Power Tool Accessories

Quick Review: DeWalt DPG82-11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggles

DEWALT DPG82-11C Safety Goggles

DEWALT DPG82-11C Safety Goggles

The DPG82-11C Are Best For:

This tool is suitable for DIY use This tool is suitable for PRO use

Our Rating: 5/5

    

Overview

DeWalt has been traditionally known for producing some quality power tools, and it has ported this formula to the production of its accessories as well. If you’re looking for some good eye protection when you’re working on a project, look no further than the DeWalt DPG82-11C goggles.

Features

The DeWalt DPG82-11C Concealer is a dual mold (read on to learn more about dual rubber injection) goggle that provides extra fog control and ventilation with an impact resistant clear polycarbonate lens. The latter offers some very good protection for the eyes. The built-in ventilation channel provides extra fog control and ventilation, but they will sometimes fog up with extreme changes in temperatures. Case and point – going from a warm house to the cool outdoors in the middle of the winter. The cloth head strap makes a comfortable, adjustable fit. T The glasses also come with a clip attachment, and allow for easy lens replacement.

What is Dual Injected Rubber?

The rubber is dual-injected (dual mold), and it provides a soft, comfortable seal. So, what exactly is “dual-injected” rubber? In rubber manufacturing, it’s the process of joining two or more materials with different hardness characteristics. In the case of the goggles, the dual-injection process of the rubber materials allows the goggles to be comfortable when pressed against the face, yet retain strong characteristics when connecting with the rest of the goggle body. Still don’t get it? Think of rubber that’s soft on one end, and hard on the other.

Conclusions

The goggles are are excellent value for the price, and these goggles are another example of the strong product quality that DeWalt offers. We highly recommend these goggles.

What’s Included in the Box?

Goggles, clip, strap.

Positives

  • Very comfortable
  • High quality materials

Negatives

  • None

Specifications

  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Dimensions: 8 x 6.2 x 4 inches

Black & Decker 15557 10 Piece Drill Bit Set

Black & Decker 15557 10 Piece Drill Bit Set

Black & Decker 15557 10 Piece Drill Bit Set

The Drill Bit Set is Best For:

This tool is suitable for DIY

Rating: 2/5

    

Overview & Features

The Black & Decker 15557 10 piece drill bit set is a very basic drill bit set suitable for basic around the home use. It’s rated for usage in plastic, wood and steel, but you won’t probably get much life out of them if you do the latter. The drills included in this set range from 1/16th of an inch all the way to 1/4 inch. These are probably the most common drill sizes that a home user would require. Whenever you’re using any of these drills, it’s a good idea to lubricate the drill bits with a lubricating agent or oil in order to prolong their life. If you’re drilling a large hole for example, you may want to start off with a smaller sized drill bit and then work your way up.

Low Grade Steel Construction

This particular drill bit set is made out of low grade steel that may snap or break under pressure, needless to say, it’s not as reliable as some of the other drill bits from Black & Decker’s high end brand, DeWalt.

Conclusions

If you’re looking for a basic inexpensive drill bit set the Black & Decker 15557 is a good buy, and a good pairing with the Black & Decker 9099KC 7.2V Cordless Drill. It’s suitable for basic DIY usage around the home. If you’re planning to put a basement together, or for more serious DIY work, go with drill bits from DeWalt.

What’s Included in the Box?

  • Plastic Drill Bit Holder
  • Drill Bits
    • 1/16 Inch
    • 5/64 Inch
    • 3/32 Inch
    • 7/64 Inch
    • 1/8 Inch
    • 9/64 Inch
    • 5/32 Inch
    • 11/64 Inch
    • 3/16 Inch
    • 1/4 Inch

Positives

  • Inexpensive

Negatives

  • Low grade steel construction

Specifications

  • Warranty: 2 years

Quick Review: DeWalt DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery (2 Pack)

DeWalt XRP Batteries - 2 Pack DC9096-2

DeWalt XRP Batteries – 2 Pack DC9096-2

The DC9096-2 Are Best For:

This tool is suitable for DIY use This tool is suitable for PRO use

Our Rating: 4.5/5

    

Overview

This is the classic 18-Volt DeWalt 2 pack XRP battery set (DeWalt DC9096-2), which can power not only DeWalt XRP tools, but all standard 18-Volt DeWalt tools. The XRP battery (single is model DC9096) is a larger and higher capacity than DeWalt’s standard 18-Volt model. It offers about 40% more run time than the standard battery, however, this additional runtime requires the battery to be larger in size. The dimensions of the battery are about 7”x3.5”x7” (LxWxH) and the weight is about 2.6lbs. The capacity is rated at 2200 mAh. The two-pack typically offers a better value than than buying a single battery.

Runtime

Battery runtime will depend on what tool you’re using. Certain tools require less power, hence will have longer operating times. For example, an 18-Volt impact driver will draw much less power than an 18-Volt portable circular saw.  Cutting, drilling, or driving materials of different sizes, width and gauge will also be a factor affecting runtime. If you’re a contractor that is using the battery day in day out, expect to replace the battery after two years due to heavy usage. Over time, the batteries capacity will also begin to decrease, but this normal for almost any type of battery.

Tough, But Heavy Battery

The hard plastic exterior provides tough protection for the battery’s NiCad cells. The batteries are tough enough to survive drops from 6-foot ladders, without damaging the plastic exterior. This is a high capacity battery, and unfortunately higher capacity means bigger size, which in turn leads to a heavier battery.

What’s included in the box?

  • Two 18-Volt DeWalt DC9096-2 XRP batteries

Positives

  • High Capacity
  • Tough Construction

Negatives

  • Heavy

Specifications

  • Voltage: 18V
  • Features: High Capacity Battery, 40% More run-time than standard batteries
  • Battery Dimensions  7”x3.5”x7” (LxWxH)
  • Weight  2.6lbs (Per Battery)
  • Warranty: 90 Day Money Back, 2 Year Free Service Contract,3 Year Limited