Makita reviews

Makita 18V Brushless Blower

Makita 18V Cordless Blower XBU03Z Review One of the most underrated tools on a job site is the leaf blower. There’s no doubt that it makes cleaning up more efficient. The Makita 18V Brushless Blower from Makita is my go-to for both job site clean up and yard clean up around the house.  An unsung […]

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Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Recip Saw Review

Makita XRJ07 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless Recip Saw Review Makita is a company that combines form with function and this tool review will take a look at how the Model #XRJ07 18V LXT Sub-Compact Recip Saw lives up to that legacy. Makita’s Sub-Compact line of cordless lithium-ion brushless tools offers the compact size of a […]

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Makita 18V LXT Cordless Biscuit/Plate Joiner Review

Makita 18V LXT Cordless Biscuit/Plate Joiner – Model XJP03Z A biscuit joiner (or often referred to as a plate joiner) is a tool designed for woodworking where you join two pieces of wood together by cutting a crescent-shaped hole in the opposite edges of two pieces of wood.  An oval-shaped wooden biscuit is covered with […]

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Makita Tools World of Concrete Highlights 2020

World of Concrete 2020 – Makita Tools Makita showcased several new products at the 2020 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Each year Makita shows off a large selection of their tools including new releases including some tools that are not necessarily only for the concrete industry. Here are the highlights and some of the […]

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Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Cordless Chainsaw Review

Makita X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle Chainsaw Model XCU08 Review Makita has expanded their battery powered outdoor power equipment line with their new X2 LXT 14″ Top Handle cordless chainsaw. Any arborist, tree cutter, or landscaper will tell you the benefits of a compact top handle chainsaw. They are second to none when it comes […]

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Holiday Tool Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Tool Gift Guide Every year we publish a holiday tool gift guide.  This year were doing the 12 days of Tool-mas! That means we’re doing 1 video each day for 12 days.  In this gift guide we highlight a different tool each day that would make a great gift of a guy and […]

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Makita XLS01Z Cordless Drywall Sander

Makita XLS01T 18V LXT  Cordless 9″ Drywall Sander Kit, AWS Capable (5.0Ah) Review Installing and finishing drywall is one of the tasks I least like to do in construction. In the whole drywall process, the final steps to mud, tape and sand joints are the worst part for me. I know that some tradespeople breeze […]

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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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