Winter 2013 Table of Contents

Featured
Truck-Bed Cover Toolhounds Truck-Bed Cover

A custom-made "tent" that's easy to remove and store Read more

Brushing Up on Brushless Brushing Up on Brushless

How brushless motors work and what they can add to your favorite cordless tools Read more

Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Bosch Bulldog Xtreme Max SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

This tool is faster and more comfortable to use than the Xtreme Read more

Hot New Tools for 2013 Hot New Tools for 2013

Toolmakers strut their stuff at STAFDA Read more

Stanley FatMax Stud Sensor 300 Stanley FatMax Stud Sensor 300

This tool has a lot of features finish carpenters will appreciate Read more

Ridgid Tile Saw Ridgid Tile Saw

The R4030 is a high-capacity 7-inch tile saw that sells at a very low price point Read more

Crescent Adjustable Pry Bar Crescent Adjustable Pry Bar

Pulls nails, pries, and strikes like a hammer Read more

Milwaukee M18 Power Source Milwaukee M18 Power Source

Charge cellphones, digital cameras, and mp3 players away from busy job-site outlets Read more

Makita Dust-Collecting Rotary Hammer Makita Dust-Collecting Rotary Hammer

The 18-volt LXRH011 drills holes while cleaning up the mess with an attached vacuum Read more

LaSquare Wide Combo Square LaSquare Wide Combo Square

This square works well on the edges of pipes, tubular steel, and bullnosed trim Read more

Klein Kurve Wire Strippers/Cutters Klein Kurve Wire Strippers/Cutters

The model 11054 cutters can handle 8-16 AWG solid wire and 10-18 AWG stranded wire Read more

Kapro Box Level Kapro Box Level

The new 905 Condor series levels are easy on the eyes Read more

iVac Switch iVac Switch

If you don't have one of those fancy vacuums with the automatic start outlet, check this out Read more

Goldblatt RamRod Impact Tool Goldblatt RamRod Impact Tool

This spring-loaded hand tool breaks brick, concrete, asphalt, tile, and other tough materials Read more

FastCap Magnetic Dust Door FastCap Magnetic Dust Door

An easy way to pass in and out of protected space Read more

Dustless Technologies SawBuddie Dustless Technologies SawBuddie

Dust-free cutting with a recip saw may be possible after all Read more

DeWalt Combination Dual-Port Fast Charger DeWalt Combination Dual-Port Fast Charger

The DCB103 is capable of charging just about every DeWalt battery out there Read more

10-Inch Steel Pliers 10-Inch Steel Pliers

Channellock's Code Blue Linesman pliers have ergonomic rubber grips Read more

Ultra-Quiet Compressor Ultra-Quiet Compressor

California Air Tools says Model 4620A operates at a mere 70db when filling Read more

Bullet Tools EZ Shear Bullet Tools EZ Shear

The SST 26 can cleave a saw-quality cut through siding materials up to 1-1<2044>8 inches thick Read more

Bosch Cordless Right-Angle Drill Bosch Cordless Right-Angle Drill

The new ADS181-102 18-volt drill fits where standard drills wonít go Read more

Atrix Green Supreme HEPA Vacuum Atrix Green Supreme HEPA Vacuum

This 12-pound vac is the size and shape of a standard toolbox Read more

18-Volt Brushless Impact Drivers Tool Test 18-Volt Brushless Impact Drivers

High-efficiency brushless motors and increased energy-density batteries push the capacity of these full-size tools further than ever Read more

Ansell ActivArmr Carpenter Gloves Ansell ActivArmr Carpenter Gloves

These knit work gloves are tougher than they look Read more

SBC Cedar-Shingle Installation Tool SBC Cedar-Shingle Installation Tool

A fully adjustable system specifically designed for making shingle ledgers Read more

Paslode IM250A Li Cordless Finish Nailer Tools Up Close Paslode IM250A Li Cordless Finish Nailer

Though expensive, this tool offers some real advantages over comparable pneumatics Read more

Tool Tests

Review: A Soft-Toe Wedge Boot From Keen Utility

Wedge boots might be most popular with ironworkers, but they are a good fit for...

Field Tested: Festool CT SYS HEPA Vac

Unlike your typical R2D2- or BB-8-like roll-around dust extractor, the CT SYS is...

The Makita Cordless Impact Wrench

Custom homebuilder and mechanic Robert Courtney calls the Makita XWTO8Z a "beast"...

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