Late in the summer DeWalt released the DCF860, a new 8-volt max stick driver—with a twist. Instead of using a standard forward/reverse rocker switch, it regulates speed and direction with a gyroscopic switch that follows the user’s wrist movement. The DCF680 is equipped with a dual LED headlight, an on-board fuel gauge, and a two-position handle—in-line or pistol grip. It also has a brake, a 15-stage clutch, and a 1/4-inch hex chuck with a snap-in action you can use one-handed.

Michael Springer, former executive editor of Tools of the Trade, spent a month testing the tool. See his review here.

Price: DCF680N1 single-battery kit, $90; DCF680N2 two-battery kit, $100