As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to take a peek into the future of the tool industry and explore the game-changers that await us in 2024. From portable power supplies to the demise of air tools, the coming year promises an exciting array of innovations. Let’s dive into the top 10 tool innovations that are set to revolutionize the way we work.

1. Portable Power Supplies – Harnessing the Sun’s Energy

Portable power supplies have been on the scene for a while, but 2024 brings a new level of ambition. Brands like DeWalt, EGO, and Milwaukee are expanding their systems to power not just a single device but entire job sites. Imagine daisy-chaining units to simultaneously charge dozens of batteries – a potential 47,000 Watt Hours of power! With the cost of batteries decreasing over time, we foresee construction crews relying more on these battery banks for their power needs.

Previous Reliable Power Supply Systems:

Product ImageSku #Product Name Product Price
PST3042/ PST3040 (Bare)EGO Power+ Nexus 3000 Watt Portable Power Station Kit w/ (2) 7.5Ah Batteries$1,099.98/ $599
DCB1800BDeWalt 1800 Watt Power Station & 20V/60V FlexVolt Battery Charger$529
MXF002-2XCMilwaukee MX Carry-On Power Supply 3600W / 1800W$2,299
2845-20Milwaukee M18 CARRY-ON 3600W/1800W Power Supply$699

Bringing In The New and Improved:

Milwaukee ROLL-ON 7200W/3600W 2.5kWh Power Supply (3300R)

Launching September 2024. The Roll-On 7200W/3600W 2.5KWH Power Supply provides the industry’s most powerful energy supply for all your toughest applications. With its instant set-up it allows for power anywhere on the jobsite or in your workshop. This power supply features a ground up design and has the ability to run all-day.

It also has a built-in charger that allows 100% charge in less than 3.5 hours or 25% charge in 1 hour. It is also PACKOUT compatible and features Milwaukee’s newly designed handle that allows it to fully collapse for easier transportation and storage.


EGO Commercial’s PGX Commercial Charging system is a versatile and scalable solution designed for businesses. Anchored by the PGX Commercial Charging 1600W Hub, this system operates without the need for electrical infrastructure upgrades, running off a standard 15-amp, 120-volt outlet.

The hub, which securely mounts to walls or is E-Track-compatible, connects to PGX Commercial Charging 3-Port Docks, capable of charging up to 70 EGO 56V 2.5Ah ARC Lithium batteries or 15 kWh overnight.

With a rugged 8.5-foot twist-lock connection cable and the ability to connect to 24 docks, the 1600W Hub maximizes uptime, offering a powerful and smart charging solution for businesses. Additionally, the system comes with a two-year, no-catch commercial use warranty, emphasizing reliability and performance.


The EGO PGX Commercial Charging 3-Port Dock can charge three EGO 56V ARC Lithium batteries simultaneously, and when connected to the 1600W Hub, up to 24 docks can charge a total of 70 batteries or 15kWh overnight from a standard 15-amp, 120-volt circuit without requiring electrical upgrades. The system provides flexibility in mounting options with steel-reinforced screw through-holes and E-Track compatibility.

LEDs on the docks display battery charge status, and an integrated locking bar ensures secure battery storage. The system, featuring a two-year commercial use warranty, emphasizes efficient charging, smart technology, and scalability to enhance business productivity.

2. Tools Get Smaller and More Powerful

The desire for more power in smaller packages continues to drive innovation. The introduction of the M12 18ga Brad Nailer exemplifies this trend. As well as the Milwaukee and DeWalt 3″ Cut-Off Tool and Milwaukee’s new M12 Jig Saw. Why carry a bulky tool when you can have a tool that fits in your tool belt? This shift in thinking is reshaping how professionals work, providing convenience and saving valuable time. Smaller yet more potent tools are becoming the norm, redefining efficiency.

M12 FUEL 18 Gauge Compact Brad Nailer (2541-20)

The M12 FUEL 18 Gauge Compact Brad Nailer offers peak productivity on the jobsite, boasting unmatched nailing performance and easy access to confined spaces with its compact, lightweight, and ergonomic design. Utilizing a nitrogen air spring mechanism, this brad nailer allows users to drive 5/8” – 1-½” brad nails to the correct depth in both hard and soft materials, leaving clean and consistent nail holes.

