Makita reviews

Best Cordless Router – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless 18-Volt Router Advantages of a Cordless Router As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking and trim, creating chamfers, installing built-ins, mortising hinges, and sometimes to make on-the-spot moldings.  More and more contractors are cutting the cord on their job […]

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Best Full-Size Framing Nailer – Head-To-Head

Full-Size Pneumatic Framing Nailers Head-to-Head Testing Pneumatic nailers first started gaining ground in the construction world in the 1950’s. While the underlying technology hasn’t changed much; features, size, weight, and function have all been improved drastically. Even though pneumatic nailers can’t replace hammers on the job-site, they have become just as common. Newer building materials […]

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MAKITA 18 Volt X2 12 Inch Miter Saw XSL08PT 

MAKITA 18 Volt X2 (36V) 12 Inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review Years ago, Makita WAS the go-to company for woodworkers and carpenters. In the last decade Makita has taken its foot off the gas and clearly lost market share to Dewalt. Well guys, they’re STOMPING on that gas pedal and merging onto the freeway! […]

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Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Who Has The Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer? In the last couple of years many manufacturers have introduced battery powered, cordless finish nailers. With a battery powered nailer, there’s no need to worry about using a compressor or dragging round an air hose while you work. They’re ideal for climbing ladders or locations with […]

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Makita 18V X2 Cordless Lawn Mower

Makita 18V X2 Cordless Lawn Mower XML03 Review Makita has come out with a new 18V X2 cordless lawn mower designed for lawns under 1/3 acre. The Makita 18V X2 cordless lawn mower, XML03 features a heavy duty steel deck with 18″ cutting capacity, zero emissions, lower noise, and reduced maintenance compared to gas-engine lawn […]

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Supporting Trade Schools

Makita and ToolBoxBuzz Partner To Support the Trades The ToolBoxBuzz crew believes that supporting young men and women’s decision to go into the trades, as well as, mentoring and showing them the right tools for the job makes all the difference. So we reached out to Makita tools and asked them to help us support […]

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Best Benchtop Thickness Planer – Head-to-Head

Best Benchtop Thickness Planer Benchtop thickness planers are an essential piece of equipment for any woodshop. These planers are an excellent option for small home woodshops and contractors that need a portable option. While not big and powerful as full size shop thickness planers, benchtop thickness planers are still very capable of effectively planing a […]

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Makita Framing Nailer AN924 Review

Makita AN924 3-1/2-inch 22-Degree Round Head Framing Nailer Makita just released a new 3-1/2″ Framing Nailer, 21° Full Round Head (AN924). The AN924 features enhancements such as: Larger capacity air chamber, which allows for increased power to drive nails up to 3-1/2” x .148 (16d) nails Top-loading, solid aluminum magazine, which is an easier and more […]

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Best Hydraulic Oil Impulse Impact Driver – Head-to-Head

Best Oil-Impulse 1/4″ Impact Driver – Head-2-Head Hydraulic or oil impulse impact drivers are similar in purpose to traditional impact drivers. They are intended to drive small to medium sized fasteners, like small sheet metal screws and up to 3″ decking screws. The big advantage to these tools is that they are significantly quieter than […]

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Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill

Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill – Head -to-Head Arguably the most used tool of any trade and probably the most common power tool among homeowners and DIYer’s the ½” cordless drill is as common as it is useful, and versatile. The pistol grip cordless drill was developed by Black and Decker in 1961, but didn’t […]

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