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June 13, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.0(out of 10)
DeWalt 40V Max Chainsaw Feature

DeWalt 40V Max Chainsaw Review: Into the Woods

Recently I decided to get to work – way out in the woods.  My adventure involved some tree work in the forest surrounding our cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest Georgia.  Our woods are full of hearty hardwoods and evergreens, which means there is always tree work needed to keep our little forest […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Bosch Router Table Feature 3

Bosch Router Table Review (Model RA1181)

We moved into a new home about a year ago and I am finally nearing the category of minuscule home repair/renovation items on my project list.  These are the items that seem to linger forever, that tiny trim piece needed above the microwave, the missing shoe moulding that needs to be installed beside the fireplace, a […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Ridgid R2200 Featured Image 2

Ridgid R2200 Heavy Duty 2 HP Router Review

For a wood worker or wood furniture maker, the router is an indispensable piece of equipment. It’s what allows use to take a piece from simply being functional to becoming a timeless beauty. Technology has brought with it the ability to accomplish what would have taken days by hand in just a few minutes. Weeks […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Ridgid Trim Router Featured Image

Ridgid Trim Router (R2401) Exceeds Expectations

Recently I’ve found myself working entirely in the medium of birch plywood for a variety of projects. Perhaps it’s my inner Scandinavian coming alive or maybe just too many visits to my local Ikea store. The list of recent projects includes a new kitchen island, a sofa table, a short window seat with storage, and […]

Review8.6(out of 10)

Delta Contractor Saw (36-5052) Review

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reviewing the latest in Delta’s table saw line, the Model 36-5052 10 Inch Left Tilt Contractor Saw with 52” RH Rip.  This saw is positioned at the top end of Delta’s Contactor line and is marketed to professional craftsman and shop owners with a MSRP of $1,350. […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Senco SHF200 Review

Senco SHF200 Hardwood Flooring Nailer Review

Senco SHF200 Flooring Nailer and Senco PC1280 Portable Air Compressor Make a Great Pair Phase 3 of the Plating Home Renovation had begun, it was time to clean out the storage room in pursuit of a smartly appointed home office.  “Operation Storage Room Conversion” would require a full remodel: from ripping out old carpet, installing a […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

Hitachi KC18DBFL Brushless 18V Lithium Ion Kit

Hitachi KC18DBFL 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit (3.0 aH) Review Hitachi’s KC18DBFL kit has bundled together the WH18DBFL Cordless Impact Driver and the DV18DBFL Cordless Hammer Drill with a pair of 3.0 amp hour batteries into a solid combo.  When I first received this kit I was excited to […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Evolution EVO 380 cut off saw

Evolution EVO 380 Raptor Steel Cut Off Saw Review

I had the recent pleasure of putting the Evolution EVO 380 Raptor steel cut off saw to the test while building a new dining room table for my most critical client: My lovely bride of 11 years.  As a craftsman working with both old and new materials, I really wanted to focus on a high […]

Review8.2(out of 10)

Ridgid 18V Angle Grinder Review

Lots of people have hobbies—one of mine happens to be building vintage industrial furniture and light fixtures by mixing steel and reclaimed lumber. It’s something I’ve done for years, and in addition to having grown quite adept at crafting all sorts of designs from seemingly impossible raw material, I’ve also learned that it’s a great […]