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 […]
You have to admit that DeWalt’s introduction of the DeWalt FlexVolt Table Saw is a bold move. Lithium Ion technology has advanced far enough to satisfy once skeptical tradesmen who thought battery power couldn’t supplant AC power in drills and saws. But now in table saws, too? A failure at this point would still be considered a […]
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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One of the products we saw at the DeWalt Experience made us wonder at first if it was really necessary – the new DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw. After all, full-size cordless circular saws have been around for a while and they cut quite well, to be honest. With DeWalt’s recent success in the 20V Max/18V sector, […]
If the guys commentating about quarterfinal matchups are called Sportscasters, what’s my title if I have the call for the tool version of the quarterfinals, a Toolcaster? I’ll have to think about that. In any event, over the last few weeks, I’ve been telling you a lot about our own Elite 8 – a shootout […]
Milwaukee recently introduced the newest addition to its M18 lineup with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw. Like its M18 siblings, the new metal-cutting saw features Milwaukee’s PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery, and RedLink Plus electronics which communicate to prevent overload and overheating. The saw is designed to cut a wide range of small […]
Makita showed the world their first cordless rear-handle saw at World of Concrete earlier this year and we’ve had several weeks to use it. Officially under the title Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw, please don’t call it a worm drive. Affectionately known around certain circles as the Makita Cordless Not a Worm Drive, […]
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DeWalt recently announced the new DeWalt XR 20V Max Compact Recip Saw optimized for use with forthcoming XR Reciprocating Saw Blades. It features a brushless motor, keyless 4-position blade clamp, variable speed trigger, LED worklight, and a design compact enough to fit between 16-inch on-center studs. From a performance standpoint, you’re looking at 2,900 strokes per minute covering […]
We had the opportunity to be one of the first to try the new Makita Rear-Handle Circular Saw (model number Makita XSR01) at World of Concrete back in January. The power is definitely impressive and while there some unknowns still running around (like price and exact specs), we can tell you it’s easily one of […]
It all started with a Facebook post and an email – but doesn’t the best stuff always start that way? We (well, everyone who happened to notice on Facebook anyway) got a sneak peak at the upcoming Hilti 22V Cordless Bandsaw. This will be showing up as model Hilti SB 4-A22 and will be available… […]
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