Other stories by Michael Springer

  • CNC Routing Comes to the Jobsite

    The star of the Camp ShopBot show was the Handibot, a robot-like device that is the world’s first portable CNC machine.

  • Festool Hybrid Driver

    The Ti 15 brushless impact driver is also a drill/driver.

  • Brushing Up on Brushless

    How brushless motors work and what they can add to your favorite cordless tools

  • 18-Volt Brushless Impact Drivers

    High-efficiency brushless motors and increased energy-density batteries push the capacity of these full-size tools further than ever

  • 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