Other stories by Michael Springer

  • 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saws

    The best models have good runtime and cut dense material without slowing down

  • A Trip to the Plier Factory

    This summer I visited the Channellock factory in Meadville, Pennsylvania and got a close up look at good old fashioned American tool manufacturing. They allowed me take photos so I'm sharing them here...

  • High-Voltage Cordless Chain Saws

    When lithium-ion tools first hit the market, a number of manufacturers introduced 28- and 36-volt models.

  • ForceLogic Press Tools

    Milwaukee has been busy keeping up with the needs of plumbers – specifically, their need for new kinds of installation tools. A few years back they introduced M12 and M18 cordless PEX installation tools. Now they are launching...

  • New Cordless Electrical Tool

    Milwaukee has added an interesting new cutter to its M12 cordless tool line...

  • Full-Size Oscillating Multi-Tools

    Look for a powerful model that offers quick blade changes and is easy to grip in any position

  • New Cordless Concrete Tools

    Among the standouts at the recent Milwaukee media event were two M12 products, the pint-size model 2412 rotary hammer and a universal dust extractor called the Hammervac...

  • Milwaukee Tools: The Future is Brushless

    This summer I visited Milwaukee's headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin for a preview of upcoming attractions – chief among them a number of new brushless tools that will come out later this year.

  • Surprising Facts About Bits and Blades

    Accessories have a higher profit margin than power tools and are consumable – so it's no wonder that tool companies are keen to sell us bits and blades.

  • Bosch's Newest Power Tools

    Last fall I went to Switzerland to visit the plants where Bosch produces jigsaws, sanders, and a host of accessories. Some of the tools I saw there have yet to be released so this will be your first opportunity to see them.