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Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw

Black + Decker Lopper Chainsaw
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This alligator-jawed power garden tool makes 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.

SGS PRO Mini Engraving + Polishing Pen

SGS PRO Mini Engraving + Polishing Pen

This cordless hobby tool engraves, polishes, and shapes objects with a high-speed motor. It can achieve speeds from 10,000 to 20,000 RPM and comes with bits for working with plastic, wood, stone, metal, and even glass. You can tweak its settings via a smartphone app or directly from its buttons and OLED screen.

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Making a Tiny Drill Press

Making a Tiny Drill Press

A drill press is a large piece of workshop equipment mounted to a heavy base to provide a steady work surface for drilling through objects. Hands on Table thought it might be fun to make a miniature replica of a drill press and did an outstanding job building the tiny, working tool from scrap metal and some old motorcycle parts.

Giant Quarry Saws

Giant Quarry Saws

These gigantic circular saws riding on rails and kicking up dust look like something out of a dystopian science fiction movie. In fact, these massive cutting tools are used today to cut blocks of stone in a quarry in China. Here’s a closer look at one of the saws in action.

Drill-Powered Circular Saw

Drill-Powered Circular Saw

At the end of the day, most power tools require one consistent element – a motor. In this video from KJDOT, they show how they redirected a drill’s rotational energy 90-degrees to create a compact circular saw. We imagine there’s some drivetrain loss here, but it still seems to get the job done.

DIY Saw Blade Experiments

DIY Saw Blade Experiments

When you buy saw blades from the hardware store, you can expect them to be made from steel. But maker Ivan Miranda wanted to see if it would be possible to make his own saw blades from other materials. He tested out a few designs using 3D-printed plastic and laser-cut aluminum with some very mixed results.

Dremel Versa Power Cleaner

Dremel Versa Power Cleaner
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Rotary tool maker Dremel applies its experience with rapidly-spinning motors to a cleaning tool. The rechargeable Versa can clean the toughest jobs by spinning at up to 2200 rpm. Comes with pads for scrubbing, removing scuffs, non-scratch surfaces, and heavy-duty jobs.

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

Arrowmax SES PRO Smart Electric Screwdriver

This compact screwdriver is perfect for working on electronics and other small projects. It has a 200 RPM variable-speed drive which can stop when it reaches the proper torque. An OLED screen displays drilling direction, torque, and battery levels, while multiple LED lights reduce shadows. Comes with 34 magnetic bits.

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver

Worx SD Semi-Auto Screwdriver
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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.

Sander vs. Jawbreaker

Sander vs. Jawbreaker

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.

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool
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This motorized rotary tool is better than scissors, especially when it comes to cutting materials like plastics, leather, carpeting, cardboard, and vinyl up to 1/4″ thick. It features a self-sharpening blade and ensures a clean, smooth cut in straight lines or curves. Aproca makes a custom-fit carrying case as an accessory.

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Saw
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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 few bucks and grabbing the version with the 10-blade set.

Worx Switchdriver

Worx Switchdriver

This clever power tool lets you rapidly switch between drilling pilot holes and driving screws thanks to its rotating double head. Mix and match any two bits that fit a 1/4″ chuck. It has a variable-speed motor and 20V battery for plenty of power, and a built-in LED light.

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Worx Axis Convertible Saw

Worx Axis Convertible Saw
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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.

Leaf Blower Hovercraft

Leaf Blower Hovercraft

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.

DIY Air Horn Gun

DIY Air Horn Gun

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.

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill
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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.

Making a Drill Into a Jigsaw

Making a Drill Into a Jigsaw

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.

Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit

Worx MakerX Rotary Tool Kit
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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.

Worx 20V Leafjet Cordless Leaf Blower

Worx 20V Leafjet Cordless Leaf Blower
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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.

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Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher

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.

xDrill Smart Drill

xDrill Smart Drill

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.

Sanding with a Power Saw

Sanding with a Power Saw

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.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

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.

Dremel US20V Cordless Ultra Saw

Dremel US20V Cordless Ultra Saw

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.

GoPro on a Lathe

GoPro on a Lathe

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.

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