Auger bit users dread few things worse than encountering nails hidden in studs, joists, or sill plates. Until now, those hidden nails typically meant two things – the end of an expensive bit and a very sore wrist at the end of the day. With the introduction of the Nailkiller™ Auger Bit this week, Bosch […]
Milwaukee Sawzalls are a favorite tool around here. The Sawzall maybe fifty years old but it still holds a treasured spot in every renovators box. Few tools can match it for versatility around a job site. From demolition work to cutting buried pipe, the Sawzall is a go-to tool when nothing else will work. Today Milwaukee introduces […]
A few years ago, Matt Weber and I did a review of demolition tools. I don’t know that any other category of tools gets our testosterone pumping like this one. Well, maybe chainsaws and log splitters, but other than those this is true electronic machismo. The Bosch Brute is the big boy of the group […]
We all know Bosch makes top quality tools and the 26618 drill/driver is no exception. With 1500 inch pounds of torque, the impactor leads its class, and the additional two modes allow one tool to perform drilling and fastening tasks. I attached a Jacobs chuck to the unit and tested it with round shank bits […]
HVLP sprayers offer the highest quality finish available for woodworking, automotive, furniture or any other application that requires an immaculate finish, and the 1040VR is the top-of-the-line unit in our opinion. This is the same unit we reviewed earlier, but felt it deserved its own blog post. For most of the applications I used the 1040VR on, I […]
Do you cringe when you realize a job requires soldering fittings? Does getting the copper tubing hot enough without turning it into a crispy black mess plague your efforts, then the Antex Pipemaster is for you. The Pipemaster heats the copper pipe using electricity instead of propane and is ideal for soldering where working with a torch […]
Several months ago we were asked to test a prototype of Skil’s new flooring saw. I had an installation of 1100 square feet of flooring waiting that I needed to get done before spring 2010, so we agreed to use the new saw and run it through its paces. When the saw arrived, Matt Weber and I both picked up the saw and wondered if maybe the saw had been shipped in two different packages. It was that light. We opened the package and everything was there, but the saw itself was smaller than we expected and Skil used an aluminum base to save weight.
Amana Tool announces its line of solid surface router bits, featuring undermount bowl router bits for trimming and finishing counter-top edges in undermount sink bowl applications. The two-flute, carbide-tipped bits contain an Ultra-Glide™ high-performance ball bearing guide assembly, which enables fabricators, remodelers, cabinet makers and construction workers to craft decorative and finished counter-top edges in […]
Milwaukee Tool’s M12 Radio is our featured tool. The M12 uses the same popular M12 battery that powers its cordless 12 volt series tools and offers the standard AM/FM bands along with a sealed compartment that fits most popular MP3 players. For more information on the M12 radio check out Milwaukee Tools web site.
March 2010 Extreme How-To