Product Briefs

  • Image

    Ridgid R92234 JobMax Combo Kit

    Ridgid's R92234 combo kit comes with a subcompact drill/driver and a new multi-attachment tool called the JobMax.

     
  • Image

    New 18-Volt Impact Drivers

    About a year ago I tested nine 18-volt impact drivers. Since then, a few new models — Bosch's 25618-02, Makita's BTD 144, and Milwaukee's 2650-20 — have come on the market.

     
  • Image

    Launch Time 2009: Hitachi Cordless Impact Driver

    Hitachi's new 14.4-volt cordless impact driver (WH14DBL) has a brushless motor that provides up to 30 percent longer runtime per charge and extends battery life, says the company.

     
  • 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

    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

    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.

     
  • Image

    Dimension Tools Bullet Mole

    Boring a utility access hole under a sidewalk or driveway is hard work and often requires hiring a sub.

     
  • 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

    Launch Time: Panasonic 21.6V Drill Driver

    The 21.6V Drill Driver from Panasonic (model EY7460LN2S) delivers 575 inch-pounds of torque at low speeds (100-400 rpm) and a high-speed range of 350-1,500 rpm.

     
  • Image

    Launch Time: DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill

    A heavy-duty wood-boring Stud and Joist Drill (model DWD460) from DeWalt has an anti-bind, anti-stall feature that automatically adjusts motor torque when bits bog down.

     
  • Image

    Makita Two-Piece 10.8-Volt LCT203W Combo Kit

    If you haven't yet bought one of the new ultra-compact driver-drills or impact drivers, you can get both in Makita's two-piece 10.8-volt LCT203W combo kit.

     
  • Image

    Bosch PS30 Compact Driver/Drill

    The two-speed PS30 Compact Driver/Drill from Bosch delivers 220 inch-pounds of torque and 1,100 rpm — but weighs a mere 2 1/2 pounds.

     
  • Image

    Hand Tools

    The latest tools and accessories.

     
  • Image

    Cordless Tools

     
 
 
 
 
Tools of the Trade Video Gallery

New Tools Video Gallery

Check out Tool Videos from our Editors and Contributors