With its compact build, it provides the most access among cordless brad nailers and is exceptionally light at 4.6lbs when paired with the M12 REDLITHIUM 2.0 battery. The tool delivers over 700 nail fires on a single charge when used with an M12 CP2.0 Battery, and for extended run time, it is fully compatible with all Milwaukee M12 REDLITHIUM Batteries, making it a versatile and efficient solution for various nailing tasks.

Milwaukee and Dewalt’s Cut-Off Tools:

Product ImageSku #Product NameProduct Price
2522-20Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3″ Compact Cut Off Tool (Bare Tool)Originally $149, but discounted to $99*
DCS438BDeWalt 20V MAX XR Brushless Cordless 3″ Cut-Off Tool (Tool Only)$179
*Discount as of 12/22/2023

To learn more watch this video below:

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Jig Saw (2545-20)

The M12 FUEL Jig Saw is designed for professional carpenters and remodelers with its unmatchable power and precision. This Jig Saw delivers the fastest 12V blade speed underload, more control in various orientations, and maximum cut line visibility.

The POWERSTATE brushless motor and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence delivers 3000 stokes per minute at a 7/8″ stroke for clean, controlled cuts in a wide variety of materials.

The ergonomic barrel-grip design, along with its compact size and minimal vibration, offers enhanced control whether using the saw in standard or inverted orientations. The saw is equipped with an on/off LED light and a dust blower, both of which can be easily activated or deactivated, enhancing visibility along the cutting line to suit the task at hand.

The M12 FUEL Jig Saw boasts orbital action with 5 selectable levels, a variable speed dial, blade storage, effortless tool-less blade changes, and a sturdy aluminum base plate complete with bevel detents.

3. Storage System Explosion – Packout, Stackpack, ModBox, Tough System

The storage game is evolving rapidly. Established systems like Milwaukee Packout, Dewalt Tough System, and Bosch L-Boxx Click & Go Storage System are growing exponentially, and new players like Flex Stack Pack and Klein Modboxes are entering the scene. The rise of small businesses building mods for these systems adds another layer of innovation. As storage systems become more versatile, we anticipate prepacked tool and accessory options, creating a seamless, organized experience for professionals.

To learn more, read our blog about Flex’s 14 New Stack Pack Additions!

Also to learn more, read out blog about Klein’s ModBox Modular Storage System!

4. Cordless Vacuums – Unleashing Mobility

Cordless high-capacity rolling vacuums are making waves in 2024. Brands like Milwaukee’s M18, Festool‘s CTC Midi, and EGO’s 56V Vacuums are providing options for professionals to ditch the wall outlet reliance. The integration of vacuum bases into storage systems, following the lead of Festool, could further enhance the cordless experience. The key is to make these systems compatible with existing storage solutions, offering a holistic approach to tool organization.

EGO 56V POWER+ 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum 110CFM – 5.0Ah Kit (WDV0904)

The EGO POWER+ 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum stands out as the most potent cordless vacuum in its class, propelled by a brushless motor delivering 110 CFM suction with 100-inch lift capacity. Smart storage onboard efficiently organizes nozzles, extensions, and the hose. To ensure sustained power, a filter cleaning function maintains the filter for optimal suction while filling the sizable 9-gallon tank.

The vacuum offers diverse power modes – Low, High, and Turbo – controllable onboard or through the provided wireless remote. It impressively operates for up to 60 minutes on ECO, 30 minutes on high, or 20 minutes on turbo, powered by the supplied 56V 5.0Ah ARC Lithium battery.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 9 Gallon Dual-Battery Modular Wet/Dry Vacuum 0920-20

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum revolutionizes jobsite cleanup with its powerful and durable design. Driven by the efficient POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and dual M18 REDLITHIUM Batteries, it surpasses 4.25 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vacuums, quickly handling common debris like drywall and concrete dust.

Featuring reinforced casters and a crush-resistant hose for up to 8X wheel life and 2X hose life, this vacuum is part of a versatile system with interchangeable motor heads, tanks, and carts. T

he MAX POWER MODE provides 34 minutes of continuous cleaning (up to 1,400 ft²), while MAX RUN-TIME MODE offers up to 49 minutes (up to 1,600 ft²) on (2) M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT HD12.0 Battery Packs.

