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    1. Strait-Line 64001 Laser Level
    2. Dremel 8000-01 10.8 Volt Lithium-Ion
    3. Black & Decker BDL100S BullsEye
    4. Dremel 3956-02 Variable Speed
    5. Mr. Heater MH9B 9,000 BTU Portable
    6. Freud SD5088" Super Dado Set with
    7. Leatherman 67010103HWave
    8. Racor PBH-1R ProStor Hoist Monster
    9. Bosch 3915 10" Slide Compound
    10. Bessey KBK2440 Cabinet Door Clamp
    11. Sisco MTV7Solid Hardwood Utility
    12. Bosch 1587AVSK Top-Handle Jig
    13. DEWALT DC759KA Heavy-Duty 1/2"
    14. DEWALT DW618PKV 2-1/4 HP Electronic
    15. Bucket Boss Brand 01056 Bucket
    16. Makita LS1013 Dual Slide Compound
    17. DEWALT DW4KIT-2 18-Volt XRP 1/2"
    18. Petzl E43P Tikka LED Headlamp
    19. DEWALT DC500 Multi-Volt Cordless/Corded
    20. Freud 91-100 13-Piece 1/2" Shank

    1. Strait-Line 64001 Laser Level
    by IRWIN
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $84.00
    Asin: B000065CE7
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    If only this had been in our toolbox a year ago when westruggled to install a suspended ceiling in the basement. This littleguy puts out an actual laser line vertically, horizontally, or at anyangle. It's wonderfully simple and dead-on accurate. Just position thealignment notch with the guidance of the dual bubble levels, push thetabs to anchor the self-retracting pushpins, and raise the lens coverfor hands-free accuracy. The recessed rubber grip offers sure handling,but this tool also sports an impact-resistant body, just in case.Hardly bigger than a 25-foot measuring tape, this tool will tuck nicelyinto any toolbox and serve decorators, builders, remodelers, anddo-it-yourselfers equally well. It doesn't come with batteries, so havetwo AAs on hand. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


    • Saves time / Easy one person operation
    • Projects a 30+ foot visible laser guide line
    • Laser beam will not harm finished environments
    • Laser skips over small imperfections, moldings, and uneven surfaces, casting a continuous line
    • Self-retracting push pins hold the unit on drywall or wood

    Reviews (58)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Necessity for the Female toolbox.
    Hanging pictures and shelves use to cause friction between my husband and me. Now I do not have to ask for help. The Laser Level is a must have for the ladies toolbox........

    1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk
    I bought this thing from a local home improvement store thinking it would be handy to use for hanging items on the wall and providing layout lines for flooring, etc.Wrong!The retractable pins that are supposed to hold it to a wall or ceiling or whatever, retract continuously and it won't stay in place. The laser line is practically invisible so it was of no use even if I had a project where I could just set it on the floor. It does seem to be fairly impact resistant proven by the number of times the pins retracted and it fell off the wall plus throwing it across the room out of frustration didn't seem to hurt it.However, it was a piece of junk before I threw it and it's still a piece of junk.I don't even know where it is anymore and I don't care.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    Too bad I didn't have this years ago.

    Very handy!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Measuring & Layout Tools    2. Line Lasers    3. Marking Tools    4. Home    5. Tools   

    2. Dremel 8000-01 10.8 Volt Lithium-Ion 5,000 - 35,000 RPM Cordless Rotary Tool
    by Dremel
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $79.99 -- our price: $67.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DEZL9
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Remember how cool we all thought that first Dremel was? We're reliving the feeling with this one: lighter, faster, smarter, better, and stronger. The main improvement over the last generation is the battery source: lithium-ion. There are so many reasons to applaud. Lithium holds its charge up to six times longer in storage than nickel-cadmium batteries, so it's ready when you are. Remember the disappointment when you were ready and your battery was low? That won't happen with this one. It's got a battery fuel gauge that tells you how much life is left before a recharge, so you won't be caught without your Dremel, and if you choose to keep it on its charger, you won't cause memory and shorten the charge capacity. It's small, it's light, it's comfortable and maneuverable; it's everything the corded models are, but without the cord. We love it.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


    • Small and lightweight for easier handling and less fatigue
    • 50% more power to handle the toughest jobs
    • 40% more speed; the highest speed available in cordless rotary tools
    • Holds a charge 6-times longer than NiCd batteries, so it's ready when you need it
    • Lithium-Ion batteries can be recharged at any time without damaging charge capacity or run-time

    Reviews (16)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cord or cordless?
    I bought the Dremel 10.8v rotary cordless drill for the purpose of removing tile grout. At first it worked well. But, the battery only lasted 45 minutes. Then the problems started. The 1/16 inch grout bits only lasted a few minutes then broke. I had better luck when I was removing 1/8 inch grout because the 1/8 inch bit lasted for hours before it started getting dull. Since the grout bits are not well made, I found another brand that cuts much better, much cheaper in price, and last longer.

    I HAD to get the grout removed and this was the only tool I found that would do that. But, after a few days the Dremel broke. I still had grout to take care of, so I bought a corded Dremel to continue the work while the cordless was sent in for repairs. To the credit of Dremel, the cordless was promptly repaired and returned along with a free accessory for my trouble. I started using the cordless again and it stopped working again. This time it just stayed on fast speed. So, off it went to the post office again to send in this thing for repair. It is repaired again, but this time I am using the corded Dremel.

    I also tried the tool on other jobs such as removing paint from a window frame, sanding a small section of wood, drilling a pilot hole for a screw, and cutting off a screw that I could not remove. What I found was that the Dremel did a fair job if you have a steady hand. However, some of the accessories either break easily or grind down quickly. And these accessories are not cheap. You can easily spend 3 times the price in bits and accessories than what you pay for the tool itself.

    The bottom line is, this thing is mostly good for small work such as crafts. But, can also come in handy when a large drill or sander just will not fit. Just stay away from the cordless.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best
    This dremel is the best cordless rotary tool out there it has plenty of power with power to spare there just isn't enough room for me to say how good it is.Plus the customer support is just amazing they care about the customer and they are willing to help above and beyond.

    5-0 out of 5 stars State of the Art in cordless Dremel tools
    I have used Dremel tools for over 30 years and have recently found that cordless tools of any brand add another dimension to a tools user friendliness. I tried a number of other Dremel like tools that were cordless, but none could compare to this tool. If you need a rotary tool like this one, spend you money on this one. You will be glad you did. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Dremel    2. (Dremmel)    3. Cordless Tools    4. Rotary Tools    5. (Rotery)   

    3. Black & Decker BDL100S BullsEye Laser Line Generator with Stud Finder
    by Black & Decker
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $85.00
    Asin: B00006S7D2
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Hang new kitchen cabinets, tile the bathroom wall, install a border in the baby's room, add shelving to your home office--the Black & Decker BullsEye laser line generator and stud finder is the tool for the job. In fact, the BullsEye is two tools in one. The built-in stud finder works at depths up to 3/4 inches and provides both an LED and alarm indicator to signal when you've reached the edge of a stud. Once you locate the studs in the wall you're working with, you can then hang the BullsEye at the appropriate height using either the included drywall pushpin (for drywall surfaces) or the keyhole insert with a standard screw or nail (for all other surfaces). Activate the self-leveling laser lines, and the built-in pendulum levels the unit automatically. Depending on the light conditions in your work area, the laser lights should be visible up to 10 feet in either direction. No more chalk lines or straight edges. Just a clean, accurate guide for where to place your fasteners. The included target cones are effective up to 50 feet in either direction of the unit, providing an overall work surface of up to 100 feet in length. The BullsEye works best indoors and is intended for the home enthusiast. Professionals will likely want something a bit more versatile (the BullsEye works only on a true horizontal axis, so it can't determine plumb or set a straight line at any other angle).--Carl Thress ... Read more


    • Target cones enhance visibility of light at long distances
    • Laser line automatically levels
    • Stud finder detects studs through walls up to 3/4-inch thick
    • Rubber overmold provides comfort and grip when handheld
    • Hanging pin fastens unit to wall for hands-free convenience

    Reviews (25)

    5-0 out of 5 stars How did we live without this?
    This tool is WONDERFUL.It's the best stud-finder we've ever used.It actually is accurate!I just used the laser level to hang borders in three rooms, and the job went a whole lot faster and smoother than I anticipated.Worth the investment!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Handy, but not super accurate
    This is a really good product idea, but unfortunately mine didn't live up to expectations. My laser level is about an inch out of level over 10 feet. That's probably within building specs, but I figured a product packing a laserbeam would be a lot more accurate.

