The new WORX Universal Tool Holders solve the age-old dilemma of carrying a rake, shovel or other long-handled yard tools on a wheelbarrow or wagon, especially when loaded. The tool holders are particularly handy additions to the multi-purpose WORX Aerocart, which excels at dozens of lawn-care tasks. Each 7.5-by-3.25-inch, heavy-duty, spring-loaded clip easily squeezes to open and attach to the frame of whatever sort of cart you’re using. The MSRP is $10 per pair. The highly versatile WORX Aerocart sells for $140.
Oscillating tools can handle a myriad of jobs and projects around the house and shop to save time, energy and money. Rockwell has recently introduced the first oscillating tool on the market today that provides the options of two oscillating angles—3.6 degrees for continuous control and 5 degrees for when projects demand faster, more aggressive cuts with quicker results. The Sonicrafter F80 sports a tapered, compact body powered by a 4.2-amp motor. The F80 also features true Universal Fit—the industry’s first true universal accessory system, which enables Sonicrafters to accept other major brands’ accessories without adapters. The MSRP is $160.
Have some smoothing out to do on that little repurposing project and have nowhere to plug into an electrical outlet? Check out Ryobi’s new and improved 18-Volt ONE+ 5-inch Random Orbit Sander. It delivers 10,000 orbits per minute for smooth, swirl-free finishes to your work surfaces. Its onboard dust-collection bag ensures a clean workspace. MSRP is $40, which includes a three-pack of assorted-grit sandpapers.
Inspired by Magpul’s new home in central Texas and its love for traditional things that just work, the Magpul Core Ranch Gloves are a modern interpretation of a classic. The Ranch Gloves feature a modern athletic fit, touchscreen enhancement and 100-percent goatskin leather construction for hard-working hands. The MSRP is $40.
Have some old, rusty tools in your shop that need to be rejuvenated? No tool is too far gone if you have a gallon or more of Evapo-Rust in your workshop. Evapo-Rust is a fully proven rust remover that really needs to be tried to be believed. Evapo-Rust comes in several sizes.
Everybody knows the worst thing about weed whacking is refilling the trimmer line. Threading the needle can be nothing short of complete aggravation. Now you can fill ’er back up in 20 seconds flat! The Gator SpeedLoad Cutting System combines a specially designed trimmer head with a patented line disk. The trimmer head is designed as a solid-body piece, with no loose parts, spools or screws that could get lost. Its low-profile design provides better visibility and improved line position for trimming. <br> <br>Three models are available that will fit over 95 percent of today’s gas-powered trimmers. The models include a 5-inch-diameter head for commercial straight-shaft trimmers for use with 0.095-inch and 0.118-inch line; a 4.25-inch-diameter head for straight-shaft trimmers for use with 0.080-inch and 0.095-inch trimmer line; and a 4.25-inch-diameter head for curved-shaft trimmers for use with 0.080-inch and 0.095-inch trimmer line.
Home or jobsite ready, the new 16-gauge, 18V Hyperdrive Finish Nailer is at your service. The brushless motor system ensures superior power and runtime. The tool features lightweight magnesium construction, a selectable mode switch for contact actuation or single sequential actuation, tool-free power adjustment for depth control, two non-marring pads to keep your work surface free of tool marks, a grip light, a belt clip and more. The MSRP is $269.
For More Information
WORX Tool Holders
Rockwell F380 Sonicrafter
Ryobi 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander
Magpul Core Ranch Gloves
Oregon Gator Speedload
Ridgid 18V Hyperdrive Brushless Finish Nailer
This article was originally published in The NEW PIONEER™ Spring 2016 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.
In the wilds of Alaska’s Brooks Range, trigger pulling is only a fraction of the...
by Tom Irons / Apr 1, 2016