Tag Archives: cordless

Makita 18V Trim Router? You’ll Have to Wait

Makita recently introduced its first cordless brushless Makita 18V Trim Router – the DRT50Z – in Australia. The router features the same style base form factor as the corded version RT0701C, which is available in the US, as well as a variable speed control dial and a lock/unlock button. The rest of the specs, well, […]

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Ryobi One+ 18V Trim Router P601

Using a router is a lot like painting a room – in a very short time with just a little effort, you can dramatically change the aesthetic. Run an ogee along a table surface, ease sharp corners, flush cut two pieces, create rabbets, dadoes, and even dovetails. You could haul out the big, corded plunge […]

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Makita XDT12 18V LXT Impact Driver Video Review

When Makita rolled out the XDT09 impact driver, we got to know QuickShift (now called T-Mode) mode that offered a combination of fast starts and controlled finishes in metal fastening applications. Now the Makita XDT12 takes its place in a rolling change with the only major difference being the addition of Assist Mode (A-mode). This […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer 2715-22

Cordless rotary hammers may still have some catching up to do with the corded masonry scene, but the Milwaukee M18 Fuel SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer is leading the pack. Managing road crews, we end up drilling through concrete and asphalt quite a bit for various repairs and installations, but I’ve been hauling around a generator and […]

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Why Use a Metal Cutting Circular Saw Instead of a Normal Circular Saw?

So you’re looking at the new circular saws out there and start to wonder, “Hey! I have a regular circular saw, why use a metal cutting circular saw when a normal one does the same job? Can’t I just slap a metal blade on that saw and get the same result?” It’s a fair question […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower Video Review

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blower isn’t going to blow you away with its 450 CFM and 100 MPH performance if you’re a landscaping or lawn care Pro. But that was never Milwaukee’s intent with their battery-powered OPE line. Nor was it to cater to the DIY crowd, either. So where does it fit? Milwaukee’s design […]

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Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Belt Sander Review

One of the great things about the relationship between Ridgid and Ryobi is that Ridgid’s Pro-focused technology often trickles down to Ryobi users. In some cases, it’s a matter of months or years, in other cases tools come out within days of each other. Fortunately, it’s the latter with the new Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless […]

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Makita 18V X2 LXT Cordless Tools: Why Two Batteries?

We recently wrote about two of the most significant battery upgrades the tool industry has seen in recent years: Milwaukee’s realization of the 9.0 amp hour High Demand battery pack and DeWalt’s FlexVolt system. What fans of Teal already know, but many may still be in the dark about, is that there has been a […]

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Echo 58V Chainsaw Review CCS-58V4AH

I recently had all kinds of fun conducting a shootout of eight battery-operated chainsaws for Pro Tool Reviews. As I mentioned at the time, I did a similar test four years ago but the field was much thinner due to the relative lack of power compared to what we have today. Now, more manufacturers are […]

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Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum Video Review

The fight in the cordless compact vacuum class is heating up thanks to better motors and higher capacity motors. The Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum (found under model Milwaukee 0882-20) is a bare tool option claiming best in class suction power and offering a solid feature set. With suction power moving beyond the 30 CFM mark, […]

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