With a Large High-Efficiency Filter and optional Fleece Dust Bags, maintenance is easy, and cart accessory storage ensures quick access to tools.

Festool Cordless mobile dust extractor CTC MIDI I HEPA-Basic CLEANTEC 577069

Festool introduces the CTC MIDI, its most potent cordless dust extractor, featuring a 36-volt turbine for robust suction power comparable to corded models.

With up to 109 CFM and 76” of static water lift, this extractor is ideal for cordless tools, seamlessly integrating through Bluetooth® for automatic start. Weighing 30 lbs. or less, it offers three levels of extraction power, hassle-free features like push-button suction control, manual filter cleaning, and a compact, mobile design with Systainer integration.

The inclusion of a HEPA filter ensures clean air, and Bluetooth functionality allows remote switch-on for cordless tools, making it compliant with OSHA and EPA regulations for virtually dust-free applications.

5. MX Compaction & Cutting – Paving the Cordless Concrete Path

The Milwaukee MX lineup’s expansion into concrete equipment, previously dominated by gas-powered units, is a significant leap. From compactors to green concrete saws, these tools are going cordless with impressive runtimes. As batteries become more affordable, the shift towards cordless options for mid-sized equipment seems inevitable, challenging the dominance of traditional gas units.

Product ImageSku #Product NameProduct Price
MXF316-2XCMilwaukee MX FUEL 6″ Green Concrete Saw Kit$5,499
MXF315-2XCMilwaukee MX FUEL 14″ Cut-Off Saw w/ RAPIDSTOP Brake Kit$2,999
MXF324-2HDMilwaukee MX FUEL 24″ Walk-Behind Edging Trowel$5,999
MXF336-3HDMilwaukee MX FUEL 36″ Walk-Behind Trowel$7,499
MXF220-2HDMilwaukee MX FUEL 20″ Plate Compactor$5,499
MXF302-2HDMilwaukee MX FUEL Core Rig with Stand$6,999

Read our blog to learn more about the Milwaukee MX FUEL Concrete Equipment by clicking right here.

6. Ride-On Lawn Mower – EGO’s Battery Power Play

EGO’s Riding Lawn Mower Tractor is making waves at $3999, including six large EGO batteries. While aimed at homeowners, this product strategically floods the market with batteries, creating a platform for future expansions. It’s a compelling option for those seeking a high-quality, gas-free mower, emphasizing the potential for battery-powered alternatives in everyday tools.

EGO POWER+ 42″ T6 Lawn Tractor 21HP Riding Mower 56Vx6 – 6.0Ah Kit TR4204

To learn more about the EGO Power+ Lawn Tractor and other new EGO releases click here to read our blog!

7. Cordless Chainsaws – From Pocket-Sized to Commercial Monsters

Cordless chainsaws are reshaping the landscape, offering a variety of size options. From pocket-sized options to full-sized 20” monsters, brands like DeWalt and EGO are challenging the dominance of gas-powered chainsaws. The benefits are clear – no more worrying about engine maintenance, governmental regulations, or wasted time on tools that won’t start.

DeWalt 60V MAX* Brushless Cordless 20 in. 4.0Ah Chainsaw Kit (DCCS677Y1)

The 60V MAX* Brushless Cordless 20 in. 4.0Ah Chainsaw is a powerful and versatile tool for cutting tasks. With a high-performance motor powered by a DCB612 battery, it ensures reliable bar retention with tooled chain tensioning. The brushless motor provides peak power comparable to a 50.2 cc Gas Chainsaw and self-lubricates for continuous operation without oil interruptions.

Safety features include limited kickback protection and a low kickback bar for smooth cutting through thick material.

The chainsaw offers quick chain adjustment, auto-oiling for continuous lubrication, and over 2X the torque compared to a 50.2 cc Gas Chainsaw. Demonstrating fast cutting, it can handle a 17 in. white oak log in as little as 18 seconds, making it an efficient tool for various cutting applications.

