil increase driving speed, beats per minute, and torque, all...

Field Tested: The Martinez M1 Titanium-Handled Hammers

Mark Martinez, the inventor of the Stiletto TiBone, has a new hammer out, and as...

Ryobi P305 18v Cordless Hot Glue Gun

Contributor Brian Way provides an unbiased review on a cordless glue gun from...

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