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August 5, 2014

Makita unveiled a new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 13-inch Job Site Fan.

Along with a breeze, the fan brings versatility to the job site. It can run off a variety of battery packs as well as an AC power cord.

The product is also the latest addition to the expanding 18V LXT line up, described by the company as the world’s largest cordless tool series powered by an 18V lithium-ion slide-style battery. 

July 31, 2014

Huntersville, North Carolina-based impact driver company Irwin has unveiled the second phase of its Impact Performance Series line of accessories. This phase expands the line beyond fastening into extracting, drilling and power bits.

“The second phase of the Impact Performance Series expands our initial offering, which was originally focused on the fastener drive category only,” Irwin’s marketing director, John Schlosser, said. “Irwin’s expansion … provides the right impact accessory for nearly all impact driver applications.”

July 17, 2014

With two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, the Makita Cordless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw brings 4,800 RPM for fast cutting and ripping and the kind of performance normally found in a corded saw.

With up to 250 cuts per charge, the saw’s batteries require only 30 minutes of charge time. 

July 8, 2014

A potential fire hazard is behind the recall of the Single Stage Snow Thrower from All Power America.

Menards stores and independent hardware retailers sold the products from September 2012 through December 2013 for about $200.

Hazard: According to the recall announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

July 2, 2014

Stanley Black & Decker is recalling certain Porter-Cable routers after discovering that uninsulated handles present an electrical shock risk.

The fixed-based routers and router bases have not been responsible for any reported injuries or incidents so far, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

June 24, 2014

Black + Decker is updating its handheld vacuum repertoire with the addition of Lithium Ion technology.

The new range of cordless handheld vacuums includes the 20V MAX and the 16V MAX Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Heads and the 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac.

June 19, 2014

Milwaukee Tool has a new addition to its M12 line of lithium-ion battery-powered tools in the form of a variable speed polisher and sander. 

According to Milwaukee’s group product manager, Andrew Plowman, the company conducted research that showed the sander/polisher has the capability to reduce time spent on auto detailing by about 20% by using it for smaller surfaces before using a larger polisher.

The new tool will be sold either as a standalone product, or as part of a pack that includes a battery, charger, and five-piece accessory kit.

 

June 13, 2014

Norcross, Georgia-based Hitachi Koki is recalling its Pneumatic Nailer over an injury hazard, citing a tendency for the nailer to jam and override the safety switch that keeps more than one nail from firing at a time.

The affected products bear the model numbers NR83A2(Y) and NR83A3, which are printed on a label on the side of the nailer and the outside of the box. Units with a letter "R" decal next to the model number (as well as an engraved "R" near the serial number) are not included in the recall.

June 9, 2014

Vernon Hills, Illinois-based Paslode announces a new 2 Year Service Promise that assures free, reliable service and repair for any eligible nailer.

Good for any repair or service need from the date of purchase, the Paslode 2 Year Service Promise guarantees quality repairs using genuine factory parts.

Additionally, Paslode promises to service and repair the tool under any circumstance, no questions asked.

June 5, 2014

Random orbital sanders that might short circuit and cause a fire are being recalled by Mirka Abrasives.

This recall involves 5-in. and 6-in. Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with the Mirka logo on the front.

Mirka Abrasives has received three reports of electrical shorting incidents, which included the sanders sparking and smoking.

No injuries or property damage have been reported.

June 3, 2014

Dremel is answering the call for a multi-saw designed for the advanced DIY and pro user group. The Three-In-One Ultra-Saw offers more power, faster cutting speed and improved durability in a multi-function format.

April 29, 2014

Ariens is recalling its Sno-Tek Snow Throwers and All-Season Power Brushes due to amputation and laceration risks associated with the machines.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a drive pulley has displayed a tendency to crack while in use, which causes the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch is disengaged.

The recall affects approximately 5,700 units, though no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Affected models include Ariens and Sno-Tek brand snow throwers and Ariens and Graveley brand power brushes.

April 22, 2014

Tempe, Ariz.-based MTD Southwest Inc. is recalling several thousand Remington and Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers, citing a laceration hazard applicable to both brands.

The blower's impeller has a reported tendency to break and strike the operator during use. MTD received 17 incident reports related to the Troy-Bilt model, which included 12 injuries that resulted in cuts, bruises and lacerations requiring stitches. One incident involving the Remington model was reported, which resulted in cuts and bruises.

March 17, 2014

DeWalt launched two new hammer drills -- the D25721K with Shocks Active Vibration Control System and the D25723K with Shocks Active Vibration Control System and E-Clutch Anti-Rotational Technology.

The Shocks Active Vibration Control System and E-Clutch Anti-Rotational Technology are two features within the DeWalt Perform & Protect line of power tools.

February 28, 2014

Kobalt has launched a new line of cordless tools, marking its official entry into the outdoor power equipment category.

"Kobalt has a history of making tough, reliable tools and the brand's entry into outdoor power equipment is a natural extension that uses purposeful design to simplify outdoor projects," said Reggie Thomas, director of brand management for Kobalt. "These versatile, easy to use tools provide customers with durability and power to complete the job without the hassle of gas-powered tools."

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