Other stories by Michael Springer

  • 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.

  • Husky Tripod Lamp

    Many work lights are directional, but Husky's 360-degree light on a tripod will illuminate an entire room.

  • Magnum Precision Ultra-Lite WPi CT Boots

    Magnum's Precision Ultra-Lite WPi CT boots feature a plasma-based waterproofing treatment that the company says was originally developed for the military..

  • C.H. Hanson Precison Ball Level

    Inspired by the horizon- indicator instrument found on airplanes, C.H. Hanson's new Precision Ball Level uses a weighted floating ball to find level, plumb, and any angle or slope in between.

  • DeWalt DC020 Portable Work Light

    DeWalt's DC020 is a portable 38-watt fluorescent work light that runs on the company's 12- to 18-volt cordless tool batteries or line voltage.