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The Festool 55K KEB Track Saw is used to cut a piece of material.

The New Festool Track Saw TSC 55K

Festool has upped the ante … on themselves. The release of their new TSC 55K KEB 18V cordless track saw (576717) improves on the already revolutionary TSC 55 REB track saw. The 55K offers increased performance, excellent cut quality, and improved safety features, creating a top-of-the-line tool worthy of any woodworker’s toolbox. New Festool Track…

A GEARWRENCH lineman pliers is used to cut a wire under the hood of a car.

9 Best Lineman Pliers for Electrical Work

Lineman pliers should be an essential item in everyone’s toolbox. Typically used by electricians, the pliers can cut, straighten, and bend wire, and they’re great for twisting wires together. Although lineman pliers are viewed primarily as a professional tool, they’re a perfect solution for do-it-yourselfers, as well.  The beauty of lineman pliers is their versatility….

A worker applies a bandage from the Milwaukee PACKOUT 76-Piece First Aid Kit.

2 New Milwaukee PACKOUT First Aid Kits

Milwaukee has added another tool to their PACKOUT system with the release of two new PACKOUT First Aid Kits. The 204-piece Class B type III Kit and the Class A Type II Kit come loaded with first aid essentials to remedy the most common injuries that occur on the jobsite. Each kit is certified to…

Makita 18V LXT Cordless Grease Gun is used to grease a fitting.

Makita Releases New 18V LXT Grease Gun

Makita has announced the latest addition to their LXT system, the 18V LXT Grease Gun (XPG01). The cordless grease gun is the lastest innovation from Makita that emphasizes speed and efficiency. The features of the XPG01 make it the perfect solution for farm, fleet, and construction equipment. Makita LXT Grease Gun (XPG01) The Makita grease…

A Black & Decker 20 volt cordless handheld vacuum to clean up dog food.

10 Best Black & Decker Tools

Black & Decker is one of the oldest names around for household products and tools. They produce everything from coffee makers to string trimmers. With all those years of experience, Black & Decker has established itself as one of the most reliable companies in the U.S. Here are the 10 best Black & Decker tools…

A worker installs a metal stud while wearing Milwaukee Performance Stabilizer Knee Pads.

Milwaukee Ventures Into Knee Pad Market

Milwaukee is adding to their robust personal protective equipment lineup with the introduction of knee pads. The new knee pad lineup comes in a variety of styles to fit any need, including Free-Flex, Hard Cap Gel, Performance, Non-Marring Performance, and Stabilizer Performance. These new products are specifically designed with comfort in mind for all-day use…

A group shot of all new Makita XGT tools.

Makita Launches 40V XGT Tool Line

Makita is pulling the curtain back on the next level of cordless power with XGT. Their new 40V system of cordless equipment and tools goes beyond the limits of imagination and expectations for high-end industrial applications. Makita has been producing lithium-ion batteries since 2005 and will use its innovative engineering to push XGT into the…

A worker uses a Milwaukee M12 23 Gauge Cordless Pin Nailer to attach trip to the top of a cabinet.

Milwaukee Unveils New Cordless Pin Nailer

Milwaukee is continuing to make it easier for tool enthusiasts to cut the cord with the introduction of their new nailer. The M12 23 Gauge Pin Nailer (2540-21) is the industry’s most compact cordless nailer. It combines precision and power to deliver the level of performance that professionals expect, without the hassle of hoses or…

Many tools sit in the background of title card.

Explaining Tool Slang and Nicknames

Throughout many industries, there is slang or specific words that have become familiar names for products. Some are regional, such as a soft drink being called a pop, soda, or “Coke.” Some are brand names that have become synonymous with a specific product, such as many people call gelatin, “Jello,” or tissues, “Kleenex.” The tool…

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