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May 14, 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.

Skilsaw MeduSaw Concrete Worm Drive

Skilsaw MeduSaw Concrete Worm Drive

When was the last time you thought it would be a good idea to take your Skilsaw to concrete cutting applications? At first glance, this might seem like a rather amateur question. The game is changing, though. The new Skilsaw MeduSaw Concrete Worm Drive should change the way you look at concrete cutting. Skilsaw MeduSaw […]

SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Flesh Detection Comparison

SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Flesh Detection Comparison

We spent a lot of time setting up and performing tests where I put my hand in the spinning blade on both SawStop’s and Bosch’s jobsite safety table saw. We did the same tests for both saw and showed you the results. To say the least, they were illuminating. But those videos on their own […]

Bosch vs Sawstop

Bosch Reaxx vs SawStop JSS-MCA Table Saw

With all the excitement about the Bosch ReaXX 1041A table saw, we thought it might be good to compare it against the new SawStop Jobsite table saw. We might even throw in some references to the tried and true Bosch 4100-09 table saw. Having used both saws extensively now, we wanted to make sure our readers could understand the […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Evolutioin EVOSAW380 15-Inch Steel Cutting Chop Saw

Evolution EVOSAW380 Review

I’ve recently ventured into owning dry-cut metal saws instead of abrasive cutoff saws. The fast cuts, burr-free results, accurate alignment, and non-diminishing blade size (abrasive wheels shrink as you use them up) make dry cut saws like the Evolution EVOSAW380 a clear winner. It’s one of our favorite types of miter saws. Although the blades […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Makita metal cut-off saw

Makita LW1400 14-Inch Cut-Off Saw Review

We’ve been talking metal cutting for the past six weeks and have seen an impressive array of options. This week we’re looking closer at the Makita LW1400 14-Inch Cut-Off Saw. There’s also an LW1401 out there that’s closely related. This model takes us away from the cold cut saws back into the realm of high-speed […]

How to Touch a Spinning Saw Blade

How to Touch a Spinning Saw Blade

If you haven’t already seen our other videos where Kenny Koehler puts his hand in a saw blade, you should check those out. Today, we took the SawStop jobsite table saw and put it to the ultimate test. How did we do this? By having Kenny again touch a spinning saw blade with the palm of his […]

Putting Your Finger in a Spinning Saw Blade

Putting Your Finger in a Spinning Saw Blade

If you thought putting your hand into a live, spinning table saw blade was hard to do—imagine doing it TWICE! This time, Kenny Koehler puts his index finger in the path of the Bosch Reaxx table saw blade. He does it to see how it fares with a front-of-blade contact. And let me tell you, putting […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Bosch flesh detecting technology

Bosch Flesh Detecting Saw Review – Reaxx Table Saw

Just two years ago, the only flesh detecting saw on the market was the SawStop table saw, but that’s all changed with the introduction of the Bosch 1041A. We already did a preview of the Bosch Reaxx table saw, but we finally got a chance to test it out in the PTR Shop and really dive […]

putting your finger in spinning saw blade

Putting Your Hand in a Saw Blade – Bosch ReaXX Test Video

Kenny Koehler puts his hand into a spinning Bosch ReaXX table saw blade. While we DO NOT recommend anyone else try this at home—or on the jobsite—it is enlightening to say the least. We’ve got additional tests as well as a full jobsite table saw comparison between this tool and the SawStop JSS-MCA jobsite table […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
SawStop jobsite table saw review

SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Review JSS-MCA

It was during a time when I was in-between table saws that I first read about SawStop technology. Its safety features quickly impressed me as did the build quality of the tool. While I liked the design, I didn’t exactly have the room for a full-size cabinet saw in my little shop. When the SawStop jobsite table saw came out I […]