Tools and Equipment

makita brushless circular saw good for professional remodelers

Class-leading power and solid features set this cordless rear-handle circular saw apart from the crowd

A woodhaven 8715v deluxe stair gauge

A stair gauge that belongs in every framing carpenter's toolbox

Airstream battery

The airstream SCA 8 quick charger and 5.2 Ah battery combination cuts charge times in half

Makita Track Saw, model SP6000J

Makita packages solid features and must-have accessories into its new track saw system

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Battery technology has drastically changed this classic demo saw. Here’s a head-to-head look at eight popular brands.

Hilti 12v Cordless Combo Kit

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These three tools offer good ergonomics and survivability in tough environments

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6 uses for a multi-tool

Three top picks from ProToolReviews

react v sawstop

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A head-to-head comparison of the only two flesh-sensing jobsite table saws on the market

domino

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Precision and utility are hallmarks of this mortise and tenon joiner from Festool

jobmax

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Ridgid brings tool-free accessory change, an LED light, and a variable speed trigger to its multi-tool

DeWalt Flexvolt circular saw

DeWalt's new battery technology automatically switches between 20 and 60 volts depending on the tool 

3rd Hand Magnetic Dust Barrier Door System from FastCap

FastCap's 3rd Hand Magnetic Dust Barrier Door System. Photo: FastCap

DeWalt 60v Sliding Compound Miter saw with Power Station

The 120v FlexVolt 12-inch Sliding Miter Saw runs on two 60v FlexVolt batteris plugged in side by side behind the motor housing. "Cuts like butter" was the comment from the guy who was crosscutting a 4x4. Shown next to it is dust-collection vac running off the FlexVolt power station mounted on top of it.

Big news from DeWalt’s media day, which introduced a new battery system called FlexVolt. From what I saw it’s pretty clear that it’s going to change the game for cordless tools.

Veto Pro Pac Tech-MCT

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A compact version of the Pro Pac MC, this tough toolbag offers organization and plenty of storage in a form factor that's grab-and-go ready

Impact Duty Titanium Red Helix Twist Drill Bits are suitable for drilling wood, iron, steel, aluminum, magnesium, and similar materials.

Milwaukee Tools introduces titanium nitride-coated bits to its Shockwave line 

The Makita RJ03R1 Cordless Recipro Saw is compact and has several useful features

If you're looking for a compact, handy 12-volt saw, check out this option from Makita

The DeWalt Compact Jobsite Table Saw is a good choice for pros seeking a portable table saw

For many portable table saws, “compact” can indicate too much loss of function. Not so with the DeWalt.

Festool TS 75 plunge cut track saw in action

Michael Losey, lead carpenter for remodeling company Bright Ideas by Martinec, weights in on the pros (and maybe one con) of the Festool track saw

Table saw lawsuit outcome important for increased implementation of flesh-sensing technology.

Appeals court upholds ruling against table saw manufacturer in accident case

Tool review of the DeWalt 20V Max miter saw

DeWalt's latest offering comes in strong with cordless convenience and excellent build quality 

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