Bosch. The oscillating PS50 Multi-X multi-tool (at left) runs on the maker’s 12-volt Max Litheon power platform, with a range of abilities. The tool can perform a variety of cutting tasks, scraping and grinding, and sanding. A 240-degree adjustable tool holder and variable speed dial (5,000 to 20,000 rpm) multiply the jobsite possibilities, and a provided adapter allows the tool to be used with accessories from Dremel, Fein, or Proxxon. The PS50 Multi-X is available as part of two kits. 877.267.2499.

Hitachi. The model DS18DSAL drill driver (at right) is the first tool in the maker’s Compact Pro Series of cordless tools. Powered by a 1.5-amp lithium-ion slide battery, the driver delivers 460 inch-pounds of torque from its 3.5-pound 7.7-inch-long body. The tool’s size offers comfortable use all day, without sacrificing power, the maker says. A variable-speed trigger sets the driver from 0 to 350 rpm or 0 to 1,500 rpm, depending on the power needed for the job. The clutch has 22 driving stages and a special mode for drilling. 800.829.4752.

Porter-Cable. Part of the new Tradesman line of cordless tools, the model PC18RS reciprocating saw (above left) features a patented tool-free blade-changing system for fast blade removal and reduced downtime. The variable-speed trigger and 3,000-strokes-per-minute cut speed deliver fast, aggressive cuts in a variety of materials. The tool’s compact size allows for cutting in tight spaces, while a pivoting shoe offers control in complex cuts. Other tools in the Tradesman line include a hammer drill, drill/driver, circular saw, flashlight, and batteries and chargers. Two combo kits and a line of corded tools have also been introduced. 888.848.5175.

Ryobi. This four-piece Autoshift Combo Kit (at right) includes the P250 Autoshift drill and bit, which automatically operates at the optimal setting, the maker says. The kit also includes a P503 circular saw and blade, a P513 dual-chemistry charger, and two lithium-ion batteries, one regular and one compact, that offer 50% and 20% more performance, respectively, according to the manufacturer. 800.525.2579.

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