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161. Makita BTD200SH 24-Volt, 1/4"
162. Hamilton Beach 04160 TrueAir HEPA
163. Paslode 900420Impulse Cordless
164. Bench Dog 10-016 Trim-Loc Casement
165. Black & Decker VP7240 Double
166. Cosco 20-213-T11S World's Greatest
167. Folio 21 Eight Light Chandelier
168. Hobart G9160 Handler 135 Mig Welder
169. Porter-Cable 9740 Tiger Claw Variable
170. Porter-Cable RoboToolz RT-7510-3
171. Bosch 1584AVSK Barrel Grip Jig
172. Delta 36-507X X5 Contractor's
173. Grizzly G1028Z 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector
174. Performax 629004K 16-32 Plus Drum
176. Delta 34-184 Universal/Deluxe
177. Sharper Image Ionic Breeze?3.0
178. Woodstock International W1142
179. Makita 6916DWDE 12-Volt Cordless

161. Makita BTD200SH 24-Volt, 1/4" Cordless Impact Driver Kit
by Makita
Tools & Hardware

Asin: B000056NOH
Sales Rank: 8926
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Powerful 24V (1.7Ah) Ni-MH MAKSTAR battery for longer run time
  • Variable speed trigger for total control operation
  • Ergonomic rubberized handle for operator comfort and control
  • Universal 1/4" hex shank Quick-Change chuck
  • 2-speed motor (0-1,600 RPM or 0-2,000 rpm)

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit BTD200SH
This tool is a handyman's dream.I'm not sure whether this $549 price is for the impact wrench or the impact driver.The picture on this page is for the impact wrench, but the part number is for the impact driver (BTD200SH).The wrench version should have model number BTW200SH.I'd call up Amazon to confirm before ordering.I know for a fact Amazon is selling BTD200SH for $399.Do a search for BTD200SH on Amazon and you will see two entries:one 399, the other for 549.The price for the impact driver has tumbled everywhere else but Amazon, because Makita is reportedly phasing out this tool for reasons I don't know (hefty price?, hefty weight?, hefty size?).The price for the impact wrench version BTW200SH has not changed.An impact driver has a quick change 1/4" hex chuck, whereas an impact wrench has a square socket drive head. Only the impact driver has been discontinued. The identically built impact wrench version is still being manufactured and not discounted.

First a caveat: I am only a homeowner and not a contractor. I use my tools to fix my own home and a couple of my mother's rental properties. My views are from a novice user's/handyman's vantage point.

I bought this tool after a contractor, whom I hired for a major repair job, touted to me the benefits of impact drivers when used to drive long wood screws. The benefits are: no hand strain, dramatically reduced chances of stripping the screw heads, being able to drive screws that your regular drill/driver would not have a prayer's chance of driving in the first place.

How does an impact driver do all that? An impact driver works by combining rotational action (as on a regular drill) with a strong hammering action in the rotational direction. The hammering action doesn't kick in until the rotational resistance reaches a certain point. Here is an analogy to help you understand the impact action: if you've ever changed tires with a factory original one sided nut wrench, you'd pull the lever as hard as possible in order to loosen a nut. Sometimes the nut may be so tight that it may be stuck and the wrench won't move. What do you do? You reposition the lever of the wrench and you step hard on the lever a couple of times until the nut is suddenly loose. The stepping action is almost identical to the impact torque action of the impact driver.

The Makita BTD200SH has 1774 in-lbs. of maximum torque (or equivalently 149 ft-lbs, or 200 Newton-meters for the metrically minded). For comparison, most top-notice 18V drill drivers fall in the 475 to 550 in-lbs. maximum torque range. And most other impact drivers on the market range from only 800 in-lbs. to perhaps 1200 in-lbs. This easily makes the Makita BTD200SH the most powerful cordless impact driver by a huge margin, although Milwaukee has an 18V cordless impact wrench with an even higher torque rating (240 ft-lbs), but the Milwaukee is an impact wrench and not an impact driver. Unfortunately for the Makita BTD200SH, along with the most torque in the class title, it claims the most weight in the class title as well. It weighs a comparatively very heavy 6.3 lbs., even though most 18V and 24V drill/drivers easily weigh this much. Most impact drivers, on the other hand, weigh only 4 lbs. or less. Maybe a combination of high price, heavy weight, etc. led to poor sales, which then forced Makita to discontinue the product. The true weight aside, it doesn't feel that heavy in the hand because the T-handle is very well balance.

To use an impact driver, lay the tip of a bit firmly and perpendicularly on a screw head and press the trigger slowly at first. Because impact drivers have a very high rotational speed, it's best to start slow to prevent the tip from jumping out and stripping the screw head. Once the screw starts rotating, you can then increase the RPM. The amazing thing with impact drivers is you don't feel the reaction force. Although the impact driver is torquing the screws at 1774 in-lbs., you don't feel any opposing torque at all. It's simply amazing. Try using a drill/driver even at 500 in-lbs. and your wrist may twist off, but not so with an impact driver. The only thing you'll feel is the very loud noise of the impacting action. It will get loud enough when driving large screws that you will need ear plugs. Besides driving screws, it can also act as a drill, although it can only accept quick change drill bits with a 1/4" hex shank. I've not tried the drilling mode myself but numerous reviews from other users of impact drivers show that it can handily drill up to 3/4" diameter in wood. Larger holes may cause the tool to vibrate excessively because of the impacting action. I have a feeling this impact driver will retire my cordless drill/driver or at least relegate it to true heavy duty drilling tasks only.

Tool specs:

bare weight with one 1.7 AH battery - 6.3 lbs.
maximum torque: 1774 in-lbs.
No load speed: Low 0 - 1,600 RPM; High 0 - 2,000 RPM
Impacts per minute: Low 0 - 2,500 IPM; High 0 - 3,000 IPM

