Battery technology reduces charging time by up to 60 percent

Festool has launched Airstream battery technology, which it says will reduce charging times by up to 60 percent. The charging system pulls cooled air through the air intakes of the battery pack and channels airflow through the cells and into the charger while heat from both the battery and charger are exhausted to the side. […]

Battery technology adapts to tools

Dewalt has announced the Flexvolt system, which features a battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. The battery powers a new line of brushless 60V Max and 120V Max Flexvolt tools. The patent-pending battery technology is backwards compatible with most existing Dewalt 20V Max tools and chargers. When used in the 20V […]

Circular saw cuts 2x4s in a single pass

The Worxsaw circular saw introduced by Worx is capable of cutting a 2×4 in a single pass. The saw features a 4-1/2 in. blade that is up to 50 percent lighter than a full-size 7-1/4 in. circular saw, the company says. The saw weighs 4.4 lb and draws 4 A at 3500 rpm. The saw […]

Digital platform for tools and equipment

Milwaukee Tool has introduced One-Key, a digital platform for tracking tools and equipment. By integrating tool electronics with a cloud-based program, the platform will include Inventory Management, the first component available through the web and mobile app, creating a central place for users to manage all of their tools and equipment across their network of […]

Accessories for oscillating power tools

Fein accessories for oscillating power tools with Starlock tool mount have been introduced. Fein developed the new tool mount with Bosch, providing users with a uniform standard. The Starlock mount is said to provide maximum power transmission and noticeably faster work progress, due to its three-dimensional geometry and rigidity. Fein has also made further improvements […]

Undermount drilling guide

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced an installation solution for Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides – the JIG IT Undermount Drilling Guide. The guide turns a difficult installation into a quick, easy and repeatable process, Rockler says. To install Blum Tandem drawer slides, the underside of each drawer box must be drilled with six precisely-aligned […]

Cordless drill weighs under 2 lbs.

Festool USA has introduced the TXS cordless drill. The product has a T-handle design, delivering torque for drilling and driving in a compact format that weighs just under 2 lb. Equipped with built-in fuel gauge, LED to illuminate the work area, four-bit magnetic storage, removable reversible belt clip, high and low speeds, multiple-position clutch, and […]

A world-first sander

Mirka has unveiled what it says is a world first — an electric sander with a brushless motor and no external power supply. The Mirka Direct Electric Random Orbital Sander (DEROS) is a lightweight, compact sander that comes in at just 950 millimetres high and one kilogram in weight. Mirka says the DEROS is the […]

Five-axis router

If you’re looking at upgrading your CNC router, Multicam has introduced its new 8000-series, five-axis CNC router. Multicam says the machine offers the most standard features in its class. These include a 12-position automatic tool changer; automatic tool calibration; a one-piece, stress relieved steel frame; and a unique Ram-Z-Axis assembly. The company says the 8000’s […]

More battery power

If you’re using Milwaukee Tool M18-series cordless tools on installations or in the production shop, the company says you’ll see an instant increase in run-time and durability of your tools by upgrading to the new M18 RedLithium XC5.0 extended-capacity battery pack. With the launch of the XC5.0 in November, Milwaukee claims it’s leading the way in cordless […]