Video: As a kid, you probably came up with a lot of terrible ideas your parents wisely stopped you from carrying out; that's why you're alive today. But once grown up, you're free to try anything that pops into your mind, like upgrading a toddler-sized tricycle so that it's powered by an old chainsaw.
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Video: This is a really neat woodworking project from Matthias Wandel: turning a single piece of wood into a chain just by using power tools. It takes very careful planning and specific carving to transform the block of wood into links on a chain, but Wandel shows us his entire process in detail. The end result is really fun, because you still can't believe how he made that (even though you saw him make it).
The garage door opener is one of those forgotten devices in your home that's only ever noticed when it breaks. But Ryobi wants it to be the focal point of your garage workshop with modular upgrades that vastly expand its limited functionality.
The worst thing about working with handheld power tools is the constant and intense vibrations from oscillating parts that leave your hands and arms shaking, and make it harder to do detailed precision work. So researchers developed a handheld oscillator with 70 per cent less vibration and half the noise.
Anyone that does a little bit of house-work knows how frustrating it is to find yourself with only a Philips screwdriver when you need a flathead, and vice versa. If you're using an electric screwdriver with replaceable bits, you go some, but not all, of the way to solving that problem. However, salvation: the Worx SD Slide-Driver is actually six different screwdrivers inside one.
We've known for months now that Bosch would be the first power tool company to offer inductive batteries and wireless charging technology. Well, now it's actually up for offer. The first of Bosch's wireless chargers and batteries are finally for sale online. And more are on the way!
Cutting wire by hand is hard — even with a pair of light-up dikes — especially when running the fat wires that serve breaker subpanels. Milwaukee's new ratcheting power cable cutter should aid the tradesmen that spend days snipping conduit; pull the trigger, and the tool bites cords with up to 5,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. Doesn't hurt that it looks like a cross between a falcon and a Glock, either.
Proper maintenance of your power tools is essential. Doing so not only helps extend the life of your tools but increases your chances of finishing that project with all of your digits. Norm "Ten Fingers" Abram from This Old House magazine has some suggestions.
If you wanted to know what the hell are all those weird space tools that astronauts seem to keep tied in a big ball of junk, you will love these beautiful pictures by Michael Soluri: