Friday, December 30, 2011

BORA Multi Angle Folding Square

The BORA Multi Angle Folding Square by Affinity Tool Works was tested, approved and recommended by the Handyman Club of America. This highly flexible angle duplicating tool allows you to easily transfer angles to your Band Saw, Miter Saw, or Table Saw. Duplicate any angle, divide it in half, and make perfect mitered cuts every time.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The First Cordless Mag Drill!

Metabo has come out with the first cordless magnetic coring drill press.  This Metabo cordless mag drill runs off 25.2V Lithium-Ion batteries (2 included with the kit).  The magnet runs independent of the battery.  A simple yet important feature is the on-board storage for the 2nd 9not in use) battery pack.  The model number of this totally portable drilling machine is MAG28 LTX.  It is available for under $2,000 at Burns Tools.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Domino, Reinvented

FESTOOL just announced that a new DOMINO joiner will be available in 2012. Check out the video of the new Domino XL at

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer

The new Bosch RH228VC SDS-max Bulldog Rotary Hammer is now in stock at Burns. This rotary hammer features a best in class impact energy of 2.4 ft lbs and provides increased drilling capacity (from 1" to 1-1/8) and up to 40% faster drilling speeds vs the competition.

Monday, October 17, 2011

SawStop Contractor Saw Now Available for sale online

SawStop has made an adjustment to their policies and are now allowing us to sell the SawStop Contractor Saw online.  Add to cart, and freight will be calculated upon checkout.  Now is the time to purchase the SAFEST TABLE SAW around!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bosch Cordless Specials

We are currently offering a FREE 3RD BATTERY with the purchase of the following Bosch Cordless Tools:
If you are a local customer, we are also offering an EXTRA $50 on these kits!  To get the $50 off, you must purchase in person at our showroom in Fall River, MA.

Mirka CEROS Sanders now at Burns!

We would like to introduce to our customers the revolutionary Mirka CEROS Sanders. Only half the size and weight of traditional electric finishing sanders, CEROS incorporates a powerful brushless DC motor that is smooth, quiet, and maintenance free.

CEROS is available in both 5" and 6" models, and uses standard backing pads with a 5/16" threaded mount. Sanders are vacuum-ready using multi-hole backing pads with hook and loop attachment. CEROS features digitally controlled variable speeds from 4,000 to 10,000 rpm to provide the ideal finish for a variety of applications.

The Mirka CEROS is now a stocking item at Burns, and demonstrations are available.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New DWS780 Miter Saw from DeWalt

The DEWALT DWS780 12" Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is created for the jobsite - designed with professional priorities in mind. It's precise enough for fine woodworking, it's durable enough for framing and deck building, and yet it's among the lightest 12" slide miter saws on the market. With the DWS780, cabinetmakers, trim carpenters, framers, installers and professional contractors get the accuracy, capacity, durability and simplicity they need - day-in and day-out.

Precise cutting without recalibration: Dewalt has developed a new, ultra-bright XPS cross cut alignment system casts a laser-like shadow where the blade will come into contact with the material, with no need to recalibrate over time or after changing blades.

Ultimate durability: The DWS780 Miter Saw's rugged components, bevel system and tough stainless steel miter detent plate are designed for the constant rigors of the jobsite.

High-capacity cutting: It offers outstanding 6-3/4 inch vertical capacity, 7-1/2 inch nested crown and 13-7/8 inch horizontal capacity plus an exclusive back fence design that cuts up to 2x16 at 90° and 2x12 at 45°.

Portable comfort: Among the lightest 12" slide miter saws on the market, the DWS780 weighs just 56 lbs. and folds up for easy carrying.

Hassle-free operation: The dual bevel system is easy to see and use in jobsite conditions, with a high-visibility scale and easy angle adjustment. Plus, the advanced dust collection system captures over 75 percent of dust generated.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New for October 2011 - Festool's CT48 Dust Extractor.

This time last year, Festool introduced the new CT26 and CT36 Dust Extractors which incorporate numerous upgrades from the previous models of Festool Dust Extractors. Now, Festool introduces the newest and largest Dust Extractor in their CT family, the new CT48 vac (584084) coming October 2011. If you need lots of capacity, this large-capacity vacuum is for you!

What are the new features of the CT 26, CT 36 and CT 48?
So, you're probably interested in knowing what's new about the new CT models. They feature HEPA filtration, variable suction control, tool-triggered operation, SysDock tool storage capabilities, an antistatic hose and many of the other common features that you've come to expect from the Festool's industry leading dust extractors.

