Power Tools reviews

RIDGID Jointer Review

RIDGID Jointer Review Model JP0610 About a year and a half ago now I had hit a wall in my woodworking. I was expanding into projects that required wood in better shape than the s4s (Sanded 4 Sides) stock I could get at Menards or Home Depot. I would spend hours of my life sorting […]

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Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw

Tuning up a Ridgid Bandsaw About a year ago RIDGID sent me their venerable BS1400 Bandsaw. This tool has been on the market since about 2001 so it is in thousands of shops across North America. It has served many woodworkers as a pretty good saw but with a little work you can make it […]

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DEWALT DXGN6000 6000 Watt Generator Review

DEWALT 6000 Watt Commercial Generator – Model DXGN6000 Portable generators are an essential tool for residential and commercial contractors. They also work very well as backup generators for residential homes and small businesses. I recently started using the DEWALT DXGN6000 6000 watt generator at work and home and wanted to share my thoughts on this […]

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DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Rotary Hammer Review

DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Combination Hammer We had the opportunity to put the DEWALT D25603K 1-3/4″ SDS Max Rotary Hammer, their newest rotary hammer, through some field testing.  The testing was part of our  Best SDS Max Rotary Hammer Drill – Head to Head article. The new DEWALT D25603K was designed for both residential […]

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Hilti TE-60-ATC-AVR Combihammer Review

Hilti 1-9/16″ SDS Max Rotary Hammer Drill – “Combihammer” Rotary hammer drills are such an important tool on both commercial and residential construction sites. Whether the task is drilling or chipping concrete or masonry, rotary hammers are the go to tool. I’ve been using Hilti products throughout my career and they are certainly scattered about […]

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DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw Review

DEWALT 10″ Job Site Table Saw with Roller Stand DWE7491RS DEWALT’s recent release of three new job site table saws is capped off with the all new DWE7491RS. This 10″ job site table saw with roller stand is their premium offering. We recently also reviewed the DWE7480 and DWE7490X which were released with this saw. […]

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DEWALT DWE7490X Table Saw Review

DEWALT 10″ Job Site Table saw with Scissor Stand | DWE7490X DEWALT recently launched a new line of portable job site table saws including a 10″ version with a scissor stand. The DEWALT DWE7490X is a step up from the DWE7480 in cut capacity, a few more features, and it comes with a steel scissor […]

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DEWALT DWE7480 10″ Compact Table Saw Review

DWE7480 10″ Compact Job Site Table Saw with Site-Pro Modular Guarding System DEWALT recently launched a new line of portable job site table saws including a compact 10″ version. The DEWALT DWE7480 is a 10″ compact job site table saw perfect for small trim jobs, punch list work, and remote locations. It’s perfect for sitting […]

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Bosch CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw Review

Bosch CM8S Miter Saw I’ve been a huge fan of Bosch miter saws for years. One of the only “gripes” I’ve had with their saws has been weight and portability for contractors on the move. With the introduction of their all new CM8S 8-1/2″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw that concern is starting to wane. […]

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Ridgid MS1290LZA Miter Saw Review

RIDGID 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw – Model MS1290LZA Over the years I’ve tested a fair number of miter saws so I was eager to try my first Ridgid. I’m a huge fan of the Ridgid brand and consider them to be a hidden jewel in our industry. They sent me their 12″ sliding compound […]

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