Panasonic Dual Voltage Cordless Tools

By Robert Robillard

PANASONIC Dual Voltage Tough IPTM Li-Ion Cordless Power Tools   Panasonic recently expanded their line of  Tough IPTM Li-Ion Cordless Power Tools. The Tough Panasonic Dual Voltage Cordless Tools IP line now features products with new Dual Voltage Technology. What is Dual Voltage Technology? Dual Voltage technology allows you to select tools to be used as both 18-volt…

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Bosch Jig Saw Blades for Plastics

By Robert Robillard

Bosch T102D3  3 Inch 6 TPI Polypropylene High Carbon Steel Jig Saw Blades Bosch now is offering four new T-shank  jigsaw blades to cut plastics, polymers and Plexiglas. This is great news for exterior carpenters who use alot of PVC trim.  Unlike wood, PVC melts, dulls standard blades and needs to be deburred.  The problem with cutting…

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Bostitch Six-Gallon Oil-Free Compressor

By Robert Robillard

New Bostitch® Six-Gallon Oil-Free Compressor BTFP02011 The Bostitch Six-Gallon Oil-Free Compressor  – model BTFP02011 – is a lightweight compressor that is light enough to carry to get in and out of the jobsites without breaking your back.   At 33 pounds, lightweight doesn’t mean it can’t handle the job – this little compressor measures 14 inches in diameter but…

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LaSquare Combination Square

By Robert Robillard

LaSquare Combination Square by LaGeese Products Before the speed square there was the combination square or fixed square.   A combination square is measuring and marking tool used for multiple situations.   Woodworkers, masons and metalworkers all use them.  The combination squares that I grew up using are composed of a ruler blade  that slides along a fixed base…

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Rockwell Oscillating Multitool

By Robert Robillard

Rockwell Oscillating Multitool With Hands Free Accessory Change and Universal Accessories: The new Rockwell Oscillating Multitool was redesigned with a tool less accessory change and can now accept other brands’ accessories without adapters.   Rockwells accessories are now universal so they can be used on competitor multitools. The Rockwell Oscillating Multitool  has what is called a Hyperlock  tool-free feature…

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Kershaw Blur Knife

By Robert Robillard

Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Red 1670RD The folks at Kershaw Knives recently sent me some folding blades to review and evaluate. This review will focus on the Kershaw Blur Knife with Speed Safe. As an avid outdoorsman, carpenter and daily carrier of a knife I have come to appreciate and respect Kershaw Knives. Kershaw has…

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Gmaxx Saw Blade

By Robert Robillard

Gmaxx Saw Blades Uses Advanced Coating and Grinding Processes I recently had a chance to look at the new Gmaxx Saw Blade. Designed for professional contractors, woodworkers, mill shops and commercial and custom furniture manufacturers the GMaxx Saw Blades have a proprietary coating and grinding processes to make the blades cut cleaner, cooler and last…

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Expands FUEL Brushless Line to Include M12 Tools A few months ago I attended the 2012 Milwaukee Media event and got a sneakpeek at their M12 and M18 FUEL line up.  Adding theMilwaukee M12 FUEL makes a ton of sense and they did’nt just add a few tools like other manufacturers, they added six tools to…

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