Two years ago, Craftsman released the first-generation NEXTEC Lithium-ion 12-volt Hammerhead™ Auto Hammer. This year the compact hammering tool is available with many new updates in its second generation (G2) configuration. It has a more compact body and overmolded grip for added user comfort. The head now articulates to three positions: 90, 45 and 0 degrees (in line) in order to drive common and finishing nails up to 3-1/2 inches long more effectively in confined workspaces. An LED worklight brings illumination to the nailing zone, and a magnetic sleeve will hold a nail for positioning before driving it. The tool delivers 3,600 impacts per minute; an electric brake stops the hammering action instantly when the trigger is released. One 12-volt battery comes with the Auto Hammer, and a NEXTEC Quickboost™ charger will replenish it from a discharged state to 25 percent recharged in three minutes or fully replenished in 30 minutes. The G2 Hammerhead Auto Hammer, battery, charger and carry case are available now as a kit for $99.99.