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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 21 Degree Framing Nailer Review

Milwaukee 2744-21 Cordless 21 Degree Framing Nailer This year Milwaukee introduced two new cordless framing nailers in the popular 21 and 30 degree nail configurations. We’ve been using both versions on jobsites this Fall and this review focuses on the 21 degree version. We also reviewed the other model, Milwaukee 2745-21 30 Degree Cordless Nailer […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET Pruning Saw Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET 2527-21 The Milwaukee M12 FUEL HATCHET Pruning Saw was recently released as a super portable, maneuverable, and compact mini chainsaw. Dubbed “The Hatchet,” this saw can cut 3” hardwoods, and delivers up to 120 cuts per 4.0 ah battery charge. It’s a welcome and certainly interesting addition to the outdoor power equipment […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Oscillating Multi-tool Review

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Oscillating Multi-Tool 2526-21 The Oscillating Multi-Tool [OMT] has changed the carpentry industry with it’s the ability to quickly and accurately make cuts that in the past required tedious and meticulous use of utility knives, pull saws and chisels. When I think of how much time a multi-tool saves me, I just shake […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall 2821-21

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall Gen 2 – What’s New? One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1951 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 69 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating […]

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Festool Vecturo Multitool

Festool 57659 Cordless Oscillator OSC 18 HPC 4,0 El SET Remember when the cordless multi-tool was loud and vibrated your hand?  Well, I am happy to let you know that there is no one on the market that is a remodeler’s dream.  It’s the all-new Festool Vecturo OSC 18.  We love the anti-vibration system and how quiet […]

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Best Cordless Chainsaw Head-to-Head

Best Cordless Chainsaw Comparison Test – 2020 There is nothing cooler than a chainsaw. They are aggressive tools that make processing heavy timber materials effortless and enjoyable. But are cordless battery-powered chainsaws ready for the spotlight? A chainsaw requires a high output of power in order to cut efficiently, without stalling or bogging down. With […]

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Makita Couple Shaft System – Pick Your Power

Makita Couple Shaft System – Pick Your Power About 5 years ago, all of my small construction equipment and hand-held outdoor power equipment (OPE) ran on 2-stroke mixed gas. Then in 2016 I got my hands on a new 4-stroke Makita string trimmer and my 2-stroke trimmer started gathering dust. I kept it around though […]

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Hiniker Snow Plow Factory Tour

Hiniker Snow Plow Factory Tour Last spring we had the opportunity to visit Hiniker Snow Plow. They’re a midwest manufacturer of small Ag equipment, light truck and skid steer snow plows, and salting equipment. We were visiting them in April and were coming out of one of the longest winters I can remember. There was […]

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RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool

RYOBI PSBCS02 Cutoff Tool Review While moving into a new shop and setting it up. I have been working a lot with Unistrut to create partitions, work surfaces, and ceiling mounts for exhaust and lighting. Many times, I need to cut a small amount off of a hanger rod or Unistrut section in close quarters. […]

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Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review

Metabo SXE 450 TurboTec Random Orbit Sander Review A quality built sander brings a new level of professionalism to the finishing of any woodworking project. Metabo tools sent me their SXE 450 TurboTec 6″ Random Orbit Sander Model #600129420 for review to see if I can start making my projects look like less of a […]

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