Whether you’re a professional contractor or just a typical homeowner, it’s important to have a drill around since you never really know when that weekend IKEA trip suddenly turns into a project to build a brand new cabinet or that trip to Best Buy turns into a project to install a new video doorbell. Of course, you could always screw in everything by hand, but do you really want to suffer a sore wrist the next week after a tiny project? No, of course not. That’s why you need a cordless drill.
Now, if you’ve never bought power tools before, it’s actually a lot tougher than it looks. Home improvement stores have countless models of tools out there [...]
Buying a new power tool these days is tricky. Unlike the old days when corded power tools was the only option, cordless power tools bring an extra layer of complexity as now you’re not only buying the power tool itself, but you’re also buying into the brand’s ecosystem. Until the day the cordless power tool industry decides to standardize on a certain type of battery technology along with a certain type of battery design, the best way to purchase cordless power tools is to choose based on the brand’s power tool ecosystem rather than the merits of individual power tools themselves.
As such, today we’ll be discussing some of the best and [...]
When Ryobi released their new 18V power tool lineup last year, one of the more exciting releases was the Ryobi P237 18V ONE+ 3-Speed Impact Driver.
Unlike its predecessor, the Ryobi P237 is a three speed impact driver with up to 1,800 in-lbs of torque. This provides significantly better control when high RPM and high torque isn’t needed, and when it is needed, the higher torque specification on the Ryobi P237 ensures the job gets done.Ryobi 18V ONE+ Impact Driver Specifications Manufacturer Ryobi Model P236 P237 Type Impact Driver Battery 18V Torque 1,600 in-lbs Low: 400 in-lbs Medium: 1,100 in-lbs High: 1,800 in-lbs RPM 3,200 Low: [...]
Milwaukee Tool recently announced that they’re expanding warnings on their M18 High Demand 9Ah Battery Pack.
According to the recent press release, the Milwaukee Tool M18 High Demand 9Ah battery pack (Model# 48-11-1890) may short-circuit if highly conductive or highly corrosive fluids get inside the battery pack. As a result, the battery pack may fail or in a worst case scenario may result in smoking or a fire even when not in use at the time.
Milwaukee Tool is taking precautionary action by issuing expanded warnings and instructions for the battery pack. The expanded instructions are currently available at Milwaukee Tool’s website here. Customers [...]