Fall 2014 Table of Contents

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18-Volt Cordless Angle Grinders 18-Volt Cordless Angle Grinders

These angle grinders won’t come close to replacing a corded version for all-day use, but most of them are capable enough to have around for average jobs or whenever the convenience of cordless grinding and cutting is needed. Read more

Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Stapler Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Stapler

This small tool has a probe tip to prevent accidental firing and bump fire capability for fast operation. Read more

Jack Rabbit Tool Co. Mag Ring Jack Rabbit Tool Co. Mag Ring

The brass ring can magnetize 1/4-inch driver bits, nut drivers, hex wrenches, and screwdrivers. Read more

Gerber Artifact Gerber Artifact

Weighing in at 1 1/2 ounces, this multipurpose tool includes a Phillips screwdriver, two slotted drivers, a razor blade, and a bottle opener. Read more

2014 Editors' Choice: Top 10 Innovative New Tools 2014 Editors' Choice: Top 10 Innovative New Tools

From cordless recip saws to portable CNC machines, here are our top picks of the most innovative new tools in 2014. Read more

Milwaukee M18 10-ton Knockout Kit Milwaukee M18 10-ton Knockout Kit

The cordless knockout tool can punch 4-inch holes in 12-gauge stainless steel. Read more

Bosch Sealant Knife Bosch Sealant Knife

Designed to be used with an oscillating tool, the blade cuts through thick beads of silicone and urethane sealant. Read more

DeWalt DCL050 20-Volt Cordless Area Light DeWalt DCL050 20-Volt Cordless Area Light

The lamp can be placed on a flat surface, gripped by its handle, or hung from 2-by stock with an included hook. Read more

StoneBreaker Journeyman Gloves StoneBreaker Journeyman Gloves

Designed to be durable and comfortable, these gloves feature a shell made of 22 pieces of leather. Read more

Hyde 17-in-1 Painter’s Multi Tool Hyde 17-in-1 Painter’s Multi Tool

This multipurpose tool can scrape paint, pull nails, apply putty, open cans and bottles, clean large and small rollers, and gouge out a crack in wood or a wall. Read more

Diablo Pergo Blade Diablo Pergo Blade

Designed to be used with a chop saw to cut laminate flooring, the blade will last 75 times longer than a carbide-tipped one, according to the manufacturer. Read more

Spectra Precision LT56 Three-Line Laser Spectra Precision LT56 Three-Line Laser

The layout tool can survive a 3-foot drop, and its battery provides up to 50 hours of power on a single charge. Read more

Worx Aerocart Worx Aerocart

Besides functioning as a wheelbarrow, it can be a handcart. Either way, the Aerocart is rated for 300 pounds. Read more

Hilti PR 2-HS Rotating Laser Hilti PR 2-HS Rotating Laser

A shock-absorbing casing helps the laser withstand being dropped from standard tripod height, and the lithium-ion battery provides 30 hours of power per charge. Read more

Wiss Flip Joint Wiss Flip Joint

This multitasking tool cuts plastic insulated wire, slices the sheath, and strips the wire. Read more

Klein 5014VT Velcro Top Leather Bottom Bucket Klein 5014VT Velcro Top Leather Bottom Bucket

The thick canvas bag has a leather-reinforced bottom and is rated for 100 pounds. Read more

General Tool Palmscope General Tool Palmscope

Measuring 5 1/2 inches by 3 inches, the inspection scope has a 2-foot probe with four LEDs at the end. Read more

Leica Disto E7100i Laser Leica Disto E7100i Laser

The laser tool measures and records dimensions, then sends them to your cell phone or tablet via a Bluetooth connection. Read more

Werner Podium Ladder Werner Podium Ladder

The platform on this ladder lets you work facing any direction, and there are places to store tools. Read more

Spyder Skeleton Jigsaw Blades Spyder Skeleton Jigsaw Blades

The tooth design on these blades permits cutting on both the up and the down stroke. Read more

Makita DCL500Z Cyclonic Canister Vacuum Makita DCL500Z Cyclonic Canister Vacuum

The two-speed compact vacuum weighs less than 10 pounds and runs 30 minutes on a single charge. Read more

Tool Hounds: Handmade Hammers Tool Hounds Tool Hounds: Handmade Hammers

Brent Bailey figures he has made more than 16,800 hammers at his forge in Orland, Calif. They're so beautiful that sometimes they're hung up for display rather than used. Read more

Tool Tests

Three European-Style Work Pants Reviewed

If you haven't considered wearing European-style construction pants before, Tim...

Festool ETS EC 125/3EQ

After months of testing Festool's new ETS EC 125 sander, finish foreman and...

DeWalt 12” Cordless Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Contributing editor and custom home builder Robert Courtney tested the DHS79 over...

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