    I have some walls that are 20 feet long. I'd hoped to put this level on the wall and hang a bunch of pictures along a level line, but I can see the few inches of error when I look for it, and that'd drive me nuts.

    I only use it for jobs that my spirit level can't span, but that are still under about 10 feet. Anything bigger and I get the chalk line out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tool
    I love this tool. We built a new house and I used it for hanging curtain rods, verticla blinds, pictures and shelves. Our wall decorations look organized and very stylish. I like the fact that you can mark on the adjacent wall.

    We have these shelves for my kids room that are beautiful but are a total nightmare to hang. It took me 3 tries at our previous house to hang them because there is no room for variance. I hung them in 1 try using this tool.

    I have read other reviews where people complain about the holes left when hanging the device and it's nonsense. It really is a pin sized hole.

    This is the best tool I have purchsed in 10 years because it saves me so much time when doing projects. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Black & Decker    2. (Black and Decker)    3. Measuring & Layout Tools    4. Line Lasers    5. Scanners    6. (Stud Finders)    7. (Studfinders)    8. (Stud Sensors)    9. (Stud Sensers)   

    4. Dremel 3956-02 Variable Speed MultiPro Super Kit With 77-Piece Accessory Kit
    by Dremel
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $145.06 -- our price: $79.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006JSPB
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    While there are a number of rotary tools on the market made by a host of different manufacturers, the Dremel Moto Tool is the one they all strive to copy. Dremel's MultiPro variable-speed model is great for a huge range of projects, from home improvement tasks to hobbies and crafting. It has a continuously adjustable speed range from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm, which allows the user to effectively work with materials as soft as balsa wood and as hard as ceramics. The flexible shaft that comes with this model is great for working in tight spots many rotary tools can't touch. The kit also comes with an assortment of accessories and a handy carrying case. Others may copy it, but Dremel has been making rotary tools so long they've come close to perfecting the idea. --Brian Trinen ... Read more


    • Variable speed, from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm
    • Quick-change collet
    • Flexible shaft attachment, 77 bits, and two clamps
    • 5-year warranty

    Reviews (23)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love my dremel
    After more than 10 years of heavy use (maybe abuse) my Dremel 395
    finally died last night.I can't get a new one fast enough, but I thought I might take the chance get a newer model.Alot could have changed in ten years, but after reading the reviews of the newer 395D and 400 models it sounds they would never stand up to the way I use my Dremel.So I think I'll be getting another trusty 395.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tool & Value
    Wanted one of these since was a kid.Finally (at 40) bought one and cant figure how I used to do projects without one.Anyone considering the kit without the flex shaft should reconsider.The flex shaft makes this the most versatile tool I own.

    4-0 out of 5 stars VERY VERSITILE....
    I recieved this tool as a christmas gift in 2003. I make decorative boxes of all types and thought it would be handy for sanding tight radius, especially inside the box cavity. It does this duty extremely well, I am able to effectively remove all saw marks in those real tight area's and achieve a nicer finished product. What did surprise me was how many other task's I can use this little powerhouse for. I find myself using it for carving contours on the outside of the boxes a lot, with the variable speed you can maintain control easily, following the grain pattern, no matter how wild it may be. Then using one of the fine pointed stones, I can undercut the contour and polish it out, leaving a real head scratcher of a detail not usually found in decorative boxes. I use it to end cut drawer handles that are too small to chop with a saw, and to trim "keys" on mitered corners. Every time I am trying to think of a way to accomplish some wild (dumb?) way to accomplish something with wood I end up reaching for the dremel. With the flexi shaft, vari speed and "pencil" end it is so easy to control, that you can let your imagination get the best of you and still accomplish the finish you are looking for. Every one know's the common capabilities of this little tool, cutting, carving, sanding, grinding, etc, etc, but there are more.
    I have had and used this tool for a year now and have had zero problems with it. I too wish I could find some finer sanding tubes, up to 220 would be nice, but I have made some using a worn out tube, 220 paper and super glue. Not a glamorous looking device but it works. When using the stones to polish wood they do clog up, just touch them to a rubber sanding wheel cleaner and they clean right up. I made blocks to hold all the differant attachments, and the case sits in one of the bins under my worktable. I am very happy with this tool and would recommend it to anyone for light, tight work. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Dremel    2. (Dremmel)    3. Rotary Tools   

    5. Mr. Heater MH9B 9,000 BTU Portable Buddy Propane Heater
    by Mr. Heater
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $129.95 -- our price: $62.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005LEXI
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The lightweight and portable Mr. Heater MH9B propane heater is amust for anyone looking to stay warm in cold conditions. Designed foruse indoors or out, the MH9B heats up 200 square feet of spacequickly, safely, and efficiently. A spark-to-light ignition andautomatic low-oxygen shutoff system make the MH9B a safe alternative toother heaters. Use it in the garage or workshop, while camping, at thecabin, in the fish house, while hunting--anywhere you need to stay warm.Pack it in your car trunk for roadside emergencies, or fire it up as abackup heater on those cold nights when the power goes out in your home.Freestanding or wall mounted, this is one heater you'll feel confidentusing for years to come. --Carl Thress ... Read more


    • Runs for up to six hours on one disposable propane cylinder
    • 4,000 or 9,000 BTU radiant propane heater
    • Low-oxygen shutoff system operates automatically
    • Designed for indoor/outdoor use
    • Uses the standard 1-pound disposable propane cylinder

    Reviews (29)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Little Heater is a Big help!
    This heater has a small footprint and doesn't take up much space.It is working great in our garage as a supplement to our electric heater.It is nice and toasty up close to it, and it warms our 2 car garage up slowly to a decent level to do woodworking.It is perfect because my second electric heater was tripping the circuit breaker whenever I used power tools.

    The only thing to remember is to keep it away from the sawdust!I like it so much, we're buying another one, so we can ditch the other electric heater.(I'm tired of tripping on cords!)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Reply about Lack of filter ruined my heater.
    When I pulled my heater out to use it the pilot wouldn't light. I diagnosed my problem to be the regulator, not the control valve. The guy's statement about using a trap (filter) for 20lb tanks is incorrect.If what he said was true why isn't there a trap (filter) on every gas grill, outdoor heater, and any other appliance that normally uses a propane tank other than the 1lb tank? The reason for the trap (filter) is when the gas supply is delivered by iron pipe. Initially the pipe has oil inside it due to the manufacturing process and to prevent it from rusting before it is put into use. The viscosity of the oil is heavy so the trap (filter) collects this oil and later any scale that may occur from the inside surface of the pipe. Without the trap (filter) the oil or particles of scale could end up in the control valve preventing it from operating properly. If you use copper lines or a rubber gas line there isn't any need for a trap(filter).

    4-0 out of 5 stars About filters....
    The mention of filters that I saw was a recommedation for a TRAP, not a filter, as it was called. It is common in professionally installed propane appliances to have a trap. I haven't ever seen a trap used on a portable appliance. The trap is essentially a pipe "T" with a short section of pipe going down, terminated by a cap. The other side of the "T" goes up to the appliance.The trap allows chunks of debris fall into it; it is in no way a filter. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Heaters    2. Camping Accessories   

    6. Freud SD5088" Super Dado Set with Anti-Kickback Design
    by Freud
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $337.50 -- our price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004RK0P
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Freud's 8-inch Super Dado set produces some of the smoothest square-bottom grooves and rabbets possible. Stacked dado sets like this one are more accurate and reliable than wobble dados, which leave a rounded bottom in the groove and can cause splintering and chipping. Freud's Super Dado set is especially good at producing smooth, chip-free results in plywoods and veneers. It features Freud's unique kickback-reducing design for safe dadoing even when used in a radial-arm saw. The set includes two outside blades, six four-wing chippers, and a set of shims, and it stores in a handy protective case. It adjusts in 1/32-inch increments, and even finer increments using the included shims. This Freud set is among the best-manufactured and well-designed dado sets available. --Brian Trinen ... Read more


    • Covered by Freud's limited lifetime warranty
    • Thick micrograin carbide tips
    • Kickback reducing design
    • Chip-free, flat-bottom cuts in plywood and laminates
    • Includes storage case and shim set

    Reviews (123)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Freud is top shelf in my book
    Excellent tool with superb craftsmanship.Freud is top quality in my book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I recommend paying extra for better
    I used to do all of my ratteting and dado cutting with various size straight/rabbet router bits and a homemade jig/guide fence system.I figured I'd bite the bullet and buy a dado blade.After doing some research and getting over the sticker shock of the average $200-$250 price range for most dado sets, I figured that I go for the SD208 for only $90.I figured that since it is from Freud, it can't be all that bad, no matter how much cheaper it is than the other models.Overall, I think the SD208 is a good buy COMPARED to all of the other dado sets and their prices of 2-3 times more than the SD208.More specifically, here are my thoughts:


    1) The storage/carrying case is great.Durable plastic with an arbor-like post to mount the blades on.

