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PORTER-CABLE® Launches New 4-½” Slide Switch Small Angle Grinders

New 4-½” Slide Switch Small Angle Grinders TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 23, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of its new 4-½” Small Angle Grinders (PC60TCTAG and PC60TAG) that are designed to offer contractors performance, ergonomics, ease of use and durability. Both the PC60TAG and the PC60TCTAG will ship with a standard grinding guard, however the […]

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Convert Your Shop Vac Into A Dust Collector: Dust Right Vortex

Dust Right Vortex Rockler has introduced yet another highly innovative product:  the Dust Right Vortex, a 10 -gallon dust container that turns any standard shop vacuum into an effective two-stage dust extractor. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right Vortex™ captures sawdust, wood chips, and other shop debris before it […]

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ROCKLER Introduces Dust Right VORTEX™

Convert a Standard Shop Vacuum into a 2-Stage Dust Extractor MEDINA, MN (February 22, 2011) – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Dust Right Vortex™, a 10-gallon dust container that turns any standard shop vacuum into an effective two-stage dust extractor. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right Vortex™ […]

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IRWIN Universal Handsaw Review

Universal Handsaw – Fast Cuts – Fine Finish The folks at IRWIN Tools sent me their all new Universal Handsaw to test out. Now you might be wondering what can possibly be new and exciting about a handsaw and I’m happy to say engineering has finally caught up to one of our oldest trusted tools! […]

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7-1/4″ Skilsaw® with Laser Review

7-1/4″ Skilsaw® with Laser Model Model #5680-02 The folks at SKIL recently sent me their upgraded SKIL 5680-02 – 7-1/4-Inch circular saw to evaluate and review.    The Skilsaw has been around for 74 years and this new SKILSAW was specifically designed for DIYers. First Impression: The SKIL 5680-02  includes a 51 Degree bevel with positive stop at 45 […]

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DEWALT D25602K SDS Max Combination Hammer Kit Review

DEWALT D25602K 1-3/4-Inch SDS Max Combination Hammer Kit with SHOCKS® & CTC® Last summer the folks at DEWALT unveiled a new line of Combination Hammers with some great features like SHOCKS® & CTC®. They were kind enough to send us the new D25602K 1-3/4″ SDS MAX Combination Hammer Kit to test and review. So over […]

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PORTER-CABLE® Unveils New Reciprocating Saw

New PORTER-CABLE® Reciprocating Saws TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 17, 2011) – PORTER-CABLE announces the launch of two new reciprocating saws – a 7.5 AMP non-orbital model (PC75TRS) and an 8.5 AMP orbital unit (PC85TRSOK TigerSaw™). The two saws offer users the speed of cut they require for many applications, including wood cutting, metal cutting, masonry cutting, […]

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DEWALT 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 1/4” Screwdriver Kit Review

DEWALT 12 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion 1/4” Screwdriver Kit ( DCF610S2) Back in June I had the pleasure of traveling down to MD to Black & Decker University for the unveiling of DEWALT’s new 12 Volt MAX* cordless platform. At that event I had the pleasure of testing the new tools for a limited time. […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces New M18™ Cordless 3/8” Right Angle Drill Driver

M18™ Cordless3/8” Right Angle Drill Driver with Electronic Clutch MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its M18™ LITHIUM-ION system with the new M18™ Cordless 3/8” Right Angle Drill Driver. As the only 18V Right Angle Drill with an adjustable clutch feature, the new tool provides eleven torque settings, plus one drill mode, for […]

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CPSC Pushes SawStop Type Technology

Consumer Product Safety Commission Looking To Cut Table Saw Injuries A recent article from USA Today points to a concerning trend from the Consumer Product Safety Commission with regard to Table Saw Safety. It appears that lobbying efforts by Stephen Gass, the inventor of the technology used in SawStop, is helping push the consideration of […]

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