1. New Name, Same Great Tools. Say HELLO to Metabo HPT.

    Hitachi Power Tools recently announced that it has changed it's name from Hitachi Power Tools to Metabo HPT for its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America. Metabo HPT will continue to offer it's extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners...

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  2. New DeWALT Brushless Cordless Woodworking Tools

    DEWALT recently announced a series of New Brushless Cordless Woodworking Tools.

    Designed for professional cabinet makers and installers, trim carpenters, builders, remodelers, residential painters, furniture makers, and general contractors, the line features a new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (DCW210), 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Jig Saw (DCS334), and 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Router (DCW600).

    Each of these brand new tools features an efficient, brushless motor that’s durable and doesn’t require brush changes. Every unit is also lightweight and compact, allowing you to get close to your work surface as needed. In addition to their ergonomic design, the tools incorporate multiple texturized rubber over-molds designed to provide you with a good grip in whi
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  3. Green vs Red Laser Levels, What’s the difference?

    Outside of the obvious difference in color, there are significant differences between red and green laser levels. While a green beam appears brighter to the human eye and often produces a crisper point or line, it can also be more expensive and consume more battery power. Knowing which laser level to pick is dependent on how you intend to use your laser level as well as how it fits into your budget.

    Overall, green laser tools are more visible to the human eye and will have some extended range over red lasers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s always a better choice.


    A common misconception is that a green beam laser will be much more effective for

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  4. Power Tool Gift Guide

    All gifts are special, but nothing puts a bigger smile on your face than that perfect shiny new power tool on Christmas morning. With so many tools out there, it is hard to know which one is just right, which one fits your budget and which one is over-rated. We want to help you eliminate the guest work so we’ve compiled a list of the hottest power tools on the market for this years holiday season.


    Makita XT252MB

    Makita XT252MB 18V LXT Premium Brushless Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit w/4.0 Ah Batteries

    Our Price: $399.00 - Limited Time Offer: Get a FREE BL1840B 18V 4.0 Ah Battery with the purchase of this kit!

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  5. The History of Burns Power Tools in Fall River and What They Saw There

    America was a very different place in 1934 when John J. Burns opened his saw shop in Fall River, Massachusetts. Back then, the storefront was known then as Burns Saw and Machinery Company. It was a time of great uncertainty but Burns knew that the nation would always need builders and those builders would always need a central location to find the sharpest, most powerful tools for their jobs.

    Nearby, Boston was booming with building contracts, families spent $11 per week on food and the average price of a house was around $6,000. In the entertainment world, a curly-headed five-year-old named Shirley Temple brightened the gloom with her rendition of "The Good Ship Lollipop." On the news front, the talk around kitchen tables centered on the repeal of Prohibition and the violent ends of gangsters like John Dillinger or Bonnie and Clyde.

    Locally, Fall River had grown to be a thriving hub of textile mills but that was on the cusp of changing dramatically. In the bigger

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  6. DeWalt's #WORLDSFIRST Announcement Draws Thousands of Live Viewers

    DeWalt FlexVolt Cordless

    DeWalt had built up a lot of excitement leading up to their live online announcement, and didn't disappoint! They announced a major development in cordless technology - the innovative DEWALT FLEXVOLT system. DeWalt's Flex Volt system is a major step toward a cordless jobsite, allowing the user to go cordless with their professional power tools and outdoor power equipment. It all starts with lithium ion battery that hold 15 cells, making it a 60 Volt battery...POWER! This battery will revolutionize the table saw, making it possible to 'cut the cord' and go cordless!  The DCS7485T1 cordless table saw has the ability to cut 300 linear feet of 3/4" OSB on one battery pack!

    Some other major bullet-points:

    • Cut triple stack 3/4" OSB with the DCS575T2
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  7. Introducing Jet's New 22" Scroll Saw

    Jet has just announced the launch of a new 22" scroll saw. Jet obviously went to work on this one, and many of the features compare favorably to the General Excalibur Scroll Saw and DeWalt Scroll Saw. The Jet Scroll Saw combines best-in-class features with innovation and thoughtful design to create the saw that will get your creative scrolling juices flowing. The best part about this saw is the blade change process. Jet developed upper mechanism clamps that tension the blade in one step. In addition to the upper mechanism, the toolless lower blade holder is removable and the table features a slot for the blade. The features don't stop there: this saw offers twenty-two inches of throat capacity and an arm that tilts forty degrees left and forty five degrees

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  8. What's Up With the Festool Price Hike?

    What's Up With the Festool Price Hike?

    It's That Time of Year Again, Unfortunately

    The Festool Annual Price Increase is About to Hit

    Festool may be a bit more expensive than your "everyday" hardware brand, but that doesn't mean they're gouging. Festool brings the absolute highest quality in both build and design, creating products which can last for years (or even decades) in a home or professional environment while helping you work faster, easier, and smarter.  They're actually sold at a relatively low markup, specifically so that more people can purchase these amazing tools.

    But this means that, as long as currency inflation is a global problem, they have to periodically hike their rates to keep up with inflation.  This year, it's happening on April 1, 2016.

    The good news for Festool fans is that the price increase is quite small for most of their products, generally only around 1% - 5%.  The majority of their equipment is only going to be a few dollars more expensive, and even the most costly pieces of hardware are only going up by about $50.  It's a very moderate increase, given the superb quality of Festool products.  

    None the less, a dollar saved is a dollar earned, and that price increase could matter if you're planning a significant investment into Festool equipment.

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