More stories about Drills

  • 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...

  • Bosch X5L Full-Head Carbide Bits

    Rebar is the bane of concrete drilling, capable of stopping a bit dead in its tracks.

  • Diablo Drill Mixers

    Using a drill for heavy mixing is hard on the tool and on your wrists. A dedicated mixer makes the job easier.

  • New Milwaukee Tools–The Very Latest

    I visited the Milwaukee Electric Tools headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin last week for a preview of upcoming products set to debut later this year. Milwaukee has 48 new products launching throughout 2009, and I think I saw and tried out most of them during my time with the product teams. With...

  • New Tool Report - May 2009

  • First Test: Diablo Hand-Held Mixers

    Tile contractors spend a lot of time standing over a 5-gallon bucket mixing various setting materials, and most just use a 1/2-inch drill for the job. That's not an ideal approach, because the tool isn't purpose-built for the application. Always on the lookout for something better, we found the...

  • DeWalt DWD460 Stud and Joist Drill

    Every plumber has a tale about being beat up by his right-angle drill, so any model that improves user safety is worth a look.

  • First Test: DeWalt Right-Angle Drill

    Years ago, when I started out as a young plumbing apprentice, the venerable Milwaukee Hole Hawg was the only right-angle drill used throughout the trades. It was big, heavy, and powerful. I went for more than one ride on that drill, and the countless smashed knuckles I endured were a real lesson in...

  • Canadian Flexi Drills Drill Bits

    If you don't have the right tools, fishing wires can be the ultimate exercise in frustration.

  • DeWalt DC927KL Hammer Drill

    DeWalt says its new 18-volt nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries can endure 2,000 charging cycles.