This versatile power saw has a pivoting head, which allows it to convert from a jigsaw into a reciprocating saw in seconds. It’s has a built-in dust blower to keep your cut line clean, and it uses a 20V battery pack for cordless operation. Available with or without a battery pack if you have other Worx Power Share tools.
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The guys from Fowler’s Makery and Mischief dropped by the Home Depot and spent over $1200 on cordless leaf blowers, lumber, and hardware to build a fun and totally ridiculous craft. The finished hovercraft uses six leaf blowers to hover, and another four for thrust and steering. See it in action at the 38-minute mark.
If you want a loud noisemaker, you could always buy one of those compressed air horns, but if you prefer something that you can reuse over and over, check out HABU’s build – which uses a modded cordless power drill and a small compressor pump to blow air through a pair of horns.
YouTube channel Sander VS subjects various objects to a belt sander so we can see what’s in the middle. Think Hydraulic Press Channel meets What’s Inside. In this clip, they sand down a giant jawbreaker, revealing its colorful insides and leaving a fine layer of edible sawdust. They then do the same to a Rubik’s Cube and a golf ball.
This cordless drill has a stubby body that lets it fit into tight spaces, while its powerful brushless motor can hit speeds up to 3500 RPM. Its 2.0Ah lithium battery pack can be used with other KIMO 20V power tools, and it comes with six driver bits and four metric impact sockets.
While he could have just bought a cheap jigsaw, Hassan Abu-Izmero enjoys a challenge, so he got to building himself a fully-functional jigsaw that’s driven by the rotating action of a power drill. It took a simple yet clever bit of engineering to convert the drill’s circular motion into the saw’s longitudinal motion.
By moving its battery to an outside dock, this portable rotary is slimmer than other units. It offers variable speed control, with a top speed of 35,000 RPM. Plus, its 20-volt Power Share base station can be used to power a variety of other tools, including a woodburner/soldering iron, an airbrush, a heat gun, and an angle grinder.
This small but powerful leaf blower has a 20V, 4.0Ah battery pack for longer runtimes than other cordless models. Its turbine fan can push out air at speeds up to 125 mph, and a variable air control nozzle lets you choose between high-volume or high-speed air. Includes a standard Worx Power Share battery and charger.
Taking classes online has its share of challenges, especially when it comes to hearing things when the audio sucks. It gets even worse when it comes to trade schools, where power tools can drown out even the loudest of teachers. Anyone who’s ever taken a shop class can surely relate to MenzMade’s silly video.
While the white and gold the aesthetics of Robbox’s xDrill aren’t our favorite, we’re definitely intrigued by the technology it offers. The 21-volt cordless drill has a built-in digital level, distance and height laser measurements, angle guidance, and the ability to automatically stop when it reaches a set depth or torque.
Worx’s WX255L SD Semi-Automatic Power Screwdriver makes it easy to loosen and tighten screws with one hand. Its chamber-loading mechanism lets you quickly rotate between six different bits, while its screw holder attachment replaces the need for you to hold screws with your fingertips. Accepts standard 1/4″ hex shank bits.
If you’ve ever sawed wood, you know that its edge is rough and needs sanding if you plan on it being exposed. For fun, John Heisz of I Build It decided to see if it was possible to take a shortcut by combining his table saw blade with a sanding disc. The blade and sandpaper will wear at vastly different rates, it’s still a cool idea.
Weighing less than 15 pounds, Rockwell’s tabletop power saw is light enough to carry between workspaces. It makes quick work of wood, tile, plastics, and metal, and makes curves, cross, rip, and miter cuts. We recommend ponying up the extra 13 bucks and grabbing the version with the 10-blade set.
There are lots of ways to keep tools organized, but there’s something very satisfying about custom-cut foam dividers that hold tools perfectly in place. The guys at Shadow Foam make that kind of dense foam, and recently used a huge sheet of it to create an epic wall for mounting and organizing all their Makita power tools.
The versatile Dremel Ultra Saw is one of our go-to power tools. Now it comes in a cordless version, so you can use it anywhere. It runs on a rechargeable 20V battery pack and can make quick and easy cuts through wood, metal, PVC, masonry, tile, and more. It can even do plunge cuts in the middle of materials.
These alligator-jawed power garden tools make quick work of cutting branches and logs, while minimizing the safety risks of working with a chainsaw. The LP1000 is a 4.5-amp corded version, while the LLP120 is a cordless version that runs on a 20V MAX rechargeable battery. Both can saw through branches up to 4″ in diameter.
We’ve seen lots of cool things turned on lathes over the years. But one thing we’ve never seen is what the wood sees as it spins around. Mr. Michal decided to clamp his GoPro into the business end of his lathe to see just what that might look like, and the result is unsurprisingly dizzying as it ramps up from 14 to 1800 RPM.
Family stressing you out at holiday gatherings? Lighten the mood this year when you go to cut the turkey with a chainsaw. While an actual chainsaw would be entertaining, we’d suggest the Mighty Carver, an electric carving knife which won’t end up destroying the bird or your dining table.
At just 5.12″ long, Milwaukee Tool’s small but mighty drill/driver goes places others don’t. It comes with four interchangeable heads: 3/8″ chuck, offset driver, 1/4″ hex, and right angle; each attaching in 16 different positions, and cranks out up to 300 in-lb of torque. The kit includes a pair of battery packs and an charger.
Stellen’s DOER kit packs a dozen power tools inside a single, compact storage box. It includes a hammer drill, drill press, jigsaw, scroll saw, circular saw. table saw, hotwire cutter, table sander, mini lathe, work light, and lantern. Its tools are powered by an interchangeable battery pack, or optional AC/DC adapter.
The updated version of the Wowstick Mini power screwdriver now comes with 56 aluminum alloy bits for a wide variety of screw heads. Its electric drive and slim profile are ideal for handling the numerous small screws found on electronics these days. It’s also got a manual mode for when you need extra torque.
Dremel’s versatile power tool can quickly rip through a variety of materials. It works as both a rough cutting machine and an oscillating tool, and can handle cutting, as well as scraping, sanding, grinding, and grout removal, making it the perfect multitool for remodeling jobs.
A clever power tool which lets you rapidly switch between drilling pilot holes and driving screws thanks to its unique double head. Mix and match any two bits that fit a 1/4″ chuck. Has variable-speed motor and 20V battery for plenty of power, and a built-in LED light.