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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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Milwaukee M18 Radius Site Light with Charger Review 2150-20 or 2151-20

Milwaukee M18 Radius Site Light with Charger Review 2150-20 or 2151-20

Milwaukee’s 18 volt LED Sun Milwaukee tool is the leader in battery powered LED lighting.  From the new pocket-sized lighting powered by RedLithium USB batteries through the M18 line, Milwaukee Tool makes some of the best lights on the market.  The new Milwaukee Tool Radius Site Light is available in a standard version (2151-20) or with One-Key […]

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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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Ryobi One+ Brushless (18v X2) 36 Volt 10" Sliding Miter Saw Review P3650B

Ryobi One+ Brushless (18v X2) 36 Volt 10″ Sliding Miter Saw Review P3650B

18 Plus 18= Ryobi 36V Miter Saw Ryobi announced a few months ago that they were releasing a dual-battery system starting with the Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw. This miter saw is latest addition to the One+, or One+One, lineup that connects the two batteries in series to create a 36V tool using two […]

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Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

Makita XSR01Z 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

Battery Powered Worm Drive? Makita’s XSR01Z 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw is powered by two 18 volt Makita batteries, but it is not a worm drive saw. We mention that it is not a worm drive saw a few times in our YouTube video also.  The rear handle saw looks like a worm drive, feels like […]

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Kobalt 24 volt MAX Brushless Circular Saw

Kobalt 24 volt MAX Brushless Circular Saw If you were at Lowes and walking down the power tool isle, the Kobalt’s circular saw in the 24 volt MAX lineup would catch your attention. It boasts some pretty spiffy specs at an affordable price. We tested the circular saw on a out-feed table project and during this […]

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Milwaukee Redstick Level Overview – What to expect

Do You Need Tough? The Milwaukee Redstick Box Levels provide excellent vial readability, frame durability and overall strength.  Milwaukee Tool has added some lingo to these levels in the marketing to help the buyer understand their levels.  Some of the words you will see are: ALL-METAL BACKBONE, SHARPSITE Vial Technology and Amplified Rare Earth Magnets.  Along with […]

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Kobalt 5″ 24-Volt Max Cordless Angle Grinder Review – KAG 424B-03

Kobalt 24v Cordless Kobalt’s 24 volt line, sold at Lowe’s, has been impressive to work with.  The cost of the tools is very reasonable, but the cost of the batteries for the tools are less than half of the other brands on the market.  We do not know how long they will be at the […]

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Kobalt 24 volt MAX Reciprocating Saw Review – KRS 1824B-03

24 volt MAX power! When someone pulls out a reciprocating saw, they are usually taking on a tasks that requires some power. Kobalts Reciprocating saw is powered by their 24 volt max battery platform. This is a wonderful combo to give the user more power and runtime. Whether the job is a quick pruning on your […]

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Milwaukee M18 RADIUS LED Compact Site Light with ONE-KEY Review – 2146-20

Tough & Smart! The Milwaukee M18 Radius LED Compact Site Light is a very stout light that surprised us in its ability to survive serous torture testing without showing a bit of wear.  This light was designed to replace the mainstream hanging lights currently found in most construction sites and has the ability to provide light […]

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DEWALT Portable Power Station & 20v Plus FlexVolt Charger Testing – DCB1800

Battery Operated Inverter The Dewalt DCB1800 is a battery powered 1800 watt portable power station that is fueled by 4 Dewalt 20v or FlexVolt batteries.  This perfectly silent unit delivers 1800W continuous and 3600 peak AC power. Making the power source more usable on the jobsite, the DCB1800 also functions as a multiport battery charger […]

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