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Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter Review

Powermax45 XP Plasma Cutter from Hypertherm Hypertherm recently sent us their Powermax45® XP plasma cutter from their best-selling Powermax® portable plasma systems. The Powermax45 XP plasma cutter is an updated version over their older best-selling Powermax45®. This updated model includes thicker cut capacity, faster cut speeds, and an automatic gas adjustment system. For small fabrication […]

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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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SENCO FramePro Framing Nailer

SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer Review Recently the crew at Tool Box Buzz put this SENCO FramePro 752XP 3 1/2″ Framing Nailer up against 8 of it’s top competitors in our Best Framing Nailer Head-to- Head.  While the SENCO did not come out on top it was very competitive in all categories.  Let’s […]

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New Southwire Hand Tools

A Review of Southwire’s New Screwdrivers, Nutdrivers, and Hand Tool Offerings There’s some NEW Southwire Hand Tools out! Southwire is one of the largest manufacturers of wire and cable in the world. So who better to make the tools to install all this wire than them??? I was recently offered the opportunity to test out some […]

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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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DEWALT Introduces ToughCases+Accessory Storage Sets

  DEWALT announces new line of bit accessory containers   Dewalt Tough is helping us stay organized with their new line of Toughcase+ Accessory  Storage Sets .  We always love seeing new tools, but when it comes to organization with ease we are all ears.  These new containers are the latest addition  to DEWALT accessory […]

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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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Paslode PowerMaster Plus F350-S 

Paslode F350-S Framing Nailer Review We recently tested nine pneumatic nailers and the Paslode PowerMaster Plus F350-S Framing Nailer was in that mix.  I’m a fan of and have been using the F350 nailer for some time and was looking forward to testing the F350-S . Paslode PowerMaster Plus Specifications Collation Type:                        Paper Depth Adjustment:                 […]

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Best Full-Size Framing Nailer – Head-To-Head

Full-Size Pneumatic Framing Nailers Head-to-Head Testing Pneumatic nailers first started gaining ground in the construction world in the 1950’s. While the underlying technology hasn’t changed much; features, size, weight, and function have all been improved drastically. Even though pneumatic nailers can’t replace hammers on the job-site, they have become just as common. Newer building materials […]

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DEWALT 20V String Trimmer

DEWALT 20V String Trimmer DCST920P1 Review  This review will detail the DEWALT 20V String Trimmer kit model #DCST920P1 which includes a 5.0 Ah battery and charger.  At the time of publishing this trimmer is a midpoint offering in the Dewalt OPE string trimmer line situated above the newly released DCST925M1 and the more powerful Flexvolt […]

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