Archives: Saws

DEWALT 60V FlexVolt Circular Saw Review

DCS575T2 FLEXVOLT™ 60V MAX* 7-1/4″ Circular Saw It wasn’t that long ago when the thought of a full size 7-1/4″ cordless circular saw didn’t seem all that likely or feasible. Today there are several options ranging from 18V up to 60V and they all boast corded performance in a cordless platform. In this review we’re […]

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Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw Our friends at Makita sent us their new Makita 18V X2 LXT Brushless Recipro Saw to review here in the shop. This brushless reciprocating saw combined with Makita’s latest 6.0Ah battery was the perfect storm for an endurance test. With this reveiw we hope to give […]

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Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Review

Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Model R4221 The Ridgid 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw is unlike any saw I’ve ever used. This saw is capable of cutting a 70-degree miter angle. To achieve these kind of cuts I have to use an acute angle jig clamped to my miter saw […]

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Bosch Introduces Compact Reciprocating Saw

Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw Mt. Prospect, Ill., July 12, 2016 – When the job at hand is demolition and rough cutting, speed and convenience are as important as power. And that’s where the Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw offers great power-to-weight ratio to get the job done right – from overhead cutting to working on […]

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Makita XSL02Z Cordless 7-1/2 Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

Makita (36V) Brushless Cordless 7-1/2″ Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw 2015 was a very big year for Makita, they celebrated their 100th anniversary and they promoted their 100th tool in 18V LXT line.  They boast the world’s largest 18 volt cordless tool line. This last fall their 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools line-up will reach 125 […]

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Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2 Circular Saw Kit

    Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-1/2” Circular Caw Kit Review The origin of the circular saw dates back to the end of the 18th century, who really invented it is not clear. Like many inventions of that era, the circular saw was a concept that many people worked on, and developed throughout the […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Circular Saw Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Circular Saw Review Circular saws. To some trades, they are in the top 5 tools used every day. Other trades though, they are in the “next 5” group of tools used. They may not be every day tools but are still indispensable on the job site. The pro carpenters and framers have […]

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New Milwaukee M18 Sawzall is Here

New Milwaukee M18 Sawzall is Here When we attended Milwaukee Tool’s New Product Symposium back in August of 2014 one of the tools that didn’t receive a ton of fanfare but was no less impressive was the new Milwaukee M18 Sawzall. It is replacing the previous model, the 2620, which we covered during the 18 Volt […]

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DEWALT DCS387 20V Compact Reciprocating Saw

DEWALT DCS387 20V Compact Reciprocating Saw Since DEWALT announced the 20 volt platform in June of 2011, it has certainly proven to all of us that it is worth it’s weight in gold. With the addition of cordless compact tools such as the DCS387 Compact Reciprocating Saw, DEWALT in my opinion is clearly the front runner for […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL HackZall 2520-20 Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL HackZall (Model 2520-20) Packs a Powerful Punch When brushless tools first started to hit the market, Todd Fratzel and I had a discussion about where these tools were really going to make a noticeable difference. I remember him saying, that the 18V lines were great, but wait until the 12V lines really […]

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