Archives: Saws

RIDGID 18V 7 1/4 Inch Cordless Circular Saw Review

RIDGID (R8653B) GEN5X Brushless Circular Saw I recently got the chance to use RIDGID’S GEN5X 7 ¼” 18V Brushless Circular Saw and what a work horse it is!   It powered through multiple projects big and small ranging from a deck build and a bathroom remodel to building concrete forms.   This saw has some […]

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Makita 18V Cut‑Out Saw XDS01Z

Makita 18V LXT Cordless Cut‑Out Saw XDS01Z Review As a general contractor and professional remodeler I often find myself gutting plaster walls or making precision cuts into drywall to access framing. Depending on the situation and the type of wall surface, the method of cut can vary. Normally in a gut situation, the procedure requires […]

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Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01

The Makita 7-1/4” circular saw 18Volt XSR01 One of the most argued tool topics in modern construction is the sidewinder vs the worm drive circular saw. The truth is that one saw isn’t better than the other, it just depends on how you prefer to work. Like many of you I have one of each. […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw 2782-22 We took a look at the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw 2782-22. This new Metal-Cutting Circular Saw features a lightweight housing and gearing system. As part of the M18 FUEL lineup, the Metal-Cutting Circular Saw features three Milwaukee innovations: POWERSTATE Brushless Motor that spins at 3,900 […]

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The Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1

Dewalt XR Compact Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1 Review It doesn’t matter what trade you’re in, you own a reciprocating saw. The reciprocating saw is my go-to tool for remodeling, and demolition projects. Factors in Purchasing a Reciprocating Saw Key considerations in buying a reciprocating saw are: Power Length of stroke Type of blade action, [straight or […]

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M18 FUEL Metal Circular Saw

M18 FUEL Metal Circular Saw Milwaukee Tool announced today the M18 FUEL Metal Circular Saw. Purported to be the fastest cordless metal-cutting circular saw on the market, this saw is sure to turn some heads. Built on the venerable M18 platform, the 5.0 battery is said to deliver 40% more cuts than the competition.  As […]

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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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Festool HK Portable Carpenter Saws

Festool Portable HK 55 EB and HKC 55 EB Circular Saws I recently traveled to Festool’s headquarters in Wendlingen, Germany for their media event. At the event they introduced a new line of portable circular saws with the HK 55 EB and HKC 55 EB. Since the event we’ve had a chance to get hands on […]

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DEWALT 60V FlexVolt Circular Saw Review

DCS575T2 FLEXVOLT™ 60V MAX* 7-1/4″ Circular Saw It wasn’t that long ago when the thought of a full size 7-1/4″ cordless circular saw didn’t seem all that likely or feasible. Today there are several options ranging from 18V up to 60V and they all boast corded performance in a cordless platform. In this review we’re […]

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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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