More stories about Accessories

  • The Most Unusual Work Light You'll Never Own

    That's not a completely accurate description — most of you will never own this light but some of you will.

  • Can't Get it Here: Cordless Wheelbarrow

    I kid you not. While we've been busting a gut pushing old-fashioned wheelbarrows, the folks in Europe have been strolling across the jobsite behind these. What gives? Where were these things when I was a carpenter?

  • The Most Unusual Work Light You'll Never Own

  • Stirring Lid

    The Mixing Mate Paint Lid can be used to mix and store finishes such as paint, polyurethane, and stain.

  • Strap Organizer

    Ratchet straps are great for securing a load on a pickup truck, but keeping them organized is a total nightmare.

  • 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).