I'm very happy to announce that Joe Kelly, EC's popular former associate editor, has returned to serve as the editor. (See the staff masthead on this page). He left us in September 1999 to direct the editorial services of a public relations firm entrenched in high-tech sectors.
The continuing advances of power hand tools receive much attention, and many are linked directly to lithium-ion battery platforms. Tools are lighter, more powerful for their weights, more productive and easier to use.