One new, and very unique, feature is the innovative self-cleaning filter bags. If you've used other dust extractors, you may have experienced the issue of fine dust particles becoming caked to the inner lining of the vacuum bag. Festool has solved this problem by creating a filter bag from a fleece material that is designed to collapse and expand as the power is cycled on the dust extractor. This causes the dust cake to break up and disperse to the bottom of the bag.
The advantage is that there is no loss of suction as the bag fills up, which is the case with other manufacturer's models. Clogging of the filter bag can also create unnecessary strain on the motor and lead to premature failure, a costly repair or replacement.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Designer Woodworking Machinery at Burns!

In celebration of their 90th Anniversary, Powermatic has introduced the Limited Edition Powermatic ONYX Series. The ONYX Series represents 7 of Powermatic's best-in-class Powermatic Machines with a limited edition Black ONYX finish. The limited edition models feature a 90-month warranty (7.5 years!) and each package comes with a special bonus offer.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Bosch D-tect 150 Now Available

Bosch's new D-tect150 Wall Scanner is now available! Compares favorably to the Hilti PS-200, which sells for $7,000! The D-tect 150 is available for under $900. This scanner has a Patented Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Radar Technology for unprecedented level of detection. Detect the location of rebar in the wall or floor, and drill away!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lamello Top 21 Coming Soon!

Lamello exhibited recently in Germany at Ligna and Interzum trade shows. Another new machine was unveiled, the new "TOP 21" biscuit joiner which will eventually replace the Top 20 S4 model. This new biscuit joiner offers all of the features and benefits of the Top 20 series including adjustable height cutter with step memory system, an 800 watt powerful motor, and now a newly designed base plate, swiveling front stop and stop square that are now are flush on both sides for efficient positioning of the machine on the edge of the work piece. The new stop square with smooth running, precise guidance provides fast, exact setting of the groove position. We expect to have Top 21 machines available in August of this year.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

DeWalt Inspection Camera Deal

DCT410S1 12V MAX Inspection Camera Package with FREE DCT4103 Extension Cable! With this package, you are basically buying the DeWalt DCT410S1 Inspection Camera and 2 cable, and we're giving you another cable FREE! Click here to purchase this DeWalt DCT410S1 package.

DH38YE2 - Overstock Sale

The Hitachi DH38YE2 1-1/2" Spline Shank Rotary Hammer is now on sale for $299. Guaranteed lowest price in the country! With a powerful 8.4 Amp motor and low vibration, this rotary hammer is a favorite of masonry professionals.

Friday, June 10, 2011

DEWALT to Launch New 20 Volt MAX Cordless Line!

DEWALT has announced the launch of its new 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion system, which includes a compact drill/driver (DCD780c2), premium drill/driver (DCD980L2), two impact drivers (DCF885C2 and DCF885L2), compact hammer drill (DCD785C2), premium hammer drill (DCD985L2), reciprocating saw (DCS380L1), circular saw (DCS391L1), SDS rotary hammer (DCH213L2), right angle drill (DCD740C1) and work light (DCL040). The 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion line was designed with innovations for high performing, long-lasting and comfortable tools professionals demand.

The Dewalt 20V cordless tools are ideal for professionals tasked with heavy-duty applications, including remodelers, carpenters, woodworkers, cabinet installers, electricians, mechanical contractors, plumbers and maintenance professionals.

The new 20 Volt MAX system features compact and premium tools that offer 1.5 Amp Hour (Ah), and 3.0 Ah Lithium Ion batteries which provide up to 35 percent more runtime than existing 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery technology, so that professionals can select the tool and battery power that is more appropriate for the application at hand.

The tools in the 20 Volt MAX system feature a slim handle design that is more comfortable for extensive use based on significant field testing. In addition, the engineering and design team adjusted the product footprint and weight allocation for ideal balance and a lightweight feel. The 3.0 Ah 20 Volt MAX battery is 38 percent lighter than DEWALT’s existing DC9180 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery. These improvements are essential to contractors who are using the tools all day long on the jobsite.

Each item in the 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion line includes innovative features that allow for productivity and ease of use on the jobsite. For example, the impact drivers (DCF885C2 and DCF885L2) feature a ¼-inch hex chuck capable of one-handed bit loading and each tool accepts one-inch bit tips directly into the chuck to minimize front to back length of the tool.

