Spring 2014 Table of Contents

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Cool Tools from STAFDA Cool Tools from STAFDA

2014’s most innovative new products at the tool dealers’ trade show Read more

18-Volt Cordless Recip Saws Tool Test 18-Volt Cordless Recip Saws Tool Test

The best saws offer lots of power and long runtime. We test saws from DeWalt, Hitachi, Panasonic, and more to see how they compare. Read more

Peltor Earbuds Peltor Earbuds

I replaced my old my old earbuds with 3M's new Peltor EARbud Noise Isolating Headphones. Read more

Klein MM5000 Multimeter Tools Up Close Klein MM5000 Multimeter

The MM5000 is a rugged, well-protected device, designed to stand up to jobsite conditions. Read more

M.Power CRB7 Combination Router Base Set M.Power CRB7 Combination Router Base Set

The CRB7 router base, compatible with most routers, adds functionality. Using the base, a router can cut circles with diameters from 3/4 inch to 8 3/4 inches. Read more

Simple Scribe Simple Scribe

A handy way to make precise scribe lines. A standard round #2 pencil threads through the center of the scribe, and a 3-inch ruler is printed along one side for quick measurements. Read more

Stanley FatMax Anti-Vibe Hammers Stanley FatMax Anti-Vibe Hammers

Designed to reduce arm fatigue, the FatMax's rubber grip and two-part construction help create shock absorption. Read more

Diablo Demo Demon Reciprocating Saw Blades Diablo Demo Demon Reciprocating Saw Blades

Reciprocating saw blades aren’t known for their longevity. Diablo is looking to change that perception with its Demo Demon carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades. Read more

Razorback Shingle Remover Razorback Shingle Remover

This shingle remover’s replaceable, notched blade gets under shingles and also pulls up nails, and the tool's fiberglass handle won’t warp or swell, like a wooden one might. Read more

DeWalt Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit DeWalt Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit

DeWalt’s new 20-volt cordless oscillating tool has a brushless motor that provides 57% more runtime than standard brushless motors. Read more

General 8-in-1 LED Screwdriver General 8-in-1 LED Screwdriver

Whether it’s a fussy set-screw or swapping out the battery on your cell phone, General Tool’s 8-in-1 LED Precision Screwdriver is great for small tasks in low-light work areas. Read more

Festool SYS-MFT Systainer Festool SYS-MFT Systainer

The Tabletop Systainer can store your gear and double as a small multi-purpose work table. Read more

Youngstown Touchscreen Gloves Youngstown Touchscreen Gloves

These gloves are made with capacitive material at the tips of the index finger, middle finger, and thumb so you can use your mobile device while keeping your hands warm and protected. Read more

Makita 21-Piece Ultra Magnetic Drive Bit Set Makita 21-Piece Ultra Magnetic Drive Bit Set

Makita’s Impact Gold Bits are designed to handle the stresses of high-torque impact drivers. Read more

Rockwell Mini Circular Saw Rockwell Mini Circular Saw

Rockwell’s 4 1/2-inch Compact Circular Saw won’t likely be your primary framing saw, but it should make quick work of trim and other smaller cuts. Read more

Bosch Expands Click & Go System with New L-Rack Bosch Expands Click & Go System with New L-Rack

The unit consists of a tray, two drawers, and a top handle, so you can store small items like fasteners and hardware. Read more

Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer

Ryobi has recently expanded its One+ 18 Volt system to include the P320 Cordless Brad Nailer. Read more

Senco 325XP Framing Gun Senco 325XP Framing Gun

Compact at 12 inches long, this gun fits in tight spots. Read more

Ergodyne Squids Retractable Lanyard Ergodyne Squids Retractable Lanyard

Ergodyne’s retractable tool lanyards help prevent tools from falling from a ladder or a roof, while still allowing you to work comfortably. Read more

Jim Chestnut Cuts Quicker With the Clam Clamp Jim Chestnut Cuts Quicker With the Clam Clamp

After growing frustrated with traditional miter clamps, Jim Chestnut added convenience to his carpentry routine by creating the clam clamp. Read more

Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System

This clamp system offers a lot of versatility. Each clamp has 500 pounds of holding power, 60% more than similar clamps, according to the manufacturer. Read more

Wobble Light Work Lights Wobble Light Work Lights

There is no such thing as too much light on the jobsite. Read more

Tool Tests

Tested: Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailers

Do gas-powered cordless nailers have some serious competition from their...

Porter-Cable PCC790LA Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Porter-Cable battery-powered brad nailer fared when...

Hitachi NT50GSP9 Cordless Brad Nailer

Here's a look at how the Hitachi gas-powered cordless brad nailer fared when...

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