What tool is so useful that it’s literally out of this world? I submit the rotary hammer, which NASA included on the Mars rover Curiosity. When the job calls for making holes in stone and concrete or chipping masonry, the rotary hammer is the tool for the job. I’m not sure if Ryobi made NASA’s […]
We got to attend the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this year and spied a new development that signified yet another industry leader moving towards smart tech. The new Bosch Connected Power Tools use the Bosch Toolbox App to control things like kickback control, soft-start, and more for the newest Bosch power tools coming to market. […]
Bosch recently upgraded the design and function of its 18V Brute Tough drill series. The new Bosch DDH183 and Bosch HDH183 drills now feature KickBack Control to help reduce injuries in bind up situations, an upgraded all-metal chuck, and Bosch EC Brushless Motor. If you’re familiar with Bosch’s model numbering system, then you already know […]
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When I think of Hilti, I typically think of their impressive concrete tools or muscular cordless tools like their 4-speed 18V drill or the 36V circular saw. The announcement of the Hilti 12V cordless tools kind of came out of left field for me. Hilti’s batteries have been on another level compared to most cordless […]
It seems like new cordless drills and drivers are coming out every week. With plenty of brands to choose from, 12V and 18V classes, compact, heavy duty, brushed, brushless, drills, hammer drills, impact drivers, and all kinds of stuff in between, weekly updates are pretty much warranted these days. One of the most recent from […]
So you’ve got some holes to drill. In concrete. Well, that changes things. Sure, you might be able to get by with a regular drill and a masonry bit, but then again you might not. Depending on how hard the concrete is, how much aggregate is in the mix, how many holes you have to […]
Makita 12V Max CXT System to Welcome Brushless Models The Makita 12V Max CXT System came out with a slide style battery pack and ushered in a season of focus on 12 volt tools for Makita. The next generation is here, along with new brushless models. For this line, the focus is all about compact, ergonomic design and […]
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Hilti 12V Cordless Tools Welcome New Users Hilti is one of the heavyweights when it comes to tools. You’ll see them often on industrial and commercial jobsites, especially when concrete is involved. It comes as a little bit of a surprise to see Hilti 12V cordless tools making their way into the scene. These tools […]
Zeus Tools Crossing the Pond as a Word of Mouth Advertiser European tool manufacturer Zeus Tools is set to make waves as they launch their brand in the US and Canada. They’ll be start with a pretty impressive 18V hammer drill/impact driver set—but it’s coming with a promotional twist that is sure to turn heads. We’ll […]
DeWalt 20V MAX XR Brushless Drills Expand with Higher Performance Models DeWalt has expanded the 20V MAX XR Brushless line as part of the company’s Made in the USA with Global Materials initiative. The two new additions include a Premium 3-Speed Drill/Driver (DCD991) and Premium 3-Speed Hammer Drill (DCD996). As nearly identical brothers, the DCD991 and DCD996 differ only […]