Power Tools reviews

Bostitch 8.5 Amp Orbital Reciprocating Saw Kit Review

Bostitch 8.5 Amp Orbital Reciprocating Saw Kit [BTE360K] Review Reciprocating Saws may not be precise tools, but they are often precisely what you need to get the job done in almost any trade on almost any job-site. There are few rough cutting applications that the Reciprocating Saw CAN’T handle, so having a reliable, portable, and […]

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RIDGID 18v Grinder Review

RIDGID 18v Grinder Review Model R86040B In the summer of 2013 I had the opportunity to sit down with an executive from TTI the maker of RIDGID power tools and he told me about all of their upcoming innovative tools for the year that we summarized back in this article. One of those tools was […]

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Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw Review

Festool Plunge Cut Track Saw – When Quality Matters The all new Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw has created quite a stir in the renovation/remodel/woodworking communities. This new model is an update to the ever popular Festool TS 55 EQ. We recently had a chance to test it out on several jobsites […]

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DEWALT DWE315K Corded Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Multi-Tool Kit with Tool-Free QUICK CHANGETM System DEWALT certainly is late to the game with their first oscillating tool, however they certainly have brought their “A” game with the DWE315K. From the very first look at this new multi-tool you get the impression that it was built for heavy duty use in the field. The […]

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DEWALT DWE575 Light Weight 7-1/4 Inch Circular Saw Review

DEWALT 7 1/4″ Lightweight Circular Saw – Model DWE575 DEWALT has a number of circular saws on the market and their latest happens to be the DWE575, 7-1/4″ Lightweight Circular Saw. The new saw claims to be one of the lightest in it’s class and we agree weighing in at just 8.8 lbs. They sent […]

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RIDGID Drill Press Review and Assembly

RIDGID Drill Press Review Model DP1550 For the past 3 months I’ve had the 15″ stationary RIDGID Drill Press in my shop and it has made a huge difference in the quality and accuracy of holes I’ve needed to drill. Like many people I relied on my cordless drill and my eye for a long time […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence

Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence In the first post in this series I described how to build a router table into the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw. This post is about how I built a fence for this setup but the fence can be used with any router table. After the last post I used […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table

Shop Made Tools: Router Table In the review of the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw I mentioned that I had built a lot of jigs and accessories. The first one I built was an extension table to fit between the fence rails. RIDGID even includes the screws and washers to mount the table. In this article […]

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RIDGID R4512 Table Saw Review

RIDGID® 10” Cast Iron Table Saw R4512 Review Todd first introduced us to this tool almost 2 years ago and I’ve had it in my shop for almost a year. It’s the tool I use most often and is the center of my shop. I’ve built a lot of jigs and accessories for it including a […]

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RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw Review

RIDGID 7″ Tile Saw R4030 A couple months ago RIDGID introduced a new tile saw to the market with a lot of pro level features but without a pro level price. I don’t lay tile for a living but I do it enough that renting saws was becoming more trouble than it was worth. $60 […]

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