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  • Behind the Scenes with Bosch in Germany

    Last summer at the annual Bosch power tools media event, I received the good news that I was one of three tool industry journalists chosen by the company to be taken on a tour of their facilities throughout Germany and Switzerland.

  • Porter-Cable Clamp Saw

    A number of companies have released small 12-volt reciprocating saws, but the Porter-Cable Clamp Saw is the first one that actually holds onto the material for you.

  • Repurposing a Lock Mortiser

    Last summer I built a set of craftsman style carriage doors for my house and decided to use mortise and tenon joints. I hadn't made this kind of joint before so I asked my friend, Gary Katz, how to go about cutting the deep mortises. He suggested using a lock mortising machine, a tool designed for...

  • New DeWalt Saws

    DeWalt recently introduced three new saws, a compact corded recip saw, a corded circular saw, and a mini cordless recip saw with a folding handle...

  • Electrician's Pliers from Milwaukee

    Milwaukee's new 6-in-1 Linesman Pliers are designed specifically for the electrician.

  • Tough Sledgehammers from Wilton

    Above all, a sledgehammer should be indestructible.

  • Porter-Cable Quick-Change Oscillating Tool

    Porter-Cable's new oscillating tool is notable for its unique quick-change feature.

  • Porter-Cable Quick-Change Oscillating Tool

    Porter-Cable's new oscillating tool is notable for its unique quick-change feature. By squeezing a spring-loaded lever near the front of the tool, you can open the chuck and swap out accessories.

  • 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...

  • Tool Test: Subcompact Drill/Drivers and Impact Drivers

    Subcompact tools are the fastest growing segment of the cordless market. The number of available models has grown from a mere handful four years ago to more than 100 today. The tools in this category are defined by their small size, light weight, and 10.8-volt lithium-ion battery packs (which for...