Power Tools reviews

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander

RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Brushless, 3 x 18 Inch, Belt Sander R86065B Review RIDGID’s latest development, the RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander, is bound to get carpenters excited, especially since it follows on the tail of their cordless router. We recently took the  RIDGID GEN 5X 18V Belt Sander to the job-site, as well […]

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Bosch Colt Router PR20EVS

Bosch Colt Router Review – Pocket size race horse For a finish carpenter, cabinet maker, or avid wood worker, a trim router is a very efficient , inexpensive and compact tool perfect for both shaping and joinery tasks. The Bosch Colt Router PR20EVS Electronic Variable-Speed Palm Router fits all of these characteristics.  Though the colt has […]

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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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Hitachi Rotary Hammer Review

Hitachi SDS Max Brushless Rotary Hammer DH52MEY Hitachi flooded the 2016 market with a whole new line of hammer drills.  They are the AC brushless SDS Max Rotary Hammers.  These new hammers have been well designed with a TON of features.  I got a chance to test out the DH52MEY model and it didn’t disappoint. […]

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Festool RTS 400 REQ and DTS 400 REQ Compact Sanders

Festool Compact Sanders My first sander was a block of wood with sand paper. No I’m kidding it was a Craftsman 5″ square pad sander that had spring loaded clips for clamping the sandpaper down. That was in 1989 and I kept it in operation for at least 8 years. Its amazing to think about […]

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Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced

Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw Introduced Today Skilsaw announced the new Skilsaw Medusaw Concrete Saw. It’s the first ever handheld wormdrive concrete saw designed exclusively for scoring and cutting concrete. The Medusaw takes a tool that was only possible with a number of aftermarket products and rolls them into a purpose-built, single manufacturer, improved tool. Previously […]

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JET Updates 16-32 Plus Drum Sander

JET 16-32 Plus Drum Sander La Vergne, TN – For more than 14 years, JET’s 16-32 Plus Drum Sander with Stand has been the brand’s most popular woodworking machine and the industry’s undisputed class leader.  Now, this versatile, accurate and affordable mid-size drum sander has raised the bar again with new features, including tool-less conveyor […]

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Hypertherm Announces New Powermax45 XP

Powermax45 XP, Successor to the Powermax HANOVER, N.H.—Sept. 26, 2016—Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is excited to announce the release of the new Powermax45 XP®—successor to the best-selling Powermax of all time—offering the most power and versatility in its class. Delivering 6.5 kilowatts of output power—70 percent more […]

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Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw Review

Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw Way back in February of 2016 a couple boxes showed up at my doorstep with the black diamond Skilsaw logo. It was a worm drive table saw. Skilsaw had recently gone through a rebranding to help distinguish itself as a pro brand with less confusion over the DIY focused Skil […]

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Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review

Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Model R4221 The Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw is unlike any saw I’ve ever used. This saw is capable of cutting a 70-degree miter angle. To achieve these kind of cuts I have to use an acute angle jig clamped to my miter saw […]

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