The Porter-Cable PC250MTK multi-tool is a specialty tool. By this I mean a non-traditional woodworking tool. When considering what projects this would be most applicable to, I realized this was going to be my “bail out” tool. The Porter Cable Multi-Tool excelled at fixing my repair and rework problems (and we all have those). It made short work of the projects (some of which I hate to do) saving time. Also, it makes getting into impossible places a breeze, which we all know can be the root of all evil. The Multi-Tool has already become one of my favorite go to tools and I’m sure it will be even more so in the future. Read more
We have all done it. We need to make a quick hole and just grab any old drill bit. The bit might be dull, it might be chipped, but hey what heck I need my hole. Each time we do this, we put more wear, tear and stress on our drills and batteries. Now we are not saying doing this is going to kill your drill and batteries, but why make the tool work harder than it should. Read more
Having a good little trim saw or circular saw around is nice. Not that you will be ripping up sheets of plywood, but a good one can give you a couple of cuts when you don’t want to break out your corded circular saw to rip up some plywood. The Porter Cable can give you some serious cutting ability especially when using the EX battery. So lets jump in and talk about the Porter Cable Circular Saw model number PCL186CS that came in the combo kit we recently reviewed Read more
Wisconsin is widely known for its cheese, but some may say it’s also known for the birthplace of the rotary tool. While Dremel may have wowed us with the 8200, Milwaukee has upped the ante with the M12 Rotary Tool 2460-21. Part of the ever popular M12 line up and mated with the new REDLITHIUM battery, the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Rotary Tool Kit 2460-21 is about to turn some heads
The 2460-21 comes with a nice soft case, a 30 minute charger (the Dremel 8200 takes an hour), 5 cutting wheels and mandrel, a wrench and is powered by M12 REDLITHIUM battery. It weighs in at 1.3 lbs, which is right in line with the Dremel 8200. It has variable speeds from 5000-32,000 rpm, 2000 rpm faster than the Dremel. Read more
Having the right tool for a job makes all the difference. The right tool means saving time, saving money and producing quality work. It also saves your sanity because there is nothing more frustrating than trying to get a job done with the wrong tool or a cheap tool. That’s why we were excited about getting our hands on the Delta Planer model 22-590. Delta has a long history of making planers and is known for quality, so lets see if the 22-590 matches Delta’s reputation. Read more
With very few exceptions, the FNA250-15 15-gauge finish nailer from Bosch is among the most nimble and lightweight finish nailers we’ve ever used. Features like a tool-less trigger mode and adjustable depth of drive make this a tool that matches flexibility with quality construction. It’s just easy to manipulate into tight areas and that makes it a very effective tool for finish nail applications. We brought it with us to several trim-heavy job sites and found it to be consistently equal to or superior than many other products we’ve used. Read more
Bosch CAG180 Cordless Angle Grinder Preview
February 01, 2011 04:30– by Everett Snyder
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has earned its well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding user experiences in the grinder category. Now, with the CAG180 4 1/2-inch, 18-volt Lithium-Ion Angle Grinder, Bosch has set out to create the most powerful cordless angle grinder in its class packed with power, design and safety features. It is designed to outlast and outperform the competition.
The CAG180 addresses many common user complaints with cordless grinders used for light-duty cutting and grinding applications in metal, masonry and tile materials such as lack of power, excessive weight and poor overload capacity that causes the tool to stall when the pressure is raised.
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For years, Milwaukee has been known for its introduction of the SawZall and advances in that tool category. As anyone who has done demo work knows, the reciprocating is a tool that is simply unmatched in its ability to demolish, disconnect, and generally destroy a jobsite – on purpose, that is. What the HackZall does is take much of what the SawZall provides and pack it into a more maneuverable tool that can be used one-handed. It also does it in a cordless form factor, freeing it even further for more applications.
This is yet another unique tool from Milwaukee, and one that you won’t – at least not presently – find from any other manufacturer. We reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 HackZall which we found to be exceptionally handy. With that said, our job was to determine if this is a revolution in tool-making, or simply a solution in search of a problem.
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