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  • Bosch and Rockwell Multi-Tools

    It used to be that if you wanted a multi-tool — an oscillating sander/cutter — you had to buy one of Fein's MultiMasters.

  • Fein Turbo II Vacuum

    Fein has improved its portable vacuums — or 'dust extractors,' as the company calls them — by adding variable speed control and two extra casters (for a total of six).

  • First Test: Next Generation MultiMaster

    Many multifunction tools don't live up to all they're supposed to do, but the Fein MultiMaster is a rare exception. I've used one for about eight years; I don't use it on every job, but when I need it, I'm glad I have one. I originally purchased it for the exclusive purpose of making accurate...

  • 1/2-Inch Hammerdrills

  • Wet/Dry Vacs

    I tested five wet/dry vacs from Craftsman, Fein, Love-Less Ash, Ridgid, and Shop-Vac. Each one cost less than $200. I evaluated their mobility, power, filter systems, wet and dry performance, and noise. First I took them in the field, where they met with everything from fine poplar and drywall dust...

  • 6-Inch Right-Angle Sanders

    I've done my fair share of sanding through the years, but it wasn't until I built boats that I learned the true meaning of the word. Sanding projects were no longer measured in hours, but in long, dusty days and even agonizing weeks. I quickly learned to appreciate sanders that were not only...

  • Shop Vacuums

    Dust can hurt you, and dust collection now stands alongside safety glasses, hearing protection, and hard hats as standard safety equipment. Recent tool design reflects this awareness. Dust pick-ups are being built into sanders, routers, planers, and saws. As with most safety equipment, the problem...

  • Wet/Dry Vacuums

    Wet/dry vacuums don't cut, shape, drill, shoot, or sand. In fact, some people hardly consider them to be 'tools' at all. Yet, we expect a lot from them when we have to clean up a jobsite, empty water from a sump-pump pit, or control dust and shavings from a random orbit sander. For a tool that...

  • Ten Years Pure Tools

    Celebrating Tools of the Trade's first 10 years with special coverage of the tool industry's biggest decade and the tools, technology, and trends that point to an even more amazing future.

  • Cordless Drill/Drivers

    With so many of these tools including a hammerdrill function, which we use all the time on our trim and cabinet installations, we took the models into the field and focused on this feature. Most of these hammerdrill models switch functions by dialing in the hammer symbol on the clutch setting ring...