Tool Tests and Reviews

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    October 23, 2013

    Max X-Line Air Hose and Lifeline

    The Max X-Line eliminates a tripping hazard by functioning as both an air hose and a safety line.Read More

     
     
  • Power options include a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and an adapter pack containing four AAA batteries.

    October 23, 2013

    Coast A25R Flashlight

    This flashlight is rechargeable and packs a blindingly bright 466-lumen LED.Read More

     
     
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    February 16, 2012

    Tools Up Close: Erecta-Rack Drying Rack

    Erecta-Rack consists of 40-inch steel cross bars that snap into plastic support blocks, which stack and snap together like Lego blocks. As the rack goes up, the individual sections begin to resemble ladders, with towers of blocks for the sides and cross bars for the rungs. It's designed to be...Read More

     
     
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    February 17, 2010

    Truck Report 2010

    To say 2009 was a tough year for auto-makers would be something of an understatement. But you could also say it was a very good year for truck buyers who managed to stay in the market. When the construction industry went into a skid, prices for pickups and other work vehicles plummeted, and nearly...Read More

     
     
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    February 11, 2011

    2010 Editor's Choice: Ford Transit Connect Work Van

    Ford introduced a welcome sense of practicality to the industry when it brought the Transit Connect work van to the U.S. from Europe, where it has been popular since 2002.Read More

     
     
 

Product Briefs

  • General 8-in-1 LED Screwdriver

    Whether it’s a fussy set-screw or swapping out the battery on your cell phone, General Tool’s 8-in-1 LED Precision Screwdriver is great for small tasks in low-light work areas.

     
  • Festool SYS-MFT Systainer

    The Tabletop Systainer can store your gear and double as a small multi-purpose work table.

     
  • Bosch Expands Click & Go System with New L-Rack

    The unit consists of a tray, two drawers, and a top handle, so you can store small items like fasteners and hardware.

     
  • Ergodyne Squids Retractable Lanyard

    Ergodyne’s retractable tool lanyards help prevent tools from falling from a ladder or a roof, while still allowing you to work comfortably.

     
  • Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System

    This clamp system offers a lot of versatility. Each clamp has 500 pounds of holding power, 60% more than similar clamps, according to the manufacturer.

     
 
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