Cordless Tools 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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DeWalt FLEXVOLT 7-1/4” Cordless Worm Drive Style Saw

DeWalt FLEXVOLT 60V Cordless 7-1/4” Worm Drive Style Saw Review The first tool I ever truly loved was a SkilSaw Mag 77. My father (whom inspired me to get into the trades and still work with today) gave me one when I was still a “green” framer. It was about 20 years old and absolutely […]

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Porter-Cable Announces New Tile Saws

New tiles saws ideal for professionals and DIYers TOWSON, MD (January 2, 2018) – PORTER-CABLE® announces new, innovative cordless and corded table top tile saws for professionals and DIYers. Both the 20V MAX* Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCC780LA) and 7” Table Top Wet Tile Saw (PCE980) feature a sliding cart, providing accuracy and stability […]

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Southwire LED String Lights

Southwire 7164SW-7165SW LED String Light As a remolding contractor I’ve use incandescent string lights to illuminate the job site for as long as I can remember. Recently while attending a trade show I saw the Southwire LED String Light and was impressed with the quality of light output. LED lights run cooler than incandescent bulbs and are […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL 1/2″ Ratchet

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12v Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2” Ratchet   Review When Milwaukee released their original M12 ratchet back in 2011, there aim was to marry the performance and speed of pneumatic ratchets without the use of cords or hoses. Since then, these Milwaukee ratchets have become synonymous with cordless performance in the auto […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 7-1/4” Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 7-1/4″ Miter Saw 2733-21 Review The miter saw is a tool that brings carpentry cuts to a higher level of accuracy. Miter saws provide quick, accurate cross cuts at angles. While designed for finish carpentry, like molding and trim cutting applications, they are now being utilized in all phases of construction. “First Impressions” […]

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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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Milwaukee 2488-20 M12 Soldering Iron

Cordless Soldering Iron How many times have I wanted to have a portable soldering iron to use far from an existing 120v outlet? My classic problem was often retrofitting some electronics in an aircraft that was located hundreds of feet on the tarmac from the nearest airport building. The only possible portable solution at the […]

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RIDGID Gen5x R8643 Reciprocating Saw Review

Gen5x Reciprocating Saw – Model R8643 RIDGID is releasing a new 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw in 2018 and we recently got our hands on it to use in our cordless reciprocating saw head to head where it did very well against the competition. Since that testing we’ve been further evaluating this new saw on the job […]

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Porter Cable 20V Max Wet-Dry Vac

Porter Cable 20 Volt 2-Gallon Vacuum PCC795B Review Porter Cable recently introduced the Porter Cable 20V Max Wet-Dry Vac (PCC795B) adds into a growing line of 20V MAX tools. Today, tool manufacturers are introducing new cordless tools into their product lines for tools we would normally use a corded tool.  Once we saw Porter Cables introduction […]

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