FEIN POWER TOOLS
The company that introduced oscillating detail tools again leads the field with the first battery-powered professional-grade oscillating tool. Operating at up to 18,500 orbits per minute, the 18-volt SuperCut Cordless performs at the same level as the original corded electric SuperCut, Fein says, and it's 3.5 times faster than any other oscillating tool. It has an on-board battery charge indicator and comes with two 2.4-Ah lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and a charger. A full charge requires less than 30 minutes.
¦ The manufacturer declined to provide a price. 800-441-9878. www.feinus.com.
Three new 60-hertz, single-phase SGX Generators are powered by Subaru's EX Series overhead cam engines and feature automatic voltage regulators that provide precise voltage control output – which means the units can be used with computers and other sensitive electronic equipment. The 7-hp SGX3500 (3,500-watt max. output), 10-hp SGX5000 (4,900-watt max. output), and SGX7500E (7,300-watt max. output) provide both 120 and 240 voltage and include a 120-volt GFCI and 20-amp duplex outlets.
¦ Price: $857 to $1713. 800-277-6246. www.subarupower.com.
New additions to the T2 Technology metal-cutting reciprocating saw blade line include T2 Demolition & Wood reciprocating saw blades, which deliver twice the blade life of the company's previous demo and wood recip blades and cut 25 percent faster, says Lenox. The new blades have optimized tooth geometry for each blade specification, along with unique tooth shapes and set patterns to minimize friction, reduce blade-killing heat buildup, and cut more efficiently. The 6-inch wood-cutters also feature a plunge-cutting tooth design on the blade tips to make these cuts faster and easier.
¦ Price: $14 to $25 for blade five-packs. 800-628-8810. www.lenoxtools.com.
Versatile building-calculator software Construction Master Pro, Construction Master 5, and Construction Master Pro Trig are now available on several new platforms, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Windows-based PCs and Pocket PCs. The downloadable apps offer the same features and functions built into existing construction-math calculators from the manufacturer. Functions include dimensional math and conversions for right angles and rafters; area and volume for roofing, drywall, siding, and paints and coatings; stud and footing placement; trigonometric calculations; and more.
¦ Price: $20 (Mac-based app); $40 to $90 (Windows software). 800-854- 8075. www.calculated.com.
All 13 compact, impact-resistant, 14.4-volt lithium-ion cordless tools in the Tough IP line are IP56-certified, which classifies them as "dust-protected" and "protected against powerful water jets," according to the manufacturer. The top drill/driver model (EY7441LZ) delivers 390 inch-pounds of torque and has a 3.1-Ah battery with High Capacity Cobalt lithium chemistry for extended endurance, which provides 25 percent more runtime per charge than current Panasonic "N" type batteries, says the company. The line also includes hammer drills, impact wrenches and drivers, and a metal saw.
¦ Price: $319 (EY7441LZ). 800-338-0552. www.panasonic.com.