These New Tools Will Make Life Easier

The following brands have you covered when it comes to providing more power, new technology, greater convenience and more in your workshop and beyond.


Ridgid Gen5X 18V Flexible Dual-Mode LED Worklight
Providing two options (ambient light and spot light) for creating the best lighting for different spaces and projects, this new light (about $30) adds even more versatility in addition to its flexible neck. Wrap it around different objects in the shop or on the job site and illuminate various hard-to-see areas with ease.


Ryobi 18V One+ 3-Speed 1/2-in. Impact Wrench
Upgrading to 300 ft.-lbs. of torque and up to 3,200 impacts per minute makes this impact-wrench (about $119) a go-to tool for tough applications of tightening and loosening various nuts and bolts. It also features three speeds: 0-2,900 RPM for maximum torque, 0-2,300 RPM for control of depth and fastener tension and 0-1,800 RPM for precision fastening.


Ridgid Gen5X 18V Hybrid Fan
Plug in a cord or attach a battery and this new hybrid fan from Ridgid (about $60) will move a lot of air, approximately 475 CFM, with very little sound. It also features a durable cage and base, 240-degree head rotation and more than 10 different hanging options for creating the best airflow for various situations and environments.


Arctic Cove 18V Bucket Top Mister
When summer heat strikes, this portable, easy-to-use mister (about $100) will save the day. Watch the video above to lean more about this must-have, innovative product.


Ryobi 18V One+ 10 in. Orbital Buffer
This new buffing tool (about $40) produces a swirl-free finish with the convenience of cordless. It's 10-in. pad covers a wide area, completing jobs quickly at up to 2,500 RPM. Also, the ergonomically designed crescent-shaped handles provide comfort during use.


Stok Gridiron Grill
Perfect for tailgating or camping, this compact gas grill from Stok ($149) collapses down for convenience when transporting it from place to place. It's compatible with 1-pound propane cylinders and offers 15,000 BTUs. While it comes with the Stok Cast-Iron Grill Grate Insert, it is also compatible with other Stok grill inserts.


Ridgid Gen5X 18V 5 in. Random Orbit Sander
Though cordless, this sander (about $60) provides corded-like performance with its Gen5X permanent magnet motor. It also features AirGuard Technology that collects up to 90 percent of the dust and a dual-sealed switch that also increases the life of the tool. The sander's variable-speed dial and hex grip help to provide more control and comfort for a wide range of projects.


Ryobi 18V One+ Compact Radio with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
This small, portable radio (about $40) has the ability to charge devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc., and also play music wirelessly from those devices using Bluetooth. Plus, this radio, though small and weighing only 1.4 pounds, is built to withstand tough environments such as a construction site or a backyard.