    2)Price.As I said, this blade is a comparatively good deal compared to other sets in the $200-$250 price range.

    3)Shims are included.From what I've been told, some sets don't include shims.I can't verify that, but this set does indeed include shims.I believe there are 5-7 differenly sized shims.


    1)My biggest gripe with this set is that the bottom of the cuts are far from being flat.Whether using the outerblades by themselves, or using them with different configurations of chippers, each cut bottom has multiple ridges/blade marks.

    2)Shims aren't size labeled.Freud gives a great little chart showing what size chippers and shims are needed for differentcuts.However, the shims aren't labeled at all.They are merely blank circular cuts of metal.However, as any woodworker knows, you should always run your own test cuts for any I'm in no way livid with Freud.It would just be a little nicety if they could label the shims.

    As I said, I think the SD208 set is comparatively a great blade for its price, when viewd against other sets.However, I would recommend not skimping on price and upgraded to one of the higher-end Freuds or a Forrest set.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Try to get it sharpened
    I run a small woodworking shop and I purchased the Dial-A-Width Dado.I think it is a great dado, but it has a -12 degree grind on it.Every sharpening shop in Denver cannot sharpen it without buying an expensive computer program for their machines and they will not buy it unless they can make enough off the sharpening to pay for it.I called Freud about having them sharpen it and they said they are not in the sharpening business.Buyer beware. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Freud    2. (Frued)    3. Blades    4. Table Saw Blades    5. Dado    6. (Tablesaws)   

    7. Leatherman 67010103HWave
    by Leatherman
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $98.00
    Asin: B000065UE7
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    The Wave is the flagship of the Leatherman line, and we would argue that it's the company's most versatile multitool to date. It comes loaded with 17 different tools, including everything from pliers to screwdrivers to wire cutters. We really like the Wave's quality construction, its four locking blades, and the fact that the user can get at the knife without having to open up the whole tool--a nice improvement over the original model. While nobody's going to replace a tool set or do major auto repairs with the Wave, it's absolutely invaluable for a wide range of quick, on-the-spot jobs. --Brian Trinen ... Read more


    • Includes a nylon belt sheath
    • Blades that are accessible from the outside of the tool
    • 17 tools in 1
    • 25 year warranty
    • One handed opening

    Reviews (70)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice tool! Sheath not very "Deluxe".
    The tool looks very useful and well made but the sheath looks like a piece of junk.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't leave the bedroom without it
    I have had the wave for years now, and I have finally worn it down to where I need to get a new one.This thing has been at my side and provided me with countless experiences of being able to fix something ON THE SPOT.The weight is not too heavy at all for me. The scissors work great (I have even cut stainless steel shim with them).The pliers have been used for numerous fixes and the jaws of mine have finally worn smooth.The wire cutters have worked great.The hard wire cutter has never failed me unless I am trying to cut steel cable (a difficult task for any pair of plier-like cutters), but even then I can still manage to do it.The screwdrives have been abused yet still function very well.The blades accept a good sharpening and last for a good while after sharpening.The file is bar-none the BEST file on any multi-tool I have ever seen, and is better than most dedicated files I have used.The diamond file is spectacular.The single-handed blade opening and single-handed plier opening are features I have come to depend on.This is just a great tool that allows me to GET MORE DONE!The leather sheath is also very rugged yet quickly became supple and remains a durable home for this tool.
    No, it's not the perfect tool for any one specific task, but it is a very useful tool nonetheless and serves it's purpose without fail.I am amazed mine has lasted as long as it has considering how often I use it, which is pretty much every single day.If I am wearing pants or shorts with a belt, then I have my leatherman.The only nuisance is I have to remember to pack it in my luggage prior to flying!
    Worth every penny, and then some.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A nice try with room for improvement
    I am a hunter, knife collector, long range bicycle rider, fisherman and construction worker. I have used a leatherman wave for the past 7 months. While it is by far the best multi tool I have ever seen, it most definitly not without it's faults. The biggest general problem is the tiny standard blade. It will cut paper and a few other things, but it's not suitable for large tasks. Another problem is the "wire stripper". This lousy feature is not much better, if any than a standard utility knife at stripping wire. Stripping wire like this simply wastes time. The well made scissors could easily be replaced by real wire strippers, or you could make the tool larger and fit both which would make this a far better device for those who use tools for a living. The final problem is a lack of a small phillips screw driver. This is a a very important tool which I hope will be included on future models. I personaly think leatherman would do well to make their tools fifty percent larger so they could include bigger blades, a real wire stripper and a much smaller philips screw driver. The wave is tiny and making it a little bigger would not really sacrafice portability. Even with it's problems this tool has served me well. If you have a need for such a tool the wave is the best out there. By the way, I never did get a tool adaptor so I don't know what to tell you about those. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. (Swiss Army Knives)    2. (Knife)    3. (Multitools)    4. Camping Accessories    5. Hand Tools    6. Multi-tools   

    8. Racor PBH-1R ProStor Hoist Monster
    by Racor
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $39.99 -- our price: $24.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000051XJ2
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    You have to love something as clever as this. We've struggledwith hoisting bikes onto storage hooks in the garage, and that's justnot the way to live--this is. Just screw the pulley system into theceiling studs, thread rope through the guides, attach the rope to your bike, and effortlessly raise your bike to the ceiling. Pro Stor's Monster bike lift hoists bikes as heavy as 50 pounds up to a 12-foot ceiling, and you don't evenbreak a sweat. The locking mechanism prevents accidental release, andyour bike is out of the way. Solid-steel construction leaves nothing toworry about. We like this Monster. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


    • Solid steel construction delivers a 50-pound load capacity
    • Bike not included
    • Store your bike safely from the ceiling of your garage
    • Unique rope locking mechanism secures the bike
    • For use on ceilings up to 12 feet high

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great space saver
    I have a small garage, and did not have enough space to store my 2 bikes.I recently purchased 2 of these, and problem solved.

    This is a great product!My only advice to the manufacturer / installer would be to pre-drill a pilot hole for the wood screws because the phillips head stripped out too easy.I ended up getting some longer wood screws with a flat head (instead of phillips) and that worked better.

    But overall, installation was a snap, and I am very satisfied with this product!

    5-0 out of 5 stars IF YOU CAN'T GO HORIZONTAL...GO VERTICAL !!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good products get excellent reviews
    I bought 3 boxes as well, and must say they really are a great way to gain some floor space back.Everything is well packaged, good instructions, and a breeze to install.Simply a great product. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Hardware    2. Utility Hooks    3. Hoists   

    9. Bosch 3915 10" Slide Compound Miter Saw includes Dust Bag and Work Clamp
    by BOSCH (S-B Powertools)
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $748.00 -- our price: $374.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000223EO
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Bosch builds good saws. This 10-inch sliding compound miter saw has the smooth, easy-to-control action we demand in a slider. This saw's built burly, too--here's a slider that looks likely to survive a tumble off the back of a pickup truck (not that we tested it). The blade guard has good action and retracts well, so visibility and motion aren't restricted when cutting and there's no danger of it binding or sticking. The grip is contoured and tapered for the human hand, no matter the size--but there is a safety switch that makes this saw difficult to use left-handed. Bosch has also cleverly mounted the important wrenches and keys on the body of the saw (exactly the sort of attention to detail that makes toolhounds happy). We tip our hardhats to the good people at Bosch; they've made a great saw. --Michael Shilling ... Read more


    • Dual rail design - For superior accuracy
    • Powerful 13.0 Amp motor, 2.8 max. tool HP
    • Crown miter detents - 31.6? miter and 33.9? bevel detents for quick, accurate crown cuts
    • Large 25" aluminum base with 3" extension for 28" total length - Provides extra support
    • Tall 3-1/2" Fence - For easy bevel set-ups and increased crown molding cutting capacities

    Reviews (78)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bosch rocks
    Personally, I think woodworkers around the country should trade in their power tools for credit and replace them all with Bosch.
    I started using bosch tools over 12 years ago in a furniture shop, and my first experience with their tools was a jigsaw, which apparently has since reached legendary status.
    This particular jigsaw was thoroughly abused every day for years.We'd burn through all the sears brand stuff, replacing them every few months, but the Bosch tools only needed the occasional cleaning and replacement blade.
    I saw first hand the kind of torture Bosch tools could withstand and have been a devoted fan ever since.
    In addtionl to the durabiltiy inherent in nearly ALL their tools, i've also found them to be highly ACCURATE, which is absolutely required when crafting furniture.
    This particular tool carries on the long tradition of high quality, tough, accurate and well designed tools from bosch.
    I'd give their tools 6 stars if i could.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You won't beat this deal!
    I must admit I was worried about purchasing this saw, because it seemed to cheap (price) compared to comparable Dewalt, Porter Cable, makita saws.However, bosch makes great equipment, and they came through with this one as well.