The tool comes with a hard molded case, a 1-hr. quick charger, a 1.7 AH battery. I've read someone else's review on Amazon that the 1.7 AH battery holds enough charge to drive 1000 to 1200 1/2x12 lags before needing a charge(incredible), so maybe having only 1 battery is not too much of a drawback. I've not used mine often enough to verify the battery charge life. Still I bought a second kit, mostly just to get a second battery, which costs $130 retail anyway, and also to buy a second driver, charger, and hard case almost for a song before all the current closeout stocks are gone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wails on lag bolts, screws, and the like.
Don't be confused; this is not an impact wrench but an impact driver (different chuck) designed for screws and lag bolts of all types.That being said, the Makita driver is a dream. I use it for installing big 1/2" lag bolts (use a 1/4"- 1/2" socket adapter) into thick pressure treated pilings.I previously used a hammer drill, now those days of jerked wrists and rounded bolt heads are over.This one is smooth. It can easily drive a 40 Torx screw through a railroad tie, almost effortlessly.No more stripped sockets.I can drive any ware from 1000-1200, 1/2 x 12 lags before it needs a charge. It does get a little hot from extended continuous use, but this is only a minor inconvenience.If you need the power to drive and work all day, this is the tool. This tool has been dropped, left in the rain, and worked harder then any tool should be, but it comes back for more every time.The Makita driver seems almost bullet proof.The charger that comes with it is easy to understand.We have the adapter to jam Makita's 12 - 24-volt batteries. It works good on all of them. Way to go Makita! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Makita    2. (Maketa)    3. (Mikita)    4. Cordless Tools    5. (Volt)    6. (V)    7. Impact Drivers & Wrenches   

162. Hamilton Beach 04160 TrueAir HEPA Air Purifier with UV Germicidal Light
by Hamilton Beach
list price: $180.00
Asin: B000050AOS
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

This sleek, subtly curvy air filter is a top-of-the-line model rich in features and convenience. Standing 20 inches high, it has a small (14-by-8-inch) footprint. It offers a carbon prefilter, a HEPA 99.97 percent filter, and a UV germicidal light (which you can switch on and off separately) for fighting bacteria. The lozenge-shaped control panel lets you pick a desired setting, and reminds you when either filter needs replacing. The QuickClean and Medium settings are a tad noisy, but "WhisperClean" isn't too fanciful a name for the lowest setting. --Richard Farr ... Read more


  • Air purifier with HEPA filtration system
  • Suitable for a 200-square-foot room
  • Small footprint
  • High, medium, and low settings
  • Carbon pre-filter and UV germicidal light

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars Does the job!
I'd had sinus problems for many years,
which had been getting into my lungs
recently.No relief from anything
else, but this air cleaner finally did
the job.Presumably the infection was
from mold or fungus, so with all the
mold removed from the air, my body
was finally able to clear itself.
What a relief!!!

Agree with other commenters that it's
moderately noisy, but it's a calming
kind of noise, good for background.

Also agree that the control knob is
a very bad design, impossible to grip.
I wrapped it with many layers
of duct tape to make it usable.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love mine!!!
I bought mine last april and I have had no problems at with mine... on the higher settings, there is some noise but not enough to bother me.I have a lot of allergy problems and during the time that I had it, it really helped.My little granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with allergies so I gave mine to my daughter to put in her bedroom.Since I gave up mine.. my allergy attacks have been horrible.I'm here at to buy me a new one.Just can't do without it!I'd recommend it to everyone!

2-0 out of 5 stars I'm No Expert
I wanted to like this, really I did.

I just got mine last night and have been running it for about a day.Thus far I'm wholly underwhelmed.I had fried up some burgers for dinner last night, and the living room (where the purifier is) still has a lingering smell.I've had it running on varying settings, including max for 3-4 hours.While I think Hamilton Beach does say it's not good for kitchen use, I know from experience my Holmes machine (roughly the same square footage) would clear up the odor within an hour or two.

The knob on the unit has three settings.Whisper is a touch annoying for a bedroom.It's fairly quiet, but not really a steady "white noise" type of sound.The middle setting is loud, and the max setting is very loud.I don't understand the design of the knob itself, as sometimes it's hard to get a good grip on it.

I've only ever had one other air purifier so I don't have much to compare this with, but so far it just seems like a waste of money.Also I can't speak for the allergen reduction, as I wasn't really having problems in that regard. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. HEPA Air Purifiers    2. Air Cleaners   

163. Paslode 900420Impulse Cordless Framing Nailer
by Paslode
Tools & Hardware
list price: $399.95 -- our price: $332.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000225HU
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Great for light framing--remodeling, especially--this Impulse cordless framing nailer from Paslode lets you avoid the hassle of compressor hoses and compressor noise. The nailer's small, 12-inch-long, lightweight body (6.9 pounds) is easy to hold and, because you're not dragging a hose, doesn't cause as much arm fatigue as other nailers. The nailer drives 2- to 3-1/4-inch nails and has easy-to-adjust drive depth and a high-visibility load magazine. This Paslode nailer uses a patented system that requires both a fuel cell and an included rechargeable battery. Overall, we were impressed with the nailer's performance--it's consistent and there's adequate power for most uses. This model shoots up to 1,200 nails on a single fuel cell and up to 4,000 nails on a full battery charge. There's a convenient belt hanger so you don't have to lay the nailer on the ground or on top of a ladder or wedge it among rafters, and the high-visibility orange makes it difficult to misplace. The kit includes a plastic carrying case, a lightweight charger, and safety goggles. Please note that the nailer does not come with the fuel cell included. --Jonathon Tudor ... Read more


  • Rechargeable battery
  • Fast setup
  • Lightweight--only 6.9 pounds
  • Voltage indicator light
  • Cycle rate: 2 to 3 nails per second

Reviews (79)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Faming Nailer
I bought this nail gun to finish a few rooms in my basement.The Paslode Framing Nailer worked flawlessly.It nailed pressure treated 2x4s perfectly.I didn't have a single problem with it.

The only thing I didn't like was the exhaust that the gun produces.Since it works off of an actual explosion, it gives off an exhasut that can be a little overwhelming if your not working outside or have the windows open.

Will someone please tell me what "light framing" is? The nature of the work itselfdoes not change whether one wants to use a 16 oz. hammer to put together a house or a framing gun.So I'm not quite sure what those reviewers mean when they say this gun is for "light framing". It shoots nails into wood! Does it's being cordless somehow translate into some kind of limitation? As long as this nailer is working like it ought to, I don't see any reason why one would hesitate to use it in any situation one night find onself in when framing a house. For reviewers to categorize this liberating tool as a novelty is misleading to those who might benefit from it's use. Cordless is the future, get used to it.

