More stories about Accessories

  • A Cheap and Simple Way to Organize Parts

    I used to keep small parts and accessories in screw-cap jars and leftover tins from Band-Aids and Altoids. The problem was, they were all different sizes and there were too many of them to keep track of, even when labeled.

  • Can't Get It Yet: KwickGripper Nail-Puller

    Every now and then inventors will call and ask if I’d like to review proto–types of tools that they hope to produce and sell.

  • New 4.0 Ah Batteries from Milwaukee and Bosch

    One of these batteries will soon be available in the U.S. market - the other is about to be released in Germany.

  • 4.0 Ah Batteries: The Plot Thickens

    In June I reported on some sightings of 4.0 Ah batteries: a Metabo battery that had been released for sale in the U.S., a Hitachi battery that’s available in Europe, and a photo of a DeWalt battery that was taken under mysterious circumstances in Australia and then posted on the DeWalt Owners Group...

  • Breaking the 4.0 Amp-Hour Barrier

    Until recently, the only tool companies to offer batteries rated higher than 3.0 Ah in the U.S. market were Panasonic and Hilti (both sell 3.3 Ah batteries).

  • Can't Get It here: Makita Battery Adaptor

    If you can put a bunch of D-cell batteries in a flashlight, why can't you put more than one battery in a cordless tool? Makita asked the same question and came up with the BCV01 Dual 18-volt Lithium-ion battery adaptor, which allows the user to power 36-volt Makita tools with a pair of 18-volt LXT...

  • V-Line Clamp

    I'm always looking for faster techniques or tools to speed things up and found the V-Line clamp by accident. It is designed to...

  • Reader Feedback On Recent Article

    A couple of weeks back a reader commented on a story we did on the durability of various recip saw blades. Read on to see his message and my response.

  • Bosch Stop Bits

    The most common way to set a depth on a masonry bit is to wrap a piece of tape around the shaft of the bit.

  • Knaack Field Station

    Think of the new Knaack Field Station as a mobile command center, with everything you need for a job-site office, including adjustable shelves, a plan table, and places to mount bins and a work light.