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Best Cordless Circular Saw Shootout

Often in our shootouts, we try to keep the list of tools reasonable. With so many features to consider and tons of wood to cut, it doesn’t typically make sense to invite everyone to the party. Sometimes it’s a price point, battery voltage, or top-rated tools that make the cut. But this time, we invited everyone […]

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DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Circular Saw Video Review DCS570

The new DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Circular Saw has hit the market with upgrades we expected to see from their next generation. It’s got an XR brushless motor and 7-1.4-inch blade capacity. That DeWalt brings those upgrades over their previous model is a no-brainer. The question that remains is what kind of cutting power you get […]

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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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Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

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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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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How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers are increasingly clever with safety and fatigue-reducing features on their products. Examples abound with auto lock-ons, auto lock-offs, blade guards, shields, and locks just to start. But there’s one safety feature that you might take for granted because you can’t see it – the saw’s electric brake. If you use a saw with […]

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Festool HK 55 Carpentry Saw Review

Back in 1922, Raymond DeWalt developed the radial arm saw as a powered circular saw that could slide for cutting larger stock. It wasn’t until the 1970s that we got the rotating table and the miter saw as we know it really began to take shape. When I first saw the Festool HK 55 Carpentry […]

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Silky Sugoi 360 Pruning Saw Review

There is sharp, really sharp, and then there is Silky Sugio 360 pruning saw sharp. I have a ton of pruning, and constantly been looking for the best weapon to make big problems smaller. I have used bow saws, the saw back of a low grade machete, and even a Milwaukee SawZall with a pruning […]

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Milwaukee 6370 8″ Metal Cutting Saw Review

I had recently been working on some new bistro table designs that I wanted to add to my current line of hand-made furniture (www.seventeen20.com). One design, in particular, required cutting eight very consistent pieces of 2×4 steel tubing at three different angles. While brainstorming with a friend about how to make the jigs, we came […]

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TigerRip 1000 Rip System from TigerStop

TigerStop has announced the availability of the new TigerRip 1000 Rip System. According to the folks at TigerStop, the new TigerRip is designed to give smaller shops the advantage of the same kind of equipment that are usually only affordable for large operations. “Large shops rely a great deal on highly sophisticated, automated saw systems […]

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