5-0 out of 5 stars "wireless" is better
I once had an ex army ranger turned framer tell me that he would rather jump out of a airplane with an air hose than a parachute, because the hose will surely get hung on something , somewhere on the way down.while this is a little far fetched, using the impulse gun eliminates the "hung up air hose".it is great for light framing and punch list work. i strongly recommend this gun for people in the remodel/repair industry as well as the do-it-yourselfer. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Paslode    2. (Paslod)    3. Cordless Tools    4. Nailers    5. (Nail Gun)    6. (Nailgun)   

164. Bench Dog 10-016 Trim-Loc Casement Trim Installation Tool
by Bench Dog
Tools & Hardware
list price: $20.00 -- our price: $14.24
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Asin: B0000AV36Q
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

This tool makes humans as close to foolproof as we can get, at least when it comes to measuring, cutting and installing trim without a flaw. We love that it’s a solid piece, with nothing adjustable on it, so you know its 45- and 90-degree angles are always true. It takes the gymnastics out of measuring, too, whether screwed to your workbench or temporarily tacked to the working wall with 6d finish nails, because of the built-in tape measure hooks. Even tricky inside-to-inside miters are a snap. Perfect 3/16-inch reveals on windows and door jambs are guaranteed every time: Just line it up and draw your guide with the pencil holes. Though it’s marketed for casements, we’d keep it in the toolbox for all kinds of jobs. Imagine installing baseboard up to door trim and lining up the Trim Loc for a perfect cutline every time. We think it’d be the perfect gauge for squaring saw blades, too. This little tool will save you time, money and lots of frustration.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


  • Solid polymer
  • 8 tools-in-one
  • Install trim faster and more accurately
  • Eliminate measuring errors, reduce waste
  • Save time and money

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great but a lot of money for plastic
Unlike many of the reviewers who bash this tool, I have actually used it and have made "perfect miters" with it.I am a professional woodworker and I do use it.It is handy for marking a reveal around door jambs and for making a perfect 45 degree reference line in the corners.The only problem I have with it is I was expecting it to be be metal and it was plastic.I have seen them in metal in stores and other reviewers referred to them as metal.The plastic works fine.It is just a lot of money for plastic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very handy tool for hanging trim
Not being a professional trim carpenter, this tool really helped me do a good job trimming doors and windows. I read the negative reviews calling the tool useless--and it may very well be to an old pro. If you make your living trimming out houses, you're probably beyond this. I agree with the complaint about the lack of instructions. It took me a little while to figure out how to use it. Just examine the pictures and practice with some scrap, and you'll soon be rolling right along.

2-0 out of 5 stars Agree with pointless
This is a gadget.How much it will help you probably depends on your skill level. I do not know of a single pro-trimmer that uses this thing. Most pro-trimmers do not even use a tape measure for installing casings anyway, so this "toy" only adds a step. I highly doubt it will give you "perfect miters every time" so do not expect it will.Perfect miters are elusive to the best of us at times and it takes experience, skill, an accurate saw and a good blade, and a few installation tricks to to get the "perfect miter" that won't open up. Given that this tool ranks #4 in sales must mean something, but I would not expect it to deliver on all it claims it can do for your casing work. Bench Dog is makes some excellent products but I am not so sure of this one. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Measuring & Layout Tools   

165. Black & Decker VP7240 Double Action DustBuster Cordless Vac (VersaPak)
by Black & Decker
Tools & Hardware
list price: $59.99
Asin: B00005JGQD
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Remember when the DustBuster first came out? Erase that memory. This baby is generations beyond that. You get more run time and more power than you would expect from a cordless vacuum, and here's a great improvement: B&D has increased the capacity by 70 percent. That's a lot of dust and grunge. Extra tools snap right onto the vacuum, ready at hand. Because it comes with two VersaPak batteries, you can keep one on charge while the other is in use and never be without your DustBuster. It's light, powerful, and cleans up small messes in a snap. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


  • Exclusive filter lasts three times longer
  • 70% increase in bowl capaacity
  • Powered by VersaPak Interchangeable Battery System
  • 2 VersaPak batteries, caddy, crevice tool, firm brush, charger and filter set

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fixing the recharging problem with B&D DustBuster
I/ve fixed our problem with the DustBuster not holding a charge and not re-charging as follows: 1) Push release button and remove motor housing from vacuum 2) Gently remove the motor housing cover plate with a small flat bladed screwdriver 3) Remove fourscrews (two on outside and two on inside) with a long, small bladed phillips screwdriver (note how on/off switch and release button fits before separating housing 4) Turn switch on and let rotor run completely down...rotor will stop 5)Clean all copper with a Q tip and rubbing alcohol (move the switch back and forth to clean under it) Alclhol will self dry 6)Using a regular finger nail file, gently file contact points on motor and then on charging unit (you'll have to depress and hold charging unit contacts with your small screwdriver to make good contact)7) re-assemble the unit and charge overnight.You'll be amazed!!!After doing this, don't store the vac in the charger full time (it decreases battery power just like on any rechargeable appliance; and, let the battery completely run down about once a month then put it in the charger overnight. GGOD LUCK!

4-0 out of 5 stars Fixing the recharging problem with B&D DustBuster
I/ve fixed our problem with the DustBuster not holding a charge and not re-charging as follows: 1) Push release button and remove motor housing from vacuum 2) Gently remove the motor housing cover plate with a small flat bladed screwdriver 3) Remove fourscrews (two on outside and two on inside) with a long, small bladed phillips screwdriver (note how on/off switch and release button fits before separating housing 4) Turn switch on and let rotor run completely down...rotor will stop 5)Clean all copper with a Q tip and rubbing alcohol (move the switch back and forth to clean under it) Alclhol will self dry 6)Using a regular finger nail file, gently file contact points on motor and then on charging unit (you'll have to depress and hold charging unit contacts with your small screwdriver to make good contact)7) re-assemble the unit and charge overnight.You'll be amazed!!!After doing this, don't store the vac in the charger full time (it decreases battery power just like on any rechargeable appliance; and, let the battery completely run down about once a month then put it in the charger overnight. GGOD LUCK!

5-0 out of 5 stars Can be bought cheaper at
Home Depot price: 39.97
Shipping: 4.91
Total: 44.88

You might be able to get free shipping, I didn't look into it... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Black & Decker    2. (Black and Decker)    3. Camping Accessories   

166. Cosco 20-213-T11S World's Greatest Ladder
by Cosco
Tools & Hardware
list price: $199.99
Asin: B00008ZA7D
Sales Rank: 2034
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Locking hinges, no assembly, can be climbed on both sides of ladder, light weight, fits in car trunk
  • 13-foot multi-use ladder with video included
  • Converts in seconds without tools to Step Ladder, Extension Ladder, Stairway Ladder, and Scaffold
  • Box "I" beam aluminum for strength and stability
  • Flared legs with slip resistant feet

