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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Saw Reviews

Our cordless saw reviews cover cordless miter saws, cordless circular saws, and cordless reciprocating saws. Then you have the one-handed models, specialty saws, and other tools. There’s even the DeWalt cordless table saw, a product once thought unthinkable (or at least impractical). We expect more and more of these high power cordless saws to hit the market over the next few years. Cordless Saw Reviews for Construction Pros With such a wide segment of tools, cordless saw reviews are a bit varied. The most popular category clearly includes our cordless circular saw shootout followed by cordless miter saws. While cordless circ saws have dominated job sites for years, the cordless miter saw breaks fresh ground. These powerful yet compact cross-cutting tools have literally changed the way Pro work on the jobsite. When you can pull a cordless miter saw off your truck and get right to work, that’s progress. As dust collection and vibration control improve, more and more of these products implement better safety and ergonomics. Look for that in our individual and head to head reviews.

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 18V Cordless D-Handle Jigsaw Review

Bosch 18V Cordless Top-Handle Jigsaw JSH180B

Bosch 18V Cordless Top-Handle Jigsaw Maintains Control with Low Vibration Bosch has a long history of quality pro-grade tools fit for serious professionals and their woodworking tools are no exception. We brought in the Bosch 18V cordless D-handle jigsaw as part of our look at the best cordless jigsaws of the year. Despite its age, […]

Hart 20V Cordless Brushless Circular Saw Review

Hart 20V Brushless 7 1/4-Inch Circular Saw HPCS25

Hart’s Brushless 7 1/4-Inch Circular Saw Cuts Into Higher Performance If you tackle your own home improvement and maintenance projects, you need a reliable circular saw. We had good success with Hart’s 6 1/2-inch cordless model and now we get to see what kind of benefits the Hart 20V 7 1/4-inch brushless circular saw offers […]

Makita XGT 8-1/2 Inch Miter Saw Feature

Makita 40V Max XGT 8 1/2-Inch Miter Saw GSL02

Makita 40V XGT Platform Kicks Off Miter Saw Line With A Compact Model Makita designed the XGT system to deliver higher power for demanding applications, letting you more effectively cut the cord for the toughest applications. Taking a closer look at the line, the Makita 40V XGT 8 1/2-inch cordless miter saw is one tool […]

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review - Makita Medium Metal Cutting

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw Like a Pro

There’s probably no more useful saw for remodelers, plumbers, and electricians than the reciprocating saw. It’s hard to imagine a jobsite without one. But that was the reality before the introduction of the Milwaukee Sawzall—the trademarked name that became synonymous with reciprocating saws—in 1951. We got our Pro team together to help you understand how […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Flex 24V Cordless D-Handle Jigsaw Review

Flex 24V Cordless D-Handle Jigsaw Review FX2231-Z

Flex Cordless Jigsaw Debuts As A Top Performer Stepping into the professional woodworking side of power tools, the Flex 24V cordless d-handle jigsaw promises ultimate precision and control. We tested it side-by-side against a wide range of cordless competitors to see if it can deliver. Pros Excellent cutting speed Excellent vibration control Multiple grip positions […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Flex Barrel Grip Jigsaw Feature

Flex 24V Barrel Grip Jigsaw FX2221-Z

Flex Offers a Barrel Grip Option for Jigsawing Without the Cord There are plenty of brands that offer a cordless jigsaw, but not as many offer a barrel grip option. Flex does, and for those of you looking for a cordless barrel grip jigsaw, there’s plenty worth taking a closer look at. Flex Barrel Grip […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Flex 24V 6-1/2 Inch Circular Saw Action

FLEX 24V 6 1/2-Inch Inline Circular Saw Review FX2131A-1C

Flex 24V Inline Circular Saw Puts its Skinny Belt On Flex broke into the professional cordless power tool sector with an impressive list of first-generation tools. While many of them check the boxes for core tools every Pro needs, the Flex 24V 6 1/2-Inch Inline Circular Saw is something completely different. Pros Comfortable ergonomics Impressive […]

How To Cut Soil Pipe

How to Cut Soil Pipe – Pro Plumbing Tips

Cutting in-place soil pipes might be an unpleasant job but it doesn’t have to be difficult. All of these methods work, other things being equal, but soil pipe access might eliminate some of them. The age and condition of the pipe might affect the method you use for cutting it as well (it gets even more […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review DCS574

DeWalt Power Detect Circular Saw Pushes 20V Max Cutting Up a Notch Joining the other tools juicing with an 8Ah battery, the DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw put its boosted performance on display in our testing. We wanted to know if the boost in this model is enough, or if you’re better off […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Review

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Review DCS368

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw Boosts Power Without Leaving the 20V Max Battery System The DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Reciprocating Saw is the answer for DeWalt fans that want a power boost similar to the way FlexVolt Advantage works but without needing a FlexVolt battery. With FlexVolt Advantage and second-generation FlexVolt models […]