13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier
These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.
When a cut has to be on-the-money, only a table saw or track saw will do. DEWALT’s cordless Track Saw cuts a razor sharp edge thanks to its variable speed motor and high-end 42-tooth blade. And of course the FLEXVOLT battery provides buku power. To protect you and your hands the motor has a built-in anti-kickback function. The track itself is dual-edged to allow for faster setup and has an adjustable rail that allows for accurate fine-tuning.
When it comes to demolition jobs, you don’t want to make the work any harder than it has to be. With that in mind Diablo's 7-1/4”, 24 -tooth saw blade called the Demo Demon has a 3-tooth grind sequence, which Diablo claims will chew through all sorts of nastiness like nail-embedded wood, shingles and even bolts. Diablo also boasts that this blade will last up to ten times longer than a regular blade- That’s impressive! The Demo Demon has a Perma-Shield Non-stick coating so that it doesn’t corrode, get too hot during cuts, or get gummed up. These blades are designed to run on cordless saws as well. Next, check out some crazy tool ads from back in the day.
The Mobile Work Station from Milwaukee Tool is a truly portable work center. The Work Station has plenty of drawers, giving you many organization and storage options. The station’s work surface is raised, making it easy for material to be clamped down, and there are two pull-out trays right under the work surface for speedy access to your most commonly used tools. This versatile work-bench-on-wheels also features a built in power center with USB ports to charge your phone or other devices. This beefy Mobile Work Station is built with a reinforced angle iron frame designed to withstand years of abuse.
The SOUTHPAW from SKILLSAW is an All-Magnesium Left Blade Sidewinder Circular Saw. With the blade located on the left side, the saw finally allows both right and left-handed users great visibility of the blade and cut-line. This saw lets you get a new angle or view while making a cut, allowing for more control and a straighter finish. The all-magnesium frame makes the saw light and rugged and features 56-degree beveling capacity, making this an ideal tool for a wide variety of jobs. Plus: Check out our top tips for protecting your tools on the daily.
DEWALT's 20v MAX system has grown to include four cordless nailers designed for framing, finishing, and even flooring. The new nailers include a Brad Nailer (DCN680B), a Narrow Crown Stapler (DCN681B), and an Angled Finish Nailer (DCN650B). The Flooring Stapler (DCN682 B) can nail down up to 1500 staples per charge! That's a sizable chunk of compressor-free work.
I know, being able to lift heavy things is a point of pride in the construction industry, but a few hours on a rotary hammer is enough to make even a tough-guy’s arms feel like rubber. Bosch’s SDS Plus Cordless Rotary Hammer can lighten your burden. At less than 6 pounds this hammer still packs quite the punch, providing a powerful 5,850 BPM; that’s the same BPM as Bosch’s BULLDOG Rotary Hammer, which weighs 11 pounds! This lightweight rotary hammer offers all the features as others in it’s class, like variable speed performance, three different modes and an LED light so you can get jobs done in low-light areas.
What really stood out to us about these grinders were the impressive brakes, which were capable of completely stopping the spinning wheel in less than three seconds.
In the market for a new pole saw? Check out this model from Greenworks Commercial. It’s cordless and can reach up to 12 feet. The battery provides up to 240 cuts per charge. Greenworks boasts that it vibrates 5 times less than a traditional gas powered version and produces 50% less noise.
The Hackzall One-Handed Reciprocating Saw is a heavy-duty cordless recip saw. Unlike their 12Volt version, this saw runs on the M18 platform, which most pros are running at the jobsite. It's smaller profile makes it perfect for getting into tight spaces, plus Milwaukee claims that the Hackzall delivers up to three times faster cutting than other one-handed recip saws and four times lower vibration.
Cordless tools are a necessity, which means battery chargers are also a necessity, and battery chargers are clunky and take up a lot of space. The M12 battery charger is the exception. Instead of a cumbersome AC cord, this charger runs on a Micro-USB cable. Once powered up, the Compact Charger can also be used to charge any other device that uses Micro-USB. Cordless tools are always getting lighter and more compact; it’s about time that someone brought those some things to a charger.
Some jobs require the long-lasting power of a corded tool, while others benefit from the efficient maneuverability of a cordless tool. So how do you decide which version to buy? Most guys end up with both.
SKILSAW’s 10-inch Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw is heavy-duty and powerful. It has a 30-1/2 inch rip capacity and a 3-5/8 inch depth of cut so you can rip through sheet goods and 4x. The Dual-Field Motor is a patented design that runs cool, which SKILSAW claims will help it last longer. Next, check out the top tools to splurge on this year.