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  • Product Watch: Makita Compact Cordless Drill/Driver

    Like other second-generation 18-volt lithium-ion tools, Makita's updated drill/driver offers more power in a smaller, lighter package.

  • FirstTest: Two-Handed Sanding

    Just after we completed our 5-inch random-orbit-sander tool test for the Winter issue, Makita announced the release of an updated model.

  • Cutting Edge: New DOT Rule May Boost Prices

    New regulations now being proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation would severely restrict the way lithium-ion batteries and equipment containing them are transported, packaged, and labeled – a move that could cost power-tool-users and manufacturers millions of dollars in add-on fees...

  • Cutting Edge: New Tool Report

    Our mission at Tools of the Trade is to feed your endless appetite for new tools, which includes telling you about product introductions as soon as we learn about them.

  • Product Watch: Cordless Tools

  • 2010 Editor's Choice Awards

    This year's search for outstanding new tools, equipment, and innovative features was as challenging as ever, given the continued rate of product introductions from all corners of the manufacturing world serving professional construction markets.

  • Tool Test: 5-inch Random-Orbit Sanders

    The workhorse sander for most tradesmen is the 5-inch-diameter random-orbit sander. Thanks to its ability to hog off stock with a coarse grit disk and leave a smooth, finished surface with a fine grit, this single tool has replaced the old progression of belt sander to half-sheet finish sander for...

  • 2010 Editor's Choice: Makita Four-Rail Miter Saw

    Makita has always been known for bringing innovation and quality to its sliding-compound miter saws, and it continues its category-leading legacy with the new LS1016L, a 10-inch saw with 12-inch capabilities.

  • Product Watch: Makita BHR261 Rotary Hammer

    Makita's first 36-volt cordless tool is the 9.9-pound BHR261 rotary hammer.

  • Launch Time 2010: Makita Angle Grinder

    A new Paddle Switch 4-1/2-inch Angle Grinder (GA4534) features a small-diameter (2-3/16-inch) barrel grip and light weight (4.2 pounds) for reduced operator fatigue and greater control.