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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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Festool RTS 400 REQ Orbital Finish Sander Review

When we visited Festool in Germany last year, we got to see the Festool RTS 400 REQ Orbital Finish Sander in action months before its North American launch. It’s a rolling change from the previous model – the Festool RTS 400 EQ – which was a phenomenal sander in its own right. Clint DeBoer and […]

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Hitachi AC Brushless Angle Grinder G12VE

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced a new addition to its commercial product line with the launch of the 4-1/2-inch Hitachi AC Brushless Angle Grinder model G12VE. This 4.2-pound corded grinder features a 12-amp motor, 1,300 watts of input power, variable speeds between 2,800 and 10,000 RPMs, a soft start function, internal inverter circuitry to run […]

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Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid and Ryobi (both TTI companies) decided to bust through the cordless barrier when it comes to belt sanders. The Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander runs on their 18V platform and, obviously, sports a brushless motor. It takes advantage of a 3 x 18-inch belt and a variable 400 – 935 FPM belt rate to […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/4-Inch Die Grinder

Milwaukee recently introduced the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1/4-inch Die Grinder featuring the PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery pack, RedLink Plus intelligence, and the same metal housing and gearing system found in Milwaukee’s corded die grinders. The company claims the tool is capable of removing material faster than a corded grinder and grinds up to 20 minutes […]

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FLEX Pipe Polisher Sander LRP1503 Boa Video Review

If you fabricate or work with stainless pipe, such as handrails, then you need a tool that can handle your finish work. The FLEX Pipe Polisher Sander is aptly named the Boa. It wraps around pipe, like a snake, to sand and polish more than 180-degrees at a time. Polishing stainless handrails are made easy […]

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Festool DTS 400 EQ Orbital Finish Sander

While we were in Germany, we were introduced to the new Festool DTS 400 EQ Orbital Finish Sander and Festool RTS 400 EQ Orbital Finish Sander. I had the opportunity to use both of them in a controlled setting while we were visiting Festool’s facilities near Stuttgard and I’ve had several weeks since they arrived […]

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Makita Polisher 7-inch 9237C Video Review

Makita’s 9237c 7-inch polisher is made for the professional. This rotary polisher has the horsepower to cut through the toughest finish with the harshest of products. When we have a vehicle with serious blemishes in the finish, this is the polisher that we reach for. Whether we are using a wool pad with compound or […]

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