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.

Bosch 1664K circular saw

Bosch 18V Cordless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw Kit 1664K Preview

Bosch’s 18V Circular Saw 1664K offers a saw hook that allows convenience tool storage between cuts. A 50 degree bevel cuts nearly twice as much material than many competing models. Also, it features a rear depth adjustment to quickly match the depth of stock for more accurate cuts. The durable, impact resistant polycarbonate lower guard lowers the weight while still providing a tough material for protection. A spindle lock allows for easy blade changes. In addition, it offers a clear viewing area, which provides an unobstructed view of the cut line.

Milwaukee 2625-21 M18 Cordless Hackzall Review

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Hackzall Review 2625-21

For years, Milwaukee has been known for its introduction of the SawZall and advances in that tool category. As anyone who has done demo work knows, the reciprocating is a tool that is simply unmatched in its ability to demolish, disconnect, and generally destroy a job site – on purpose, that is. The Milwaukee 2625 […]

Milwaukee 2645-22 M18 Cordless Jig Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Jigsaw Review 2645-22

A jigsaw is one of those tools that, once you get used to using it, you never want to reach for a substitute. It’s also the kind of tool where a little heft isn’t such a bad thing, and build quality really contributes to both usability and control. When Milwaukee issued its cordless version of their already robust 6268-21 jig saw, we wondered if it would hold up to the rigors of serious jobsite abuse. It turns out that the M18 Cordless Jig Saw (2645-22) is more than up to the task of taking on even larger scale jigsaw jobs.

Skil 5995 18V 5-3/8" Cordless Skilsaw Review

5-3/8″ Skil 18V Circular Saw Review 5995

The new SKIL 5-3/8″ 18V Cordless Skilsaw 5995 is a homeowner’s dream tool – offering professional quality at a price almost anyone can afford. With an excellent power-to-weight ratio, top quality design, and the latest 18V lithium ion battery technology, this saw is ideal for anyone who already has some compatible 18V SKIL tools and wants to add a portable saw into the mix. This is a great tool for those just starting out with their first home or the seasoned do-it-yourself type.

Skil 9350-01 18V Orbital Reciprocating Saw Review

Skil 18V Reciprocating Saw Review 9350-01

The new SKIL 9350-01 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw is a homeowner’s dream tool – offering professional quality at a price almost anyone can afford. With an excellent power-to-weight ratio, top quality design, and the latest 18V lithium ion battery technology, this saw is an ideal for those just starting out with their first home or the seasoned do-it-yourself type.

Milwaukee 2630-22 M18 6.5" Circular Saw Review

Milwaukee 2630-22 Circular Saw Review

Having a cordless circular saw is like having the keys to your parents’ sports car and a full tank of gas when you’re 16… You can do just about anything… within reason. With the Milwaukee M18 Cordless 6.5″ Circular Saw, you get the same excitable feeling – plus it’s even got that sporty red color. This was also the first 6-1/2″ cordless circular saw we had tested that was based on a lithium-ion 18V platform – and it both worked well and lasted a long time.

Milwaukee 2620-22 M18 Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Review

Milwaukee 2620-22 M18 Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Review

The Milwaukee M18 Sawzall (2620-22) is just plain fun to use. It’s cordless, which opens up a wide range of opportunities for use, and weighs just shy of 8 lbs with the battery. The weight puts it surprisingly close to its corded brethren. What it gives up in power (and lack of orbital action) it makes up in strokes per minute. In fact, it has more SPM than the corded 11-15 amp models Milwaukee offers. Since it lacked orbital action (which reduces its effectiveness at demolition work) overall cutting progress was considerably slower than a corded or even cordless orbital model.

Black & Decker LPS7000 Compact Saw Review

Black and Decker LPS7000 Compact Saw Review

The new Black and Decker LPS7000 Compact Saw uses a built in 7V Lithium Ion battery, accepts standard T-shank blades and is ideal for quick cuts in many materials that are up to one inch in thickness. The battery is designed to hold a charge for up to 18 months, a feature that will help make this tool be always on the ready for when you need it.