• 18-Volt Cordless Circular Saws

    The best models have good runtime and cut dense material without slowing down

     
  • Innovative Tool Carriers

    Here are nine of the best products for transporting and organizing your gear

     
  • Four Over-the-Top Shops

    Here are four of the most remarkable shops I saw this year on YouTube. Screen shots cannot do them justice, so be sure to view them online.

     
  • Magnetic Work Light

    Magnalight has just released a new magnetically mounted halogen work light, the WAL-M-500-120.

     
  • Cordless Cutter

    Milwaukee's new M12 Cable Cutters are a nice alternative to manual cutters, which require a lot of muscle power and can be difficult to use within the confines of an electrical panel.

     
  • 12-Inch Miter Saw

    Like the small table saw Bosch released last year, the 12-inch CM12 chop saw was designed with portability and capability in mind.

     
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    Hammer + Prybar

    The True Temper 30-inch Claw Bar looks like a cross between a framing hammer and a crowbar.

     
  • Diagnostic Pouch

    Primarily intended as a pouch for HVAC diagnostic tools, Veto Pro Pac's TP3 could work for anyone in need of a compact tool bag.

     
  • Li-Ion Finish Gun

    Paslode updated its 16-gauge cordless finish gun and added a load of new features, the most prominent of which is a lithium-ion battery that's smaller and lighter than the nicad in the previous model.

     
  • Big-Time Joinery

    Festool recently released the Domino XL, a larger version of its original Domino joining system.

     
  • Comfy Harness

    Safety harnesses are known for two things: saving lives and being uncomfortable.

     
  • Cordless Fan

    Whether they're dispersing fumes from floor poly or simply cooling things off when it's hot, fans are an essential piece of job-site equipment.

     
  • Digital Impact Gun

    With the introduction of its new 18-volt impact driver, Hitachi is the latest company to enter the realm of brushless tools.

     
  • Light My Pliers

    Now that LEDs are on just about every power tool you can name, it's apparently time for them to start showing up on hand tools.

     
  • Stirring Lid

    The Mixing Mate Paint Lid can be used to mix and store finishes such as paint, polyurethane, and stain.

     
  • Air-Powered Shingle Cutter

    Making crisp, straight cuts in asphalt shingles with a utility knife can be tricky in warm weather and downright tough when it's cold.

     
  • Modular Organizers

    To help with the constant struggle of tool organization, DeWalt has released its new TSTAK line of tool-boxes.

     
  • 18-Gauge Nailer

    Porter Cable's new 18-gauge brad nailer (BN200C) offers a nice set of features at a reasonable price.

     
  • Back-Saving Ladder Cart

     
  • Strap Organizer

    Ratchet straps are great for securing a load on a pickup truck, but keeping them organized is a total nightmare.

     
  • Flexible Roller

    The McCauley Mini Roller Flex is a roller handle with a flexible neck that can be quickly adjusted to any position, so you can roll difficult areas like rake boards and gutters.

     
  • Electronic Torque Wrench

    The ½-inch Armstrong Electronic Torque Wrench (ETW ½DR) has a simple set of controls and can be set for between 25 and 250 foot-pounds of torque.

     
  • Durable Pinner

    Uffy's new 23-gauge pinner, the TH-T-CZ10, is designed to be both lightweight and durable.

     
  • Universal Rip Fence

    Track saws are good for ripping sheets of plywood, but the tracks are long and the systems require a dedicated saw.

     
  • Woodworking Blades

    Irwin's sub-brand Marples, a name best known for chisels, has just released a new line of thin-kerf woodworking blades engineered for clean cuts and long life.

     
  • High-Voltage Cordless Chain Saws

    When lithium-ion tools first hit the market, a number of manufacturers introduced 28- and 36-volt models.

     
  • Senco Joistpro Metal Connector Nailers

    My crew and I used to hand-nail framing hardware, but as codes changed and we had to install more and more of the stuff, it became impractical to nail by hand.