Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Makita

Our Makita tool reviews feature job site testing that uses real-world conditions. We test tools like the Makita X2 rear handle circular saw on both dimensional lumber and sheet goods. For products like the Makita 10″ cordless miter saw, we use 2×12 lumber to test the depth of cut and power. In terms of technology, the Makita AWS Auto-start Wireless System is among the most advanced Bluetooth control systems out there. It’s compatible with the newest Makita Track Saw, the Makita 18V X2 Brushless Angle Grinder, and their cordless vacuum. The system solves the problem of using cordless Makita tools with a cordless dust extractor. Also of note is the Makita Sync Lock system to program batteries and keep them from leaving the job site. Makita Tool Reviews with Job Site Testing The following Makita tool reviews use either in-house scientific baseline testing or we take them on-site. They might be used on a live construction site or in the PTR Shop. For great deals on Makita tools, visit here.

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews 2022

Choosing the best oscillating multi-tool used to boil down to just a couple of brands. Not anymore. Advancement in battery, motor, and vibration control technologies offers more viable options than ever. As we considered the landscape, our team was unanimous in our selection of cordless oscillating multi-tools. Corded models are absolutely relevant and there are […]

Makita World of Concrete 2022

Makita Gears up for 2022 WOC

Makita is returning to the 2022 WOC (World Of Concrete) in Las Vegas next week. They plan to have an expansive and interactive booth in the new Diamond Lot outdoor exhibit area. Makita will present a full range of demonstrations for contractors. They plan to show off more cordless solutions that deliver lower noise, less […]

Makita XCU10 18V Cordless 12-Inch Top Handle Chainsaw

Makita 18V Top Handle Chainsaw Cuts Faster than 22cc Gas Power The Makita 18V 12-Inch Top Handle Chainsaw has a compact form factor that’s aimed toward Pro arborists and utility tradesmen, but brings cordless convenience to the job. But if cordless power was ever a concern before, Makita claims that the XCU10 actually cuts faster […]

Makita XSU03 18V LXT Cordless 1.3 Gallon Sprayer

Makita Cordless Sprayer Delivers Mist or Jet Spray for a Variety of Applications The Makita Cordless 1.3 Gallon Sprayer works ideally with your water-based weed killers, fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers. Like other cordless sprayers, the 18V XLT battery eliminates the need to manually provide pressure via a hand pump. However, the benefit to Pro landscapers […]

Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Inflator

Makita 18V High-Pressure Inflator Delivers Up To 160 PSI While cordless inflators all perform the same basic function, some models feature an extra degree of refinement. The Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Tire Inflator improves upon previous models with a higher PSI limit, faster inflation, and some convenience features to easily top off car, truck, […]

Makita ConnectX Lawn Care Equipment

Makita ConnectX Lawn Care Equipment Video

Makita is making big strides in helping professional lawn care crews switch from gas to battery power. At the heart of their latest initiative is the ConnectX power supply—a 1200 watt-hour backpack battery that also fits on top of a self-propelled lawn mower. With the initial launch, there’s also a string trimmer and blower, and […]

Makita Direct Repair Service – Everything You Need To Know

Makita Direct Repair Service Gives Users More Convenience and Less Downtime Regular usage on the jobsite will test the limits of even the most durable tools. Sometimes, those tools require repairs or servicing. That’s why Makita is committed to fast after-sale service, as evidenced by their new Direct Repair online program. Makita has designed the […]

Makita 40V Max XGT Couple Shaft Attachment System

Makita 40V max XGT Couple Shaft Offers Gas Replacement Power on a Single Battery Makita XGT tools and equipment promise higher performance and it’s a really big deal for the lawn care side of their business. The Makita 40V max XGT Couple Shaft attachment system targets multi-tool versatility with battery-powered benefits. Makita 40V max XGT […]

Makita Black Friday Deals for 2021

If You Like Tools, These Makita Black Friday Deals Will Rock Your World All of the 2021 Makita Black Friday deals are live, and some of them are downright amazing! As always, you can grab discounts on batteries and tool combo kits, but even individual tools show dramatic savings for those looking to expand the […]

Makita ConnectX 1200Wh Backpack Power Supply

Makita ConnectX System | Solving The Runtime Issue

Makita ConnectX System Expands Battery-Powered Possibilities with Extreme Capacity The big news coming out of GIE 2021 was the Makita ConnectX system. It’s a solution targeting the runtime concerns in professional battery-powered lawn care equipment. Makita ConnectX Backpack Power Supply PDC01 While it didn’t carry the ConnectX name at the time, the first element came […]