With the impending launch of a new line of 18V cordless tools, Bosch is making it even easier to keep your gear charged up and ready for action. The new tools feature 18V 2.0Ah Li-ion battery packs that use cord and cable-free inductive charging to power up. The new tech will be completely backwards compatible with Bosch’s existing lineup. Available Fall 2014.
Garage guys will agree that the portability and pop-up convenience of this 4-level rolling tool box will make it a snap to tote your tools out into the driveway or over to the neighbor’s place to lend a hand.
The multi-function axe head of the KLAX is designed to clamp onto all types of handles—even one you fashion yourself from a tree limb; making it easier to pack and transport. Other built-ins include 5 wrenches, hex bit driver, bottle opener, hammer, & ruler.
Milwaukee’s new locking pliers make it easier to lockdown the grip. That big, red adjustment screw improves upon the standard thumb-wheel adjuster and the looped design also allows for tool-assisted tightening using a cheater bar like a screwdriver.
If you’re big on adventure but short on space, this compact card tool endorsed by TV adventure boy Bear Grylls & built by Gerber, will be a welcome addition to your EDC arsenal. Packed into a card-size package, it features a 1.5-inch fixed blade knife, an LED task light, plus a flat & Phillips head screwdriver and a fire-starting ferro rod.
You can drop this tool box literally 1000 thousand times filled with 50-lbs. of tools & it’ll be just fine. Milwaukee has also loaded a ton of handy features into their new, lockable 26″ Work Box.To name just a few:a weather-sealed lid with recessed hatches and mounting points to attach battery chargers, corner pockets to hold cordless tools in place for transport, pass-through side handles, & a groove molded into the lid to hold materials like small-diameter pipe, for cutting. Available June 2014.
If an aftermarket carbon-fiber hood for your car is too aggro, maybe start here: CarbonLite makes tools out of the carbon fiber. Their kits include combo metric & standard in sizes 5/8, 9/16,1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, &15mm. They’re super light but strong & the teeth of the wrenches are made of hardened stainless.
A brushless motor means the M18 FUEL cordless bandsaw from Milwaukee will live a long, trouble-free life & deliver serious power. It also offers the largest cut capacity in its class: 5-by-5 inches. And most importantly – no cord.
Like all their tools, Dremel’s new Ultra-Saw is versatile. It’ uses 3.5 & 4-inch blades to cut metal, make flush cuts in wood, and even works as a grinder/surfacer. It will definitely go through a finger like butter, too, so be careful.
In this age of craftsmen and ’makers, showing off your tools is right up there with beard grooming. But if you prefer to keep your tools out of sight until you really need one, Strelka’s Toolbook will keep a set of 4 screwdrivers and 6 hex wrenches hidden on your bookshelf in the form of a slim, book-like box that will blend right in with the actual books. via