Tool Tests and Reviews

  • April 05, 2014

    DeWalt DWE7491RS Jobsite Table Saw

    A portable saw with a wheeled stand and 32 1/2 inches of rip capacity.Read More

     
     
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    August 13, 2012

    Tools Up Close: Milwaukee M12 Band Saw

    Earlier this year Milwaukee added a tool to its M12 line that I never expected to see: a cordless portable band saw. Many tool companies make 18-volt band saws, but this is the first subcompact (10.8-volt/12-volt max) model. At 6.75 pounds and 12 inches long, it's small enough to be used one-handed.Read More

     
     
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    February 16, 2012

    Tools Up Close: RotoZip ZipSaw

    About a year ago, Tools of the Trade sent me a ZipSaw, a grinder-based cutoff saw that takes 3-1/2- and 4-inch proprietary cutoff wheels.Read More

     
     
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    October 14, 2011

    Tools Up Close: Big Cordless Circular Saws

    For this article we tested four higher-voltage saws – 36-volt models from Bosch, DeWalt, and Hilti, and a 28-volt model from Milwaukee. We used them while framing and siding a house and for building a deck. Later, we performed a test to see how many cuts each saw could make per charge.Read More

     
     
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    April 14, 2011

    Tool Test: Inline Circular Saws

    Fifteen years ago, when I started out as a framer, Skil was the only real choice for carpenters looking for an inline saw. Since then, a lot more companies have started making these tools and now there are quite a few to choose from.Read More

     
     
 

Product Briefs

  • A New Line of DeWalt Air Tools

    Designed with automotive and industrial users in mind, these tools are said to have good ergonomics and the speed and power to get the job done.

     
  • DeWalt Introduces an Upgraded Table Saw

    Designed to be safer, the DWE7499GD has a no-volt switch and the new Guard Detect system.

     
  • Universal Rip Fence

    Track saws are good for ripping sheets of plywood, but the tracks are long and the systems require a dedicated saw.

     
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    X-Ray Vision Tool

    General Tools' CL10 Cable and Pipe Locator makes it possible to see into walls.

     
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    Convenient Tool Lanyard

    While tool lanyards might stop you from dropping a drill off a ladder, they can be restrictive and difficult to use.

     
 
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