Power Tools reviews

DEWALT Impact Clutch™ Accessory Holder

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

DEWALT Impact Clutch™ Accessory Holder (DWHJHLD) The folks at DEWALT recently sent me their new Impact Clutch™ Accessory Holder (DWHJHLD) to try. Over the last year I’ve tested numerous impact drivers from all the major brands and they all have one problem. They consistently break bit tips and strip fasteners due to the high torque…

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IRWIN Tools Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Champion

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

IRWIN Tools Ultimate Tradesman Challenge Last weekend I had the privilege of traveling to Bristol, TN to attend the IRWIN Tools Ultimate Tradesman Challenge – World Finals. IRWIN’s Ultimate Tradesman Challenge includes a speed competition while performing tasks using IRWIN tools which tests the competitors ability to “GRIP IT, RIP IT, and DRIVE IT”. This…

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Makita 12Vmax 3 Piece Combo Kit Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

12Vmax Li-Ion 3 Pc. Cordless Combo Kit (Model LCT307W) Makita recently introduced several new additions to their 12Vmax Cordless Tool Line-up. They were kind enough to send along the Model LCT307W 12Vmax Li-Ion 3-Pc. Cordless Combo Kit for us to review. Everyone knows that 12 volt cordless systems continue to be the hot topic in…

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Bostitch® Gas-Powered Framing Nailer (GF28WW) Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Bostitch® 3-1/2″ Gas Wire-Weld Framing Nailer Model GF28WW Cordless framing nailers are becoming more and more popular on job sites. In fact it’s likely that cordless or gas powered framers will continue to grow in popularity until pneumatics are almost completely driven off. So when Bostitch asked me to test their all new Gas-Powered Framing…

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DEWALT 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer Kit Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

DEWALT SDS Hammers Last summer I had the privilege of traveling down to Baltimore to the DEWALT headquarters where I tested the new line of DEWALT Rotary Hammers. At the media event I was really impressed with some of the great new features on the hammers including the SHOCKS-Active Vibration Control® and Complete Torque Control…

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Delta 18″ Laser Drill Press Review – Model 18-900L

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Delta 18″ Laser Drill Press – Model 18-900L Earlier this year the folks at Delta sent me their all new 18″ Laser Drill Press – Model 18-900L to test and review. This is the last of three different size drill presses that we’ve reviewed this year and it’s also the largest one. The Delta 18″…

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DEWALT Active Vibration Control at WOC2011

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

DEWALT at World Of Concrete 2011 Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to attend this years World of Concrete after just returning from the International Builder’s Show. However, the guys from CopTool.com were there so I thought I’d share some photos that they took. At the show DEWALT had some great displays of the new…

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Porter-Cable 15″ Floor 12-Speed Drill Press Review – Model PCB660DP

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Porter-Cable 15″ Drill Press – Model PCB660DP Adjustable gooseneck work light for better illumination of work area Specifications Motor: 8.0 Amps Motor Control: On/Off Toggle Speeds: 12 (300; 390; 450; 560; 640; 700; 990; 1550; 1620; 1900; 2620; 3100 RPM) Table Size: 13-15/64 x 13-15/64 “ Table Tilt: L and R: 45 ° Table Insert:…

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