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.

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 […]

Makita 80V max XGT 14-Inch Power Cutter GEC01

Makita 80V Max XGT 14-Inch Power Cutter GEC01

The Makita XGT line promises high-performance equipment and at STAFDA 2021, we got to see how the latest expansion of the system delivers it. The most impressive of the group was the Makita 80V max XGT 14-inch power cutter. Makita 80V max XGT Power Cutter Design We don’t have a ton of information this early […]

Review9.4(out of 10)

Makita Cordless Sub-Compact Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

We’ve been anticipating an updated cordless multi-tool from Makita for quite a while now. Their XMT03 has done fine work for us, but it’s fallen behind the performance of more recent competition. We were excited when the Makita cordless Sub-Compact oscillating multi-tool arrived on our doorstep. However, what we saw when we opened the box […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Makita 18V Cordless Grease Gun Review

Makita Cordless Grease Gun XPG01 Review

The Makita Cordless Grease Gun Makes Tedious Equipment Maintenance A Breeze Makita’s 18V LXT lineup is expanding with the addition of their first cordless grease gun. The Makita cordless grease gun is a big upgrade over the more traditional hand pumps. To quote Will Smith from Men In Black II, “Old and busted…new hotness”. Pros […]

DeWalt, Milwaukee, and Makita Drill Rough-in Challenge Video

We love testing drills on the PTR Test Track, but we’re ready to start pushing them a little harder. Today, we decided to run a rough-in challenge with drills from DeWalt, Makita, and Milwaukee Tool to see what they can do. Buy Here DEWALT DCD998 – https://amzn.to/3sij51u MILWAUKEE 2804 – https://bit.ly/3uNBvZK MAKITA XPH14 – https://amzn.to/3tngRzh […]

Makita 18V Wet Dry Saw Feature

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 5-Inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw | XCC01

Makita XCC01 Cordless 5-Inch Masonry Saw Offers Wet and Dry Cutting of Tile, Masonry, Concrete, and More The Makita XCC01 18V LXT Brushless 5-inch Wet Dry Masonry Saw provides a portable, lightweight cutting solution for tile, thin pavers, and more. Billed as a “powerful cordless saw designed for demanding applications,” this tool looks geared for […]