Canadian Home Workshop
The hottest new tool for the shop in the early 1980s was probably a power bar so you could have many power tools plugged in at oncenot to mention the wizardry of the (gasp!) surge protector. Fast-forward to today and youll find the trend has gone in the opposite direction. Cordless anything and everything (even a wine corkscrew) is at the top of many home workshoppers need it list. And dont let the tools on our list that arent battery-powered fool you; even the analog chisels and painters tape are as technologically advanced as the cordless wonders of 2013.