The new impact drivers also include three LED lights positioned in a circle around the chuck. With a 20-second delay, these lights provide visibility and help to eliminate shadows in dimly lit spaces. The remaining fastening and drilling tools in the line feature an LED light above the trigger to provide visibility that also includes the 20-second delay.

DEWALT also has included innovation in the battery chargers themselves, as they feature dual voltage charging capabilities, making them compatible with 12 Volt MAX and 20 Volt MAX DEWALT Lithium Ion batteries. The new 12 Volt MAX – 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion heavy duty chargers, DCB101 and vehicle charger DCB119, offer high-visibility LEDs in the same blink patterns as existing DEWALT offerings, molded cord wrap for optimal storage, and quick charge time of 30 minutes for the 1.5 Ah and 60 minutes for the 3.0 Ah Lithium Ion batteries. The DCB119 vehicle charger offers a 90-minute charge time.

DEWALT-designed electronics are built into the switches of all 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion tools and lights. These electronics provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading and deep discharge during use. All premium drill models in the new 20 Volt MAX line (DCD985L2, DCD980L2) feature a three-speed setting which is proprietary to DEWALT. The three-speed settings give professionals the option to select the most appropriate speed for a given task.

The new 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion system will be available in September 2011 at

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tool-Activated Dust Extractor Vacuums

Although it may sound like a small thing, there is a huge benefit to using a tool activated vac. It has probably happened to you - You have the vacuum or dust collector plugged into your sander. You turn it on, begin your sanding, and before you realize it, you're pushing dust all over the workpiece. You forgot to turn on the vacuum system…again. Defeats even having a vacuum system attached to the power tool! How many times has this happened to you?

We at Burns Tools are big proponents of Festool Vacuums. They all have the auto-start system. But if you have an older dust extractor without the auto-on, we do have a solution: The i-Socket!

The i-Socket Autoswitch was designed by a woodworker for woodworkers. The i-Socket Autoswitch is the ONLY intelligent switch that can control the in-rush of current on startup to eliminate circuit overload with a 7 second delay off.

Connect a vacuum hose to the dust collection port of the tool. Plug the i-Socket Autoswitch into any standard 15A/120V house outlet. Tool plugs into the "TOOL" outlet. Vacuum plugs into the "VAC" outlet. The vacuum switch must be in the ON position for auto-startup.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Festool's New CXS Compact Cordless Drill Driver

The CXS Compact cordless drill is the latest, and by far the smallest, extension of Festool’s Li-Ion drill platform. Featuring the FastFix chuck system, the CXS can be used with the Centrotec chuck, keyless chuck, or a right angle attachment that allows you to get the job done right the first time in even the tightest spaces. As you would expect, the CXS features exceptional ergonomics, with a battery design that removes the bulk from the handle, ensuring maximum comfort over extended use. Your cordless drill just can't do what Festool cordless drills can do!

Festool Trion Series Jigsaws 20% Off effective June 1st!

The Trion PS 300 and PSB 300 jigsaws have won numerous editors' choice awards over the years proving that they set the bar for other jigsaws. Enjoy ultra-straight, splinter-free and perpendicular cuts, even in material up to a thickness of 4-3/4 inches. There's no other jigsaw on the market that can produce the cut quality of the Festool Trion Jigsaws. Now you can enjoy savings of 20% off of the 2011 catalog pricing on PS 300 and PSB 300 jigsaw models. Get yours at a discounted price by clicking here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Addition to the Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Line-up

In automotive, 3/8” square-drives rule. So Makita delivers a 3/8” cordless impact wrench in a compact size, perfect for automotive work. The new WT01W is engineered with 1,000 in.lbs. of Max Torque in an ultra compact size that weighs only 2.1 lbs. The new impact wrench is also available with the 12V max 3/8” driver-drill in a 3-piece combo kit (LCT309W).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Makita 18V LXT Cordless Miter Saw!

Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 40 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LXSL01) delivers accuracy and capacity in a compact and portable design that weighs only 27.5 lbs.

The new Makita LXSL01 is jobsite-portable at only 27.5 lbs.

This new cordless miter saw will cut a two-by-twelve at 90 degrees and a two-by-eight at 45 degrees and weighs only 27.5 pounds, making it jobsite portable which is ideal for room-to-room applications. This saw offers a portable and precision cutting solution to remodelers, floor contractors, cabinet installers, case and base installers, and more. And the best part is this new miter saw is one of over 40 tools that will run off the same Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery!

