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May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.2(out of 10)
table saw vs Makita Cordless Track Saw

Makita Cordless Track Saw Review: 18V X2 LXT XPS01

I am old enough to have been around when the first battery-powered tools came on the market. To classify the early ones as tools may be stretching the imagination a bit, but I digress. The cordless industry has come a lonnnnnnng way since then and I now have quite a few cordless tools in my […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Delta Cruzer Miter Saw Review - 10-Inch 26-2240

Delta Cruzer Miter Saw Review | 10-inch 26-2240

No one can argue that a miter saw is a must-have tool for the professional woodworker or carpenter. Whether cross-cutting stair treads or burning through some 8-inch crown molding, a quality miter saw is a money maker. At the shop, we currently have several of (what we feel are) the best miter saws on the […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Festool Domino DF XL 700 Review

Festool Domino DF XL 700 Joiner Review

In the world of joinery, a perfectly executed mortise and tenon joint is the holy grail of woodworking. Many a laborious hour has passed whilst I have fine-tuned an errant mortise or sanded a wayward tenon to perfection. While I find the art of joinery with hand tools to be well ….an art, the more practical […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Makita Track Saw SP6000J

Makita Track Saw Review Model SP6000J

The carpentry field requires you to have a plethora of tools at your disposal. Each piece of equipment is unique in its abilities and limitations. Power saws, for instance, are as varied as skittles and each one has a place in your tool vault. From the lowly but crucial circular saw to the arc cutting […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Festool Domino DF500 Feature

Festool Domino DF500 Mortise & Tenon Joiner Review

You would think that after 35 years in the field of trim carpentry I would have used or owned all of the available tools and equipment on the market. Apparently I was wrong, with a capital W. This review is about another piece of equipment from the German master tool builder called the Festool Domino DF500. […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Dewalt DWS709 Miter Saw In Action

DeWalt DWS709 12-Inch Miter Saw Review

Woodworking is a demanding endeavor that requires knowledge, skill, and the proper tools to be successful. Joinery that fits well does not happen by chance but is carefully calculated from concept to finish. One piece of machinery that is indispensable to this process is the compound miter saw. The dual bevel sliding compound saw has made […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
DeWalt DWE7480 Table Saw Feature

DeWalt DWE7480 10″ Compact Job Site Table Saw Review

My first experience with a table saw was my Grandfather’s 1954 Sears Power King. For a long while I trembled every time I heard it start up. With no guard, a shaky wood base, and a missing throat plate, it was always waiting for its next victim and had, on more than one occasion, lulled me into […]