Cordless Tools reviews

MAKITA 18V LXT Cordless Compact Router XTR01Z

MAKITA 18 V 1-1/4 H.P. Cordless Router Review If you’ve been a carpenter for at least 20 years you know that MAKITA’s lineage is with the carpenter and woodworker. To prove this just think back to your first miter saw, table saw or slide pack drill and I’d bet it was a MAKITA for most […]

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HITACH BRUSHLESS CORDLESS 18V BANDSAW Review

HITACHI BRUSHLESS 18V COMPACT BANDSAW Review Model CB18DBLP4 As a carpenter working in the residential sector, I’m more than acquainted with all the various types of saws used for cutting wood and wood substitutes. Cutting metals on the other hand is a secondary thought, which up to this point I’ve settled for cutting with a […]

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Dewalt 20V DCN681 Brushless 18G Narrow Crown Stapler

Dewalt 20 volt 18 Guage Narrow Crown Stapler Review Let’s say you show up to a job site in the morning to start a large interior renovation project.  One of the first things that needs to get setup is that heavy, bulky, and noisy air compressor, along with all those hoses that cause tripping hazards […]

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Bosch 12 Volt Jig Saw

Bosch JS120BN 12v MAX Barrel-Grip Jig Saw Review I was recently asked to take another look at the Bosch 12v Max Barrel-Grip Jig Saw for another perspective and to see how well the features have held up since its release date (take a look at Rob’s original review here). After using the saw to work […]

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Milwaukee Miter Saw Stand

 The Idea Behind A Miter Saw Stand What good is a miter saw if you don’t have a stand? I suppose you can set it on plywood and two sawhorses , like I did for many years. Miter saw stands come in different shapes and sizes. Some have wheels, some are gravity rise and […]

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Milwaukee 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager 2257-20

Milwaukee 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager 2257-20 Review Infrared thermal imaging has been on every professional tradesman’s radar and want-list since they were introduced, but high prices, bulky units and delicate parts have stood in their way. Milwaukee’s new line of thermal imaging products, including the Milwaukee 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager (2257-20), […]

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MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL ONE KEY IMPACT DRIVER Review

MILWAUKEE M18 FUEL ONE KEY IMPACT DRIVER Review (Model 2757-22) THE EARLY DAYS OF IMPACT DRIVERS In the fall of 2003, I had just started on the path to become a carpenter. I was attending the local woodworking show where almost all of the major power tool companies were unveiling a brand new tool, the […]

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Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit

Dewalt 20V XR 15 GA Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit Review Finish carpentry has been relying on pneumatic nailers since the first one was introduced in 1950. In 1986 we saw their introduction of gas and battery nailers and now were seeing totally battery-only, cordless finish nailers. We recently took the Dewalt DCN650D1 15 GA […]

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Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer

Graco Ultra Cordless Paint Sprayer 17M363 Review Founded in 1926, Graco is the world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco equipment squeezes tomato paste onto millions of frozen pizzas; pumps fluids into millions of cars and applies paint to homes. Like Dewalt, Makita and Milwaukee, for my trade, the name Graco is synonymous […]

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Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review

Milwaukee Mid Torque Impact Wrench Review (Model 2861-22) Many times we see the latest and greatest new tools at a manufacturer’s media event. For Milwaukee, the event is right around the first week of June every year, dubbed the New Product Symposium. It was at this event that we’ve seen some amazing new tools. Sometimes […]

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