Step right up for the latest edition of Tool News Nirvana. This tool-crammed episode features two new bad-to-the-bone products from DeWalt, a new multi-tool blade from Bosch and news on the reconditioned tool program from Festool. So go grab a bottle of oxygen, a jar of smelling salts and a safe place to land, because this TNN is enough to make even the strongest of tool aficionados faint with joy. And if you don’t pass out from all of these terrific tools, accessories and deals, then at least you’ll have a bottle of oxygen at hand so you can dust off all of the sawdust from your old stuff while you’re wishing you had these cool new tools.
Bosch OSC114C Carbide Tip Multi-Tool Blade
Cutting, chopping, carving, chipping – you name it and your multi-tool can probably do it. But the problem with these costly blades is that they can break too easily for their own good and you’re left with a $10 hole in your wallet. That’s where Bosch steps up the game with their OSC114C Carbide Tip Multi-Tool Blade.
According to Luca Pugina, the group product manager for oscillating tool blades for Bosch-North America”
The carbide tip makes this blade a real advantage for someone who can’t change the blade all the time. It’s particularly important for applications in electrical and plumbing. It allows the user to easily cut pipes and screws in a small space where a reciprocating saw can’t reach.”
Being able to cut both metal, wood, lathe, nails, bolts, sheet metal and fiber board, we think that’s it’s not only great for plumbers and electricians, but it’s also good for just about any other trade who has to cut stuff for a living (or just for fun) too.
With two blades per pack, a total width of 1 ½” and a universal fit on any multi-tool brand, you can bet that these new blades are going to be a staple in serious multi-tool users’ tool boxes soon. Available at distributors now, or visit BoschTools.com now for more details on this cool cutting tool.
DeWalt Gyroscopic Screwdriver
While gyroscopic technology isn’t new to power tools, this interesting tool features gyroscopic controls in a lightweight battery powered handheld screwdriver unit. Simply turn your wrist to the right and the tool tightens the screw, turn your wrist to the left and the gyroscopic sensors tell the screwdriver to loosen the screw. Even if you don’t like the way it screws and unscrews, it’s sure fun to say the word “gyroscopic” and it might make you look even smarter in front of the guys on the job.
Powered by DeWalt’s 8V MAX battery pack, this nifty tool allows users to hold it either in-line or pistol grip style for comfortable use. An LED light illuminates dark spaces and the one handed ¼” hex head chuck lets users change 1” bits with ease. These bad boy toys will be priced between $89 and $99 and will be available in August at a DeWalt retailer near you.
Festool Reconditioned Tool Program
Nothing beats the price of a marked down tool. But wouldn’t it be nice to get a used tool that’s not only 30 percent cheaper than the original, but comes with a certified guarantee that the tool will actually work? Look no further than Festool’s new certified reconditioned tool program, which reminds us a bit of the Lexus Certified Pre-Owned program.
For a limited time, Festool is offering factory-certified reconditioned tools at 10, 20 and even 30 percent off of their original price. That’s some serious savings for those of you looking to score your next (or first) Festool. From their powerful miter saws to their unique T-LOC storage containers, you can be sure that you’re going to get a quality reconditioned tool for just a fraction of the cost of a new one.
But don’t wait too long! Supplies are limited and are running out fast! Click here to find participating Festool authorized dealers in your area. This is for customers in the continental United States only, so if you’re on an island or in the arctic tundra; you’re out of luck.
DeWalt DWARA100 Right Angle Attachment
You can’t get that drill to fit into that tight spot can you? That’s what a right angle attachment is for silly! It’s certainly a tool that’s useful, but can be laden with problems if it’s not built well. Save us DeWalt!
DeWalt’s new DWARA100 does just that. It features impact rated gears, a floating ring magnet for faster retention and a lightweight, yet durable high impact plastic exterior. At around $21, the DWARA100 Right Angle Adapter makes for a handy addition to any drill/screw gun set—even if you’re left handed.
Win a New Ryobi AirStrike Cordless Nailer Kit
If you haven’t already entered to win, now’s a great time to do it! You won’t need a congressional declaration of war to call in this AirStrike, but your finish trim results might still inspire shock and awe. Check out the easy entry details on our Free Stuff Giveaway page.