    After setting this up and testing it, I have to give it 5 stars simply because the price is unbelievable, and the saw performs flawlessly.There are a few minor things I would change if I could, but they are minimal and not very important, only matters of design, convenience, etc. see below.

    One negative reviewer stated that the detents weren't adjustable, and couldn't believe Bosch would build a saw without adjustments.This is incorrect.In order to adjust the angles on a miter saw, you need to change the relative position of the detents to the fence.On some saws, like the Porter cable, you can move the detents.On others, such as this, you move the fence.(The detents are cast in position and can't be moved).My saw wasn't correct out of the box, so I followed the instructions and loosed the fence and squared it to the blade with a combination square.However, this was difficult to do, and it still ended up slightly out of adjustment when tested on a board.My advice, which made it a piece of cake:Pick a 12" piece of wood with a perfectly straight edge (I used MDF), make a cut, check the square, adjust the fence and retighten, make another cut, and continue until you are dead on square at 90 degrees.This method wasted a little bit of wood, but I got it adjusted dead on accurate in about 5 minutes, and no fumbling around with a square against the blade.

    Once I got the 90 degree detent in position, I checked the others making 45 degree cuts in both directions on 6 inch material and the results were PERFECT.I mean dead on perfect.I can't imagine better miters.

    Another reviewer said there was play in the detents of 1 degree or so.If you put it in a detent and don't tighten the knob, there is some play, but only like 1/4 degree or so, and if you tighten the knob as you are supposed to, the play is taken up and the blade centers on the detent dead on in the middle, same place everytime I try it.If used correctly, there is no play.

    Other positive's:
    -Comes with a quality 40 tooth blade.You don't have to buy a new blade to get good results with this saw.Most of the others come with a cheap blade that will cause tear out on your trim.
    -Wrenches included for fence and blade, and mounted on the rear of the saw in convenient'll never find yourself without the wrench you need.
    -Adjustable slide on left end of saw gives you a little bit of extension in the table, about 4-5 inches.
    -No upward kick with startup like my old delta saw, and what I hear from dewalt.I hated my old saw for that.I would line up the cut, and then when I hit start, the saw would kick and make my board jump, and I'd have to line it up again with the blade spinning.This saw doesn't do that, I'm happy to say.

    -Dust collection isn't very effective, but I've never seen a miter saw that is.Seems average to me.
    -Handle is vertical position.I would prefer horizontal like the dewalt, but I don't think it's worth paying the extra money.Then again, I don't make miter cuts all day everyday.
    -Blade guard is a little too cautious in my opinion, and not adjustable.Guard stays pretty low to the table, so when you are lining up the cut, you have to have your eyes nearly level with the board to see your mark.In other words, the guard obstructs your view if you are looking from above the saw at all.Easy fix is to mount the saw in a high position, as most people do with miters anyway.However, if you put the saw on the floor temporarily to do a few quick cuts, this can be a real pain.

    Overall, a lot of thought went into the design of this saw.It is well constructed, the quality you'd expect from bosch, and dead-on accurate.It does everything I would expect it to do and more, and at a price that I still can't believe.I had reservations before I bought it, but now I'm thrilled that I did.Thanks Bosch!

    5-0 out of 5 stars great blade
    It's great for slicing wood (walnut,maple,redwood,and mahagony) very clean and precise.It can slice just about anything.I have read that the Makita has a nice blade included with their model and the Hitachi with the LAZER sounds cool ($500.00) but this saw was excellent for the price. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bosch    2. (Bosh)    3. Saws    4. Miter Saws    5. (Mitre Saws)    6. (Mitersaws)    7. (Mitresaws)   

    10. Bessey KBK2440 Cabinet Door Clamp Kit
    by Bessey
    Tools & Hardware (10 November, 2000)
    list price: $230.75 -- our price: $142.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000302XC
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    This Bessey cabinet door kit is a huge favorite of cabinetmakers everywhere, and for good reason. With to their rock-solid, nonmarring, glue-resistant jaws, this set of clamps is distributes pressure evenly across a surface, so bowing and lifting is virtually eliminated. The right-angle jaws are ideal for assembly work, and the clamps have easy-to-grip wooden handles and solid-steel screws. The kit includes two 24-inch clamps, two 40-inch clamps, and one KP block set. --Jonathon Tudor ... Read more


    • Kit includes two 24-inch clamps, two 40-inch clamps, and one KP block set
    • Design ensures that jaws remain parallel
    • All-steel jaws encased in nonmarring, glue-resistant material
    • Ideal for frameless construction, furniture construction, and countertop fabrication
    • Allows easy face-to-face and edge-to-edge gluing

    Reviews (72)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't have said it better
    I was going to write a review of the Bessey cabinet clamps but I read what Alan Freedman said and I couldn't have said it better.So, to use Alan Freedman's comments (which I totally agree with)....

    WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THEM: These are best clamps for squaring up a cabinet side/face frame ever. They work great standing up on a workbench. I consider them an invaluable part of my woodworking shop.

    THE OTHER STUFF: These are not the end all. I still use my jorgenson clamps a lot. They apply point pressure (versus even pressure across the face of the clamp) which can be useful for truing up some jobs and clamping some irregular surfaces. The Bessey clamps are pretty heavy which can be ackward when clamping with one hand (and using the other hand to hold the project together).

    THE BOTTOM LINE: You can never have too many clamps. I would not have less than a pair of the Bessey clamps in my shop. Four are better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars these are great clamps
    My only complaint is the price, but you get your money's worth. I plan to pick up a few more of these sometime in the future. The faces give you square pressure against the stock, which I find really important for edge gluing and cabinet building. I keep a little pressure on the heads for storage. The one time I did not I rotated the clamp head vertically and the clamp body slid down pinching my hand on the way down.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes Woodworking an Absolute Pleasure!
    My husband has been using his grandfather's pipe clamps for years.After doing extensive research, he finally decided to invest in some Bessey's.Needless to say, it's made his woodworking pasttime even more enjoyable.In fact, he liked these so well that he bought a second, identical set.These clamps are well worth the money! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bessey    2. (Bessy)    3. Clamps    4. Bar & Pipe Clamps   

    11. Sisco MTV7Solid Hardwood Utility Chest
    by SISCO
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $69.99 -- our price: $49.99
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    Asin: B00005RJAS
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Looking for a tool chest that's as finely crafted as the toolsit houses? Or perhaps a utility chest to house fine jewelry, games, or afavorite collection? The four-drawer (five-compartment) Sisco MTV7 isversatile enough to meet virtually any storage need. Crafted of solidhardwood, with brass-plated accents and plush, green felt lining, thisis one utility chest that looks equally at home in the workshop, thestudy, or atop a dresser. All in all, this is a practical, elegantstorage case. --Carl Thress ... Read more


    • Drawers feature felt lining to protect contents
    • Built of solid hardwood material for long life
    • Stores, organizes, and protects anything from hand tools to sports cards
    • Brass-plated hardware and side-mounted carrying handles
    • Top tray height is 2.25 inches in height, drawers are 1.375 inches

    Reviews (33)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great value for the price
    I bought this chest for my blade collection.It arrived in great shape and on time.The finish and hardware are in excellent shape.I'm very happy with it and it displays beautifully.I would highly recommend it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good quality for the money
    I bought one of these about four years ago, and now I am going to buy another because I have filled the first one up.For $50 I was pleased with its quality and had none of the issues other reviewers have had.Mine arrived in good condition ( it made it to a remote Alaska island intact)and has held up well to the abuses a two year old can 'throw' at it.I would love to see them come out with one with slightly deeper drawers.Thats about the only thing I can fault.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not Even Worth $50
    Read the reviews for the discontinued chest -- all applies here.This is a cheap, shoddily constructed fiberboard chest which arrived with a crushed corner, separation of one side, and drawer bottoms that look like little more than cardboard with green felt flocked on.One of the front and one of the back hinges were installed crooked, and I didn't need a laser to see that.

