"Subcompact cordless tools are a fast-growing trend, and no brand has taken them further than Milwaukee's M12 line," report the editors from our sister publication, Tools of the Trade, in their 2009 Editors' Choice Awards. They selected two Milwaukee tools for specific praise: the Hackzall mini recip saw and the motorized coppertubing cutter. The Hackzall is a tiny one-handed Sawzall for making fine cuts. It fits standard recip saw blades or the line of 4-inch blades made just for it. The copper-tubing cutter is a direct replacement for a manual tubing cutter and works the same way, but its motor spins the cutter head. It cuts much faster and allows easier access to water lines parallel to a wall than a manual cutter. It works on copper tubing from 3/8 to 1 inch in diameter. 800.729.3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.