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  • 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...

  • Product Watch: Porter-Cable 18-Volt Jigsaw

    With a tool-free steel shoe to switch quickly from straight to 45-degree cuts, the Porter-Cable 18-volt jigsaw (PC18JS) runs at a maximum of 2,500 strokes per minute.

  • Launch Time 2010: Porter-Cable MAX Compact Lithium Tool Line

    A unique articulating reciprocating saw has been added to Porter-Cable's line of cordless 12 Volt MAX Compact Lithium tools.

  • Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander

    Porter-Cable's 390K 5-inch random orbit sander has a powerful variable-speed brushless motor and delivers consistently fine sanding results.

  • TOOLS of the TRADEshow-STAFDA 2009 Edition

    Last week I attended the 33rd annual STAFDA convention and trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership includes distributors, retailers, and manufacturers of light construction tools and related products. This show is always interesting for Tools of the Trade because it is where we find the latest...

  • Fall 2009 Hot Finds

    Ergonomic Angle Grinder / Lightweight Corded Circ Saw

  • Hot Finds: Porter-Cable Heavy Duty Circular Saw

    For 2010, Porter-Cable will introduce an all-new Heavy Duty 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw that offers improved balance, 55-degree bevel capacity with stops at 22.5 and 45 degrees, and a lightweight cast-magnesium shoe.

  • Torque Standards Stall

    Editor's note: On three separate occasions since July 2006, Tools of the Trade reported on the progress of an industry effort to create new universal power-tool measurement procedures. In January 2008, the Power Tool Institute announced the development and adoption of new voluntary procedures by...

  • Product Watch: Cordless & Pneumatic Fastening Systems

  • Cutting Edge: New Tool Update

    Since our last new tool report in fall 2008, companies have been busier than ever cranking out the latest and greatest. Why all the focus on new products now, with the building economy at a near standstill and the pool of buyers arguably diminished? Some of the projects coming to fruition started...