May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Carpentry Tool Reviews

When you look at carpentry tool reviews, cordless sanders may not seem like a first choice. Even so, tools like the Makita LXOB01 orbital sander and others have made incredible strides. Some of our guys swear by them as they save tons of time in setup. Another unusual tool that has taken off is the cordless finish nailer. The RYOBI P360 Airstrike finish nailer was quickly followed by the DeWalt 20V Max angled finish nailer and others. Now, Milwaukee, Makita, Senco, and others have tools in this growing category. With these tools, you can get in and out without using a compressor or dragging an air hose. Carpentry Tool Reviews for Pros Our carpentry-focused reviews include miter saws, sanders, nailers, hand tools, and other woodworking tools. In carpentry, quality, convenience, and portability are key. A lot of times you deal with built-ins or other locations where you need everything on-hand. Newer cordless tools are helping, and so are advances in hand tools to do more with less. Above all, quality tools make the difference, so every tool gets a thorough exam against those high standards.

Castle 110 Pocket Cutter Joinery Machine

Castle 110 Pocket Cutter Joinery Machine

Pocket Cutting Just Got Portable Castle USA now has a highly portable and easy-to-use solution for creating stable low angle pocket joints. The Castle 110 Pocket Cutter creates low, 3º pockets that minimize joint creep, particularly when compared to other pocket hole joinery solutions. The Castle 110 Pocket Cutter in a Nutshell The Castle 110 […]

How to Safely Use a Table Saw

Using a table saw will allow a wide range of special cuts you couldn’t otherwise accomplish in your workshop or woodworking project. The main thing to remember when working with a table saw is this: Spinning blade + fingers = BAD. If your fingers ever get near the blade you have made an error in judgment or your technique is wrong. Like anything else, learning proper techniques can save you time – and in this case, fingers. A table saw is a very safe device to use if it is respected and you follow some basic guidelines.

Worx Miter Saw

WORX 20V 7.25-in Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Worx Introduces First 20V Benchtop Miter Saw The Worx 20V 7-1/4 in. Cordless Sliding Compound Miter Saw might not be the best miter saw for all users. At $299 for the kit, however, it could, however, become the go-to saw for DIYers and anyone looking for something small and truly portable. We could see trim […]

Festool Mobile Sawing Table

Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table

Manage Large Sheet Goods By Yourself The Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table lets you single-handedly manage unwieldy large sheet goods. Not having to call in help every time you need to work on a sheet of plywood is awesome. So, ipso facto, the Festool Mobile Sawing Table makes you awesome…or it at least helps. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Klein Tools 93LCLG Self-Leveling Green Cross Line Laser

Klein Tools 93LCLG Self-Leveling Green Cross Line Laser with Plumb Spot

Klein Tools has offered cross-line laser levels for several years, but the Klein Tools Self-Leveling Green Cross Line Laser Level with Red Plumb Spot is the company’s first with a green diode. Green lasers are nearly four times brighter than their red counterpart. Unfortunately, this also made them, until now at least, much more expensive. […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Framing Nailer

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Framing Nailer Review

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless framing nailers (2744-21 and 2745-21) hit store shelves back in June 2020. They put out both 21-degree and 30-degree models that work identically save for the nails used. We only wish it would have been here in time for our best framing nailer shootout. Pros Zero delay, even in bump […]

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Sand Any Edge or Angle with Precision Coming in October, Festool has a solution to maximize your precision and efficiency with sanding projects. The Festool Edge Sanding Guide attaches to Festool corded and cordless sanders to provide woodworkers, trim carpenters, and painters control over sanding surface edges and angles. Sand Edges with Confidence The Festool […]

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander PSD101

Perfect Sanding in Hard-to-Reach Areas Usually, when it comes to detail sanding, most of us who care about the quality of our work will put the sander down and switch to working by hand. The Ryobi PSD101 cordless belt sander presents an alternative to this, particularly when it comes to sanding in tight spots. Key […]

Bosch Flexiclick drill with attachments

Bosch 18V FlexiClick Multi-Head Drill Driver Review

The Bosch 18V Flexiclick Drill/Driver (the Chameleon) presents a big dilemma for those Pros that are heavily invested in or partial to a different platform. With the recent addition of the SDS-Plus attachment, the Bosch GSR18V-535FCB15 doesn’t just excel at cabinetry, casework, and all other tight-spot drilling and driving, but also at light masonry tasks, […]