Makita reviews

Makita XCV07Z 18V X2 LXT Cordless Dry Vacuum

Makita 18V X2 Cordless/ Vacuum, Review A good dust control strategy is essential to being a professional contractor and keeping your customer happy throughout a construction project. I’ve learned early on that capturing and controlling remodeling dust by keeping it out of the air and the non-remodeled area of your client’s home is often more important […]

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Makita 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model AF635) Review

Makita AF635 Finish Nailer While cordless finish nailers are improving quickly there’s still a place for pneumatic finish nailers on the job site. We recently tested one of Makita’s newest pneumatic finish nailers (Makita AF635 Finish Nailer) on a job finishing out a commercial building renovation. The Makita AF635 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw XSL06Z Review At first glance you’ll notice that the Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is cordless, and has a smaller footprint than most miter saws. You’ll also notice that its rail system looks, well, different. Right off the bat I’m thinking this […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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MAKITA Cordless 6-1/2” Track Saw

MAKITA 18V X2 (36V) LXT CORDLESS 6-1/2” PLUNGE SAW XPS01 Review Seems like everyone wants a track saw these days. Why wouldn’t you, it allows you to cut and manage sheet goods like a mill shop, minus the panel saw. A track saw is much more than a circular saw with a rip guide, its designed […]

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Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw

Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 14″ Chain Saw Review Chainsaws offer a unique capabilities for clearing trees and large brush. It is essentially the go to tool for this task and is synomous with tree removal, cutting logs, and pruning. The Chainsaw is also adept at cutting both unprocessed lumber, efficiently cutting […]

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MAKITA 18V LXT Cordless Compact Router XTR01Z

MAKITA 18 V 1-1/4 H.P. Cordless Router Review If you’ve been a carpenter for at least 20 years you know that MAKITA’s lineage is with the carpenter and woodworker. To prove this just think back to your first miter saw, table saw or slide pack drill and I’d bet it was a MAKITA for most […]

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Makita ImpactX Fastening Accessories

Makita ImpactX The Makita ImpactX fastening accessory line is their newest line up of impact accessories designed to endure the force of high-volume screw driving applications with high torque impact drivers, they include: Insert bits Power bits Magnetic bit holders Magnetic nut holders Socket adapters Makita’s Research on Fastening According to job site research, professional […]

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Impact Driver Head to Head

Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

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