Makita-Built Motor Delivers 2,200 RPM
The new LXSL01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 2,200 RPM, with a direct-drive gearbox for increased cutting efficiency and less maintenance than belt drive models. The saw has a four steel rail sliding system that increases rigidity and four linear ball bearings to produce smooth, dead-on accurate cuts right out of the box. The saw has 2-1/16" vertical capacity and will crosscut 11-3/4" at 90°. The LXSL01 miters 0°-47° left and 0°-57° right, and bevels 0°-45° left and 0°-5° right. It has positive miter stops at 9 settings: 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45° (left and right).
Additional features include an electric brake for maximum productivity, a large aluminum base that supports large stock for efficient cutting and a soft grip handle for increased comfort on the job. The LXSL01 has a compact design and weighs only 27.5 lbs. for increased jobsite portability.

Compatible with Makita's Jobsite Miter Saw Stand
The new saw is compatible with Makita’s jobsite miter saw stand (model 195083-4, sold separately). The jobsite miter saw stand adjusts to five positions with a spring-loaded mechanism for quick and easy set ups in seconds. It also includes a large platform base and material support extensions with feed roller to support long crown molding. The stand is equipped with a large rubberized handle and solid rubber 12" wheels for easy jobsite portability.
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXSL01 is Makita’s latest release in the 18V LXT platform, with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and LXT was the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up in 2005. Today there are 40 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery charges on Makita’s ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger and reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
The LXSL01 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is a kit and includes the saw, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery, 30 minute Rapid Optimum Charger (ENERGY STAR qualified), 7-1/2" 40T saw blade, dust bag, socket wrench, triangular ruler, vertical vice, and 2 ea. extension wing. Model LXSL01Z includes the tool only (batteries and charger not included).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HEPA Vacuums for Safe Dust Extraction

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

One of these requirements is the use of HEPA vacuums when renovating. HEPA stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”. We at Burns Power Tools stock both Festool and Fein HEPA vacs. These are both high-end German-made professional dust extractors. If you are searching for HEPA vacs in Massachusetts (MA), or HEPA vacs in Rhode Island (RI), we invite you to visit our showroom. We can demonstrate the features and benefits of both the Fein and the Festool vacs, and can also show you the long-term costs of the replacement accessories for these dust extractors.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

DeWalt's D28114N High Performance Grinder on Sale

We currently have the lowest price in the country on the DeWalt D28114N High Performance Angle Grinder. This grinder features and powerful 13 amp motor and a dust ejection system for longer life.

This paddle-switch grinder has a quick change disc system, and is currently in stock at Burns Tools.

Jet Launches Vortex Cone Dust Collectors!

We are excited about the latest innovation in Dust Collection and Particle Separation! Jet Vortex Cone Dust Collector technology allows their single stage dust collectors to approach the chip separation performance of a two-stage dust collector.
  • Eliminates filter clogging and subsequent health concerns from manual cleaning.
  • Eliminates rapid performance drop due to premature filter clogging
  • Dramatically improves chip separation efficiency of single stage dust collectors
  • Aids in quick fallout of chips into the collector bag instead of clogging the filter bag or canister
  • Reduces violent airflows in the collector bag which increases the packing efficiency for fewer bag changes
Check out all the pricing and specs by clicking any of the SKU's below:

708657K DC-1100VX-BK Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V, 30-Micron Bag Filter Kit
DC-1100VX-5M Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V, 5-Micron Bag Filter Kit
DDC-1100VX-CK Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V, 2-Micron Canister Kit
DC-1200VX-BK1 Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 2HP 1PH 230V, 30-Micron Bag Filter Kit
DC-1200VX-CK1 Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 2HP 1PH 230V, 2-Micron Canister Kit
DC-1200VX-BK3 Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 2HP 3PH 230/460V, 30-Micron Bag Filter Kit
DC-1200VX-CK3 Dust Collector with Vortex Cone Technology, 2HP 3PH 230/460V, 2-Micron Canister Kit

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bosch's New Demo Hammer Hits Hard

The BH2760VCD is the deluxe version of Bosch's newly designed Demolition Hammer. It hits HARDER and has LESS VIBRATION than its predecessor, the 11304. At 49.5 ft. lbs of impact energy, this hammer hits hard!

