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 19, 2013

    Skil Mag77LT Saw

    This spring Skil released an upgraded wormdrive saw that the company says is 4 pounds lighter than the very popular SHD77.Read More

     
     
  • October 15, 2012

    18-Volt Cordless Circular Saws

    The best models have good runtime and cut dense material without slowing downRead More

     
     
  • October 15, 2012

    High-Voltage Cordless Chain Saws

    When lithium-ion tools first hit the market, a number of manufacturers introduced 28- and 36-volt models. 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

     
     
 

Product Briefs

  • Diablo and Trex Team Up With Decking Saw Blades

    A blade manufacturer and composite decking producer team up to create a blade designed specifically for cutting composite materials.

     
  • Diablo Demo Demon Reciprocating Saw Blades

    Reciprocating saw blades aren’t known for their longevity. Diablo is looking to change that perception with its Demo Demon carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades.

     
  • Rockwell Mini Circular Saw

    Rockwell’s 4 1/2-inch Compact Circular Saw won’t likely be your primary framing saw, but it should make quick work of trim and other smaller cuts.

     
  • Klein All-Purpose Pliers

    A cross between needle-nose pliers and wire strippers, this new tool allows the electrician to carry one less thing in his pouch.

     
  • Roan Dust Collecting Circular Saw

    This 7 1/4-inch saw uses cyclonic action and a washable filter to collect dust without the use of a vac.

     
 
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