August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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 […]

Makita 18V X2 Brushless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Review

Checking Circular Saw Accuracy: Time for a Tune Up

Have you spent time checking circular saw accuracy? Did you even know that you should? Whether guiding against a rafter square or straightedge or just following a line freehand, your saw may need adjustment for accurate cutting. That means calibrating your cutline markers and ensuring the shoe sits parallel with the blade. Checking Circular Saw […]

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 […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt Chainsaw 60V Max DCCS670

Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw Review

Regular readers will recall that recently I pitted eight battery-powered chainsaws against one another in an exciting tooth-to-tooth shootout. We’re taking a closer look at each saw and today I’ll present to you the Dewalt FlexVolt Chainsaw (model DCCS670). It is one of two DeWalt saws in the competition – the other being a 40V Max […]