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May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Corded Saw Reviews

Corded saws are part of every jobsite that involves framing, trim, or carpentry work. Our corded saw reviews include miter saws, circular saws, jig saws, and table saws. We also review other types of cutting saws like tile saws and metal cutting tools. A saw always needs to be powerful, so we look for corded saws that cut without losing speed or power. More than that, however, a good saw will have plenty of cut capacity, and features that set it apart. That might be a rear fence with tall base support on a miter, or a great fence on a table saw. Corded Saw Reviews for Pros Our Best portable jobsite table saw shootout is a great example of the types of articles you can find here. A similar example is the Compact miter saw shootout. In terms of popular articles, try the Ridgid MS255SR 10-inch dual bevel miter saw review or check out 5 Essential Table Saw Safety Tips from the Pros.

Makita 5007MGA Circular Saw

Best Corded Circular Saw Reviews for 2021

Cordless tools are all the rage and there’s no doubting their incredible convenience. Cordless circular saws like Makita’s 18V X2 Rear-Handle Saw pack a lot more power than those first models did. But not everyone’s on board with the cordless craze when it comes to circular saws. In fact, you’ll probably see more corded models […]

Review9.6(out of 10)

Skilsaw Dry Cut Metal Saw Review

I’ve been using dry-cut metal circular saws similar to the new Skilsaw Dry Cut Metal Saw (SPT62MTC-22) for several years. Primarily, I cut ten-gauge steel sheets and work with a few custom jigs I built for steel tubing. I use my horizontal bandsaw for the bulk of my 90º cuts. The bandsaw, however, is a slow […]

Craftsman 10-in Table Saw | $199 DIY Saw

Craftsman Precision on the Job or in the Shop Take the Craftsman 10-in table saw to the job site or leave it in the shop. Either way, Craftsman designed this inexpensive saw for portability. They appear to have packed a good combination of stability, precision, and durability into a budget table saw. Craftsman CMXETAX69434502 Key […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Skilsaw Buzzkill 15-Amp Reciprocating Saw SPT44-10 Review

Skilsaw Buzzkill 15-Amp Reciprocating Saw SPT44-10 Review

The Skilsaw Buzzkill 15-Amp Reciprocating Saw follows the brand’s launch of a 13-amp version. That 13-amp saw introduced us to Buzzkill technology in a high-value package at just $99. The trade-off is that you don’t have many features to go along with it. Skilsaw promised us a more powerful, more feature-rich saw to compete with […]

Review7.4(out of 10)
Ridgid R30022 Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid R30022 Reciprocating Saw Hands-On Review

The Ridgid R3002 Compact Orbital Reciprocating Saw is strong enough for tough jobs and the 9 amp motor ensures the motor won’t bog down on tough material. A “Dial Orbit Selection” knob allows for quick changes between linear strokes and orbital cutting. The saw’s orbital action is great for demo or quick cutting, while its linear mode does well for metal and pipe cutting. The kit includes the reciprocating saw, two blades, operator’s manual and a heavy-duty contractor bag.

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw

Makita 15-Amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw JR3070CTH

Makita Optimizes Reciprocating Saw Specifically for Pallet Refurbishing Makita has taken their 15-amp reciprocating saw and re-engineered it specifically for pallet work. The addition of a high-torque limiter is what sets the Makita 15-amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw apart from other models. Key Features The Makita 15-amp AVT Recipro Pallet Saw delivers 15 amps worth […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Makita JR3050T 11-Amp Recipro Saw Review

Makita JR3050T 11-Amp Recipro Saw Review

Makita JR3050T Recipro Saw Nails an Excellent Head-to-Head Performance As compact reciprocating saws go, few match the overall package you get in the Makita JR3050T 11-amp Recipro Saw. It notched a second-place finish in our head-to-head review, but depending on your preference for features, it may be the best one for you. Pros Excellent cutting […]

Best Skilsaw Tools at World of Concrete 2020 - 8-1/4" Worm Drive Table Saw

Skilsaw 8 1/4-Inch Worm Drive Table Saw

Skilsaw 8-1/4-inch Worm Drive Table Saw Addresses Portability and Improvements One of the upcoming tools we saw at World of Concrete 2020 was the Skilsaw 8 1/4-inch worm drive table saw. UL’s regulation on table size and blade diameter ratios are driving the need and Skilsaw took the opportunity to make some improvements. Why Build […]

Review7.4(out of 10)
DeWalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw Review

DeWalt DWE305 12-Amp Reciprocating Saw Review

Years After Its Initial Launch, the DeWalt DWE305 is Still a Top Seller Corded tools age more gracefully than cordless models and the DeWalt DWE305 12-amp reciprocating saw is one of the top-10 sellers on Amazon currently. It’s one of the only models to include a 4-position blade lock system and it sports a unique […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Metabo HPT 11-Amp Reciprocating Saw Review CR13VST

Metabo HPT 11-Amp Reciprocating Saw Review CR13VST

Metabo HPT 11-Amp Reciprocating Saw Shines in Head-to-Head Testing Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi) might not be the first name you think of when it comes to reciprocating saws. However, results from our head-to-head testing of more than 40 models might change that. The Metabo HPT 11-amp reciprocating saw put on a clinic in our corded […]