Katie Honnette

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Team FIN puts new Hitachi driver drill to work
New Hitachi driver drill gets job done without a lot of frills.
New tools from Dewalt get a workout on the farm

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.

Team FIN tests heated jacket for winter
Ridgid has a unique way to keep warm when cold weather hits - how about an electrically heated jacket?
Team FIN tests new landscape tools
Attachment-based power tool system helps keep the farmstead looking good.
Team FIN tests Milwaukee's Shockwave line
Team FIN tests out new line from Milwaukee Tool.
Team FIN test: Oregon battery-powered chainsaw
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.
Powerful drill at work

Hilti unveiled the world’s first cordless combination hammer drill, the TE 30-A36. It has all the operating stats of pneumatic

and corded tools with the

convenience of being cordless.

Team FIN tested the mega tool

and rated its performance on a scale of 1 to 5.

With a high-efficiency brushless motor and a high-mass

hammering mechanism, the tool delivers single impact energy

of 2.7 ft.-lbs. and a full hammering frequency of 4,500

impacts/min. According to Hilti, the tool drills and chips into

Team FIN tests new DeWalt compact band saw
The Honnettes test out a new compact band saw from DeWalt. See how they rated the new tool.
New Porter-Cable line gets a workout by Team FIN

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.

Bit holder at work
Team FIN tests out a new insert bit holder from Makita.
Team FIN tries out new welding fixtures from Lincoln Electric
Team FIN members Katie Honnette and husband Jordan tested out new welding tools available from Lincoln Electric.
Milwaukee Tool's cordless grease gun at work 
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.
Team FIN test: 3-in-1 welders

 

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.

Holiday wish list for the farm shop

Deck out your shop this winter with new tools from some of the biggest names in the power tool industry.

For more gift ideas for the farmer on your list this holiday season, view another gallery here.

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