New low price on Makita's award-winning miter saw

We've just lowered our price on the Makita LS1216L 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw. This miter saw has the Largest Crown Molding Cutting Capacity in its Class. Makita's exclusive 6 linear ball bearings engineered to deliver smooth, solid, and adjustment-free "dead-on" accurate cuts.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Stanley Sweetheart Chisels

We are now stocking Stanley Sweetheart Chisels, and have been extremely impressed with the quality of these wood chisels.

The new line of Sweetheart socket chisels are based on the classic 750 design, which is arguably the best Stanley chisel ever made. Machined from high carbon steel, the new Sweetheart chisels sharpen easily and retain a razor-sharp edge over long periods of use. Their side bevels are extra narrow for working in tight corners. This helps the user to avoid inadvertent marring of the work when precise cuts are critical. Designed for striking and paring, the hornbeam handle provides a comfortable feel that transfers energy effectively when struck by a mallet. It also provides a wide butt end, or large sweet spot, for striking accuracy.

Manufactured in Sheffield, England, the new Sweetheart chisels are available in the following sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4". With the exception of the largest two chisels (which will retail for approximately $39.99), the Sweetheart™ chisels will retail for approximately $29.99. Also available are two chisel sets; a 4-piece set (Stanley 16-791, $119) as well as an 8-piece set (Stanley 16-793, $199). The Sweetheart 8-piece set features a 1/8" chisel for working in tight spaces that 1/4" chisels cannot access. Both sets come with a leather pouch and all chisels are currently in stock at Burns Tools.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Get the new Fein Cordless SuperCut and Save!

Introducing the new FEIN Cordless SuperCut AFSC18!

The FEIN SUPERCUT, with its durable, industrial quality, remains the highest performance oscillating power tool, even when cordless. Working speed and performance are practically the
same as the corded model. Modern Li-ion technology keeps the weight down and eliminates memory effects. Inclusion of 2 rechargeable batteries and a powerful charger allows for uninterrupted work, even under the toughest conditions.

Through June 30th, save big! The Professional Sets are on promo at $859 (list price is $1,187.10 and regular retail is $899). The Fein SuperCut Cordless Basic Kit is on promo at $759 (list is $992.20, regular retail $799).

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

$20 Mail-in Rebate on the Kreg Deck Jig

In May of last year, Kreg introduced the Kreg Deck Jig™ – Unlike traditional concealed-decking systems, the Kreg Deck Jig™ applies our 20 years of Pocket-Hole technology to deck construction. Building decks the Kreg way makes it much simpler to have a beautiful deck surface with no visible nails or screws.

From April 1st through May 31st, 2011, Kreg is offering its strongest rebate ever!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Last Chance to Save 15% on Jet and Powermatic Machinery!

3 Days Remain to Save 15%!
Also, Get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $1,000!


For a limited time, get 15% off of all Powermatic & Jet Woodworking Machinery!

You can call in your order to 800.341.2200, or you can place your order online. To get the 15% discount online, use the coupon code GREEN at checkout.

This offer is good through Monday, March 21st, so act fast!

Click here to browse Powermatic products

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Don't forget to use the coupon code GREEN to get your 15% off!
Take an extra 15% off anything in these brochures (pdf's):

16" x 42" Wood Lathe
Stock No. 708359

Promo Price $2099.99
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One of a kind machine for the true wood turner. With a 1.5 HP motor and electronic inverter, you can operate the machine at any speed from 50 to 3,200 RPM.

PM2800 18" Variable Speed Drill Press
Stock No. 1792800

Promo Price $999.99
St. Patrick’s Price $850.00
You Save $149.99
Powered by a heavy duty 1HP, 1Ph, 115/230V TEFC motor for the big jobs. Head mounted dual laser guide system provides a consistent drilling cross point on workpiece.
Air Filration System
Stock No. 708620B

Promo Price $339.99
St. Patrick’s Price $289.00
You Save $50.99
Three-Filter System with Air Diffuser disperses outgoing air into a broader pattern. Disposable Electrostatic Outer Filter attracts more dust particles than standard filters.

209HH Planer
Stock No. 1791315

Promo Price $3799.99
St. Patrick’s Price $3230.00
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5HP motor and 20” planing capacity for heavy duty work. Fully enclosed base cabinet with integrated casters for shop mobility. Cast iron table with extensions creates a big 55-1/2” x 20” working area.