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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tool Hound on Your List

comments (0) November 24th, 2012

Browse Fine Homebuilding's 2012 tool reviews to find the perfect present for the builder or weekend warrior in your family.

For every issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine we ask professional builders and remodelers to test the latest tools to hit the market. We've collected reviews of popular, highly-rated, and interesting new tools that might make it onto your holiday shopping list.

Standouts from this year's tool reviews:


Makita LXSL01 Cordless Miter Saw

New tool: Makita LXSL01 Cordless Miter Saw
Essentially a cordless circlar saw mounted to a miniature version of the Makita LS line of miter saws, the LXSL01 is an interesting expansion on traditional cordless lineups

$520.00 (As of 9/10/2012)

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Ridgid - R32021 Circular Saw

Best value: Ridgid - R32021 Circular Saw
Ridgid's R32021 sidewinder saw features engraved numbers at every degree and beveling beyond 45° is done with the push of a button

$100.00 (As of 1/19/2012)

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DeWalt - DW364K Circular Saw

Long-time favorite: DeWalt - DW364K Circular Saw
This enduring model traces it roots back to the venerable Black and Decker Saw Cat of decades ago, and is configured to adjust like no other saw out there. Its standout differences are the reason DeWalt has two saws in the test

$160.00 (As of 1/19/2012)

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Franklin Sensors Inc. - Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Stud Finder

New tool: Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Stud Finder
The ProSensor 710 can display the full width of a hidden object-or multiple objects-the moment it's placed on a surface.

$50.00 (As of 11/8/2012)

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Grip-Rite - GR152CM Compact Air Compressor

Best overall: Grip-Rite - GR152CM Compact Air Compressor
At only 39lb.s Grip-Rite's GR152CM air compressor is light enough to carry

$180.00 (As of 12/6/2011)


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Senco - PC1010 Compact Air Compressor

Best value: Senco - PC1010 Compact Air Compressor
The oil-free PC1010 air compressor from Senco features a plastic baffel to shield the top of the motor

$125.00 (As of 12/6/2011)

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DeWalt - DeWalt Tough System ToolBoxes

New tool: DeWalt - DeWalt Tough System ToolBoxes
Available in three sizes, DeWalt's Tough System Toolboxes have crushproof expanded-foam walls capped with a watertight lid secured by metal latches.

$50.00 (As of 11/8/2012)

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 More interesting picks:


Bostitch - CAP1512-OF Compact Air Compressor
$150.00 (As of 12/6/2011)

 Campbell Hausfeld - FP2028 Compact Air Compressor
$56.00 (As of 7/12/2012)

DeWalt - Impact Ready Magnetic Nut Driver
$6.00 (As of 7/12/2012)

Kobalt - KT200A 18v Drill-Driver
$159.00 (As of 11/21/2012)

Lenox - Speed Slot Hole Saw(price varies depending on size)

Rol-Air - JC10 Compact Air Compressor
$200.00 (As of 5/17/2012)

Bosch - MRC23ESVK Router Combo Kit
$300.00 (As of 7/12/2012)

 


 

 Search for more reviews from Fine Homebuilding Magazine in our Tool Guide.

 

 




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