Spring 2015 Table of Contents

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Tool Test: 18-Volt Cordless Hammer Drill-Drivers Tool Test: 18-Volt Cordless Hammer Drill-Drivers

Stronger than ever before, the best of these heavy-duty tools can replace a corded 1/2-inch drill for tough tasks. Read more

Gearwrench Universal Spline Ratcheting Wrenches Gearwrench Universal Spline Ratcheting Wrenches

Gearwrench 120XP Ratcheting Wrenches have the tightest ratcheting arc available, according to the manufacturer. Read more

Hilti Cordless Combihammer Hilti Cordless Combihammer

The Hilti TE30-A36 CombiHammer is a cordless tool that can drill large diameter holes deep into concrete. Read more

Ryobi Phone Works Ryobi Phone Works

The Ryobi Phone Works is used in conjunction with a variety of test and measurement tools and a smart phone. Read more

National Nail Camo Edge Pro National Nail Camo Edge Pro

The Camo Edge Pro is an innovative way to install decking with hidden screws. It’s basically a jig for toe-screwing a large number of fasteners in a short period of time. Read more

FastCap LED Saw Hood Light FastCap LED Saw Hood Light

Although the FastCap LED Saw Hood Light is made specifically to attach to the FastCap Sawhood and Sawhood Pro, it also can be used as a general work light. Read more

Porter-Cable Bluetooth Radio Porter-Cable Bluetooth Radio

Porter Cable is keeping pace with hand-held technology with the release of its 20-Volt Bluetooth radio. The small radio, weighing just over 3 pounds, can stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled device. Read more

Groz Indestructible Handle Sledgehammer Groz Indestructible Handle Sledgehammer

The only two requirements for a sledgehammer are that it’s good at smashing things and that it won’t break. Groz’s new Indestructible Handle Sledge Hammers look to excel in both categories. Read more

Channellock Screwdrivers Channellock Screwdrivers

Everyone needs a few quality screwdrivers. Channellock recently redesigned its with a decidedly retro look that actually makes them easier to use. Read more

Diablo Steel Demon Carbide Tipped Recip Blades Diablo Steel Demon Carbide Tipped Recip Blades

Diablo has designed its new Steel Demon Recip Blades specifically to cut through thick metal. Read more

Senco RoofPro 445XP Senco RoofPro 445XP

Senco’s new 445XP Roofing Gun is designed to drive nails quickly and take a beating. Read more

FatMax Auto-Locking Tape FatMax Auto-Locking Tape

Stanley has recently released new auto-locking versions of its well-known FatMax tape measures. Read more

Knipex Pliers Wrench XL 16 Knipex Pliers Wrench XL 16

The Knipex Pliers Wrench XL 16-inch combines the clamping power of pliers with the smooth, aligned jaws of a wrench. Read more

Klein Tradesman Pro Organized Lighted Tool Bag Klein Tradesman Pro Organized Lighted Tool Bag

If you have no idea what’s down at the deep, dark bottom of your tool bag, Klein’s new Tradesman Pro Organized Lighted Tool Bag might be ideal for you. Read more

Amana Non-Marring Countersink Amana Non-Marring Countersink

Amana’s Non-Marring Countersink is equipped with a depth stop that freely-rotates on a series of ball bearings. Read more

Hart Quick-Tatch Trowels Hart Quick-Tatch Trowels

Hart’s Quick-Tatch trowel system consists of a detachable handle that slides on and off a variety of trowels and floats, making them very easy to transport and stow. Read more

Dewalt Retractable Auto-Load Knife Dewalt Retractable Auto-Load Knife

Swapping blades on a utility knife can be tedious, and with some models you'll even need a screwdriver. DeWalt’s new Folding Auto-Load Knife makes the process simple and fast. Read more

Milwaukee Adjustable Hole Cutter Milwaukee Adjustable Hole Cutter

Milwaukee's Adjustable Hole Cutter, made for drywall and ceiling tiles, offers tool-free adjustment and dust collection. Read more

The Case of the Chappell Universal Square The Case of the Chappell Universal Square

With a Chappell square, a carpenter can lay out just about any kind of roof, in either stick-frame or timber-frame construction. Here’s the story behind how timber-framer Steve Chappell devised the idea for the catch-all tool. Read more

Tool Tests

DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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