    Don't buy this, and if you do, do what I did -- return it the next day.This isn't worthy of Amazon, unless they want to sell it as "seconds merchandise" for $5-10, including shipping.
    ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Tool Storage    2. Tool Boxes    3. (Toolboxes)   

    12. Bosch 1587AVSK Top-Handle Jig Saw Kit
    by Bosch
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $266.00 -- our price: $129.99
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    Asin: B00004S90L
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Bosch invented the jig saw, and, with its top-handle models, it's getting close to perfecting it. The 1587AVSK has a nicely shaped handle, tapered where other saws are not, and a nice rubber grip that lets users (of all hand sizes) steer the tool firmly in hand. (Some toolmakers ignore ergonomics, but not Bosch--and we appreciate it.) The safety mechanism works well with the trigger, and the cut is super smooth. We like the variable-speed dial, the light weight, and the foot plate's plastic cover, which ensures that surfaces won't get scratched as they can by saws with metal plates. The blade-change system--if a little tricky at first--works great. No question about it, this jig saw keeps up Bosch's reputation as one of the prime movers in the power tool industry. --Michael Shilling ... Read more


    • 4-Stage orbital action adjusts blade motion - To match workpiece and cutting task
    • Powerful 5 Amp motor, 500-3100 SPM
    • Tool-free blade change system - For fast and easy blade changes
    • Exclusive multi-directional blade clamp mechanism - For superior blade hold
    • Low-vibration design - Ensures extremely smooth operation

    Reviews (68)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great saw but...
    this is a great saw because it is well balanced and operates very smoothly. The case is very good with metal clasps that are durable, however the built-in storage area inside the case never stays closed so every time I open the case I have to stuff the spare blades back in and close the storage cover. I have had some problems with this saw that include the quick blade change mechanism, it would not release the blade easily and would not tighten all the time. I had to return it and get a new one, I bought it at Lowes so it was easy to return for a new one. Last week I droped the saw and bent the shoe so I need to replace that part but I think I'll upgrade to the Bosch 1590EVSK

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great jigsaw but documentation should be better
    I graduated from the Sears Craftsman "aren't all jigsaws the same?" mindset when I was blown away by this great saw.I found myself with limited access to tools and needed to build; this saw handled every task beautifully.Thick, thin, rip, crosscut, bevel--smooth, powerful, and accurate.The tool-less blade change is a real luxury.

    As a first time user I encountered a few bumps in the road:First, the instructions say to turn the blade change handle counterclockwise 3 turns and insert/twist the blade.Much frustration and repetition and still no luck (is it me or is it the saw?The blade won't budge!).Finally I just kept turning the handle counterclockwise and with 6 turns there was enough laxity in the shank to turn the blade and center it on the guides. Whew. I was off to the races! But it takes me 5 or 6 turns every time (definitely NOT 3). Second, the saw came with a nice assortment of blades (including the Progressors) but they looked nothing like the Sears blades I have used for 20 years. No big deal for the pros among you, but why are the teeth angled up instead of down I wondered?And what is the best use for all these different kinds of blades?No clues in the owner's manual, so I went to the "home center" closest by and looked over the selection of Bosch blades and read all the packages. I can't say I picked up much knowledge as the fronts and backs of given packages were inconsistent in their descriptions, and the descriptions were inconsistently worded between blade types. Hey Bosch, lots of room for improvement here! All the blades that looked like woodcutting blades made great, smooth cuts, so maybe it doesn't matter that much. I uased them on walnut, cherry, andfir. Third, the 90 degree detent has a fair bit of play and takes some tinkering to get the base truly square.Once I got it squared up and tightened down there was no drift despite hours of use--unlike my two Craftsman jigsaws that liked to drift and flex, requiring frequent readjustment and gnashing of teeth (my teeth, that is).

    Bottom line for you Sears diehards (excuse the pun): get a real jigsaw a start having fun.If you look around, most HD stores are still stocked from the Christmas special bundle deal: the 1587 plus a free variable speed Bosch 5" orbital sander (which works wonderfully, by the way).

    I'll be buying more Bosch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tool!!
    I own a small home improvement/remodeling company, I use this tool frequently and really like it. It has plenty of power, cuts fast and accurate and is one of my favorite tools. the fit/ finish is excellent and the blade change is super easy once you know how (it takes less than 10 seconds) I highly recommend it. ... Read more

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

    13. DEWALT DC759KA Heavy-Duty 1/2" 18V Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit
    by DeWalt
    Tools & Hardware (10 August, 2004)
    list price: $368.00 -- our price: $199.00
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    Asin: B00008WFT3
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    You need power, but you don’t want to hoist a ton. Here’s the answer. DeWalt’s revamped 18-volt compact drill/driver delivers on both counts, with a 1/2-inch chuck that grips beefy bits, an 18-position adjustable clutch, and a high-performance motor for the torque you need, packaged in a truly lightweight, comfortable drill. The variable speed has a high and low range for any application, and the reverse switch is right above the curved trigger for easy access. The included charger juices up a spent battery in an hour. We especially like the light weight, even more so because it doesn’t cost in the power department. Lots of pluses: on-board bit storage, two batteries, hard case. We think contractors will be pleased with this drill, especially after a long day.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


    • 1/2" single sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
    • Compact size: fits into the tightest conditions
    • Lightweight design (5.2 lbs.) minimizes user fatigue
    • High performance motor delivers 450 in.-lbs. of maximum torque
    • Dual speed range: 0-450 / 0-1,500 rpm delivers optimal performance

    Reviews (11)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Check you drill for runout
    Having done some research, I decided to get this drill - despite the fact that many have experienced chuck wobble or runout with some of these.When I got the drill home and put a bit in it, I was quickly disappointed.The wobble was very very noticeable while running the drill slowly.This is *unacceptable* for a $200 drill.I am done with dewalt - I don't understand why they let these drills out the door.I am returning the drill and getting the Makita comparable.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Stagnant battery problems?
    I'm not sure that my Dewalt drill is the same as this one, however it is an 18v powered drill.I bought it probably 3-1/2 or 4 years ago, and since then I've put approximately 20 or 30 hours of use on it, and when I pulled it out 2 weeks ago, dusted it off, and charged the battery, it ran at about half the speed and power it should have for about 1/8 of the time it should have, or had in the past.Is this due to the lack of use? I know I don't quick charge because of the memory it causes, and I don't store the batteries on a concrete floor or on the ground (I'm not sure if the claims that this kills batteries have any creditibility at all), but the battery charges in about 10 munites, and will run about 30 #6 1-5/8" screws in before in starts to wind down rapidly.Is this due to under use of the batteries? I would appreciate any feedback by E-mail.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wouldn't change a thing
    I have had Dewalt's 9.6v drill for several years and it has held up well.I used it to put up drywall in several rooms and it worked flawlessly and its light weight was much appreciated.However, for driving longer screws or bigger bits, it lacked the necessary torque.For these jobs, I would get out the corded drill, but this is a hassle especially outside.The 18v Dewalt is a perfect solution with all the necessary torque.I was surprised that it is not much bigger or heavier than the 9.6 v drill with most of the additional weight/bulk in the battery.Battery life is not an issue either since it comes with two batteries and one will charge faster than the other can be drained.However, the convenience and power of the 18v drill comes at a cost.I bought mine reconditioned for about a 35 percent savings and it looked brand new and worked perfectly.But even at the discounted price it is still twice as much as my Dewalt corded drill.So if budget is a concern, stick with a corded drill. It is still the most versatile tool despite its inconvenience. ... Read more

