Tools http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6271/more en Team FIN tests heated jacket for winter http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-heated-jacket-winter <div class="node-body article-body">Ridgid has a unique way to keep warm when cold weather hits - how about an electrically heated jacket?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-heated-jacket-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-heated-jacket-winter#comments Tools Team FIN Test Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 72551 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The 18v battery powers the Ridgid heated jacket with allows you to select the front, back or pockets for heating. The only problem is the battery is weighty to carry.</p> Katie Honnette Team FIN tests new landscape tools http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-landscape-tools <div class="node-body article-body">Attachment-based power tool system helps keep the farmstead looking good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-landscape-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-landscape-tools#comments Tools Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0000 72411 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The hedge trimming attachment to the CORE Outdoor Power Power Lok system performed well in the Team FIN test.</p> Team FIN tests Milwaukee's Shockwave line http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-milwaukees-shockwave-line <div class="node-body article-body">Team FIN tests out new line from Milwaukee Tool.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-milwaukees-shockwave-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-milwaukees-shockwave-line#comments Tools Team FIN Test Tools Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:19:00 +0000 71751 at http://farmindustrynews.com Team FIN test: Oregon battery-powered chainsaw http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-test-oregon-battery-powered-chainsaw <div class="node-body gallery-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-test-oregon-battery-powered-chainsaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-test-oregon-battery-powered-chainsaw#comments Tools Team FIN Test Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:31:00 +0000 71391 at http://farmindustrynews.com Powerful drill at work http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/powerful-drill-work <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hilti unveiled the world&rsquo;s first cordless combination hammer drill, the TE 30-A36. It has all the operating stats of pneumatic</p> <p>and corded tools with the</p> <p>convenience of being cordless.</p> <p>Team FIN tested the mega tool</p> <p>and rated its performance on a scale of 1 to 5.</p> <p>With a high-efficiency brushless motor and a high-mass</p> <p>hammering mechanism, the tool delivers single impact energy</p> <p>of 2.7 ft.-lbs. and a full hammering frequency of 4,500</p> <p>impacts/min. According to Hilti, the tool drills and chips into</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/powerful-drill-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/powerful-drill-work#comments Tools Team FIN Test Tools Thu, 08 May 2014 16:59:00 +0000 70861 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The Hilti combihammer isn&rsquo;t for everyone, but it sure made short work of a demolition job in an old barn. It drills through concrete efficiently.</p> Katie Honnette Oregon tools for cleanup on the farm this spring http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/oregon-tools-cleanup-farm-spring <div class="node-body gallery-body">Oregon takes the leap into the cordless tool market with four new lawn and garden offerings for this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/oregon-tools-cleanup-farm-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/oregon-tools-cleanup-farm-spring#comments Tools Tools Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 70701 at http://farmindustrynews.com Team FIN tests new DeWalt compact band saw http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-dewalt-compact-band-saw <div class="node-body article-body">The Honnettes test out a new compact band saw from DeWalt. See how they rated the new tool.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-dewalt-compact-band-saw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/team-fin-tests-new-dewalt-compact-band-saw#comments Tools Team FIN Test Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:33:00 +0000 70591 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>The DeWalt band saw is a potent portable tool that can handle a wide range of jobs around the farm.</p> Katie Honnette New Porter-Cable line gets a workout by Team FIN http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/new-porter-cable-line-gets-workout-team-fin <div class="node-body article-body"><p>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&rsquo;s new cordless tools, rating them on a scale of 1 to 5.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/new-porter-cable-line-gets-workout-team-fin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/new-porter-cable-line-gets-workout-team-fin#comments Tools Team FIN Test Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:34:00 +0000 70071 at http://farmindustrynews.com Katie Honnette Bit holder at work http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/bit-holder-work <div class="node-body article-body">Team FIN tests out a new insert bit holder from Makita.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/bit-holder-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/bit-holder-work#comments Tools Team FIN Test Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:09:00 +0000 69781 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p> <style type="text/css"> @font-face { font-family: "Calibri"; }@font-face { font-family: "Melior"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri; }p.F06Body, li.F06Body, div.F06Body { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }.MsoChpDefault { font-size: 10pt; }div.WordSection1 { page: WordSection1; } </style> </p> <p class="F06Body">With the new Makita Impact Gold torsion insert bit holder, is a drill enhancement that offers confident one-handed fastening.</p> Cordless tool tech steps it up http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/cordless-tool-tech-steps-it <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cordless tools have been stepping it up. Farmers are recognizing how convenient portable tools can be on the farm, and cordless tool technology has advanced in recent years to match the performance of some corded tools. In the past year alone, hundreds of new cordless tools have come to market from the big players: Milwaukee, DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Makita, Black and Decker, Hilti, Ryobi and others. So just what technology is fueling this new generation of cordless tools? &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/cordless-tool-tech-steps-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/tools/cordless-tool-tech-steps-it#comments Tools Tools Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:25:00 +0000 69661 at http://farmindustrynews.com Photo: Katie Honnette