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  • Tool Test: 18-Volt Drill/Drivers

    Today's cordless drills are significantly better than the ones I used four or five years ago — they have more power and greater runtime, and take less time to charge. Many of them are lighter, too. The most obvious change has been the move from nicad to lithium-ion batteries, with lithium-ion...

  • Metabo Wet/Dry Vac (ASR 35) vacuum

    The Metabo Wet/Dry Vac (ASR 35) is designed for both the shop and the job site: You can set it to manual and use it as a shop vac, or set it to auto so that it's activated by a tool plugged into its onboard electrical outlet.

  • Tool Test: 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Impact Drivers

    For this article my crew and I tested 18 lithium-ion impact-driver kits. Some companies sell the same tool in two kits – each with different batteries – and in such cases we tested both versions. We used all the drivers for several months, trading them around so that everybody had experience with...

  • Launch Time 2011: Metabo Angle Grinder

  • Launch Time 2011

    Throughout the year, the Tools of the Trade staff sees and tests hundreds of tools. We're especially busy now, because it's the season when many companies introduce new tools and unveil them at the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association show held every November. On the following pages...

  • Launch Time 2010: Metabo Compact Cordless 18V Impact Wrench

    A new compact cordless 18V Impact Wrench (SSW18) has been added to the PowerMaster series of 18-volt lithium-ion tools.

  • Launch Time 2009: Metabo 18-Volt Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver

    The SB18 LTX 18-volt cordless hammer drill/driver offers superior ergonomicsand power in a more compact design, says the maker.

  • Product Watch: Cordless & Pneumatic Fastening Systems

  • Metabo LF724 Paint Remover

    Last year one of my remodeling projects involved stripping the paint off a large area of wood siding.

  • Metabo PowerGrip II Cordless Drill

    A conventional-sized cordless drill is a bit much for tasks like installing cabinet doors and electrical devices; a better option would be a cordless screwdriver such as Metabo's palm-sized PowerGrip II.