Category Archives: Current Projects

Current CD Media projects in Lakeland, Florida and around the world.

Meet MAX – the Modular Agile Exoskeleton

California-based robotics companying suitX recently introduced MAX, a Modular Agile Exoskeleton, to aid physical labor and reduce the risk of injury from the lifting, bending, pulling, and pushing common in many jobs. MAX consists of suitX’s backX, shoulderX, and legX modules working in conjunction to create full-body robotic exoskeletal assistance for industrial, construction, baggage handling, […]

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Klein Tools Journeyman Leather Utility Gloves

It wasn’t long after I sent Adam a picture of a big splinter under my fingernail that he brought me a fine pair of Klein Tools Journeyman Leather Utility Gloves. I don’t think he was concerned about me so much as he wanted to avoid receiving more disturbing pictures. In any event, it’s remarkable that those […]

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Rotary Vs Cross Line Laser for Interior Installations: Ask the PTR Pros

So one of our readers asked, “Can I use a rotary laser inside or do I need a cross line laser for leveling?” Great question, let’s jump on the idea of rotary vs cross line laser for interior installations. The easy answer is yes, you can. But a cross line laser is the better choice. Let’s […]

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Festool RTS 400 REQ Sander Video Review

Festool has made some rolling changes to their already outstanding 400 series finish sanders. The new Festool RTS 400 REQ and its delta pad brother (the DTS 400 REQ) now feature a more powerful motor, updated Cleantec connection system, and bumpers to avoid damage to nearby workpieces. There are also some small ergonomic changes. The […]

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Fish n Pull Wire Pulling System

Magnitude Products, makers of the MagBench Workstation, recently introduced the Fish n Pull Wire Pulling System for installing wire, cables, and tubing behind walls, above ceilings, and under floors. The material of choice for both the Fish and 2-inch MagRing is the powerful rare-earth magnet neodymium, providing a 40-pound and 200-pound pull force, respectively. The […]

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Makita Cordless Lawn Mower Now In Stock!

The new Makita cordless lawn mower is not the first of its kind, but it is the first among the major power tool brands. Milwaukee and DeWalt are the other major two competitors, but neither has made a commitment to a mower yet. Bosch has some options in Europe, but that doesn’t help us much […]

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Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

It’s not as easy to distinguish among framing nailers as it is among other tools like drills or saws. For some reason, the differences just don’t seem to jump out as quickly. It could be that innovation in this category is closer to being fully developed than in other categories and – as you may […]

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Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw

Ryobi is heading down the dual-battery system road with their new Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw. This latest addition to the One+ lineup makes use of a series connection to create a 36V tool using two 18V batteries. The benefit is that you’ll unlock more powerful tools without having to leave the immensely popular […]

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Makita ImpactX Bits and Accessories

Makita recently introduced Makita ImpactX insert bits and fastening accessories engineered for use with high-torque impact drivers. The new line-up consists of 80 heat-treated and impact-rated items for a total of 180 configurations of fastening accessories including magnetic bit holders, insert bits and power bits, magnetic nut drivers, socket adapters, driver bit sets, and Makita’s […]

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Bosch Deep Cut Band Saw GCB10-5

Bosch recently introduced the Bosch Deep Cut Band Saw GCB10-5 designed for cutting in rebar, conduit, copper pipe, steel track, threaded rod, and more. This corded saw weighs in at 14.5 pounds and features a 10-amp motor, six speeds from 100 to 380 surface feet per minute, cutting depth of up to 4-3/4-inch, a saw […]

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