Tools & Equipment

Porter-Cable Routers Recalled

Handles on the router bases for fixed-base routers are not insulated, which can pose a risk of electrical shock for users. Read more

Makita XPH07 18V Brushless Hammer Drill

The drill has yet to be announced but ads have been circulating that say it produces 1,090 inch-pounds of torque, 365 inch-pounds more than its closest competitor, the Milwaukee FUEL model 2603 (725 inch-pounds). Read more

Klein Switch Drive Handle System

The Power Driver Set includes a handle and a #2 Phillips and #2 square drive bit. A quick-release mechanism on the handle makes it easy to swap or remove bits. Read more

Channellock E Series Pliers

Both tools featured here have Xtreme Leverage Technology, which means the rivet has been shifted towards the jaws to provide better leverage. They also cut more easily than many tools of their kind. Read more

Nite Ize Gear Ties

Gear Ties can be coiled around the item to be secured or twisted around like a twist tie—either way will work. Read more

Milwaukee 10IN1 Hex Key Driver

The tool includes seven bits, one in the tool and six in the handle.The bits are hard to lose because you must push an old one in to get a new one out of the handle. They can be used by hand in the handle or placed in the chuck of a cordless drill or driver. Read more

The Most Unusual Work Light You'll Never Own

Unlike most other work lights, the Festool SysLite rechargeable light system is exceedingly tough. The six LEDs are covered by a polycarbonate lens and the housing is very solid. Read more

Fein Redesigns Its Turbo Dust Extractors

These new models have a squared off tank (they used to be rounder) and four large casters (versus the multitude of small casters on the last generation). Notable new features include a rimmed flat storage area on top and accessory cord and hose storage hooks on the back. Read more

The Ultimate Work Trailer

When Garfield Karpiak started running out of room in his truck to haul materials because of his tools, he realized he needed something to better fit his needs. The answer? A home-made tool and material transporter that also doubles as a work station. Read more

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