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    14. DEWALT DW618PKV 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit
    by DeWalt
    Tools & Hardware (01 October, 2003)
    list price: $446.00
    Asin: B0000DCAO5
    Sales Rank: 6665
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    • Includes router motor, bit set, fixed base, plunge base, 1/4" and 1/2" one-piece self releasing collets, wrench, sub-base concentricity gauge, vacuum adaptor, large hole sub-base, and kit box
    • 2-1/4 HP (max. motor HP), for smooth routing in toughest hardwoods
    • Quick release motor latches, to change from fixed to plunge base
    • Electronic variable speed from 8,000 to 24,000 rpm
    • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring in 1/64" increments

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dewalt Tools Really Are The Best!!
    I bought this router because I needed to make some fancy doors on cabinets I was building.This is a great tool. The router is powerful and did not have any problems cutting through hard oak. This is a great kit because sometimes you don't need the plunge base and it's much easier to cut free hand with the fixed base, smaller, more sleek. The dust collection in the plunge base isn't that great but that could be because my shop vac isn't that powerful. I have used this tool a lot and would buy it again if I had to do it over.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for any woodworker!
    I was volunteering in a workshop and they had this Dewalt router kit.I was amazed at how quiet and smooth this router was and bought one myself!It is nicely designed.The grips are very comfortable.It is easy to change between the two bases.I love the rpm ramp up feature...this prevents the router from jolting to a start.It comes with a nice case and 5 router bits.
    One slight complaint I have is that the on/off switch is hard to reach when both of your hands are on the handle.It is at the top of the router motor unit and is just out of the reach of my thumb.
    Dewalt has another winner on its hands!

    5-0 out of 5 stars DeWalt's presence in router market is strengthening!
    I have researched routers for the past 2 months. I've been in stores, felt them all, looked at them all. Read every review here on and all of those "free reviews" i could read on the internet as well as

    I really really wanted a Porter Cable because I heard they are the best. I didn't like the crude nature of the 690 and I didn't want to twist the MOTOR to move the freaking bit up and down. I'm just getting into woodworking and I wanted something that felt just right. After going into Woodcraft and Lowe's and Home Depot, I chose the DeWalt over the newest Porter cable because:

    1) the 890 series, while it feels solid and looks great, has some shortcomings with quality parts--especially the plunge base. It has a PLASTIC depth marker--and some aren't even CLEAR so you have no idea what depth you are at.
    2) the dewalt's plunge is the smoothest out of ALL other routers with bosch's and makita's being tied for 2nd. Porter cable's was very very stiff and didn't feel natural. I would be scared i would mar the workpeice pushing down so hard on the dang thing.

    Bottom line- I tried and tried to love the new porter cable. And I do, but not as much as the newest Dewalt. However, I still will probably go with their 3 1/4 horse, and a 890 D-Handle if they ever make it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. DeWalt    2. (De Walt)    3. Routers    4. Fixed-Base Routers    5. Plunge Routers   

    15. Bucket Boss Brand 01056 Bucket Boss 56 Organizer
    by Bucket Boss
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $29.99 -- our price: $15.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000022439
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Constructed of durable, rip-proof fabric, the new 56-pocket organizer from Bucket Boss improves on what was already a great idea. Unlike the toolboxes of old, the Bucket Boss organizer stores tools where they're visible and easy to access. And, with 38 exterior pockets and 18 more on the inside, the Bucket Boss really does have a place for just about everything. We've loaded ours down with wrenches, handsaws, screwdrivers, hammers, pry bars, pencils, utility knives, pliers, and drill bit sets. There's even a padded pocket for your cordless drill. We quickly discovered, however, that depending on how you load it, the Bucket Boss can get a little top-heavy. After ours tipped over in the back of our truck, we reloaded it with our hammerheads down, and it hasn't tipped since. We recommend the Bucket Boss 56 for remodelers, carpenters, electricians, repair people, or any other professional who brings a lot of hand tools to the job; it also makes the perfect tool kit for do-it-yourselfers moving through the house from room to room and project to project. --Jon Groebner ... Read more


    • Bucket not included
    • 38 outside pockets and 18 inside pockets; constructed of BossTex ripstop fabric
    • Fully padded cordless drill holster
    • Security pocket with flapped closure
    • Elastic strap for long-handled tools

    Reviews (48)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cheap and handy until you truck it around
    and it dumps your kit all over the truck bed. The Bucket Boss is a handy organizer for householders and weekenders, but a stout metal toolbox (e.g: Kennedy) or canvas bag (e.g: Gatemouth) or instrument case (e.g: Platt) will be more useful for most everyday workmen.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Get a holds a lot
    Great layout, plenty of pockets for everything you need for the do it yourselfer or tradesmen. I have probably 50lbs of tools in the bucket and still have room for more. One suggestion is a handle for the bucket. Take some foam (like the stuff in bicycle pads) and cut it to length then zip tie both ends and cover with duct tape. I would give it 5 stars if it had a second tape ring and a second hammer loop and a cover.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Holds Everything I Need
    No, the bucket is not included, but I had a stack of them to get rid of anyway.This thing holds just about anything I can think of, to the point that I can hardly carry it.The only suggestion I have is that some of the outside pockets could be deeper, but for under $20, what do you want?It's made of tough material as well and I expect it will last a very long time. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Tool Storage    2. Tool Bags    3. (Toolbags)   

    16. Makita LS1013 Dual Slide Compound 10" Miter Saw Kit
    by Makita
    Tools & Hardware (25 February, 2003)
    list price: $1,085.00 -- our price: $449.34
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000223I3
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Riding on a horizontal double-rail system, Makita's 10-inch dual sliding compound miter saw is one smooth operator. Both rails are self-cleaning and slide on linear ball bearings. The horizontal rail design also seems to give this saw some extra stability, a feature we appreciate, especially in a saw that bevels to 45 degrees both ways. Makita's saw has a vertical grip design with a thumb-activated safety switch and a paddle trigger, and while the vertical design might be slightly less ergonomic than the horizontal D-handle, it does allow you to use the saw comfortably with either hand. Plus, the paddle grip makes squeezing the trigger easy no matter how you're holding the handle.

    The saw crosscuts a two-by-twelve at 90 degrees and also has the depth capacity to cut four-by-four material--a feature deck builders, in particular, demand. The saw's table is large, too, giving you plenty of workspace for making wider crosscuts. The saw's nine positive stops make it easy to lock in common miters. The miter lock on this saw has a screw handle that is a little more time-consuming than recently popular cam-lock design. We really like the soft start and electric brake, however; they're user-friendly features that make a big difference, especially when a job requires a lot of constant, repetitive cuts. The pivot fence adjusts for supporting large stock and flips back for bevel cuts. The saw also has a well-designed work clamp that lets you make precision cuts on small pieces without having to get your fingers too close to the blade. Like most sliders, this saw features a depth-stop mechanism in case you have to make a few quick dado cuts on a job site. And, for home shop users, this saw also gives you the added option of a release safety button that pulls out and locks the saw off. --Jon Groebner ... Read more


    • 13-amp motor with soft start for smooth performance
    • Dual rails for stability
    • Bevels 45 degrees left and right for versatility
    • Miters 0 to 47 degrees left, and 0 to 52 degrees right
    • Adjustable sliding fence supports larger stock

    Reviews (76)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Makita ??
    I have owned this tool for 3 years. I finally give up. After having to re-adjust the tool to square almost daily, after using an angle, I can't justify the wasted time and screwed up project pieces any longer. I ordered a Hitachi.

    2-0 out of 5 stars switch to another
    This has been, plainly put, the least reliable power tool I've owned.It was okay for the first year or so when I used it to install crown molding and cabinet trim during a kitchen remodel.However, one day it started running intermittently, cutting out and then powering up again, and then it just quit.I went to the local authorized Makita repair shop, bought a switch, and installed it myself (not a tough job).That switch worked for awhile, then it quit as well.I let the saw sit while I bought a third switch, but before installing that switch, I tried the second switch again.It worked.It continued to work for a couple of months, then the saw quit altogether, this time during a fencing job.I ended up doing all cuts freehand with a Skilsaw Mag 77 (now there's a good tool!).

    I installed the third switch in the Makita, and it didn't work at all.I'm about to give up.

