August 29, 2012

Makita 18V LXT Series

February 9, 2012

Metabo Corp. has unveiled two new 1/2-in. hammer drills that promise to increase productivity on the job site. The SBE710 and the SBE 1100 Plus can be used on various construction materials, including concrete block, solid concrete and brick.

February 3, 2012

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt has launched the Adjustable Depth Setter and Dust Collector, which when used together serve as the brand's proprietary Depth Control and Dust System.

Designed specifically for use with the SDS Plus drill bits from DeWalt, the system is built for professionals in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing fields. The most frequent application of this system is for installing drop-in anchors, which are used to hold threaded rod for hanging pipes, conduit and heavy loads.

September 29, 2011

Towson, Md.-based Porter-Cable has launched two new corded products: a 7 AMP 1/2-in. two-speed hammerdrill (PC70THD) and a 7 AMP 4 1/2-in. small angle grinder/cut-off tool (PC60TPAG). Both the hammerdrill and small angle grinder are designed to offer aggressive performance and a compact, lightweight platform to professionals who are looking for corded power on the jobsite.

September 12, 2011

Towson, Md.-based Porter-Cable announced its sponsorship of the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 University of Maryland team.

Porter-Cable donated a variety of tools, including cordless and corded drills, circular saws, batteries, chargers, compressors, routers, pneumatic nailers and much more to aid in the construction of the team’s solar-powered house, which the University of Maryland team will assemble and operate during the competition.

July 14, 2011, a leading e-commerce marketplace, has expanded into the home improvement arena through a partnership with CPO Commerce, a leading supplier of new and reconditioned tools and other home channel products. Customers can now shop for more than 6,000 hammers, drills, saws and other tools, all with free shipping, through's CPO Outlets store online section. Products also include floor care, ceiling fans, saws, generators, lawn care products, pressure washers and compressors.

June 29, 2011

Innovation has not escaped the attention of the following home improvement companies. July’s New Product Showcase features goods from eco-friendly cleaners to a heated jacket and everything in between. Make sure to sign up for the HCN Daily and check out for the industry’s brightest product ideas.

April 21, 2011

DeWalt has announced the introduction of its 24 Inch Tote with Power Tool Case. The two-in-one storage solution allows contractors to easily store power tools, hand tools and accessories -- like drill bits, nails and screws -- in the power tool case, which also functions as a lid. For internal storage customization, the tool case has a removable divider that stores larger items in the bottom of the tote, helping to eliminate the need for multiple tool bags.

February 24, 2011

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. expanded its M18 Lithium-ion system with the new M18 Cordless 3/8-inch Right Angle Drill Driver.

The 18V right angle drill with an adjustable clutch provides eleven torque settings, plus one drill mode, for control in close-quarter fastening applications.

“The combination of a 3.75-inch total head length and an integrated Electronic Clutch make this tool the most compact 18V Right Angle Drill Driver in the industry,” says Christian Coulis, senior product manager for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation.

January 21, 2011

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt announced the launch of a new full line of carbide bits used for drilling holes in hard concrete, reinforced concrete, block and pan decking. 

The new Solid Rock Carbide SDS Plus Bits are designed for mechanical and general contractors, electricians, forming and tilt wall contractors, glaziers and other professionals.  

December 2, 2010

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November 23, 2010

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