Makita reviews

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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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Head-To-Head

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw One of the most widely used power tools for carpenters is the table saw. For carpenters that don’t work exclusively in the shop a portable jobsite table saw is essential. For this Head-to-Head we’re focusing on corded portable 10″ jobsite table saws. We are not including cordless table saws in […]

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Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced

Makita Split Shaft Power Heads Announced The last few years the major power tool manufacturers have been making a major push into the handheld Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) world. This makes sense as batteries improve to power tools only previously powered by 2-stroke motors. While most manufacturers have only explored battery technology, one sees the […]

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Best Dust Extractor – Head-To-Head

Best Dust Extractor Construction is a messy business and dust is one of the biggest evils in our industry. Not only can dust be destructive to personal property but is dangerous to our health. Recent OSHA regulations have highlighted how dangerous dust can be and how important it is to capture dust on the jobsite. […]

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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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Makita 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model AF635) Review

Makita AF635 Finish Nailer While cordless finish nailers are improving quickly there’s still a place for pneumatic finish nailers on the job site. We recently tested one of Makita’s newest pneumatic finish nailers (Makita AF635 Finish Nailer) on a job finishing out a commercial building renovation. The Makita AF635 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is […]

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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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Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT (36V) Brushless Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw XSL06Z Review At first glance you’ll notice that the Makita 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw is cordless, and has a smaller footprint than most miter saws. You’ll also notice that its rail system looks, well, different. Right off the bat I’m thinking this […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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MAKITA Cordless 6-1/2” Track Saw

MAKITA 18V X2 (36V) LXT CORDLESS 6-1/2” PLUNGE SAW XPS01 Review Seems like everyone wants a track saw these days. Why wouldn’t you, it allows you to cut and manage sheet goods like a mill shop, minus the panel saw. A track saw is much more than a circular saw with a rip guide, its designed […]

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