In recent years, technology for power tools has moved beyond physical features to include online portals and apps that allow users to manage power levels, battery life, tracking and theft prevention from their smart devices. Many top power tools have these functions as well as new physical features. Read on to discover four tools rated top power tools of 2020 by Popular Mechanics.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel High Torque ½-inch Impact Wrench: This product was awarded Editor’s Choice on Popular Mechanics’ Best Impact Wrenches List and was recommended for big jobs like heavy equipment repair and industrial maintenance. Popular Mechanics’ tests revealed that removing lug nuts and bolts was easy with the M18 wrench and that the two batteries (included) should be enough to get through a full day of work. The 18-volt, brushless motor offers 1,400 ft-lb torque. For more features, click here.
DeWalt 20V Max XR® Brushless 5-inch Cordless Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander: Another Editor’s Choice award winner on Popular Mechanics’ Best Power Sanders List, the DeWalt’s cordless sander with brushless motor was the fastest and most aggressive with little vibration feedback, according to testing results. For more product details click here.
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode 4-Speed Impact Driver: The power tool that received recognition on Popular Mechanics list of 5 Best Impact Drivers for having the most advanced features is this cordless impact driver from Makita. The impact driver offers a variety of settings that are perfect for pros, including four speed settings, wood and bolt modes, and two tightening modes. For more features, click here.
Skil 7 ¼-inch Corded Circular Saw: Deemed by Popular Mechanics as the best entry level circular saw they’ve tested, this saw appears on Popular Mechanics list of 50 Tools Everyone Should Own. The saw is equipped with a single beam laser for accurate cuts. For more information, click here.