Latest power tool upgrades for contractors
August 19, 2021
Bosch 18V compact Barrel-Grip Jig Saw
This jig saw is a compact tool with barrel-grip ergonomics perfect for roofers, carpenters and cabinet installers. The barrel grip design on the new GST18V-47N gives users optimal control over the cutting application with the hand closer to the work piece and a lock on switch for further comfort—especially when cutting upside down. Its auto-stop brake features a stroke mechanism that stops immediately after the trigger is moved to the off position for increased user protection, while the LED light and blower function provide an optimal view of the cutting line for precision.
The 18V Barrel-Grip Jig Saw also boasts four pendulum stages so users can choose between fast cutting progress or cleaner cuts. It has a one-hand, tool-free T-shank blade-change system for easy release of the saw blade and easy blade changes (especially when hot or broken), and speed preselection to choose the correct blade speed for specific applications.
DeWALT compact 20V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor
The compressor delivers max 140 PSI, allowing up to 81 per cent more nails per cycle, and more than 1,100 linear feet of shoe molding per charge. The OneTurn Regulator allows users to precisely adjust the regulated pressure quickly and efficiently without manually gauging pressure. With a cordless compact design at just 21.5 lbs. (bare tool), the compressor can be easily transported, carried, and stored without the hassle of extension cords and power sources.
This cordless air compressor is for general contractors, remodelers, finish carpenters, and cabinet and trim installers. It can be paired with DeWALT staple guns and brad or finish nailers for a wide range of fastening applications. The brushless motor and oil-free pump provide efficiency and long compressor life, while the covered on/off switch and heavy-duty roll cage offer durability on the jobsite.
Makita premium 18V Brushless Driver-Drill
The 18V LXT Brushless 1/2” Driver-Drill is an ideal premium drilling and driving solution. It delivers 1,250 in. lbs. of max torque to handle high-demand applications. The XFD14 has a 2-speed transmission (0-550 and 0-2, 100 RPM) for a wide range of drilling and fastening applications. The all-metal 1/2” self-ratcheting chuck provides improved bit-gripping strength and durability. It weighs 5.7 lbs. with battery yet is more compact and ergonomic than previous models. This makes the driver-drill ideal for working in-between studs with up to a 6” accessory. An LED light illuminates the work area.