Category: DIY Tools

Off to the Kobalt Tool Event

Today is the day we leave for the Kobalt tool event.  Each year we are lucky to visit with tool companies and meet them face to face.  We get to see new tools, meet new people and just hang out and have some fun.  We have been to a lot of events over the years, but I have to say I think this will be the best one of them all.  Sorry to the other tool manufacturers , but once you learn what we will be doing, well I am sure you would feel the same.  So make sure you...

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Ryobi 18V Hand Vacuum

As you know we have becoming huge fans of Ryobi.  Over the years Ryobi has really stepped up their game.  They now have over 50 different tools for their 18V one plus system and it doesn’t look like they are stopping. I know there isn’t much to talk about when it comes to handheld vacuums, but I will tell you this really surprised us.  I wouldn’t think this would have much suction, but it does a great job.  Get this, this vacuum only cost $25 at Home Depot.  Now if your looking for a handheld vac and have the...

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Black and Decker Smart Tech Bluetooth Battery

Stanley Black and Decker is releasing a smart Bluetooth battery for the Black and Decker 20v battery platform. It looks to be the same idea as the Dewalt Bluetooth battery, but they added one really cool feature that the Dewalt battery does not have, which is a USB port on the top of the battery to charge your phone or other electronic devices. It will be a $20 premium over the other Black and Decker 20v batteries. I don’t know if the Bluetooth feature is worth the premium on a Black and Decker tool, but USB outlet looks to...

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New Porter Cable Nailers

Porter Cable just released two new 20V Max Nailers.  They released the 18 Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler kit model PCC791LA and the 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Kit model PCC790LA.  I was going to do two separate articles on these nailers, but since they are pretty close to being the same, I figured I would condense it into one article. Both of these nailers comes in kits which means you get the tool, 1- 1.5Ah battery, a charger and some nails or staples depending upon which one you buy.  For me, I think these are more designed for the Home...

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Black & Decker 20V Cordless Jigsaw BDCJS20B

We haven’t done a whole lot of Black and Decker on TIA, but the items we have tried, we have liked.  Black and Decker is designed for the homeowner.  As a homeowner, you are not using your tools everyday, so why spend a lot of money only for the tool to sit on the shelf.  So as you can image, Black and Decker tools have a low price point. However don’t let the price fool you because you do get a great bang for your buck. Black and Decker has been expanding their 20V line of tools and today,...

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