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Ladder!!!!!
This ladder is excellant, it is very sturdy and I have never had any problems with it locking at all. I have been on it with 2 people at the same time, over 500 lbs and it is rock solid. Yes it is a little heavy, but if you want quality construction that is the price you have to pay, but it is well worth it. It is the best and most versatile ladder I have ever owned, it works well indoors,outdoors,soft ground,soild ground and on level or unlevel ground, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if I had to. Definitely a good ladder!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Ladder - Don't listen to complaints
All I can say is ... "What a great functional ladder that is more sturdy than any ladder I've ever used!" To get a ladder of this quality for it's current price was a steal. Someone made about the latch giving way, I think that's just made up ... or ... it was not safely locked, cause once it's locked, nothing will make it come loose unless you mean for it to come loose. If your searching for a good dependable solidly built ladder, then look no further because this is it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice for the Price!
Needed a ladder for cleaning gutters as well as attic access.Serves both purposes very well.Best for tasks under 12 feet high.Solid and sturdy in all positions.Folds nicely for storage. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ladders    2. Telescoping Ladders    3. (Latters)    4. Home    5. Tools   

167. Folio 21 Eight Light Chandelier

Asin: B0000TYXFE
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  • 35 1/2"W x 28 1/2"H
  • Eight - 100 watt Medium Base bulbs
  • Finish: Iron Oxide

168. Hobart G9160 Handler 135 Mig Welder

Asin: B0000ER3KS
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  • Includes 14-A gun assembly and 10' work cable.
  • Industrial drive system powered by quiet, high-torque motor
  • Operates with standard 115V
  • Output range of 30-130 amps
  • Ready to weld out of the box - just add gas and hard wire

169. Porter-Cable 9740 Tiger Claw Variable Angle 11.5 Amp Reciprocating Saw Kit
by Porter-Cable
Tools & Hardware
list price: $420.00
Asin: B00005Y3Z5
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

It's hard to imagine something really new in the reciprocating saw world, but lo and behold, here it is. The Tiger Claw works just like a standard reciprocating saw, with some major advances. The gear housings, front and back, can be rotated in any direction. Yes, you heard right. No more twisting and contorting--you stay upright and the tool does the Houdini act. The rear gear housing adjusts 180 degrees in either direction with 13 positive stop locations, and the front gear house rotates a full 360 degrees in either direction with 12 positive stops. At the risk of sounding like a late-night TV commercial... but wait, there's more! We've seen blade-change systems aplenty over the years, all of which promise speed and ease. But there is nothing on the market on any tool we've ever touched that begins to rival this Quick-Change system. We changed blades in under two seconds. Really. Everything about this saw makes sense, both for the professional as well as the do-it-yourself homeowner. Well done, Porter-Cable. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


  • 1 year Porter-Cable parts and labor warranty
  • Powerful 11.5-amp motor
  • Electronic variable speed from 0-2,900 strokes per minute
  • Quick-Change keyless blade clamp and tool-free front shoe adjustment
  • Two adjustable gear housings allow cutting in any conceivable situation

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm spoiled!
This saw quickly spoils you with its versatility.

Fresh out of the box, I needed it to cut a 3/8" diameter steel spike. I mounted the right saw blade and set to work. The work was near the ground, so I sat, held the saw firmly, and started cutting. But then I realized that my trigger hand was in an awkward position. I thought, "Hey, I've got this variable angle saw. What am I doing flexing my wrist this way?" So I made the necessary adjustment, and finished the cut in no time.

Not only can this saw help you reach difficult places, but it even makes ordinary jobs totally painless. I'm completely spoiled.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful and capable
I got my new Tiger Claw for Christmas and immediately took it out in my shop and chopped up some 2"X 12" white oak joists from an old building deconstruction project.The saw has more than enough power to take the cut as fast as I could force the blade into the beam.It seems to be built for extreme action and is "hell for stout" as my dad used to say.The angled gear boxes are fairly easy to adjust once you get the hang of the rather smallish recessed release buttons.What I have noticed in the few times I have used it is that it does vibrate more than the Milwaukee 11 amp sawzall, so a pair of light leather gloves help dampen it when cutting.It is also heavier, i am assuming because of all the extra gearing.I wouldn't want to spend hours at a time working with it over my head.I am going to mainly use it to trim up and dimension said white oak planks for use in furniture projects.I have lots of nails in this old lumber that are too deeply imbedded to remove, so cutting on my table saw or with a circular saw are too dangerous and damaging to the blades until I get the metal contaminated sections cut out.Perfect job for a heavy sawzall.With being able to turn the blade 90 degrees to the body, I can pull it through the lumber like a big jig saw, thus reducing the effort and fatigue a regular sawzall would cause.Other than the higher level of vibration than the Milwaukee, the only other detraction I could come up with is that the adjustable shoe has too little adjustment.I would like to see at least two more notches added to the three it currently has.This would give more options for cutting thin materials and varying where the blade wears in use.Bottom line:After all the shopping and comparing I did, and finally getting my hands on it, I would definitely recommend this saw to anyone needing a really heavy duty and flexible sawzall.

I am building my first home. I bought this saw because my yellow and black brand 24volt saw does not last long on a charge. The tiger claw has preformed with out a flaw. The features are unbelivable. Do not pass this one by. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Porter-Cable    2. (Portercable)    3. Saws    4. Reciprocating Saws    5. (Sawzalls)    6. (Sawsalls)    7. (Recipracating)   

170. Porter-Cable RoboToolz RT-7510-3 Self Leveling, 3 Beam Level & Plumb Layout Laser
by RoboToolz
Tools & Hardware
list price: $125.00 -- our price: $94.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000DCBL5
Sales Rank: 995
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Tripod mount: 1/4"x20 & 5/8" x 11
  • Accuracy: +/- 1/4" @ 100'
  • Self leveling: range +/- 4 deg roll and +/- 6 deg pitch
  • Pendulum lock: Protects pendulum during transportation and storage for added durability
  • Recalibration: On the jobsite

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Robo-Toolz-worthwhile?
I had an earlier version (probably 3 yr old). For no reason I could figure, it stopped working properly. I handled it very carefully. My advice is for you is to ask Porter-Cable if they have improved it in any signifigant way. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Measuring & Layout Tools    2. Line Lasers   

171. Bosch 1584AVSK Barrel Grip Jig Saw with Case
by BOSCH (S-B Powertools)
Tools & Hardware
list price: $266.00 -- our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000223GD
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

