Tag Archives: Carpentry Tool Reviews

Makita Track Saw Review: Model SP6000J

The carpentry field requires you to have a plethora of tools at your disposal. Each piece of equipment is unique in its abilities and limitations. Power saws, for instance, are as varied as skittles and each one has a place in your tool vault. From the lowly but crucial circular saw to the arc cutting […]

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DeWalt DW735 Planer Review

Lately, we’ve been working on quite a few custom woodworking projects including pieces such as desks, credenzas, dining tables, even a couple of custom mahogany gates. Each of these pieces requires the use of various hardwoods. In the past, we’ve had our lumber milled and planed at the lumber yard, mostly because our small benchtop […]

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Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System

There are several methods and products for building a beautiful deck without unsightly fastener holes that can split over time. The Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System uses black decking clips to space and secure boards while concealing fasteners beneath the deck’s surface. Eagle Claw Hidden Deck Fastening System Details Decking boards must have a dado […]

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New DAP DynaGrip Construction Adhesives Announced

DAP recently announced a new, complete line of DAP DynaGrip construction adhesives which includes high-performance latex, solvent, and hybrid formulas the company says are designed to deliver high-strength bonds in hours, not days, regardless of weather conditions. General contractors, remodelers, framers, drywallers, finish carpenters and other tradespeople will be interested to know that new DynaGrip adhesives […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor

Ridgid recently announced the Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor, the industry’s first compressor with brushless motor technology. The compressor can be found at Home Depot under the model number Ridgid R0230 and will cost $199 bare. It runs on either 1 or 2 Ridgid 18V batteries, which the company says allows it the ability to […]

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Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Review

Brushless motors and increased battery capacity are unlocking tools that we could have only dreamed of being cordless a few years ago. The new Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander is a great example of where this technology is allowing us to go. Belt sanders are typically used when you need to remove a lot of […]

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Diablo Framing Saw Blade with Tracking Point Review

We recently made a head-to-head (or maybe tooth-to-tooth) comparison between several different circular saw blades across classes (framing and demo/multi-purpose) where I included the remarkably profound observation that blades are a significant contributing factor to overall saw performance (insert your own sarcastic response here). So it makes sense that we should know more about them to […]

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Ridgid R4221 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

When I think of Ridgid the first thought that comes to mind is bang-for-the-buck. But I don’t mean I have to settle for something less, they are one of the last companies that I’m aware of where you really just get an awesome product for not a lot of money. I mean, have you ever […]

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Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

My faithful impact driver recently bit the dust after several years of service. You can’t spend much time mourning old tools when there are jobs to do, so I immediately began a search for its replacement. I was impressed with the breadth of new choices and features. The market boasts more compact designs, longer battery […]

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Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure Announced

The new Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure line is now part of the 400+ items the company has introduced since it began its hand tool expansion in 2012. The new tapes, which can accommodate a 25-foot tape in a 16-foot case for example, are 30% more compact than their predecessors and feature Milwaukee’s proprietary Nylon Bond […]

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