The K 770 gas power cutter from Husqvarna Construction Products, Olathe, Kan., features a spring-loaded, semi-automatic

The K 770 gas power cutter from Husqvarna Construction Products, Olathe, Kan., features a spring-loaded, semi-automatic SmartTension™ system to ensure the drive belt always has the correct tension. The design of the saw increases the exactness and force of the cut, while the low weight and vibration-damped handles ensure comfortable handling during long work shifts, the company says. A magnesium-cast crankcase has a three-bolt joint to attach the cutting head. The TPG4 series generators from Tsurumi America, Glendale, Heights, Ill., are powered by a Honda engine and contain a high-capacity fuel tank and fuel gauge for extended run time. A large, silent muffler with spark arrestor also can reduce noise. In addition, the generator features a large air filter and automatic idle control. Rubber vibration pads isolate the generator. The DD2226 directional drill from The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn., delivers 2,600 ft.-lbs. of rotational torque and 22,000 lbs. of thrust and pullback, allowing the machine to pull back and turn larger reamers in tough ground conditions. Dual rear stabilizers provide additional stability in uneven terrain, the company says. The drill is equipped with nex...

Despite its age in a class of tools that sees frequent upgrades, the Metabo HPT 12V

Despite its age in a class of tools that sees frequent upgrades, the Metabo HPT 12V Drill is still relevant thanks to its ability to get the job done at an outstanding price. That said, there’s definitely room to improve this line. Moving to a brushless motor and slide pack batteries is all it would take to move it forward. We’ll have to wait and see what Metabo HPT has in mind for their 12V tools as they round out their MultiVolt line.  12V tools are great to have around. For jobs that don’t require all the torque or speed in the world, the lighter weight, smaller voltage drills are quite handy. That’s why we included the 12V drills in our recent Head to Head Cordless Drill Shootout. Today, we’re looking at the Metabo HPT 12V Drill that showed us it’s not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Despite its age in a class of tools that sees frequent upgrades, the Metabo HPT 12V Drill is still relevant thanks to its ability to get the job done at an outstanding price. That said, there’s definitely room to improve this line. Moving to a brushless motor and slide pack batteries is all it would take to move it forward. We’ll have to wait and see what Metabo HPT has in mind...