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Bosch IDH182 Cordless Impact Driver/Wrench Review
Not all it appears to be at first glance
by Lorenz Prem on 08-03-2014 9:02 pm

This week the Bosch IDH182 gets its shot at thetitle of "Best Impact Driver" you can buy. Its innovative chuck,cutting edge technology, and excellent performance numbers make ita worthy challenger. Let's take a look at how well the IDH182manages to translate great paper specs into exceptional performanceon the Hingmy test bench.

The Bosch IDH182 Impact Driver/Wrench

The IDH182 sits at the pinnacle of the Bosch impact driverlineup. It was designed for high volume/high torque fastenerdriving on the j

Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander Review
The best-average Sander
by Lorenz Prem on 07-28-2014 3:35 pm

This week the ROS20VS made an unscheduledappearance in my shop. The tool I wanted to review in its placearrived in broken condition. While that is unfortunate, it gives mechance to continue my quest to review every orbital sander on themarket today. Let's take a look at what the ROS20VS brings to the5" sander market, and figure out, if it is a good addition to yourshop.

The Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander

The ROS20VS is a random orbit sander from Bosch. Designed forgeneral sanding tasks on the job site and i

Bosch HDS182 Cordless Hammer Drill Review
Innovation brings performance improvements, but old mistakes remain
by Lorenz Prem on 07-20-2014 5:57 pm

This week it is hammer drill review time.Bosch's new HDS182 cordless hammer drill comes with the promises ofbrushless technology. Having reviewed tools by the hundreds I knowthat there is more to a tool than a well-built motor. Let's take alook, if all the features of the HDS182 are as advanced as itsmotor, and how all that tech translates into making dust on the jobsite.

The Bosch HDS182 Cordless Hammer Drill

The HDS182 is a professional grade cordless hammer drill fromBosch. It takes the place of a do-it-all

Porter Cable PCE201 Impact Driver Review
Great Power on a short Leash
by Lorenz Prem on 07-13-2014 4:14 pm

The Porter Cable PCE201 is one of kind. It isthe only high-torque corded impact driver in the Hingmy database atthe moment. AC power gives this driver performance numbers that fewcordless impact drivers can match. Let's take a look at what youcan get, if you are willing to tether your impact driver to thepower grid.

The Porter Cable PCE201 Driver

The PCE201 is a corded impact driver with a 1/4" hex chuck fromPorter Cable. It is the only corded screwdriver that was designedto driver general purpose fasteners, wh

Ryobi S652DK Palm Sander Review
A little buys a lot
by Lorenz Prem on 07-06-2014 8:43 pm

What happens when you choose to go cheap whenbuying a 1/4 sheet palm sander? I tested the Ryobi S652DK palmsander in my shop to find out. Let's take a look, if this budgetpalm sander is a viable replacement for the more expensive modelsmost of us use in our shops.

The Ryobi S652DK

The S652DK is a budget 1/4 sheet palm sander from Ryobi. Sold atmany box stores it is the first palm sander many people own. Whileit was clearly designed for the residential market, it stillperforms respectably in more demanding sit

Milwaukee 2401 Cordless Driver Review
Quality for small jobs
by Lorenz Prem on 06-29-2014 7:50 pm

This week we'll take a look at the Milwaukee2401, a compact drill/driver in the M12 line. Positioning a highquality tool with the matching price tag in the lower end of thetorque range is always risky. Let's take a look, if the engineersat Milwaukee managed to deliver a useful tool, or if the 2401 issimply too weak for what it is going for.

The Milwaukee 2401 Cordless Driver

The 2401 is a cordless drill/driver with a 1/2" hex chuck fromMilwaukee. It has been designed for low to medium torqueapplications that re

Craftsman BoltOn Cordless Drill Review
Versatility for homeowners
by Lorenz Prem on 06-21-2014 10:01 pm

A friend of mine loaned me his Craftsman BoltOnCordless Drill/Driver for review. At first I thought it wasidentical to the Black&Decker Matrix, a tool I reviewed sixmonths ago. Turns out the BoltOn has a few features that make itthe better tool. Let's take a look at how the Craftsman BoltOnmanaged to improve on the Black&Decker Matrix.

The Craftsman BoltOn System

The Craftsman BoltOn system combines a handle that houses themotor and the battery with a replaceable power unit. The basic kitcomes with

DeWalt DWE4011 Grinder Review
A little too weak for the job site
by Lorenz Prem on 06-14-2014 9:03 pm

Savvy shoppers are always on the lookout fortools that get the job done and don't break the bank. This weekDeWalt's smallest grinder, the DWE4011, made its way onto myworkbench. It looks like the other DeWalt grinders, but it sell ata price much lower than one would expect. Let's take a look, if theDWE4011 is an incredible value, or if it's a lemon you should keepout of your toolbox.

The DeWalt DWE4011 Grinder

The DWE4011 is an entry level 4 1/2" grinder from DeWalt. Itfollows the traditional design of marryi

DeWalt D26670 Trim Router Review
A crude tool with a powerful motor
by Lorenz Prem on 06-07-2014 11:03 pm

Testing my way through all trim routers on themarket I made my way to the yellow one. The DeWalt D26670 with itsrugged construction promises to be an interesting one. Let's take alook what the D26670 can do in the Hingmy workshop, and how itstacks up against the competition.

The DeWalt D26670 Trim Router

The D26670 is a commercial trim router from DeWalt. The kitincludes the motor unit and a solid base. The tilt base and offsetbase are available as part of the larger kit.

The base and

Milwaukee 2457 Cordless Ratchet Review
Simple and good
by Lorenz Prem on 06-02-2014 10:38 pm

Ratchets don't find their way onto my test benchvery often. This makes this week's test of the Milwaukee 2457cordless ratchet a special occasion. I was so excited I removed andreinstalled every bolt I could find in my workshop with thisratchet. Let's take a look at what the 2457 can do, and how itstacks up against air powered ratchets.

The Milwaukee 2457 Ratchet

The 2457 is a cordless 3/8" ratchet in Milwaukee's M12 line. Itis the larger brother of the 2456 ratchet, a nearly identical modelwith a 1/4" squar

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Recent Reviews
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
"Indeed, this one is the best 12V driver. Get it. You will not be disappointed."
"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Love this Router"
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."