Product Briefs

  • Image

    Launch Time 2009: Makita Three-Speed Cordless Impact Driver

    Makita's first brushless-motor 18-volt cordless impact driver (BTD144) has a three-speed power-selection switch.

     
  • Image

    Launch Time 2009: DeWalt 18-Volt Cordless Tools

    DeWalt's all-new line of compact 18-volt cordless tools includes a right-angle drill (DCD690KL), a drill/driver (DCD760KL), an impact driver (DCF826KL),and a hammer drill/driver (DCD775KL).

     
  • Image

    Launch Time 2009: Metabo 18-Volt Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver

    The SB18 LTX 18-volt cordless hammer drill/driver offers superior ergonomicsand power in a more compact design, says the maker.

     
  • Image

    Makita BTD144 Impact Driver

    Makita's new impact driver, the BTD144, has several useful features inspired by the company's extensive line of industrial drivers.

     
  • Image

    DeWalt DC020 Portable Work Light

    DeWalt's DC020 is a portable 38-watt fluorescent work light that runs on the company's 12- to 18-volt cordless tool batteries or line voltage.

     
  • Image

    Milwaukee 2451-22 Cordless Impact Wrench

    Most cordless impact wrenches have 1/2-inch anvils for large sockets and deliver bolt-snapping torque that can overwhelm smaller tasks.

     
  • New Tool Report - May 2009

     
  • Image

    Knaack PowerCrew Power Supply

    Now you can keep battery chargers or a heater running overnight without pinching an extension cord under the lid of your crew box.

     
  • Image

    Festool T12+3 and T15+3 Cordless Drill/Drivers

    Festool's T12+3 and T15+3 cordless drill/drivers feature brushless motors and unique electronic clutch controls that change the motor speed and disengage the motor at a preset torque limit.

     
  • Image

    Ridgid R86014 AutoShift Drill/Driver

    Many users ignore the high and low gears on a drill/driver: Running in high makes the work go faster but can burn up the motor, while low gear protects the tool but feels too slow.

     
  • Image

    Winter 2009 Hot Finds

     
  • Image

    Milwaukee Model 2601-22 Cordless Drill

    There's a lot to like about Milwaukee's newest compact cordless drill, model 2601-22.

     
  • Image

    Metabo PowerGrip II Cordless Drill

    A conventional-sized cordless drill is a bit much for tasks like installing cabinet doors and electrical devices; a better option would be a cordless screwdriver such as Metabo's palm-sized PowerGrip II.

     
  • Product Watch: Power Tools

     
  • New Tools Preview

    Two weeks ago, we told you about some upcoming Fall tool releases from some of the biggest brands that will be profiled in the September/October issue of Tools of the Trade. Since then, we've found a few more launches that we can reveal.

     
  • Image

    Screwgun Model BFR750

    Makita's newest screwgun, model BFR750, has a recip-saw shape and D-handle, silent clutch, and direct-drive transmission for heavy-duty use. The tool features an easy-feed system that drives collated screws from 1-3/4 inches to 21-5/16 inches, making it ideal for repetitive jobs such as drywall and...

     
  • Product Watch: Cordless Tools

     
  • Image

    Makita TD090DW Impact Driver

    New from Makita, the TD090DW 10.8-volt lithium-ion impact driver outputs 800 inch-pounds of torque, 3,000 impacts per minute, and a no-load speed of 2,400 rpm, but weighs only 2 pounds and measures 6-1/8 inches long.

     
  • Image

    Hitachi Cordless Drill/Driver

    At 1.8 pounds and less than 6 inches long, Hitachi's DB10DL 10.8-volt, lithium-ion micro drill/driver fits into compact spaces.

     
  • Image

    Milwaukee V28 Cordless Grinder

    New to Milwaukee's V28 line of lithium-ion cordless tools, the 0725-20 4-1/2-inch grinder features a 3.0-amp-hour, 28-volt lithium-ion battery and outputs 8,000 rpm for cutting bolt, pipe, and angle iron and grinding weld beam.

     
 
 
 
 
Tools of the Trade Video Gallery

New Tools Video Gallery

Check out Tool Videos from our Editors and Contributors