Extract adaptability

New Bolt-Grip Impact Performance Series Extractors from Irwin can be useful for installers faced with broken or damaged fasteners in the kitchen demolition process. The company says they feature patented reverse spiral flutes that are engineered to provide maximum gripping power. The new extractors are built specifically for impact tools, but will also work with rotary […]

Sizing up panels

Freud launched new industrial panel-sizing saw blades for plywood and particle board at IWF. The new blades may help you reduce blade-replacement costs. Freud says its new Panel Sizing Saw Blade lasts up to twice as long as other blades currently on the market. There are two 14-inch models for particle board as well as one […]

Shockwaves coming

This fall, Milwaukee Tool is launching 20 additions to the Shockwave Expand line of insert bits and socket adaptors for impact drivers.  The line expansion consists of nine new SAE hex bits (1/16-inch to ¼-inch); eight new metric hex bits (2.5 mm to 12 mm); and three new insert socket adaptors (¼-inch, ⅜-inch and ½-inch). […]

Longer life, more power

According to Bosch, power-tool professionals continue to look for increased battery power and runtime capabilities for power-hungry system tools and all-day driving and drilling. The company says it answers this need with its newest Best Built power-tool battery technology: the BAT621 5.0 Ah 18V Lithium-ion FatPack battery, which features the patented CoolPack technology for longer […]

A new system

Porter Cable has announced the launch of its 20 Volt Max Lithium Ion Compact Drill Driver (PCCK600LB) and the 20 Volt Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver (PCCK640LB), which are both part of the new 20 Volt Max System. This new system focuses on maximizing a new lithium ion battery platform that will deliver compact tools that […]

An ambitious track saw

Festool says its TS 55 REQ sets a whole new standard for track saws. With its accuracy and versatility, a good comparison for this saw isn’t other track saws, but advanced table saws, mitre saws and panel saws. Add in its advanced portability and ease-of-use, the TS 55 REQ makes for a high-precision cutting solution […]

To boldly go…

Rockwell says that the 16V MaxLithium Drill/Driver and Impact Driver is another example of the company not being afraid to chart new territory. These new power tools are compact, lightweight and feature shorter head stocks than competing tools. According to Rockwell, the MaxLithium is the only 16V power tool in today’s professional-tool marketplace. It comes […]

Material-handling jigsaw

The 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Jigsaw from DeWalt is designed to offer improved runtime, ergonomics and comfort for contractors tasked with cutting and installing a variety of materials, including furniture makers, kitchen fitters, finish carpenters, flooring installers, and remodelers. The saw’s keyless blade change offers enhanced productivity. This product is also equipped with variable speed […]

The right-angled stuff

Bosch Power Tools has expanded its right-angle drill line-up with the new ADS181, 18-volt cordless drill, which is claimed to deliver best in-class chuck capacity, performance and ergonomics. This drill is designed for carpenters, installers, remodelers and other wood professionals. Its ½-inch ratcheting, auto-lock chuck allows users to tackle a maximum range of applications, from […]

Precision adjustments

Built for precision, the CMS Routing System from Festool features advanced adjustability, plus a host of features that combine to help wood professionals control the work-piece in order get uncompromised results. A smooth-as-glass sliding table, exacting mitre gauge, solid-extension table, plus feather-board and hold-down options come together to deliver a precise, yet portable routing solution […]