EGO 56V POWER+ 20″ Cordless Chain Saw 6.0Ah Kit CS2005

The EGO POWER+ 20” Chain Saw provides the power of a 55cc gas chainsaw without the noise and fumes. Powered by any EGO POWER+ 56V ARC Lithium battery, it delivers up to 135 cuts on a 6×6 with the included 6.0Ah ARC Lithium battery. The 20-inch bar and high-efficiency brushless motor offer clean and efficient cuts with speeds up to 25 m/s. The chainsaw features a digital display for speed control, battery status, and a safety brake indicator.

Equipped with an omnidirectional auto chain brake, it stops the chain from various tool orientations, complementing the kickback brake. A bright LED work light enhances visibility in low-light conditions.

With IPX4-rated weather resistance, this cordless chainsaw is backed by a 5-year tool warranty and 3-year battery warranty, providing Power Beyond Belief.

8. Hard Hat Systems – Beyond Safety

The evolution of hard hats into climbing helmets expands the possibilities for integrated systems. With face shields, hearing protection, sunshades, and even personal cooling fans, brands like Milwaukee, Klein, PIP, and Lift are redefining what it means to stay safe on the job. It’s not just about protection; it’s about creating a comprehensive system tailored to individual needs.


Product ImageSku #Product NameProduct PriceShop Other Colors
48-73-1337Milwaukee Front Brim Helmet with BOLT – Class E$109.97Click Here
48-73-1336Milwaukee Front Brim Vented Helmet with BOLT – Class C$109.97Click Here
48-73-1335Milwaukee Helmet with BOLT – Class E$109.97Click Here
48-73-1334Milwaukee Vented Helmet with BOLT – Class C$109.97Click Here
280-HP1491RM-01PIP TRAVERSE, ANSI TYPE II, EN 12492 Climbing Helmet w/ MIPS Non Vented$76.09Click Here
LIFTHRX-22YE2Lift RADIX Non-Vented Safety Helmet – Grey$107.10Click Here

Hard Hat Accessories:

Product ImageSku #Product NameProduct Price
48-73-1415Milwaukee BOLT Eye Visor – Tinted Dual Coat Lens$69.97
48-73-1430Milwaukee BOLT Full Face Shield – Metal Mesh$79.97
48-73-1441Milwaukee 10pk Clear Face Shield Replacement Lenses (Helmet & Hard Hat Mount)$299.97
48-73-1442Milwaukee 5pk Gray Face Shield Replacement Lenses (Helmet & Hard Hat Mount)$191.97
48-73-3250Milwaukee BOLT 24dB Earmuff$33.97
60155Klein Cooling Fan for Hard Hat and Safety Helmet$89.99

9. Complete Tool Collections – MegaMods for the Workshop

The shift towards mobile storage systems has increased the demand for foam inserts and organized toolboxes. This trend extends to the workshop, where full solutions with toolboxes and built-in foam draw inserts are becoming the norm. Brands are recognizing the need for comprehensive, organized solutions with the rise of MegaMods.

Product Image Sku #Product NameProduct Price
MEGAMODMROGearwrench Mechanics Tool Set w/ 614 Pieces$3,999.99
MEGAMODPROGearwrench Mechanics Tool Set w/ 791 Pieces$4,799.99
MEGAMOD873Gearwrench Mechanics Tool Set w/ 873 Pieces$6,599.99
MEGAMOD1024Gearwrench Mechanics Tool Set w/ 1,024 Pieces$8,799.99
MEGAMOD1268Gearwrench Mechanics Tool Set w/ 1,268 Pieces$14,799.99

Read our blog about Gearwrench’s MEGAMods by clicking right here!

10. Air Tools are Dead – The Rise of Battery Power

Pneumatic tools, with their cumbersome air hoses, are facing obsolescence. New innovations in rivet tools, band files, die grinders, and large impacts are powered by batteries. The era of pressurized air tools seems to be coming to an end, with professionals embracing the convenience and efficiency of cordless alternatives.

As we step into 2024, the tool industry is undergoing a transformative phase. These 10 innovations are not just changes; they represent a paradigm shift in how professionals approach their work. Embracing these advancements is not just about staying current; it’s about being at the forefront of a revolution that is reshaping the very tools we rely on every day.

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