    I asked the guy at the shop if this type of problem is common.He retorted with, "Why do you think I have so many switches in stock?"Really, the saw is accurate and ergonomic.It's also frustratingly temperamental, and no one has time for this kind of problem.Time to get rid of it and get a DeWalt or a Ridgid.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Saw
    The first saw I recieved was damaged somehow.Most likely in shipping.I recieved another unit and noticed one thing.It looks maybe like all the models after 01/05 are painted/powdercoated aluminum.The replacement saw I got had a build date of 09/04 and was just bare alum.No big deal. Worked great out of the box.The Makita smooth cut blade it comes with is nice.Very very smooth cuts.I was cutting some chair rail and one small piece did get cought and kicked back.It kinda split the kerf board on the right side.It happed again and broke even more.Good lesson, used the supplied work clamp.The clamp works well, but as you tighten the knob on your work, it wants to pull the whole clamp assembly out of the base.This is because it is held in by a thumb screw on the base.I would hate to tighten the thumb screw to much and break it.
    Over all, very nice saw.Well worth the money. ... Read more

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    17. DEWALT DW4KIT-2 18-Volt XRP 1/2" Drill/Driver/Hammerdrill, Reciprocating Saw, Circular Saw, and Floodlight Kit
    by DeWalt
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $1,035.00
    Asin: B00005O02J
    Sales Rank: 6436
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    • All tools run off DeWalt's 18-volt XR+ batteries (two batteries included)
    • Drill/driver/hammerdrill uses a DeWalt-built high-torque motor to deliver 450 in./lbs. of torque. Reciprocating saw operates at 0-2,800 spm with a 7/8-inch stroke
    • Circular saw cuts two-by material at 90-degrees and 45-degrees
    • Floodlight has flexible neck to point beam in any direction

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great long-term investment.
    I write this review from the perspective of an aggressive hobbyist.My first power tool purchase was a DeWalt compact 12 volt drill/driver.My primary use for this tool was fixing small things in the nightclub at which I worked during my college years.As my skills gradually increased I began to take on more demanding tasks.It was clear to me that I needed some other tools and a little more power also.Frankly I didn't do much market research as I was satisfied with my DeWalt drill.Having said that, I will not compare this tool set with others on the market.

    The price tag for the combo had me second guessing myself so I asked a contractor if I actually needed a $500 tool set.He advised me that I had to make my decision based on my projected frequency and intensity of usage.According to him, the cheaper tools often have weaker motor housings.In other words, the tool will break if it is pushed too hard and will, generally, have a much shorter life span.Not to mention diminished accuracy and power.

    So if your usage is going to be: (1) Light and infrequent, consider an alternative to this combo.(2) Heavy and/or frequent, purchase a high-performance combo.

    A word of caution, err on the side of purchasing the high-performance combo if you are not sure if your usage over time will increase.

    After two years my combo still functions flawlessly.

    Hammerdrill/drill/driver: This tool does what it states.It is nice having a light duty drill/driver as the 18-volt version can get heavy after a couple hours of work.For light duty work, a compact 12-volt drill/driver is ideal.Even in general, having two drill/drivers with you can save you a lot of time as you can place two different accessories in each drill.i.e. a drill bit in one and a screw tip in another.As a note, the hammerdrill feature works well, but within reason.This tool is not primarily designed for such use.
    I have used this combination of drill/drivers to complete these two major tasks:
    Extend a deck.Including anchoring posts into concrete footings and attaching ledgerboard into concrete.
    Complete a rough framed room.As helpful info, there is a cheap depth setting drywall bit DeWalt makes that's a great time saver for setting screws in drywall.

    Reciprocation Saw:There are a million uses for this saw, just pop in the appropriate blade and cut away.The only major drawback is that the saw vibrates a lot as it is relatively light weight.This makes clean plunge cuts difficult and while recip saws are made for rough cutting, it is a little more difficult to cut a straight line compared to some other recip's I have seen.Do not let me discourage you, I could list a hundred positives, but that would encompass more space than allowed.

    As I truly enjoy the functionality of this saw, I purchased the 24-volt version.The 24-volt is a monster tool, but in retrospect my decision was not a good one.I already had a cordless recip; I did not need another one.I would have been better suited with a top of the line Milwaukee corded sawzall.This saw is a powerhouse, half the cost of my 24-volt DeWalt as it is corded, and an industry leader.If you ever need a more powerful recip saw, this would be my recommendation.

    A final note.All of the tools in this package have been upgraded.The new 18-volt recip is a little heaver and has a 1 inch stroke (mine has ¾ inch).This may have corrected the flaw mentioned earlier.

    Circular saw: This is a very functional saw.It cuts very well and comes with a rip cutting extension.I have only one complaint: The base is flimsy.It works, but a stronger base would have been a benefit.

    After using this saw for 2 years, I decided it was time for me to move on to a more powerful saw.I was debating the DeWalt lightweight, high-strength base model with the DeWalt 364K which is the heavy duty version (and very heavy).I paid the extra $20 for the heavy duty model based on the reasoning that I already have a good light weight circular saw (my 18-volt).Also I may, in the future need powerful cutting power for lvl, concrete, brick, etc... Not to mention running my 18-volt through a lot of pressure treated wood is an abuse in my eyes.The 18-volt will take it, but that really is the place of a corded saw.I would recommend the DW364K if you need corded power to add to your tool set.However, I did not do any market research on corded circular saws so it may be worth your while to research some other brands for a corded circular saw (consider Skil and Bosche).

    In the upgraded version of the 18-volt circular saw now available, the base plate is solid.This resolves my major drawback.

    Also, buy a 24 tooth carbide blade, the 16 tooth blade included is a very rough cutting blade.

    Flashlight:Works well, nice to be able to hang it on things.

    For sustained work involving two or more of your tools you really need a third battery and a second charger.I would suggest purchasing another 18-volt tool you need as the cost of an extra battery and charger is significant.Do not buy the 18-volt jigsaw.It is my only DeWalt tool I am not satisfied with.The bevel lock comes loose while cutting every now and then; ruining the piece you are working on.If you need a jigsaw, purchase a Bosche; they apparently make the best jigsaws.

    I sincerely hope this review helps.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest Tools In The Worls
    Theses four tools are the greatest, The drill is the best you can buy, strong enough to drill through anything.The reciprocating saw is wonderful for anything, even a quick prune of a low tree branch.The Circular Saw comes with the framing blade, cuts quick and the blade doesnt dull if you hit a nail or two, and the light is great for when you need an extra hand to hold a light, just adjust it and set on a flat surface and you have light to work by.I have had these tools for a few months now. I even try to find an excuse to use them.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Made in Mexico
    A word of warning before you spend your hard earned money on DeWalt tools.Black and Decker (they actually make DeWalt) recently moved the manufacturing of DeWalt tools from Easton, Maryland to Mexico.Most of the DeWalt tools being sold now were either manufactured in Easton after layoffs were announced or were made in the new Mexico facility.The facility has been riddled with problems from day one and may never produce the same quality tools as the Easton plant.Yes, every tool maker now manufactures outside the US, but DeWalt admittedly priced their tools higher because they could stamp "Made in America" on them.Now all they have is higher prices, a bright yellow case stamped "Made in Mexico".I am not telling anyone not to buy DeWalt, just sharing the truth. ... Read more

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    18. Petzl E43P Tikka LED Headlamp
    by Petzl
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $34.99
    Asin: B00006LUMC
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    As the evening descends on your 10-mile hike, which took just a bit longer than you anticipated because of the detour around the black bear, aren't you glad you brought the Tikka headlamp to light your trail the rest of the way? Among the most compact and lightweight headlamps in Petzl's catalog, the Tikka is not only terrific for hiking but also for close-in detail work, such as whittling carefully crafted marshmallow sticks at the campfire. The Tikka features a 150-hour burn time, gives off a very white light, and comes with an adjustable elastic strap that fits any size head or helmet. Backpackers, mountaineers, and spelunkers should all buy one. ... Read more


    • Delivers 150 hours continuous light
    • Perfect for camping, hiking, home projects--any time you need extra light
    • Comfortable adjustable strap with cushion forehead pad
    • Fits in the palm of your hand
    • Extremely lightweight--weighs only 2.5 ounces

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but better than most
    Petzl's Tikka series lamps are hard to beat for function, price, and practicality.Sure, there are lighter weight LED-type lights out there that use watch batteries, but standard AAA batteries are much easier to come by when you're camping/trekking in out of the way places than a specific type of watch battery.The burn time is phenomenal, compared to conventional incandescent lamps, and the Zipka lamp is a very ingenious little headlamp, with its retracting strap and tiny size.They both put out a good field of usable light, and it stays bright for most of the battery life (usually 100-150 hours).As for the criticism that the Tikka line does not have a multiple intensity or flashing setting, or an adjustable angle, Petzl has introduced "Tikka Plus" and "Zipka Plus" lines which offer all of those features, though at a slightly higher price, with slightly more weight and a little bit shorter burn times.They've improved the switch too, for the plus models to allow for the multiple function settings, eliminating the original less-than-perfect slide switch, and the possibility of the lamp turning itself on by mistake.I own several lights in this series, the Tikka, the Zipka, and recently, a Zipka Plus, and I use them constantly whether bicycling, reading in my tent, hiking down a trail at night, or running tv cable in my crawlspace and have nothing but praise for each light.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great/useful light
    I recently bought this light and it has been a very pleasant experience. I use it for reading late at nite and for working/fixing things around the house (it is 20 times easier to get light in the place you want it with this rather than with your wife trying to point the light at what you need it pointed at).Overall a good product.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Junky switch + Great light = One Heck of a Problem
    It's true (as many before me have said) that the switch is pure hell.Flickering everytime I turn it on.Sometimes the light seems very dim until I mess with the switch and realize it's just not 'contacting' well.

