Makita reviews

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill and Impact Driver

Makita 18V Sub-Compact Brushless Drill XFD11ZB and Impact Driver XDT15ZB Tool Review As a carpenter I’ve had to install truss loks on LVLs one day and hardware on custom cabinets the next day. I ran an 18V system for framing and general tasks, but used a compact 12V drill and driver for punch list work and cabinet […]

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Gas/Cordless Framing Nailer Head to Head

Gas & Cordless Framing Nailers Comparison Introduction The Tool Box Buzz crew assembled in Concord, MA to assess four gas powered nailers and one cordless framing nailer. Ambient temperatures during testing were roughly 20F and equipment was left out overnight to simulate standard field conditions. Framing equipment is often stored overnight in unconditioned spaces, or […]

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Best Cordless Circular Saw – Head to Head

Cordless Circular Saw Head to Head – High Capacity Edition Here at Tool Box Buzz we’ve been conducting head to head comparisons of a wide variety of tools. Testing criteria and parameters have always been focused on ensuring apple to apple comparisons. We depart from this model on this test for a few key reasons. […]

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Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw Our friends at Makita sent us their new Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw to review here in the shop. This brushless reciprocating saw combined with Makita’s latest 6.0Ah battery was the perfect storm for an endurance test. With this reveiw we hope to give […]

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Makita String Trimmer Review Model EM2652LHN

Makita String Trimmer Review Model EM2652LHN Makita recently came out with a new 4-stroke high-torque commercial duty string trimmer Model EM2652LHN. We got our hands on the Makita string trimmer and have been testing it for the last few months with great success. Makita has a number of gas powered tools that are also 4-stroke powered […]

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Makita Next Generation 12V Tools

Makita12V max CXT™ Tool Review The engineers at Makita have certainly been on a role lately, I guess having 100 years of innovation and boasting the worlds largest 18 volt cordless tool line up just wasn’t enough. They’re now redesigning and attacking the 12 volt line of tools with some brand new, and frankly, very […]

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New Makita Impact Tools

New Makita Impact Tools Back in the first week of February, we attended the World of Concrete 2016 show. We saw a lot of great innovations spanning the entire concrete and masonry industry. One of the innovations in the tool realm was at the Makita Tools Booth. They had 3 new heavy duty impact tools, […]

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World of Concrete 2016 Highlights

World of Concrete 2016 Highlights Whenever we go to a trade show or media event we often post in realtime to our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Many of you are not able to follow along during the work day so we like to do aggregate posts that catch you up to speed of the […]

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Makita XSL02Z Cordless 7-1/2 Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Makita (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/2″ Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw 2015 was a very big year for Makita, they celebrated their 100th anniversary and they promoted their 100th tool in 18V LXT line.  They boast the world’s largest 18 volt cordless tool line. This last fall their 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools line-up will reach 125 […]

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Makita Returns to Snocross as Team Sponsor And New Series Sponsorship

Makita Returns to Snocross as Team Sponsor And New Series Sponsorship If you’re a contractor, no doubt you know about Makita. If you live in the snow belt (northern US and all of Canada) you’ve heard of Snocross snowmobile racing. These worlds collide for another season as Makita returns to snocross to team up with […]

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