Category Archives: News

Impact driver and general tool news, announcements, information, or just interesting stuff.

High Torque Cordless Wrenches from Milwaukee

Milwaukee 2764-22 Impact WrenchMilwaukee announced their introduction of high-torque cordless impact wrenches based on their M18 platform. While all feature impressive stats, they claim the biggest will reach 750 ft-lbs of fastening torque. For a cordless tool. Wow.
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DeWALT’s New 2-in-1 Radio/Charger

DeWALT Radio DCR015Not far behind Bosch's jobsite radio is DeWALT with it's own offering for 2013. But DeWALT's doubles as a 12v/20v MAX battery charger, too.
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Bosch’s New Jobsite Radio

Bosch PB120 RadioBosch has announced their new job-site radio, the PB120, in a lightweight but rugged looking form factor, high performance 5-Watt neodymium speakers, and powered by a 12v battery.
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Recall on Ryobi 4.0 A-h Batteries

Ryobi Recalled BatteryBased on reports of overheating enough to burst cause damage, some of Ryobi's 18v lithium-ion 4.0 Ah battery packs (model number P108, part number 130429028) have been recalled.
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New Brushless Impact Wrenches from Milwaukee

Milwaukee M18 Brushless Impact Wrench 2654-22Milwaukee announced the imminent release of their new compact cordless impact wrenches, coming in March 2013. The 18v wrench will offer 200 ft-lbs of torque (that's 2400 in-lbs to us impact driver guys). As part of the M18 FUEL line, they have brushless motors which offer less internal friction, allowing for longer tool life and increased power.
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Hitachi Releases Rare-Earth Magnetic Driver Bits

Hitachi Magnetic Bit Holder - SquareToday Hitachi announced the release of a new line of magnetic driver-bit, each with a rare-earth magnet in an aluminum collar attached to the end of the bit. Made from S2 steel with a black oxide finish, the design allows…
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Multi-Material Drill Bits from Irwin

Irwin Multi- Material BitNew multi-material drill bits introduced by Irwin can drill through almost anything you can think of, including brick, block, tile, metal, wood, laminate, plastic, and marble. Jon Schlosser, Director of Marketing for IRWIN Tools, said: “We literally talk to hundreds…
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Camouflage Impact Wrenches from Snap-on

Snap-on Impact Wrenches - CT4410ACAMO / MG325CAMO / MG725CAMOSnap-on has announced that it is teaming up with Realtree to create an all new design for its cordless CT4410A (3/8″, 14.4v), MG325 (3/8″, air) and MG725 (1/2″, air) impact wrenches. Although the press release calls them all ‘cordless’, only…
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Panasonic Shows Off Dual Voltage Tools

Panasonic EY75A1LS2G w/ Dual VoltageAt the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic had their new line of Tough IP(TM) power tools on display. Some tools in the line will feature dual voltage technology, whereby you can swap out the 14.4 volt battery…
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Milwaukee Cordless Ratchet – M12 2456-20

Milwaukee 2456-20 RatchetThis handy cordless ratchet could be thought of as the baby brother of Milwaukee’s 2450 M12 impact driver. With a forward/reverse switch and a super low profile, it appears like a good tool for many car-related or other activities that…
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New Self-Leveling 3-Beam Laser Pointer

DeWALKT DW083K - Laser PointerDeWALT recently announced a new laser pointer targeted to commercial applications, the DW08K3. Improvements over their previous model include faster setting time (~2 seconds to find plumb) and a new pendulum locking mechanism. This locks down the laser pendulum when…
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New feature on upcoming Makita LXDT06

Makita-LXDT06-Brushless-Impact-DriverThe new LXDT06 impact driver in the works from Makita, replacing their LXDT01, this is a 3-speed driver with a “Quick-Shift” mode. When this mode is on, the tech should allow the speed and torque to be automatically stepped back…
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Milwaukee… Jackets? Why not?

MilwaukeeJacketIf you weren’t aware, Milwuakee has a line of heated jackets, powered by their M12 Red Lithium 12v battery. In addition to 3 heat settings to power heating elements on the chest, back, and in your pockets, it also contains…
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PCC640 Preview

We have the stats on the new Porter-Cable PCC640 20v Max impact driver. It looks to be a solid middle-cost driver with a good amount of power, but without a lot of extras. Check out the full Toolguyd preview.…
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Power Corkscrew?

Skil VivoSkil has outdone themselves this time! How many times have you been opening a wine bottle and thought, “If only there was a way to do this with my screw gun!?” Now you can! Check out coptool’s take on this…
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20v Max Driver Coming from Porter-Cable

Joining other manufacturers in the mainly marketing move of renaming 18v tools as 20v tools, Porter-Cable has announced 2 new products on it’s new line. See portercable.com for the full scoop.…
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