More stories about DeWalt

  • 1/2-Inch Right-Angle Drills

    I've been a plumber and electrician so long, I could've wired Ben Franklin's key to his kite. I plumb and wire both stick and timber frames, and right-angle drills are perfect for my roughing-in tasks because they fit well between joists and studs. These brutes will drill big, deep holes in...

  • Drywall Screwguns

  • Wormdrive Saws

  • Reciprocating Saws

  • 8-1/4-Inch Circ Saws

  • Cordless Drill/Drivers

    As both a master plumber and master electrician, I drill more holes for pipe and wire in a day than most tradesmen might in a week. It seems like I've got a drill in my hands most of the day, and more often than not it's a cordless tool. Using cordless drills improves convenience, safety, and speed...

  • 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saws

    When I field-tested 12 new models, I checked-out depth and bevel adjustments, guard operations, view of the cut line, and, of course, power. I also looked for features like easy blade changes, electric brakes, adequate dust ejection, and comfort.

  • Combination Hammers

    Working in concrete and masonry can be fun?at least in theory. Knocking down a brick or block wall, drilling anchor holes in concrete, and even hogging off ceramic tile can be an adrenaline-rich, physical diversion from the office and clients. But anyone who's spent much time drilling or chipping...

  • Battery Battle

    Tool companies have increased cordless tool voltages, broadened their lines, and fine-tuned their efficiencies. Now they're focusing on battery technologies.

  • 3x21-Inch Belt Sanders

    Beads of sweat collect on my brow whenever I hand out belt sanders during the boat building classes I teach. In the wrong hands these powerful tools can easily do more damage?like sanding through the hull of a boat in seconds?than good. The same is true for belt sanders on the jobsite. A racing...