All posts by David C. Smith

Milwaukee Redstick Level Review

You wouldn’t think that it would be terribly complicated to review a level. After all, as long as it’s level is good to go. But not so fast. Coming into it I already knew that the Milwaukee Redstick Level has some innovative features designed into it. After spending a lot more time comparing many of […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw Blades

When we got together a bunch of cordless reciprocating saws to see who would come out as the top performer, we also had the opportunity to test several different reciprocating saw blades. In the mix were the new DeWalt FlexVolt Reciprocating Saw Blades for both wood and metal applications. When DeWalt launched the FlexVolt line […]

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Makita XRJ05 18V LXT Brushless Recipro Saw Review

In the past several months, Makita has released two new brushless reciprocating saws. The larger model is on their two-battery 18V X2  LXT platform and was the winner of our recent cordless reciprocating saw shootout. The subject of today’s review is its little brother – the Makita XRJ05 18V LXT Brushless Recipro Saw. The two […]

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Milwaukee Ax with Carbide Teeth Challenge

The Milwaukee Ax with Carbide Teeth is now available at retail stores across the country. There’s been a lot of hype as Milwaukee has moved their nail embedded wood cutting Sawzall blade to include a carbide blend. This is a significant transition, allowing the Milwaukee Ax to cut through material it previously couldn’t and extend the […]

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Milwaukee Redstick Levels are Ready for Launch

Milwaukee Tool is going after the high end of the level market with the introduction of the new Milwaukee Redstick levels. They’re taking aim at two specific points of concern when it comes to levels – durability and visibility. Milwaukee Redstick box levels feature an all metal Backbone that is completely new to the industry and […]

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Acme Tools Black Friday Sale Ad Leaked

You know the most wonderful time of year is right around the corner when leaked Black Friday ads start showing up all over the place. After all, you can’t have a relaxing Thanksgiving day unless you’ve already strategized how you can get yourself out of bed at 3 o’clock in the morning and get in […]

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Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape Preview with Video

The new Southwire SIMpull Fish Tape line consists of eight new models varying in leader type, width, length and case size. The fish tapes are made of a non-conductive polymer that has a low coefficient of friction, allowing the tape to easily glide through EMT and PVC conduit much faster than steel and fiberglass fish […]

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Jobsite Java: Oxx CoffeeBoxx Jobsite Coffee Maker Review

Man, oh man, did we generate some interest when we first told you about the CoffeeBoxx jobsite coffeemaker. The Oxx CoffeeBoxx is the brainchild of the folks at OXX, LLC based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When we first heard about their jobsite coffee maker, it was during their Kickstarter campaign. The project was fully […]

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Bosch HDS183 Brushless Compact Hammer Drill

It seems like new cordless drills and drivers are coming out every week. With plenty of brands to choose from, 12V and 18V classes, compact, heavy duty, brushed, brushless, drills, hammer drills, impact drivers, and all kinds of stuff in between, weekly updates are pretty much warranted these days. One of the most recent from […]

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Bosch GBH18V-26 SDS-Plus EC Brushless Rotary Hammer

Bosch has introduced yet another lightweight rotary hammer. The Bosch GBH18V-26 1-Inch SDS-Plus EC Brushless Rotary Hammer offers an EC brushless motor that delivers 1.9 ft-pounds of impact energy and longer run time. The power is packed into unit that weighs in at 7.7 pounds. It’s an addition to the lightweight SDS-Plus rotary hammer series that […]

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