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  • Tool Test: Circ Saws

    Here in the Eastern half of the country, sidewinder circ saws are the workhorse tools of most construction jobs. We do our framing with them, and unlike our Western cousins with their wormdrive saws, we use our sidewinders for everything from form work to trim. As a result, during the past 30 years...

  • Makita TD090DW Impact Driver

    New from Makita, the TD090DW 10.8-volt lithium-ion impact driver outputs 800 inch-pounds of torque, 3,000 impacts per minute, and a no-load speed of 2,400 rpm, but weighs only 2 pounds and measures 6-1/8 inches long.

  • 2009 Editors' Choice: Makita Compact Hammer Drill/Driver

    Cordless drill/drivers seem to be shrinking; everywhere you look, brands are coming out with smaller and lighter versions

  • Launch Time: Makita LXT Cordless Hammer Driver-Drill Kit

    The 18V LXT Cordless Hammer Driver-Drill Kit (model BHP454) is the latest addition to Makita's lineup of high-power, low-weight, lithium-ion battery tools.

  • Product Watch: Makita Plunge Circular Saw

    Makita's new SP6000K rail-guided 6-1/2-inch Plunge Circular Saw features an electronic speed control that maintains constant speed under load,

  • Hot Finds: Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive Underlayment Driver

    Simpson Strong-Tie has added a new extension tool to its Quik Drive power driver line for installing cement board, fiber-cement board, and gypsum panel underlayments.

  • Framing Nailers

    About 30 years ago, when I made the decision to start using framing nailers and their expensive collated nails, there wasn't much to choose from; there were only two big players.

  • Tool Test: Framing Nailers

    About 30 years ago, when I made the decision to start using framing nailers and their expensive collated nails, there wasn't much to choose from; there were only two big players. The tools themselves were basic, so I made the buying decision mainly on the price of nails and who could provide the...

  • Makita Two-Piece 10.8-Volt LCT203W Combo Kit

    If you haven't yet bought one of the new ultra-compact driver-drills or impact drivers, you can get both in Makita's two-piece 10.8-volt LCT203W combo kit.

  • Makita BHR202 SDS-Plus Cordless Rotary Hammer

    Powered by an 18-volt lithium-ion battery, Makita's BHR202 SDS-Plus cordless rotary hammer is rated for making 15/16-inch holes in concrete.