Power Tools

Shopping guide for power tools

Here is a quick look at how some of the leading power tool brands stack up against each other and our pick of the coolest power tool offered by each brand:

Black & Decker Power Tools

For many people, the name Black & Decker is synonymous with power tools. The company actually invented the portable electric drill back in 1917. Today, Black & Decker owns several different power tool brands, including DeWalt, Delta and Price Pfister.

Best product: BDC414 14.4V Four-Piece Power Kit

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DeWalt Power Tools

DeWalt power tools are built to last. More than any other manufacturer, DeWalt stands behind its products. The company's customer support services are unmatched in the industry. Black & Decker acquired DeWalt in 1960 and manufactures its professional-quality power tools under the DeWalt brand name.

Best product: The Heavy Duty 1/2-inch 14.4V Compact Drill

Delta Power Tools

Delta has been in the industry for over 90 years, so this company definitely knows a thing or two about how to make great power tools. The company began by making tools for do-it-yourselfers and later expanded into industrial machinery. Delta was acquired by Black & Decker in 2004.

Best product: 10-inch Table Saw

Bosch Power Tools

Bosch makes high-end power tools. These products are built to be strong enough to survive the rigors of any professional job site, so you can rest assured that they will be able to handle whatever you ask of them for your home projects. Bosch is based in Germany.

Best product: Bosch 10.8V Litheon Pocket Driver

Milwaukee Power Tools

Founded in 1924, the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company has a storied history as the manufacturer of quality tools. Today, the company is focused on one thing only – delivering the most durable and effective power tools that it can to its consumers. Milwaukee's brand of reciprocating saws, called "Sawzalls," became so popular that now all reciprocating saws are known as sawzalls.

Best product: V28 Lithium-Ion 4 Tool Combo Kit

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