This is the barrel-grip version of Bosch's bestselling top-handle 1587 model. Many woodworkers prefer the barrel grip on this model, however, arguing that it's easier to cut scrolls and curves when the saw is pushed forward (as opposed to down). Aside from the difference in grip, this saw is much like its top-handle counterpart: the balance is superb, the 5 amp motor packs plenty of power, the foot plate tilts left and right (up to 45 degrees), and the base retracts for flush cutting. The tool-free blade-changing system also works well. Simply put, this a compact, powerful, well-designed saw--a perfect buy for users who prefer barrel grips. --Jon Groebner ... Read more


  • Exclusive multi-directional blade clamp mechanism - For superior blade hold
  • Adjustable die-cast aluminum footplate
  • Variable speed dial - Match speed to workpiece and task
  • Powerful 5 Amp motor, 500-3100 SPM
  • Tool-free blade change system - For fast and easy blade changes

Reviews (45)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful tool
Whether ripping straight lines through plywood or making intricate scroll cuts, this jigsaw performs flawlessly.The quality is apparent just by holding it your hand- it's one of those tools that will probably outlive it's owner...Knocking it because of the country of origin is a philosophical/political argument and says nothing about the actual quality of the tool.Bosch's industry best 3 year warranty and the positive comments from people who have actually used it speaks volumes though.

2-0 out of 5 stars Made in China, should be $10
Where is the savings?Pay a premium for an item made in China at a huge discount.That sounds like a good deal (no jobs left and no savings - sign me up for that program).I will return this "discounted" item asap; or better yet, use it as a hammer.

My quest begins for tools made in this country - such as Milwaukee orbital sawzall: good price, excellent tool, would have paid much more.I do not care if a tool(made here) costs three times as much as one made in China and I have to spend three weeks locating it!Tell that to your economics professor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Made in China -- so what?
I first bought a DeWalt, and it was horrible -- tons of blade deflection, slow cutting, etc. Someone recommended the Bosch, and it was like night and day. This is the Cadillac of jigsaws! I've owned the top handle version for six years now, and I'm about to add the barrel grip to my collection.

To the reviewer who was shocked to discover that this "supposedly quality tool" was made in China (which has long been known as the PRC): did you really give this excellent tool one star simply due to its origin? My goodness, I'm going to love explaining this to my friends here in China... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bosch    2. (Bosh)    3. Saws    4. Jig Saws    5. (Jigsaws)    6. (Saber Saws)    7. (Sabre Saws)   

172. Delta 36-507X X5 Contractor's Saw with Biesemeyer
by Delta
Tools & Hardware
-- our price: $969.99
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Asin: B0000A25XX
Sales Rank: 3043
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Five year limited warranty on machines, parts and accessories
  • 1-1/2 HP induction motor for smooth power and long performance
  • 10" cast iron wing, stand belt and pulley guard
  • See-thru blade guard with splitter and anti-kickback attachment
  • Miter gage, V-belt, arbor, motor pulleys, 30" commercial grade Biesemeyer fence system complete with right side extension table

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Capable saw - just no wow!
I bought this saw through Amazon and was very pleased with the buying experience
- Saw was shipped via ABF and could be tracked via a tracking number
- Arrived on the anticipated date, everything in excellent condition
- The driver even dropped the boxes in the garage for my wife
- Promotional discount and free shipping brought this saw close to the next tier lower Delta saws

I've been a weekend saw dust creator for about 10 years. This saw replaced a Ryobi BT3000 that has served well for what it is, but it was time to trade up.

In my research on saws I came to the following conclusion:what distinguishes top end contractor saws is primarily the fence system and second the trueness of the table.I bought this saw because I wanted a Biesemeyer fence and a saw that was made in the USA (the motor is made in Mexico).

And that is exactly what I got.The saw is very heavy.It was dead-on true right out of the box.I installed the splitter and blade guard, both have worked flawlessly in a variety of crosscut and ripping tasks.I've always worked without either, but after a coworker lost a finger a few months back, I wanted a saw that came equipped with a serviceable safety system.

But realize this saw is essentially the 36-444 with upgraded knobs and wheels.The instruction manual is for the 36-441.

I am less than pleased with the quality of the Bies fence.The quality of build of the extension table was poor and I'm concerned it is spreading the side rails.The assembly instructions call for a z-bracket that was not shipped with the table extension.After a call to Delta, they informed me this step is no longer required and the hardware not included.Why not include a slip of paper with the assembly instructions notifying of this change?This cost me a weekend of time.Second, one of the screw holes that attach the fence guide did not line up with the corresponding hole in the front rail.Finally, the fence is very stiff and hard to move from side to side (see the comment above about the extension table).I have had no luck with Biesemeyer service to solve this problem.

I suppose I got what I paid for - the saw cuts cleanly, accurately, is safe and stable.It just doesn't have any Wow! factor to justify the X5 marketing and price.Too many little hassles and imperfections to make this a really great saw commensurate with its marketing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great table saw if you don't have room for a cabinet saw
I assembled this saw by myself - even mounting the cast iron extension wing - and had no problems.Takes some time to put it together but you really get to know how a table saw works.I found that the saw table was flat front to back, side to side and diagonally (within 0.005" - the thinnest feeler guage I have) measured with a feeler guage set and 24" precision straight edge.Both the cast iron extension wing and the extension table were easy to align and planarize with the main table.Once again flat within the limit of my measurement.I suspect the surface was nearly perfectly flat as I could see no light under the edge of the straight edge.The blade was parallel with the miter slot out of the box.The Biesemeyer fence was parallel with the miter slot out of the box.The only adjustment I had to make was setting the 45 and 90 degree stops which was quite easy.The extension table requires that you drill holes in the wooden support and it does take some time to get the saw table and extension table planar and flat which needs to be done before you drill holes in the support.Fit and finish were excellent - no marred paint or other blemishes on any component.Rewired the motor for 230V using the wiring diagram provided on the motor plate.Cuts like a hot knife in butter using the provided blade.Excellent saw for the serious hobbyist.

