All posts by Kenny Koehler

Rotary Vs Cross Line Laser for Interior Installations: Ask the PTR Pros

So one of our readers asked, “Can I use a rotary laser inside or do I need a cross line laser for leveling?” Great question, let’s jump on the idea of rotary vs cross line laser for interior installations. The easy answer is yes, you can. But a cross line laser is the better choice. Let’s […]

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Festool RTS 400 REQ Sander Video Review

Festool has made some rolling changes to their already outstanding 400 series finish sanders. The new Festool RTS 400 REQ and its delta pad brother (the DTS 400 REQ) now feature a more powerful motor, updated Cleantec connection system, and bumpers to avoid damage to nearby workpieces. There are also some small ergonomic changes. The […]

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Makita Cordless Lawn Mower Now In Stock!

The new Makita cordless lawn mower is not the first of its kind, but it is the first among the major power tool brands. Milwaukee and DeWalt are the other major two competitors, but neither has made a commitment to a mower yet. Bosch has some options in Europe, but that doesn’t help us much […]

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Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw

Ryobi is heading down the dual-battery system road with their new Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw. This latest addition to the One+ lineup makes use of a series connection to create a 36V tool using two 18V batteries. The benefit is that you’ll unlock more powerful tools without having to leave the immensely popular […]

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Festool Domino DF XL 700 Joiner Review

In the world of joinery, a perfectly executed mortise and tenon joint is the holy grail of woodworking. Many a laborious hour has passed whilst I have fine-tuned an errant mortise or sanded a wayward tenon to perfection. While I find the art of joinery with hand tools to be well ….an art, the more practical […]

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Orion 65 Cooler Review: Heating Up the Premium Cooler Race

Many years ago, I got my hands on my first 5-day cooler and I thought I was pretty, well, cool. Now, premium coolers are all over the place with ice retention and prices we never dreamed of. While most people think of Yeti when you mention “premium coolers”, there are other players with real innovation […]

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Festool RTS 400 REQ Orbital Finish Sander Review

When we visited Festool in Germany last year, we got to see the Festool RTS 400 REQ Orbital Finish Sander in action months before its North American launch. It’s a rolling change from the previous model – the Festool RTS 400 EQ – which was a phenomenal sander in its own right. Clint DeBoer and […]

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DeWalt DCS570 20V Max Brushless Circular Saw Review

As cordless tools continue their meteoric rise thanks to lithium-ion technology, circular saws are finally catching up. For a while, we had to be content with 6-1/2-inch models that have what it takes to get the job done, but with a little loss in capacity and not-so-corded power. Now 7-1/4-inch models are making headway with […]

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Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander Video Review

We spent some time getting to know the Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander – a brushless model on their popular One+ 18V lineup that came out along with a brushless belt sander from Ridgid. The two share some similarities but also have some key differences. Check out our Ridgid Cordless Belt Sander Review The sander uses […]

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