November 1, 2007

October 2007 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgAnother good month over here in Tool Land. Probably the biggest news was the release of Black & Decker's VPX system, which we covered quite a bit of. We're sure that this set of tools will quickly grow into something that we've never seen before, encompassing items that go far beyond your normal woodworking tools.

Tool of the Month was a brutal choice this time. We reviewed three tools, all of which were out of the park home runs; Cadex's Porsche-like 23-gauge pinner, Husky's brighter than 1,000 suns work light, and Dremel's smaller than a mouse screwdriver and rotary tool. But we had to make a choice and when we sat down and thought about it, it became clear that the Cadex CPB23.50 exists in a class all to its own. It is a completely superior tool by all measurements. And our advice to all serious woodworkers and DIYers is to go out and get yourself one.

We've already got the books stacked for a solid November, so keep reading. Some things to expect in the upcoming days are reviews of Wagner's Paint Crew Plus, C.H. Hanson's Slide Square, and a whole host of new Skil Tools, starting with their Power Wrench.

Tool of the Month
Cadex CPB23.50 23 Gauge Pinner and Brad Nailer

Reviews
Cadex CPB23.50 23 Gauge Pinner and Brad Nailer
Husky 84-Watt Portable Tripod Fluorescent Work Light
Dremel Duo (Stylus & Driver)

Black & Decker VPX System
Black & Decker VPX Lithium-IonTools
Black & Decker VPX Starter Set
Black & Decker VPX Website is Live
Black & Decker VPX3101 VPX Inverter
Black & Decker VPX Website is Live (for real this time)

New and Interesting Tools
Handi-Shim's New 1/32" Shim
Milwaukee Hatchet Reciprocating Saw
iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot
Maxus X-Lite Air Compressors
Proxxon Oscillating Detail Sander
SquareONE
Skil 7.2-Volt Lithium-Ion Power Wrench
Ridgid R4121 12" Dual Bevel Miter Saw
Maxxeon Workstar 1200

Guides and How-To

Woodfinder.com
Snowblower Buying Guide
How-To Clean a Chimney

Promotions
Northern Tool's Preseason Heater Sale
DeWalt Nano Hammerdrill Sweepstakes
Home Depot Holiday Gift Cards
Northern Tool Milwaukee Giveaway

Other Tool News

Bosch Rapid Repair (and a chance to win a Bosch PS10)
JLC Turns 25!
Milwaukee V18 Vs. 18V?

Distractions

Mug Boss

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at November 1, 2007 6:21 PM

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