Tool Manufacturers Target Specialty Contracting Work

DRIVING RANGE: When you need to work in tight spaces, the 12-volt PS21 Pocket Driver is the solution. Ideal for electricians, plumbers, HVAC contractors, and cabinet installers, the tool features a 5.6-inch head and a 7-inch length. It weighs 1.8 pounds, delivers 265-in-lbs. of torque, and features a two-speed drive train (0-350rpm / 0-1,300rpm).  Bosch Power Tools and Accessories. 877-267-2499.

TO THE MAX: The 12 Volt MAX* lithium ion inspection camera kit ( DCT410S1) is ideal for plumbers, remodelers, electricians, and maintenance workers who need increased visibility and video capturing or photos in tight spaces. Part of a new platform, the camera features a removable wireless 3.5-inch screen, hook and magnet attachment for object retrieval, and a 3x zoom capability.  DeWalt. 800-433-9258.

HAMMER TIME: Ideally suited to renovation work, the 1 1/2-inch Spline Shank rotary hammer is compact and ergonomically designed to hammer/drill holes in concrete, demolish and chisel concrete, or drive ground rods. The lightweight tool has an 8.4-amp motor and produces 510 revolutions per minute. It comes with a side handle, dust cover, and depth stopper.  Hitachi Power Tools. 800-829-4752.

WEEKEND HACKER: The company’s Hackzall is a cordless one-handed recip saw that gives users the ability to make cuts while working overhead and in tight spaces. An expansion of the company’s M18 lithium ion platform, the 18-volt tool weighs 4.1 pounds and features a dual gear anti-vibration system and a motor that delivers up to 3,000 strokes per minute. It measures 13 inches long. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. 800-729-3878.

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