Product Briefs

  • Fein FMM 350Q MultiMaster

    This updated version of the MultiMaster costs the same as the previous model but is said to produce 50% less noise, 70% less vibration, and 35% more power.

  • A New Line of DeWalt Air Tools

    Designed with automotive and industrial users in mind, these tools are said to have good ergonomics and the speed and power to get the job done.

  • Milwaukee M12 Polisher Sander

    This new cordless tool is designed to handle a variety of small sanding and polishing tasks.

  • Rockwell Introduces New Oscillating Tools

    Rockwell unveils four new OMTs that are lighter and more powerful than previous Sonicrafter models.

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    Arbortech TurboPlane

    A grinder attachment that uses carbide teeth to remove wood.

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    Bosch ROS65VC random-orbit sander

    Bosch's ROS65VC random-orbit sander is designed for rough or finish sanding of wood, paint, and just about anything else that can be sanded with hook-and-loop paper.

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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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    Launch Time 2011: Metabo Angle Grinder

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    Product Watch: 3-in-1 Sander

    The Festool RO 90 DX Sander has switchable modes that allow it to function as a grinder, orbital sander, and detail sander. In grinding mode, the motor gears down to produce more torque.

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    Hot Finds: Fein Power Tools T-Series Angle Grinders

    Fein Power Tools has introduced a new line of low-vibration compact angle grinders (model WS-14) that lock out accidental start-ups.

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    Launch Time 2010: Makita Angle Grinder

    A new Paddle Switch 4-1/2-inch Angle Grinder (GA4534) features a small-diameter (2-3/16-inch) barrel grip and light weight (4.2 pounds) for reduced operator fatigue and greater control.

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    Festool Compact Hand Planer

    Full-size 3 1/4-inch hand planers are meant to be guided with both hands for maximum control, but Festool has a compact model designed to be held in one hand, so the other hand can steady the work.

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    Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander

    Porter-Cable's 390K 5-inch random orbit sander has a powerful variable-speed brushless motor and delivers consistently fine sanding results.

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    Diamond Wall Football Pole Sander

    The new Football Pole Sander is a simple tool with some significant advantages.

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    Hot Finds: Ridgid R1005 Angle Grinder

    The R1005 4-1/2-inch Angle Grinder from Ridgid combines a unique ergonomic grip, light weight, and a compact design to improve user control while reducing fatigue.

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    Stanley Hand Planes

    Stanley has redesigned some of its most popular hand planes.

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    Lee Valley Tools Veritas DX60 Low-Angle Block Plane

    Lee Valley's Veritas DX60 Low-Angle Block Plane has innovative features like a sliding mouth-adjustment plate fully enclosed within the tool's sole and tiny set screws to lock in the mouth adjustment and cutter alignment.

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    Porter-Cable 371 Compact Belt Sander

    There are few things more satisfying than scribing a piece of trim and having it fit perfectly on the first try. Porter-Cable's 371 belt sander should make such precision scribing a lot easier.

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    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.

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    Launch Time: Metabo Quick Angle Grinder

    Refinement makes a good tool even better.

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