- 1 Best-in-Class
- 2 1. FLEXVOLT 60 VOLT MAX WORMDRIVE STYLE CIRCULAR AW
- 3 The Home Depot – Buy Now CORDLESS RANDOM ORBIT SANDER ETSC 125″
- 4 The Home Depot5: Buy Now TRADESMAN PRO TOOLMASTER BACKPACK
- 5 8. MAGNET DRIVERS
- 6 9. LAZER CT CARBIDETIPPED RECIPROCATING SHAW BLADES
- 7 Shop now at The Home Depot11. TOP-GRAIN GOATSKIN WORK GLOVES
- 8 Shop now at The Home Depot12. 4-IN-1 SCAFFOLDBENCH
- 9 Shop now at The Home Depot13 BEVELED SOCKET CHISEL SET
- 10 14. 18-VOLT ONE+ HYBRID COLOR-RANGE WORKLIGHT
- 11 20. M18 TABLE SAW
There have been many new tools developed in the last year that make home improvement and repairs easier, safer, and faster. We’ve chosen 20 candidates from more than 100 applicants to evaluate their practical, innovative solutions to everyday problems. This roundup has something for everyone, whether you are looking for innovative hand tools or versatile accessories or the most recent advances in power-tool technology.
1. FLEXVOLT 60 VOLT MAX WORMDRIVE STYLE CIRCULAR AW
This cordless, rear-handle saw is superior to corded worm-drive models due to its superior dust ejection capabilities.
This twin fiberglass stepladder can be folded and used as an extension ladder. You can choose from models measuring 6-, 7- or 8-feet that convert to 11, 13 and 15-footers. All models can support up to 300 lbs.
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The 18-volt battery can charge a 5-inch disk for 30 mins on one charge. The corded adapter can be used to extend the run time. The pad spins at 10,000 RPM with small 2-millimeter orbits. This is ideal for smoothing out finishes.
This accessory for impact drivers features a drop-forged, stainless-steel shaft which absorbs three times as much torque than a standard guide. The sleeve is also made of stainless and has a laser-etched gauge that allows for precise depth control.
A 3-piece set costs about $11; Milwaukee Tool
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This handy bag is made with 1680-denier nylon ballistic nylon. It has 48 pockets and a removable case. Its orange interior makes it easy to find tools and the cushioned handle, reinforced with aircraft cable, is virtually unbreakable.
This handy 12-volt tool includes a magnetic bit holder as well as four attachments: A locking hexbit holder (shown), a keyless Chuck, an offset Hex-bit Holder, and a right angle attachment (shown). These attachments can be used in conjunction with the others.
This tool is extremely lightweight and emits enough infrared light to soften multiple layers in a matter of seconds. It uses 700 watts of power which is about half the amount of a heat gun. The heat it produces is not enough to evaporate the lead from old paint, making it safer than a heat gun. It can fit in tight places that other infrared strippers cannot reach because of its small shroud.
8. MAGNET DRIVERS
These rubbery collars are fitted to the ends of driver bits or screwdriver shafts. They have rare-earth magnets which grip screws so strongly they won’t slip off. The Nos. are represented by the green, blue and red collars. The 6-piece kit includes 1, 2, and 3-pietrol bits.
9. LAZER CT CARBIDETIPPED RECIPROCATING SHAW BLADES
Because they are thicker and more stable, they can cut through stainless steel and cast iron faster and straighter than other carbide-tipped blades.
Lenox 9-inches blades starting at $12
These slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers have real diamond grit at the tips to grip screwheads securely. This puts an end to cam-out and curses. The three-lobed handles allow you to apply 20% more torque than standard round ones. This 4-piece set includes Nos. The set includes Nos. 1 and 2, Phillips, and 3/16- to 1/4-inch slotted.
Shop now at The Home Depot11. TOP-GRAIN GOATSKIN WORK GLOVES
The soft white goatskin palms are reinforced with polyurethane patching and Spandex backs. They provide great comfort, almost unrestricted dexterity and durability. The stitching is made from aramid fiber that is super strong, similar to the one used in bulletproof vests.
Shop now at The Home Depot12. 4-IN-1 SCAFFOLDBENCH
This Baker staging, which weighs 1,100 pounds, can be used as a scaffold. You can then transform it into a rolling miter saw workbench, storage rack or utility cart. You don’t need any tools to make these changes.
Shop now at The Home Depot13 BEVELED SOCKET CHISEL SET
The blades have conical sockets that allow for the attachment of beautiful bubinga handles. This design allows them to withstand heavy blows without breaking and can be easily replaced if they are damaged. The blades are made from impact-resistant chrome vanadium steel, which has been salt-bath-tempered to Rockwell hardness 58-63. This gives you the perfect balance between edge-holding ability and ease of sharpening. This set includes 1/4- to 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch, and 1-inch blades.
14. 18-VOLT ONE+ HYBRID COLOR-RANGE WORKLIGHT
For accurate color rendering, you can adjust the light’s Kelvin color temperature (from 2700K (warm), to 5000K(cool daylight). You can also adjust the brightness between 1,200, 700 and 100 lumens. It can run for up to 24 hours on battery power. If you need more time, just plug it in.
This two-piece upgrade kit will enable a Festool CT model dust extractor to automatically turn on when you start a Bluetooth-compatible cordless (Festool), tool. The new push-button module on the hose allows you to remotely operate the CT vacuum even if your cordless tool is not compatible.
This steel-and-aluminum 22-pound sawhorse has adjustable folding legs, an aluminum clamping tracks (clamp included), 24 supports on each end, and a weight of 22 pounds. It can hold up to 1,100 lbs.
The XSL06PT’s brushless motor adjusts the blade’s speed and torque automatically. It can make 334 cuts with one charge. Its unique rail design allows you to place it against a wall. The saw’s 5 inch vertical cutting capacity is greater than any other saw in its class.
This device can be held next to wood, concrete or other building materials and will show you the moisture content at 4 inches below the surface. The variable beep can be used to determine how wet the conditions are.
These hook-and loop sheets and disks, which range from 40 to 600 grt, combine ceramic and aluminium-oxide abrasives with a special dust-repellent coat that allows for optimal cutting. These sheets are compatible with all hole patterns on any sander.
20. M18 TABLE SAW
A cordless table saw that has the same power as a corded model. The rack-and pinion fence can rip stock up to 24 1/2 inches in length. It also has an 8 1/4-inch cutting blade that can cut through stock up to 2 1/2-inches thick. It can rip 600 feet of 3/4 inch OSB in one charge.
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