Tag Archives: cordless

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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16-Inch EGO Chainsaw Review: Model CS1604

All other things equal, battery-powered tools are preferable to gas-powered tools. Consider this – you don’t have to keep gas that’s flammable and spillable on hand, you don’t have to mess around with mixtures on two strokes or add oil to four strokes, don’t have to clean the air filter, you don’t fiddle around with […]

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Top 5 Tool Upgrades That Need To Happen This Year

There are incremental changes that happen every year. The cordless sector, in particular, has seen huge innovation and growth because of it. While there are some really smart people behind tool technology, I have to admit that I think they’ve overlooked a few areas. Here are my top 5 tool upgrades that need to happen […]

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Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw

Since this year’s World of Concrete, Makita’s done a nice job of building the mystique of the forthcoming Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw, which the company claims is the world’s first cordless rear-handle circular saw. It’s a 36V tool that runs on Makita’s 18V LXT platform, meaning it uses two Makita 18V batteries […]

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Best Battery-Powered Chainsaw Shootout

Four years ago when I did the battery powered chainsaw shootout for Pro Tool Reviews, we could only find four competitors in the 36-volt or higher class. But now, with a burgeoning battery-powered outdoor power equipment (OPE) market, we had to narrowly define the test criteria to keep the test to a manageable size and to […]

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DeWalt Tool Connect Update: Upcoming Products

A teaser recently went out regarding new DeWalt Tool Connect products that are on the horizon and likely launching in the next few months. If you’re not already familiar with it, tool connect is DeWalt’s Bluetooth connectivity system that works by connecting the battery to their app as opposed to being integrated into the tool like […]

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Makita Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Preview

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 […]

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Hilti 22V Cordless Bandsaw (Hilti SB 4-A22) Spotted!

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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DeWalt 20V Max 1/2 Gallon Wet/Dry Portable Vac

My wife is always telling me that I am way too OCD in the area of needing to have my work space clean and tidy (this includes my desk, dresser, shop and my car). So what does an OCD kind of guy need to keep things clean when he does not want to drag out […]

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