Posts Tagged ‘Drill/Driver’

RIDGID Unveils Two-headed Multi-tool in JobMax Combo

January 22nd, 2010 by
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The category of multi-tools, which accept a variety of cutting and sanding attachments, continues to grow. Now RIDGID is joining this versatile tool group with a twist: its new 12-volt multi-tool consists of a power base that accepts two different quick-connect heads. One is an oscillating head, which resembles a more typical multi-tool. RIDGID says this head will accept most multi-tool attachments for plunge-cutting, sanding, scraping and more. A second AutoHammer Head, which also installs without tools, enables the same power base to drive nails at 3600 beats per minute. Its right-angle configuration will be helpful for tight-quarter nailing applications.

RIDGID packages the multi-tool with a two-speed drill, featuring a 3/8-in. single-sleeve chuck. An overmolded grip and LED light should make this a handy little cordless drill to keep around the shop or home. A charger and single Lithium-ion battery power either of the R92234 JobMax Combo Kit tools.

Unveiled for the first time at IBS, RIDGID anticipates that this all-new kit should reach Home Depot stores this March, with a suggested retail price of $199.

Rockwell’s New Li-ion Multi-tool and Drill/Driver Combo

January 21st, 2010 by
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Rockwell is rolling out a handy little RK1002K2 Combo Kit at IBS, featuring two 12-volt Lithium-ion tools: a drill/driver and an oscillating multitool for $199.99.

The drill/driver is a compact little tool with a two-speed gearbox that develops no-load speeds of 0-350 and 0-1300 rpm.  The drill/driver has 230 in. lbs. of torque, which should be plenty of power for drilling or driving screws in a variety of materials. Drilling capacity is 1-1/8 in. in wood and 3/8 in. in steel.  The drill/driver has a 3/8 in. keyless chuck, 15-torque settings plus a drill mode. An automatic spindle lock allows rapid bit changes.  The tool’s comfortable soft-grip handle and variable-speed trigger and brake make it handy to use for a variety of projects.  An LED light helps illuminate the work area.

On the heels of Rockwell’s corded SoniCrafter multi-tool, the new 12-volt lithium-ion model provides the versatility of cutting, sawing, scraping and sanding and the convenience of cord-free operation.  Its oscillation speed is 2000 to 5000 rpm with an oscillating angle of 3.2 degrees. The elongated, angle grinder-like body of the SoniCrafter has a soft grip handle, variable-speed trigger and an easy access on/off switch.  A built-in LED light helps illuminate the work area. The tool is also compatible with a broad range of other Rockwell SoniCrafter blades and accessories.

Rockwell’s two-piece 12-volt Lithium Combo with drill/driver and SoniCrafter are available online at rockwelltoolsdirect.com and other websites, including amazon.com. These products also are expected to be available through local retailers, such as Menards and independent hardware stores and lumber yards in early spring 2010.