3-0 out of 5 stars Love the B-meyer fence...but what about all the dust
I have owned this saw for about 1 1/2 years and I have found it is powerful enough to cut through everything I have put in front of it.The Biesmeyer fence is rock solid.My only complaint is a huge one for me and that is the dust collection inadequacies of this saw.I worked in my home's basement for 1 year and this saw made that arrangement impossible.Short of building a dust collection stand under the saw (Wood Magazine Oct. 2003) there is no way to collect the saw dust.I have moved to the garage and continue to use this saw.I am really sorry I did not forsee the dust problem and pay the $$$$$ for a cabinet saw. The fence is great, but I expect more for the money. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Saws    2. Table Saws    3. Stationary Table Saws    4. (Tablesaws)   

173. Grizzly G1028Z 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector
by Grizzly

Asin: B0000DD0BQ
Sales Rank: 11640
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 6" inlet "Y" with 2 - 4" openings
  • Air Suction Capacity: 1300 CFM
  • Motor Size: 1-1/2 H.P., single phase, 3450 R.P.M. 110V/220V
  • Standard Bag Filtration: 30 Micron

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars A good dust collector
I've ownedmine for a couple years now & have had no problems. The only thing I can complain about is that it's kind of a hassel re-attaching the dust bag when you empty it. It can be hard holding the bag up around the canister and getting the metal band around it at the same time. Maybe a zipper to empty it ?
I would buy it again. ... Read more

174. Performax 629004K 16-32 Plus Drum Sander, Including Stand
by Performax
Tools & Hardware
list price: $1,020.00 -- our price: $899.99
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Asin: B00005RW92
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

How many more projects could you complete in a year if you cut your sanding time by 75 percent? Put down that random orbital and check this out. This open-ended drum sander allows you to quickly sand materials up to 32 inches wide with just two passes through the machine. The 16-32 Plus has a 14 amp, 1-1/2-horsepower, continuous-duty motor, which means it will work harder for longer. The drum operates at 1,700 rpm while the feed adjusts infinitely between 0 and 10 feet per minute. More importantly, Performax invented a special spring clip to hold the end of the sandpaper roll, which makes for quick and easy paper changes, which is much more convenient than the changes of competing systems. And, while it's great for sanding larger boards, this Performax machine can also handle pieces as small as 2-1/4 inches long.

Parallel alignment of the drum is a simple turn of a precisionthumbscrew on the side of the machine, while competing machines requiretwo wrenches. Making this adjustment quickly and accurately iscritical. When sanding larger boards in two passes, it's best to setthe drum slightly off parallel so you end up with a small hump in themiddle, which the user can quickly fix with a random orbit sander,rather than ending up with a valley, which ruins the piece. ThisPerformax also features a ceramic tracking guide to reduce the numberof adjustments needed during sanding. Worried about snipe? You canadjust the foot-pounds of pressure and/or the contact to the roller.Try that with other drum sanders. Because the machine is of such burlyconstruction and the parallel adjustment of the arm is so simple, thedrum arm doesn't suffer from flexing problems. Use this tool instead ofa planer, or park them side-by-side in your shop. This tool is a dreamfor small commercial shops or anyone who just hates sanding. --NancyGleason ... Read more


  • Sands stock as wide as 32 inches on the 16-inch drum in two passes--with results within 1/100-inch uniform thickness
  • 1-1/2 horsepower, single-phase, direct-drive motor delivers 1700 rpm
  • The 5-by-16-inch extruded aluminum drum is self-cooling
  • Variable feed rate adjusts from 0 to 10 feet per minute for surface, dimension, and finish sanding

Reviews (31)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Tool In My Shop
Purchased the 16-32 from almost a year ago. I really wish I could say just one good word about this machine, but cannot.I purchased the machine to save time, therefore expense, and to improve the quality of my work. Sadly, it has failed on all counts. In fact, just the oppisite has occured.
The machine arrived on time and in good condition. Assembly was basically simple and straight forward. The first problem occured on the first use and was a forebearer of things to come. The main motor overload switch was defective and cut out immediately when put under load. I contacted WMH tool group, whose tech service is first rate and very helpful, and a new switch was sent right away. Next I noticed that the feed belt did not track properly. One year later, calls to tech service, and many attempts at adjustment, it still does not track properly. At about 5 months the original feed belt disintegrated, a $50 replacement expense. Next problem was sanding strips loading up after short use. Tech service advised me to soak them in Simple Green to clean them. This works, but it is a PIA, and Tech service didn't tell me that soon after doing this the the ends of the strips fray and come loose, usually causing a disaster. I finally learned the only way to get any strip life at all, as well as getting any quality work, is to bearly have the abrasive kiss the work. Never more that a quarter turn of the adjustment handle at a time, as well as using a very slow feed speed. This is all well and good except it takes you forever to get anything done. So much for time saving. Next problem is installing the strips. I am not an mechanical engineer, but if one could not design a better way of fastening the ends of the strips, they should just give up and find another profession. It is totalfinger busting aggravation. The stupid little tool that is supposed to assist in this task is a total joke. I have asked several users about this and all I get is a smile and the remark "I threw mine away". Finally the worst problem. I soon found out that if sanding anything longer than two feet, the machine left snipe marks about two inches from each end. These marks are very slight, cannot be seen or felt until stain is applied to the piece. Then there is no choice but to totally resand (by hand) the piece. I have talked to tech service about this and made every adjustment reccommended, all to no avail. Maybe the oppional extension tables would help, but another $100 at this point? Don't think so. Also the name says 16-32. Better to say 13. To sand near the ends of the drum invites diaster. To sand a wide piece from each side, forget it. Yes, my drum is adjusted perfectly parallel. Spent a large amount of time checking and rechecking this adjustment, as it is the most important one.
The final straw came when this machine nearly ruined the table top from a $1200 table. It is now in the corner of my shop, waiting my decision on what to do with it.
In my opinion, this machine is only good for sanding small parts, if everything goes well. Even that takes more time than sanding by hand ( belt or orbital sander).

2-0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for
I wonder if all of these other reviewers are using the same machine as I have been for the last 5 years.My relationship with the sander is truly a love, hate one.When it works great I love it for the time savings, but when things go wrong (which they often due) I truly hate this machine.
One of the first problems I had was snipes, at the beginning and end of long boards.After working extensively with there Performax's technical staff (which is one of the best in the business), I finally gave up and just sanded out the problems with my ROS later.
The next problem is with the underpower of the machine.I cannot count how many times I have been sanding a board and come to a rough spot and had the motor stall.This causes an enormous gouge in the board that requires you to remove another 1/16" to conceal the problem.
The newest problem that I have been having is with the sandpaper over lapping itself on the drum. This will not only cause a black streak on the board, but also destroy an $8.00 piece of sandpaper. (yes it is tight on the drum and no I am not stupid)
Would I buy this machine again? No. Too much headache for the few times that it has really benefited me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Right Sized, but Heavy Duty!
I've waited too long to purchase the Performax 16-32 Plus.I wish I would had it years ago.I purchase rough cut exotic hardwoods from the mill. Most often it is the waviest and curliest grains I need or desire.A knife borne planer is out of the question; professional sanding costs at least $60.00 an hour.The 16-32 Plus is built for continuous duty while taking up a minimum of shop space.Assembly was smooth and contruction is sturdy; took about 90 minutes at a steady pace.Alignment was checked but required no adjustment. Operation is smooth consistant; surfaced 100 board feet of Hawaiian Koa in one day.I bought the in/outfeed tables but haven't needed them.I opt'd for after market casters (Woodcraft) vice the optional $100.00 ones. Don't let the price scare you; buy quality and cry once, buy an imitation and cry everytime you use it.NOTES: You must have a good dust collection system, the 16-32 produces!Use a dedicated 20A circuit and a short heavy duty extension cord.Lastly, Enjoy the hobby. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Sanders    2. Drum Sanders   

