Product Briefs

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    Panasonic EY45A1LS1G Cordless Recip Saw

    Tools in this series can be powered by the company's 14.4- and 18-volt batteries.

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    Makita BUB360Z2C Cordless Blower

    Powered by two 18-volt batteries, this 36-volt tool produces no emissions and very little noise.

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    Milwaukee M12 Stick Light

    This small LED work light can be placed on a surface, used hand-held, or hung from an adjustable hook.

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    Makita 18-Volt Plate Joiner

    The LXJP02 is portable and maneuverable, yet still has the power to do the job.

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    DeWalt DCF680 Gyroscopic Driver

    This tool has no trigger; instead, it senses the rotation of your wrist and spins the bit in that direction.

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    Bosch MXH180

    This is the first oscillating multi-tool with a brushless motor.

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    Makita LXRM03B Job-Site Radio

    This durable job-site radio has a dock that is compatible with most iPods and iPhones.

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    Milwaukee M12 Fuel Drill/Driver

    This 12-volt model has a brushless motor and a half-inch chuck.

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    Festool Syslite

    This rechargeable LED work light is bright and durable.

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    DeWalt Combination Dual-Port Fast Charger

    The DCB103 is capable of charging just about every DeWalt battery out there

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    Bosch Cordless Right-Angle Drill

    The new ADS181-102 18-volt drill fits where standard drills wonít go

  • The Most Unusual Work Light You'll Never Own

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Oregon PowerNow 40V MAX Chain Saw

    It's not always easy to get a chain saw started, and all that tugging on a pull cord can get pretty frustrating.

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    Milwaukee 18-volt Fuel drill/driver

    Brushless motors have been around for years, but they're still not that common in cordless tools. Earlier this year Milwaukee introduced its first brushless tool, the 18-volt Fuel drill/driver.

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    New Tools from Hitachi, Stiletto, Kobalt, and More

    Earlier this year I – and 50,000 others - went to the International Builders' Show (IBS) in search of new tools and building products. I enjoy going to trade shows because there's nothing like seeing new tools early on and in person. This year's show did not disappoint...

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    New DeWalt Saws

    DeWalt recently introduced three new saws, a compact corded recip saw, a corded circular saw, and a mini cordless recip saw with a folding handle...

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    Makita Lithium-Ion Planer

    Makita's new lithium-ion powered planer, the first of its kind, can do everything its corded brother can do.

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