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New Hitachi/Metabo DS18DBFL2 18-Volt Brushless 1/2" Drill Driver Vs Milwaukee Vs Dewalt

New Hitachi/Metabo DS18DBFL2 18-Volt Brushless 1/2″ Drill Driver Vs Milwaukee Vs Dewalt

Hitachi Compact Drill Hitachi, or soon to be called Metabo HPT, is out to prove that bigger is not always better.  The new Hitachi DS18DBFL2 18-Volt Brushless 1/2″ Drill Driver comes in a kit with two compact 3.0Ah 18-volt batteries that really helped to keep this drill on the top of the pack in our […]

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Makita 18V LXT XWT12RB Sub‑Compact Brushless 3/8" Impact Wrench Vs Milwaukee Vs IR

Makita 18V LXT XWT12RB Sub‑Compact Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench Vs Milwaukee Vs IR

LXT Sub-Compact Makita’s new 18-Volt LXT Sub-Compact 3/8″ Impact Wrench gives users 12-Volt tool size while allowing for 18-Volt users to stay in a single battery line.  The Makita XWT12ZB 3/8″ Impact Wrench has a Brushless Motor with two-speed settings (0-1,300/0-2,400 RPM and 0-2,000/0-3,600 IPM) and up to 130 ft.lbs.of Max Torque.  The impact wrench is […]

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Bosch HDH361 36V Brute Tough 1/2" Drill vs Dewalt 20V vs Milwaukee 18V

Bosch HDH361 36V Brute Tough 1/2″ Drill vs Dewalt 20V vs Milwaukee 18V

Bosch 36V vs Dewalt 20V vs Milwaukee 18V Most of the tool industry has concentrated their efforts on a 20-volt or 18-volt line and some feel that it is better to use multiple 18-volt batteries to get the higher voltages for use in larger tools.  Bosch is going against the grain and working to better tools […]

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Ridgid R86044B Vs. Makita XTR01Z | Trim Router Battle Comparison

Ridgid R86044B Vs. Makita XTR01Z | Trim Router Battle Comparison

Which trim router is right for you? Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, we want to provide a little context to this battery power trim router comparison. We are not 100 percent sure there will be a clear winner in the end. We have both units in our professional woodworking shop and they each […]

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Makita 36v Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw Review – XSL06Z

Makita 36v Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw – XSL06Z Finally! A cordless miter saw that has the power of a corded miter saw. The 36 volt XSL06Z from Makita fits that bill perfectly. We have long been waiting for a saw that can confidently be brought to the job-site and know that anything you run […]

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DEWALT Flexvolt DCS577 60V Brushless 7-1/4″ Rear Handle Circular Saw Review

DEWALT Flexvolt DCS577 60V Brushless 7-1/4″ Rear Handle Circular Saw Review

#1 In Power! DEWALT call their new Flexvolt DCS577 60V Brushless 7-1/4″ Rear Handle Circular Saw a Worm Drive Style Saw.  DEWALT’s saw does not have worm drive gears, hence they call it a worm drive style.  We like to call this a rear handle, blade left saw. The blade is oriented to the left of the […]

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Milwaukee Tool's 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager 2257-20

Affordable – Milwaukee Tool’s 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager 2257-20

Easy to Use & Accurate! Milwaukee Tool’s 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager, model 2257-20, is a product of ever-advancing technology driving down the prices infrared imagers.  This is exactly opposite to what we are watching with cell phone prices today but very familiar to what we have seen in TV and LED lighting prices […]

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Hitachi NR1890DR 3-1/2″ 18V Cordless Plastic Strip Framing Nailer Review

Hitachi NR1890DR 3-1/2″ 18V Cordless Plastic Strip Framing Nailer Review

Ditch The Hose Cordless, Gasless framing nailers are on the market today, but many of them lack power and runtime.  Hitachi claims their new version will have all the power needed to drive 3-1/2” nails into even the toughest of engineered lumber.  We can tell you from our use that it can drive those large nails […]

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Makita XRH06RB 18V LXT Sub‑Compact Brushless 11/16" Rotary Hammer Kit Review

Makita XRH06RB 18V LXT Sub‑Compact Brushless 11/16″ Rotary Hammer Kit Review

Sub-Compact SDS-Plus Makita forged a new path in 18-volt tools with the new LXT Sub-Compact tools. Makita set out to create small tools that can out power 12-volt tools while building the world’s largest 18V cordless tool system. The 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 11/16” Rotary Hammer (XRH06RB) uses SDS-PLUS bits is ideal for working in […]

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Cordless Tracksaw Comparison | Makita 36v vs Dewalt 60v Vs Festool 36v

Cordless Tracksaw Comparison | Makita 36v vs Dewalt 60v Vs Festool 36v

Which tracksaw should I buy? With many manufacturers getting into the game of tracksaws, it is hard to decide which one to purchase. To add even more confusion, the lithium-ion battery powered tracksaws are hitting the market and taking it by storm. There are many factors that should go into picking a tracksaw and we […]

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Makita XBU02Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Blower Review

Makita XBU02Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Blower Review

Clearing grass and debris It doesn’t matter if you are a professional yard care company or someone who loves taking care of their lawn. When you mow, edge, and trim, you are bound to get grass clippings and debris on the sidewalk and/or patio. We have all tried to do the mower trick where you […]

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Makita 18v LXT Brushless Compact Router Review | XTR01Z

Compact/Trim Routers In our opinion, compact routers or trim routers are an essential part of the woodworking shop. We use them for a variety of tasks from light to medium duty material removal. They are typically used for edge work that can consist of flush trimming laminate, flush trimming edge banding, edge profile (round-overs, chamfers, […]

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