175. HONEYWELL ENVIRACAIRE HCM3060 - Cool Mist Humidifier
by Honeywell/Enviracaire

Asin: B00006WNOF
Sales Rank: 44411
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  • 6 gallon output per day
  • Adjustable humidistat
  • 2 clear removable water tanks
  • 3 moisture output settings
  • Power and desired humidity lights

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176. Delta 34-184 Universal/Deluxe Tenoning Jig
by Delta
Tools & Hardware
list price: $119.99 -- our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006S7C7
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Sure, you could spend a day in your shop building your own tenoning jig. Or you could spend the day making furniture with this one. Your choice. We know what we'd choose, that's for sure. Delta's universal jig fits any table saw that has a 3/8-by-3/4-inch miter slot and adapts to right- or left-tilting arbors. You'll get top-quality craftsmanship with the microfine-thread adjustment knob, allowing you to adjust width-of-cut settings to a hair for the snuggest possible tenon fit. We particularly like Delta's redesign of the handle. Most tenoning jigs we've used have one handle, sometimes up too high to offer good control. But Delta's replaced that with two, positioned at the jig's base, just where we always thought they ought to be. Another good innovation is the thumbscrew that lets you quick-release the hold-down clamp support. As for accuracy, it's hard to do better than this. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


  • Adjustable 0-45 degree work piece support accommodates thicker, wider stock
  • Universal, fits all table saws with a 3/8-inch by 3/4-inch miter slot
  • Micro-fine-thread adjustment knob for precise width-of-cut setting capable of 4/1000"
  • Two ergonomic handles designed fro excellent operator control ensuring the smoothest cuts
  • Quick-release course thread with a push of the button for fast set up

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Engineer/Woodworker
I purchased this jig despite the negative reviews published on fine woodworking magazine recently rated this jig as the best overall value.The jig is made in China, and the casting meets all expectations of an inferior casting.If you buy this product be prepared to tap all of the screw holes, otherwise it cannot be assembled.It is too bad that Delta management is moving production to low cost countries.It's time for me to fine a new reputable manufacturer of woodworking tools.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not up to Delta standards..or maybe it is
I'm a pretty patient guy, but this tool really pushed the envelope. Disassembling and cleaning was no big deal, had some problems with screw holes that had some pretty bad burrs on em, took a couple of hours to clean, and reassemble. As soon as I mounted in my miter slot, I noticed it rocked pretty badly, thought maybe the guide was out of whack, but it turned out that the base was no where close to flat. It was almost a 1/8th of an inch out. When you would press down on the blade side of the guide, the outboard side had an 1/8 of an inch space between it and the table. I double checked the instruction manual, but couldn't find any way to "adjust" it out. Called Delta, no joy there, they said it must be my saw table top. I have a Dewalt 746, have had it for a few years now, and my table is flat. Turns out the base was incorrectly machined, the bottom side is not flat or parallel to the top of the base. Called Delta again and they had no answer other than return it and get a new one from the store. Took it back to HD, they weren't very receptive to replacing it, wanted me to wait while they returned it to Delta and got it fixed. One of the "tool" guys told me they have returned a number of these jigs...guess that is why they were on sale. At any rate after more than an hour of hassle, I demanded a refund and took my business elswhere. I went to my local woodworker store (where I should have gone to begin with), they have about 5 differant jigs in stock and they took the time to show me the good and bad about each one they carry. I ended up buying the Shop Fox D3246. It cost 10 bucks more than the Delta, but is heavier built and has more features. I have quite a few Delta tools in my shop, and I am pretty much satisfied with their performance, but this makes three Delta tools I have returned in the last few years because of shoddy workmanship and pretty bad customer service. I also think that HD has seen the last of my money for anything. Wouldn't recommend this tool to anyone.

2-0 out of 5 stars Roughly Made Jig
I bought this after using the older model and was very disappointed in the quality of the castings and the hardware. The old one, which is still available at a lower price, is a better made piece of equipment. The "deluxe" version is sloppier in its movements and reminds me of the junk we used to see out of China several years ago. Of course the simple operations required of this jig may not require it to be sophisticated but its still disapointing. I sent it back and bought the cheaper one from Delta which works great and I like the handle placement better. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Jigs    2. Tenoning Jigs   

177. Sharper Image Ionic Breeze?3.0 Silent Air Purifier; Sharper Image Ionic Breeze 3.0 Silent Air Purifier (NOSIZE BLACK)
by Other Brands from Spiegel

Asin: B0000BVRIZ
Sales Rank: 50569
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Silently (not just quietly) circulates and cleans air, and neutralizes unpleasant odors
  • 8" diam. base; 19"H.
  • Costs less to operate than conventional air cleaners - uses just 10W of electric power There's no fan in the Ionic Breeze 3.0 air purifier, yet it still circulates air. Patented Zenion Effect technology propels air electronically, with no moving parts, so there is no noise to disturb your relaxation or sleep. Unpleasant smells fade thanks to safely generated, odor-neutralizing ozone. There are no
  • No filters to replace, ever, so the more you use it, the more money you save

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars This product works!
I have 2 of these, one downstairs and one upstairs. I cannot believe the difference in the air quality! My home no longer smells of smoke and it has cut down on relatives allergies to my 3 cats! I recommend this to anyone wanting a silent air purifier that truly works.

1-0 out of 5 stars FTC needs to look into this..!
I have had TWO of these for a couple of months. I have pets, a tree that is shedding pollin, and survived a smokey month of fires in Southern California. Sadly, I feel completely DUPED! Absolutely no improvement. Not even a minor change in my indoor air quality. I smelled something that might have been mistaken for better air, for about a week, then that was it. After that, not even a better smell.

One Ionic breeze was in a small room, another in a big room. Didn't make any difference, regardless of the area that needed to be purified. I thought that, at least the one in an 11 x 10 room would have just COOKED! But the pollin, and pet smells were just the same as before the Ionic breeze! No improvement of any kind. Nothing.

