Dewalt unveiled a new line of air tools including a 3/8-in. drive air ratchet, 3/8-in. reversible drill, angle die grinder and palm sander. Complete with shock-resistant housings, aluminum bodies, one-handed directional switches and high rpm for heavy-duty fastening, the tools are designed to provide quality performance and be tough enough to take a beating.
Oregon Cordless has launched a new battery-powered 40V chainsaw, which Team FIN put to test on some jobs around the farm. See how they rated the new tool by browsing through the gallery. You'll find their score on the last slide.
Porter-Cable recently added six new tools to its 20v cordless power tool line. The tools have interchangeable lithium ion batteries, as well as power and performance without a big price tag. Team FIN, a group of farmers who test products for Farm Industry News, tested four of the line’s new cordless tools, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5.
Battery operated grease gun makes short work of maintenance chores. New Milwaukee unit has two-speed design and pre-set grease counter feature. Stiff hose keeps user from getting into the tightest places.
In May of last year, the welding giant Thermadyne changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. Since then, the company has launched two new 3-in-1 welders: the Thermal Arc Fabricator 252i and the Fabricator 181i. The products provide farmers with the flexibility of three applications in one unit and come completely equipped so there are no additional add-ons or costs after the initial investment. The 252i is a stationary unit that can weld up to ½ -in.-thick steel, while the 181i is portable and weighs less than 33 lbs.
High gas prices and emission standards have outdoor power equipment companies and homeowners looking for options. CORE Outdoor Power developed a line of high-torque, high-efficiency, battery-powered outdoor equipment designed to give gas-powered products on the market some major competition. The company invented a technology that replaces traditional wire-wound motors with a multi-layered, printed circuit board that works with magnets to create powerful rotational forces. The result is an efficient, compact, and powerful motor driven by lithium ion, according to CORE.