Other stories by Michael%20Springer

  • Cutting Edge: New Tool Update

    Since our last new tool report in fall 2008, companies have been busier than ever cranking out the latest and greatest. Why all the focus on new products now, with the building economy at a near standstill and the pool of buyers arguably diminished? Some of the projects coming to fruition started...

  • Pearl Abrasive DTL10HPXL Porcelain Blade

    Cutting through porcelain can be a challenge, and sometimes it takes a special blade to do the work quickly and cleanly.

  • MBright Tools iVac Switch Box

    With MBright Tools' iVac Switch Box, any old shop vacuum or small dust collector can be used as a tool-triggered system.

  • MK Diamond TX3 Tile Saw

    Most tile saws pump water out of a large pan to cool their cuts, which can cause a lot of overspray and dripping.

  • Bosch X5L Full-Head Carbide Bits

    Rebar is the bane of concrete drilling, capable of stopping a bit dead in its tracks.

  • Ford 2010 Transit Connect Van

    Small service and delivery outfits now have a compact, fuel-efficient alternative to a full-size truck or van: Ford's 2010 Transit Connect.

  • DeWalt DWM120 Portable Band Saw

    Most portable band saws have a cut capacity of 4 3/4 inches, but DeWalt's new DWM120 can handle pipe up to 5 inches.

  • Diablo Drill Mixers

    Using a drill for heavy mixing is hard on the tool and on your wrists. A dedicated mixer makes the job easier.

  • Ridgid Commercial-Duty Pressure Washers

    Ridgid offers two new pressure washers built with Subaru engines and Cat pumps — components the company considers commercial-duty.

  • Cuffsox Work Socks

    Cuffsox were designed on the job by a contractor to keep sawdust and dirt out of his boots.