Cordless Tools reviews

New RIDGID 18V Cordless Tools for 2020

RIDGID Announces New 18V Cordless Tools for 2020 RIDGID just announced a bunch of new 18V Cordless Tools to add to their huge lineup of 18V tools. Available exclusively at The Home Depot the RIDGID line is a hidden gem especially for PROs looking to stretch their dollar and they come with a great warranty […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18 Gauge ¼” Narrow Crown Stapler Review

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Crown Stapler 2749-20 Review As a young carpenter, I was first introduced to pneumatic crown staplers in the workshop installing plywood backings to bookcases and cabinets. The crown stapler, I was taught, secured the ¼-3/8 inch plywood backing better than brad or finish nails. And was a hell of a lot faster […]

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DEWALT 20 Volt XR Reciprocating Saw With Power Detect

DEWALT 20V  XT Reciprocating Saw with POWER DETECT DCS368W1 Review Recently we completed a rotten sill repair project on a 300-year-old timber frame house. The original sill plate was a 10 x 10 old growth piece of oak. In order to remove the rotted sections of this sill plate, we used a combination of reciprocating saws, […]

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Metabo 18V SDS-PLUS 1” Rotary Hammer Drill w/HEPA Vac Attachment

Metabo 18V SDS-PLUS 1” Brushless Rotary Hammer Drill w/HEPA Vac Attachment 600211900-K4 Review I recently reviewed the Metabo 18V SDS-PLUS 1” Rotary Hammer Drill w/HEPA Vac attachment SDS Rotary Hammer Drills are no small investment. Whether this tool is your workhorse in a commercial setting or your life-saver in the residential setting a 1″ SDS- […]

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DEWALT 7-¼ in. Circular Saw With Power Detect

DEWALT DCS574W1 Circular Saw Review The DEWALT DCS574W1  7-¼ in. circular saw is a lightweight, powerful solution. Like many young carpenters, the circular saw that I learned on was an old school corded worm drive Skilsaw that nearly made me fall over because of its weight. I remember my lead carpenter at the time saying “let the weight […]

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DEWALT Power Detect Hammer Drill/Drill Driver Review

DEWALT DCD998W1 20V  XR 1/2 IN. Brushless Hammer Drill Drill / Driver With Power Detect     The first drill I bought was a combo kit of a cordless DeWalt impact driver and drill driver. Both are brushed and I still use them today, they’re workhorses. The impact driver is my day to day impact driver. […]

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Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver

Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver Head-to-Head This category has been around a long time, or at least there has been one multi-head compact cordless drill around for a long time and that’s the Festool CXS. As best we can tell the first version of it was released in Europe over 8 years ago (that’s […]

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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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DEWALT Atomic 20V One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Review

DEWALT Atomic 20v MAX Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw – DCS369B Recently we put the DEWALT Atomic 20V One-Handed Reciprocating Saw up against 5 other one-handed reciprocating saws in our Best Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head. Cordless one-handed reciprocating saws are a fairly new category compared to the long-standing king of demolition in full-size reciprocating saws. […]

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DEWALT Announces New Tools Using POWER DETECT™ Technology

DEWALT® Announces POWER DETECT™ Technology TOWSON, MD (March 2, 2020) – DEWALT announces POWER DETECT™ Technology included exclusively on four new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Tools. These include a 7-1/4-In. Circular Saw (DCS574), Reciprocating Saw (DCS368), 5-In. Angle Grinder (DCG415), and Hammer Drill (DCD998). Newly developed electronics in tools with POWER DETECT™ Technology can identify […]

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