Cordless Tools reviews

10 Years of Cordless Tools – What’s Next?

Reflection On The Evolution Of Cordless Tools – What Does 10-years Do? I’ve been working in the trades about 24 years. When I think about starting out in the trades I had little money, and very few tools. Damn, I framed my first house by hand and I did EVERYTHING with: Circular saw Reciprocating Saw […]

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Husqvarna 9-Inch Cut-Off Saw K535i Review

Husqvarna 9 Inch Battery Powered Cut-Off Saw We recently tested the Husqvarna 9-inch 535i Off Saw as part of our Best 9 inch Cut off saw Head to Head.    The K535i performed well and is a great lightweight option for small to medium masonry and metal cutting tasks.  The Husqvarna 9-Inch Cut Off Saw K535i […]

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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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Sub-Compact Cordless Tools – Worth Another Look

Sub-Compact Cordless Tools Cordless tools continue to change and advance at warp speed leaving many users standing in the power tool isle overwhelmed with choices. Making things even more overwhelming is the extensive range of cordless tools from sub-compact up to high demand heavy duty tools. One of the categories that seems to generate questions […]

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Best 9 Inch Cordless Cut-Off Saw

Battery Powered 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw – Head-To-Head Test An abrasive saw, or cut-off saw, is a circular saw which is typically used to cut metal and masonry. The cutting action is performed by an abrasive disc, similar to a thin grinding wheel. Technically speaking this is not a saw, as it does not use […]

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Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1/4″ Circular Saw

The Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt 7 1’4″ Circular Saw C3607DAQ4 Review This tool review takes a look at the Metabo HPT 36V Multivolt Circular Saw model #C3607DAQ4. The circular saw may be the most iconic woodworking and carpentry tool out there. If you check the tool bench of any tradesman, woodworker, DIYer, or homeowner, it […]

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DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review

DEWALT 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review The TBB crew recently tested and reviewed the DEWALT DCN680 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our recent Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The DEWALT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a 2.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 5lbs 2 oz. (w/o battery) and utilizes […]

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Metabo HPT 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Metabo HPT 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer NT1850DE Review We recently tested the Metabo HPT 18 Gauge Brad Nailer in our Best 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Head-to-Head testing. The Metabo HPT Brad Nailer is equipped with brushless motor technology and powered by a Compact 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It weighs 7.3lbs and is equipped with an Air Spring Drive […]

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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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Metabo HPT MultiVolt Reciprocating Saw Review

Metabo HPT CR36DAQ4 MultiVolt Reciprocating Saw Reciprocating saws have become a staple for demolition and framing work. And until recently anything but a corded saw was just not heavy duty enough for heavier framing and carpentry tasks. But with the introduction of lithium ion batteries and brushless motors cordless reciprocating saws are everywhere. But sometimes […]

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