Makita's 42-pound breaker (HM1317CB) bridges the gap between small 35-pound breakers and bigger, heavier 60- and 70-pound models. It's equipped with Makita's Anti-Vibration Technology, a counterbalance system that reduces vibration and directs more power toward the work surface – meaning your arms won't still be jiggling during coffee breaks. Other features include soft-start, constant speed control, and a multi-position side handle.
¦ Price: $1,200. 800-462-5482. www.makita.com.