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Cast iron piston air compressors

CR Range air compressors from Atlas Copco are a line of durable single and two-stage cast iron piston compressors said to combine reliability and maximum productivity for demanding applications. The line offers a variety of customization…

Variable speed random orbit sander

The M18, 5-in. random orbit sander from Milwaukee Tool produces corded power with a 12,000 maximum OPM output. The 7,000 to 12,000 variable speed dial allows the user control over the output of the tool to match the orbit speed for the…

Socket-ready impact driver

The model GDX18V-1600 18V socket-ready impact driver from Bosch Tools is a two-in-one tool said to switch quickly and seamlessly from a ¼ in. quick-change hex shank to ½ in. square drive. The cordless driver delivers up to 1,600 in.-lb…

Battery technology adapts to tools

Dewalt has announced the Flexvolt system, which features a battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. The battery powers a new line of brushless 60V Max and 120V Max Flexvolt tools. The patent-pending…

Undermount drilling guide

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced an installation solution for Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides – the JIG IT Undermount Drilling Guide. The guide turns a difficult installation into a quick, easy and repeatable process,…

Cordless drill weighs under 2 lbs.

Festool USA has introduced the TXS cordless drill. The product has a T-handle design, delivering torque for drilling and driving in a compact format that weighs just under 2 lb. Equipped with built-in fuel gauge, LED to illuminate…

A world-first sander

Mirka has unveiled what it says is a world first — an electric sander with a brushless motor and no external power supply. The Mirka Direct Electric Random Orbital Sander (DEROS) is a lightweight, compact sander that comes in at just 950…

Five-axis router

If you’re looking at upgrading your CNC router, Multicam has introduced its new 8000-series, five-axis CNC router. Multicam says the machine offers the most standard features in its class. These include a 12-position automatic tool changer;…