Press releases show up in our inbox almost hourly, it seems. It’s tough to give all of them their due. Some of them we have time to review, some we don’t. Here’s a list of some highlights, along with mention of any planned reviews as of this writing.

Paslode’s New Framing Fuel Can Handle Cold Temperatures

Paslode introduced its new all-season fuel for its framing nailers. The new fuel cartridges, which come with adapters for older guns and replace the Spare Orange Framing Fuel, are suitable for temperatures as low as 18 degrees F. The fuel doesn’t need to be warmed up or pumped.

Price: $11.99

CRESCENT®’s Quick Convert Nut Driver Set

Crescent introduced its Quick Convert Nut Driver Set, a seven piece nut driver set. What’s unique about these nut drivers, however, is their functionality. You can use each driver as a straight handle, or convert it to a T-handle for added torque. What’s perhaps more intriguing is the hollow shaft that will allows the driver to function like a deep socket. The drivers’ sockets fit hex, square, 12-point, E-Torx, partially rounded hex, and spline fasteners and cover both SAE and Metric sizes. The set comes with 7 drivers that range in size from 3/16"(4.5mm) to 1/2"(13mm).

Price: $37.57

RIDGID® GEN5X 18V Brushless Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit

RIDGID announced a new set of GEN5X tools with brushless motors. Available November 2015, the GEN5X 18V Brushless Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit comes with a variety of features. The Hammer Drill is equipped with over 100 torque settings for micro adjustments and mode selector for transitioning between job demands. The Impact Driver has 3 speed setting and three LED lights to eliminate shadows. The tools come with RIDGID’s lifetime warranty, which means free batteries, free parts, and free service. The kit will come with the R86116 Hammer Drill, R86037 Impact Driver, (2) R840087 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries, R840095 Charger, (2) Belt Hooks w/ screws, Auxiliary Handle, (2) Bits, Bag, and Operator's Manuals.


Hammer Drill/Driver
Volts: 18
Torque: 700 in-lbs.
No Load Speeds: 0-550/0-2,100 RPM 0-7,150/0-27,300 BPM
Chuck Capacity: ½”
3-Speed Impact Driver
Volts: 18V
Coupler ¼” Hex Shank
Torque: 2,250
High Speed0-2750 RPM / 2250 in-lbs.
Medium Speed 0-2100 RPM / 1200 in-lbs.
Low Speed0-1100 RPM / 500 in-lbs.

Price: $279

Kreg® Tool’s Universal Clamp Trak™ Kit

Kreg Tool released a new clamping kit designed to mount on a workbench. The Traks ™ fit along the edge of a bench and accept Kreg’s Bench Clamps. The kit comes with two Clamp Traks ™, and mounting hardware; the clamps are sold separately.

Price: $99.99 for the 27” x 45” kit; $139.99 for the 27” x 69” kit