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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Circular Saw Shootout

Features to Look for When Shopping for a Circular Saw

If you’ve been on the jobsite for a while, you know what features to look for on a circular saw. At the very least you know the circular saw features you already use. However, as even cordless circular saws gain in performance, more features (and capabilities) keep showing up. Features to Look for When Shopping […]

Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

How to Check Circular Saw Accuracy

Have you spent time checking circular saw accuracy? Did you even know that you should? Whether you want to make straight cuts with a circular saw by guiding it against a rafter square or straightedge or just follow a line freehand, even the best circular saw needs adjustment for accurate cutting. That means calibrating your […]

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making accurate cuts with a circular saw doesn’t have to be all that complicated. With a few tools most Pros already carry, you can make a perfect crosscut pretty quickly when you need to. Here are a couple of my favorite methods. Use a Rafter Square for Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw To […]

Best 12-inch Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

Best Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

For years woodworkers relied on the best table saws or radial-arm saws for their most accurate machine-made miters and crosscuts. When miter saws first came along, they were crude affairs and not readily adopted by those who valued accuracy over portability. For job site carpentry, these tools were great time savers. However, it took quite […]

Metabo 18V Cordless Circular Saw

Metabo 18V Cordless Circular Saw

If you’re searching for some good news on the internet then you’ve come to the right place! Why keep scrolling through all the junk in your newsfeed when you can read some tool reviews? Well, I’m happy to report that you’re about to read all about the Metabo 18V Cordless Circular Saw. If you’ve been following […]

Review6.0(out of 10)
Bosch 18V 6-1/2" Circular Saw CCS180

Bosch 18V Circular Saw CCS180 Review

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spotlighted several of the competitors that took part in our recent 16-saw circular saw shootout. Be sure to check it out if you missed it – it was a lot of work but a lot of fun. And it yielded a huge amount of data that revealed strengths and […]

Review7.3(out of 10)
Hilti 22V Circular Saw SCW 22-A

Hilti 22V Circular Saw SCW 22-A Review

The spotlights of each saw that competed in our recent grand circular saw shootout continue today with the Hilti 22V Circular Saw. Not everyone is as familiar with Hilti as they are with the other brands, but those who know Hilti tools generally consider them excellent even if they are pricey. The company’s products are often found […]

Review7.2(out of 10)
Bosch 1671B 36V Circular Saw 03

Bosch 1671B 36V Circular Saw

Recently I reported the results of our nearly larger-than-life cordless circular saw shootout featuring sixteen of the tools in blade-to-blade combat. This endeavor was a lot of fun (and work!) and it yielded a bonanza of helpful information that can help you in your quest for great tools. Shortly after publishing the results, I began […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 6-1/2 Inch Circular Saw 2730

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 6-1/2-inch Circular Saw Review

Well, I might have outdone myself this time: shootouts usually consist of a handful of tools, possibly around 7 or 8 at the most. But PTR wanted to push the envelope more than usual this time, and the result is the most largest head-to-head testing I’ve ever done. An extensive shootout of sixteen cordless circular […]

Review6.7(out of 10)
Oregon 40V Chainsaw Review

Oregon 40V Chainsaw Review CS300

If the guys commentating about quarterfinal matchups are called Sportscasters, what’s my title if I have the call for the tool version of the quarterfinals, a Toolcaster? I’ll have to think about that. In any event, over the last few weeks, I’ve been telling you a lot about our own Elite 8 – a shootout […]