Double bevel sliding miter saw suitable for contractors

The Hercules Professional 12 in. double bevel sliding miter saw from Harbor Freight Tools features both top vertical and horizontal cut capacity, with the ability to cut up to 7½-in. crown molding vertically nested and up to 6¾-in. base board against the fence. The saw also has a 14-in. horizontal cross-cut capacity that handles virtually […]

Stone drilling system kit for cutting slabs

Lackmond has introduced the Beast stone drilling kit that includes drilling machine, bit template and water tank, along with a durable plastic case protects tool for transport. The drill has a 3,000 to 10,000 rpm, 7-amp variable speed motor. Accurate, chip-free holes are said to be made when used with Beast branded hole saws. The […]

Wet tile saw has large format capability

The Beast10 wet tile saw from Lackmond provides large format capability in a portable frame. The 10 in. saw has been manufactured with tight tolerances, stainless steel hardware, superior materials, and designed as a true professional level tile saw, the company says. The saw is said to have the largest cutting capacity in its class […]

Dry-cut tile saw introduced

IQ Power Tools has introduced what is said to be the first dry-cut tile saw designed to cut ceramic, porcelain, marble and stone. The model iQTS244 is a 10 in. dry-cut tile saw designed for professional tile setters and contractors. The portable tool permits tile to be cut inside or outside with no water and […]

Specialty flooring line of cushion back cutters

Better Tools, a manufacturer of specialty flooring installation tools, has launched a new line of Gorilla Cutters cushion back cutters. The cutters offer an all stainless steel ergonomic design with blades set at a 30-degree angle. The single and double blade cutters are said to offer an easy-loading blade slot and adjustable blade depth. The […]

Bit holder creates 26 screwdrivers in one tool

LiftUp 26one magazine bit holder from Wiha contains thirteen double bits, offering 26 of the most common drive profiles in one single tool. It is possible to select, remove, and return bits at the touch of a button. The design is based on its predecessors from the Wiha LiftUp series from 2014, with a magazine […]

Getting a Bluetooth charge out of it

If you’re an installer who uses DeWalt tools, you may appreciate this new offering. DeWalt has launched its first line of premium 20 V Max 2 A and 4 A lithium ion batteries with Bluetooth capability. You can control these batteries with your Apple or Android smart device using DeWalt’s free Tool Connect app. After […]

Driving for endurance

It’s light in weight, but not in endurance. The new ABS 18 2-speed Cordless Drill/Driver from Fein is very durable, the company says. Powered by a lithium-ion battery with Fein SafetyCell technology that protects both the battery and the tool’s four-pole, direct current motor from overload. On a single charge, the ABS 18 (18 V, […]

Making reciprocating cuts

If you’re an installer, Milwaukee’s new cordless M18 Sawzall Reciprocating Saw may come in handy. It features a new in-line cutting action that provides more control and faster starts. Designed to cut 30 percent faster in key applications. Cutting speeds 0–3,000 spm. Delivers up to 50 percent more cuts per battery charge than other cordless […]

Measuring emissions

If you have customers who are concerned about formaldehyde emissions, the new FD08 Handheld Formaldehyde Meter from General Tools and Instruments, may be worth stocking. Designed for measuring formaldehyde levels in both residential and workplace environments. The FD08 has a range of zero to five parts per million (ppm), and a resolution of 0.01 meets U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standards. Works in temperatures from zero to 50 C (32 to 122 F). www.generaltools.com