    The problem is I LOVE the light.I'm too stupid and cheap to throw it away.So I continue on and suffer every night (since I usually use it as a reading light).

    Go ahead and buy it.It's nice.It's blue and the light it great.But you've been warned about that darn switch... ... Read more

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    19. DEWALT DC500 Multi-Volt Cordless/Corded Vac
    by DeWalt
    Tools & Hardware (20 September, 2003)
    list price: $180.00 -- our price: $99.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000CCXTN
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Light, portable, versatile, and powerful, DeWalt's new little vac is a great invention. We love that it's powered by a 12- to 18-volt battery, allowing for use when the power's off or you're too far from an outlet, and that you can also plug it in for continuous use. If you're a DeWalt fan, it's likely you already have the 12- to 18-volt batteries and the charger, so the fact that this is sold without those won't affect you. But that's a change we'd like to see DeWalt make. Other than that, it couldn't be better. The five-foot hose is flexible, and the cleaning tools fit on board. The suction's impressive, whether on AC or DC power. Unlike other wet-dry vacs, you don't have to change out the filter innards when switching from wet to dry, and we just love that. Just rinse it off to clean it. Its high-efficiency filter is listed at trapping 99.7 percent of dust, and in our book, less dust in the air is a good thing. When you're wet-vacuuming, just empty the tank through the drain port. It's light as a feather, super-portable, and plenty powerful.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more


    • Includes crevice tool and wide nozzle
    • Runs off of 12-18V DEWALT battery packs or 120V AC
    • Heavy-Duty rubber hose provides durability and flexibility
    • Wet/dry filter eliminates change overs
    • High efficiency filter traps 99.7% of dust

    Reviews (33)

    5-0 out of 5 stars There's no end to its usefulness...
    Though I have an excellent Fein shop vacuum, I get tired of dragging it all over the house for what amounts to light clean-up jobs.I decided to leave my Fein in the workshop and give this vac a try as my "portable" unit.I am extremely pleased with this decision!I have found that this vacuum operates equally well when plugged into the wall or when it is running off of my 14.4v battery pack.I was worried that suction would diminish if I used the battery option, but it does truly seem to have the same suction power with both power sources.As for the suction, it is of course not as strong as a quality, full sized shop vac - but for what it is intended, it does a great job.Remember, what you lose in suction you gain in mobility.I have had no problem sucking up sawdust, drywall dust, dirt, dead bugs, etc.Honestly, the longer I have this thing the more uses I come up with for it.By disconnecting the hose and attaching it to the exhaust side of the vacuum, you have a small blower.Though I wouldn't say it is powerful in this capacity, I am able to blow all of the grass clippings off of my patio after mowing the yard (in cordless mode of course).All in all, this is a very useful and well designed tool that I highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great mini vac
    Handy little vac for impromptu small pick-up chores. I keep it in a cubby near the kitchen for quick crumb and dust pickup, and nailing those pesky red beetles that accumulate in the ceiling corners. The wand, brush, etc from my Hoover up-right all seem to fit well on the DC500 hose. I bought an extra filter but it was a waste of $$, as the filter cleans easily with a tap, or blow it off with compressed air. Best tool I ever have had for drawers, closet corners, cabinets, all those little clean up chores that wipeing and dusting don't do the job. Also handy for electronic equipment. Consider it as a Dust Buster on steroids. ShopVac it aint!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for your DeWalt cordless tool collection
    I have one of these units at work.It gets used on a daily basis cleaning computer shelves, cabinets, and keyboards.Let me state that it is perfect for that type of application.It holds more debris than your typical cordless handheld vacuum.The suction power is also more powerful.This unit has dual power source capability.Meaning, you can use the attached power cord to run it off of AC power, or you can insert a DeWalt power tool battery to run it as a cordless vacuum cleaner.

    This unit would be a very nice addition to your DeWalt cordless tool collection.It is a perfect tool for light clean up jobs around your home or work place.However, like the previous reviews have stated, "this is not a replacement for your heavy duty shop vacuum".The motor is simply too small for heavy duty work.Anyway, that is not its intended purpose.Removing water out of a flooded bathroom is probably too much to ask from this vaccum.However, it will do nicely for cleaning your car's carpet and upholstery.

    This vacuum uses the same battery as the DeWalt heavy duty cordless drills.It will use a 12, 14.4, or 18 volt.Naturally, the bigger the battery, the more run time you can expect.At work, I have access to an unlimited number of 18 volt XRP batteries.Our maintenance shop has dozens of them constantly charging at any given time.I do not have to worry about running out of battery power.I can expect at least 15 minutes of continuous usage out of an 18 volt XRP battery.That is more than plenty for my light usage.The ability to use AC power is always there.That is the advantage of the dual power source capability.The one feature that is lacking in this area is that the unit does not recharge the attached battery even when the power cord is plugged.To recharge the battery, you must use a DeWalt charger.

    Batteries and chargers are not included.This vacuum would be more beneficial to those who already own a set of DeWalt batteries and a battery charger.DeWalt batteries are expensive.But, if you already own a DeWalt drill, then it would be relatively inexpensive to add this drill to your collection.

    I highly recommend this DeWalt cordless vacuum cleaner.It is another brilliant and innovative product from the folks at DeWalt.At this time, I know of no other similar product. ... Read more

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    20. Freud 91-100 13-Piece 1/2" Shank Set
    by Freud
    Tools & Hardware
    list price: $337.60 -- our price: $159.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000225YX
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Are expensive router bits worth the cost? After testing Freud's 1/2-inch shank set, we think the answer is yes. The features found in these Freud bits--long-lasting micrograin carbide/titanium tips, tri-metal brazing, and an antikickback design--make them a better choice than less-expensive options. Each Freud bit is computer-balanced to run vibration- and chatter-free at speeds well in excess of the typical 22,000 rpm of most routers. These bits have a high shear angle that produces less tear-out and chatter marks, leaving a cross-grained cut that requires little or no sanding. Multiaxis grinding helps ensure the proper relief angle on cutting edges regardless of how the bit is oriented. The kit includes a variety of useful bits most frequently used by woodworkers and comes in a sturdy wooden case for maximum protection of the cutting edges. --Tim Block ... Read more


    • High shear angle for less tear-out and chatter marks
    • Bits for V-grooving and flush trimming to chamfering and dovetailing
    • All bits are solid carbide or carbide-tipped
    • Anti-kickback design
    • Perma-SHIELD-coated to reduce friction and heat build-up

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Close To Perfection
    What can one really say about router bits? This is a great set; a fine selection of commonly used bits and enough for just about any hand-held routing application. 1/2" shank is the way to go and I'd only use a quarter inch in a pinch. The case the bits come in is substantial as well. My only gripe is that the straight bits seem to be a tad undersized; maybe they're gauged for plywood? In any case, this is a great value and I'm pleased as punch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quality
    I have used this set of Freud bits in my shop for several years and I have not needed to have them sharpened yet.The cut is smooth and chatter free.These bits seem to cut through the hardest of wood effortlessly.I own many other brands of router bits, and I think that Freud has a far superior product.You may pay a little more for these bits than the cheaper bits from other manufacturers, but the money is well spent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't fault this set
    A very fine set of bits, I'm pleased. The only glitch is the plastic form inside the box; it allowed a bit to get loose and rattle around (and chip) during shipping. Amazon set it right, but I wish Freud would find a way of really locking the bits in during shipping. Other than that, a wonderful starter set. ... Read more

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