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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Framing Tool Reviews

Framer use a lot of tools. You’ve got compressors and nailers, but you also have hammers, squares, miter saws, and tables saws. Then there’s the complement of other hand tools like tape measures, pencils, and chalk reels. Framers are our go-to guys of general construction tool reviews. They’ve touched it all. This crew loves jumping into a tape measure comparison or the discovering the best tool belt rig. And of course they helped us find the best framing hammer (hint: that award might land on the Stiletto 12oz titanium remodeler). Framing Tool Reviews at the Jobsite Many of our framing tool reviews take place on the jobsite. We can’t think of a better place to test tools. These are the guys who get to discover the best cordless reciprocating saw. They play with tools like the DeWalt DWF83PT framing nailer and the cordless equivalent, the DeWalt 20V Max framing nailer. If it involves cutting or fastening lumber, this section should have you covered.

DeWalt FlexVolt Framing Saw Vs Makita Rear-Handle Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt Worm Drive Style Saw vs Makita Rear-Handle Saw

I’m not sure you could have teed up a grudge match any better than 2017 did with the DeWalt FlexVolt Worm Drive Style Saw vs Makita Rear-Handle Saw. These two kings of the cordless circular saw world make for one of the most requested head to heads we’ve received from our audience. So let’s dive […]

Best Cordless Circular Saw Reviews 2020

Best Cordless Circular Saw Reviews for 2021

Cordless has come a long way since the early days of lithium-ion power. Where circular saws were initially struggling for adequate performance (and even a 7-1/4-inch blade), they now exceed the performance of 15-amp corded models. We decided to test the waters and pulled our expert team together to discover who makes the best cordless […]

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 […]

Best 12-inch Miter Saw Reviews 2021

Deckbuilding and miters saws are a perfect match up of a tool to a project. When I was approached about doing a comparative best 12-inch compound miter saw review I couldn’t think of better timing. Finding the best 12-inch miter saw requires testing many different tools at once. My comparison review coincided with a renovation […]

Bosch CM12SD with T4B Miter Saw Stand

Bosch Gravity-Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand T4B

The Bosch Gravity-Rise T4B miter saw stand is smart, durable, and simple to use. With it, professionals set up easily from the back of a work truck, van, or trailer. And forget about ever carrying your miter saw again. The T4B features the same Bosch Gravity-Rise system as the former TS2000.  Bosch T4B Design and […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt Circular Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw Review

Second-Generation DeWalt FlexVolt Circular Saw Packs Higher Performance The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V max circular saw (model DCS578) was one of the first tools to launch with the FlexVolt line and it was a good design with plenty of power. DeWalt’s product team wasn’t content to let it be and we tested the updated DCS578 against […]

Senco JoistPro 150MXP and 250MXP Metal Connector Nailers

New Senco JoistPro Nailers Increase Productivity with Extended Magazines Senco has just added two pneumatic nail guns to the JoistPro line of metal connector nailers. The 150MXP and 250MXP, designed primarily for use in hanging joists, hurricane straps, and rafter ties, both feature several design innovations to ramp up productivity on the job site. The […]

Review8.8(out of 10)

Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw SPT88-01 Review

Skilsaw used STAFDA 2018 as a launchpad for its new Skilsaw Worm Drive Miter Saw. Yep, they put a worm drive on a miter saw. Many of us in the office wanted to get our hands on this new first-of-its-kind product. We also don’t see a lot of hubbub over corded power tools these days. […]

Makita Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw

Makita Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw Review | Model XSL08PT

If you liked the Makita 10-inch cordless miter saw, the Makita XSL08PT/ XSL07PT Cordless 12-inch Miter Saw provides even more capacity. This flagship compound sliding miter saw helped us get a lot accomplished on several renovation projects. For all its capacity and size, the tool stays remarkably portable and compares well against its competition. Renovating […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

The light and compact Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer fits in tighter spaces than its competitors and improves upon manual metal framing hardware installation by a long shot. We’re using it to construct a porch over a home’s front door by tying into the existing roof – let’s show you how it works. Pros Notably light […]