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  • Brushless Impact Driver Teardown

    I tear things apart so you don't have to. Well, not really – I tear things apart because I am curious about what's inside, especially when the manufacturer makes a big deal out of it. Lately, the big deal has been brushless motors so I disassembled DeWalt's new brushless impact driver and shot...

  • Milwaukee Tools: The Future is Brushless

    This summer I visited Milwaukee's headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin for a preview of upcoming attractions – chief among them a number of new brushless tools that will come out later this year.

  • 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...

  • Durable Brad Gun from Max

    Max has just come out with a new standard-pressure 18-gauge brad gun that uses the same driver and bumper technology as the company's 400-psi tools.

  • Launch Time 2011: Makita 18-Volt Drill/Driver

  • Launch Time 2011: Panasonic Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver

  • Launch Time 2011: Milwaukee 18-Volt Rotary Hammer

    Milwaukee's M18 Cordless 7/8-inch SDS Plus Rotary Hammer should find its strongest market among mechanical contractors who work on commercial jobs, but it will be of interest to any tradesperson who drills a lot of small holes in concrete.

  • Tools Up Close: Makita Compact Drill/Driver

    The Makita drill/driver is short & a mere 7-9/16 inches from chuck to tail. With the battery attached, it weighs 3.3 pounds, which is lighter than the vast majority of 18-volt drill/drivers. Its small size and weight make for easy handling overhead and in tight spaces like cabinets and narrow joist...

  • 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...

  • Product Watch: Makita Compact Cordless Drill/Driver

    Like other second-generation 18-volt lithium-ion tools, Makita's updated drill/driver offers more power in a smaller, lighter package.