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The Best Compact Drill Drivers: We Test Five Popular 18V Models
Ethan | March 6, 2012
The Best Compact Drill Drivers: We Test Five Popular 18V Models

If you read press releases or simply watch commercials around the holidays, you know that just about every tool manufacturer makes some sort of “best in class” statement regarding their product. Consumers don’t know who to believe anymore, and besides, what does marketing hype actually mean for the contractors and DIYers in the field? Who really has the best tool for the job? To dig deeper, we’ve pitted five popular drill/drivers against each other to find out who has the smallest, lightest and longest lasting product... 

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The Double Drive Screwdriver: Kobalt Gets Innovative
Fred | December 26, 2011
The Double Drive Screwdriver: Kobalt Gets Innovative

Kobalt’s new Double Drive masquerades as a typical screwdriver, but under the hood, the Double Drive is actually a very innovative take on the ratcheting driver that’s been around for decades. The Double Drive’s claim to fame is its ability to drive a screw either forward or backward, regardless of which direction the operator turns the handle. As a result, the Double Drive can drive a screw twice as fast as a traditional┬áratcheting driver.How It Works It seems like the laws of physics would prevent a screwdriver... 

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