... I am really distressed that so many people are turning over a great deal of money for an eyesore that does nothing it claims....and I have a more recent model (new and improved) than this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars I am so glad I bought this product
I was reluctant to buy the Ionic Breeze Quadra because of the price. Dust allergies, two dogs, and a dislike of noisy appliances are the reasons I decided to purchase the product. I was really surprised because it is so quiet. Then, after two weeks I decided to clean the grid. Wow - where did all that dirt come from? I'm still amazed when I clean it every week at how much black stuff it collects. How could something so quiet clean the air so well? In the six months that I've had the product, I find myself moving it from room to room so I can keep them all clean. So I've decided to buy a second one so I can have them in multiple rooms. This product is really great - I love it! ... Read more

178. Woodstock International W1142 4" Aluminum Blast Gate
by Woodstock

Asin: B00013UTL6
Sales Rank: 3338
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Manufacture's List Price $12.95
  • 4 inch aluminum
  • 4-inch OD Blast gate
  • Steel gate, Cast-aluminum body, Locking knob
  • Maximizes system efficiency

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars not quite like photo
The photo looks exactly like the Jet model with a large, easy to turn plasstic knob but this Woodstock International model blast gate has only a tiny little metal thumb screw instead.The price difference is worth it in my opinion, but be warned.

3-0 out of 5 stars Work well but ........
These work well but they are not made to fit over your tools port.They are made to be placed in line of the hose, so be prepared to buy lots of clamps, three for each tool. ... Read more

179. Makita 6916DWDE 12-Volt Cordless Impact Driver Kit
by Makita
Tools & Hardware
list price: $498.00
Asin: B000056NO8
Sales Rank: 8493
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Powerful 12V (2.6Ah) Ni-MH battery
  • Compact design with an overall length of only 6-5/8"
  • High performance "Makita" motor lasts up to 5 times longer
  • Maximum tightening torque of 887 in.lbs.
  • One-year warranty

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop what you are doing and buy this tool
If you're like me, and have been using a cordless drill to drive screws and lag bolts for construction purposes for years, put them away and buy this tool immediately!Here's the deal:

1) These makita impact drivers (12 volts) have twice the torque of your favorite (14-, 18- or 24-) volt cordless drill)

2) When you're driving a long screw into Southern Yellow Pine, decking, or construction lumber, you know that as much as the fastener is resisting turning into the lumber, that much reactive torque again is coming out the end of you're drills handle, forcing you to brace yourself, push with all your might, get worn out, etc.

I bought this tool a few months ago on the advice of a friend.A bad car accident some time ago relieved me of much of my former upper body strength, and I just could not apply the force required to drive 2-1/2" + construction screws or lags with cordless drills.Because the makita uses an impact mechanism to drive the fasteners, it sends zero reactive torque back to the can drive 6" timber screws through SYP or engineered lumber with this thing, even over your head or while leaning on a ladder, and they go right in, no fooling.You'll need to apply about as much pressure to the gun as you'd use to hold a can of beer.It's that powerful.

Three words:buy this tool!

Addressing some complaints:
A) It's loud.Yeah, so are circular saws, hammer drills, table saws, routers, vaccum cleaners, lawnmowers, planers, etc.See the connection?All these things can be found on CONSTRUCTION SITES.Construction Sites are NOISY PLACES.Don't use this tool (or any of the above) in the nursery while the baby is sleeping...

B) It's too powerful.Don't do fine detail work with this, like securing cabinet hardware or tightening electrical screws.Since you don't feel reactive torque, you don't know how badly you're stripping the screws and holes.That stuff is why we all still have screwdrivers in our toolboxes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great tool
Well, I had this tool for almost two years now and I am quite satisfied with it.It squeezes into tight places and is very light weight with plenty of torque. The only complaint I have is that the battery seemed to die a little quickly.I abused this tool a little (the trigger cover broke off, the variable speed no longer works and I dropped it too many times to keep count of), but it keeps working.I plan to get a 14.4 volt model next for a little more torque and battery longevity. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the batter issue.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful quality
As a professional cabinetmaker/fabricator I have all manner of power tools (a half dozen routers, six drills, grinders, various saws, etc.), but this is far and away my favorite of the lot. Sure, comparing a router to a drill is silly, but some tools make you feel good while you're using them and others just don't get you very excited. Somewhere in that recipe for power tool bliss is a combination of quality, effectiveness, ergonomics, and several other mystery ingredients. This tool has them all.

With an all-metal gear housing, fine bearing and gear innards, and a sturdy plastic body, this tool just feels like quality. It purrs when you run it. It is light and compact, and for those of us who have gotten over the need for flashy macho power tools and have instead prioritized effective function over fashionable mega-volts sure appreciate a tool that gets the job done and doesn't give us tendonitis after a couple hours. You pros who use your tools all day know what I'm talking about. The compact size is great for cabinetmaking and working in smaller spaces.

This machine is plenty powerful. Makita and all of the other guys make 14.4V, 18V, and even 24V (paleeeze!) impact drivers, but I can't imagine how they would be necessary for 98% of the users out there. The guys at work won't snap towels at you in the locker room if you show up with this tool, even though it is only 12V. Once they see it in action they'll want one too! You can drive all day with this baby and the batteries last for an amazingly long time. I use mine mainly for driving screws into wood, but I've also used it for driving lag screws and other heavier applications. No problem.

There is one thing, however, that every potential buyer should know. This tool is not a direct substitute for a regular drill, even with the excellent optional drill chuck available from Makita. This tool drives fasteners into materials about as effectively as possible, but it is a mediocre drill. It will do in a pinch (I've even run taps with it), but it is more of a secondary tool than a primary drill. Use it in conjunction with your favorite power drill for best results. Building a deck and driving 1,000 deck screws? Buy this tool. Drilling a bunch of holes in metal, wood, or any other material? Get out your drill.

That being said, I love this tool. I've gotten more use and satisfaction out of it than any tool in my arsenal and I can't say enough good things about it. Buy and be happy! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Makita    2. (Maketa)    3. (Mikita)    4. Cordless Tools    5. (Volt)    6. (V)    7. Impact Drivers & Wrenches   


Asin: B00012Z0WK
Sales Rank: 23822
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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  • Kit saves $45 compared to buying tools individually
  • Includes the most common tools for electronics troubleshooting
  • Probes and hooks specially designed to reach in tight spaces
  • Complete kit in a sleek, durable carrying case

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great deal on Fluke
This kit offers a great deal of value.If you need the "works" to get your job done, save money and buy this kit.I love mine. ... Read more

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