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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Hart 20V Brushless 4-Tool Combo Kit

Hart 20V 4-Tool Brushless Combo Kit Review

Hart 20V Brushless Combo Kit Blends Versatility And Value The Hart 20V brushless 4-tool combo kit includes some heavy hitters from Hart’s ever-expanding lineup. The combo set includes a drill driver, impact driver, 7 1/4-inch circular saw, and a 200-lumen flashlight along with a couple of batteries and a charger. If you’re new to Hart, […]

left blade vs right blade circular saws

Left Side vs Right Side Circular Saw Blade

Circular saws have traditionally fallen into the two distinct yet similarly serpentine-sounding categories of sidewinder and worm drive. The categories generally differ in motor orientation and design, weight, torque, and RPMs. Perhaps most significantly, a worm drive saw was traditionally left-side blade and a sidewinder positioned itself with a right-side blade. Today, manufacturers produce saws that blur the blade orientation distinction. Of […]

DeWalt 2X Demo Circular Saw Blade Review

How to Make Circular Saw Blades Last Longer

Unless you’re whittling a piece that you chopped from a tree, all the wood in carpentry projects came into contact with a circular saw blade at some point. Even the best circular saw blades can suffer from neglect. We know when the blade gets dull but how are you caring for circular saw blades between the […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw Review DCS574

DeWalt Power Detect Circular Saw Pushes 20V Max Cutting Up a Notch Joining the other tools juicing with an 8Ah battery, the DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Circular Saw put its boosted performance on display in our testing. We wanted to know if the boost in this model is enough, or if you’re better off […]

Why use a metal cutting circular saw

Can a Circular Saw Cut Metal? Metal Saws vs Circular Saws

Many people want to know can a circular saw cut metal? The answer is: it depends. You have a lot of factors to consider in the metal-cutting vs circular saw question—like blade speed, the blade itself, and the collection of metal shavings created by the blade. You may look at your circular saw and wonder, […]

How Does A Circular Saw's Electric Brake Work

How Does a Saw’s Electric Brake Work

Tool manufacturers continue to add more safety and fatigue-reducing features to their products. Examples abound with auto lock-on switches, auto lock-off switches, blade guards, and shields—just to start. You may take one safety feature for granted simply because you can’t see it—an electric brake. On the best circular saws and many other saws, an electric […]

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw

Making accurate cuts with a circular saw doesn’t have to be all that complicated. With a few tools most Pros already carry, you can make a perfect crosscut pretty quickly when you need to. Here are a couple of my favorite methods. Use a Rafter Square for Making Accurate Cuts with a Circular Saw To […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Skateplate in Action

Skateplate Circular Saw Guide Review

We see a lot of accessories for power tools and circular saws are a popular target. Some are hits, others are misses. So where does the Skateplate circular saw guide fit in the conversation? We got our hands on the sidewinder version to see how it might change out cutting experience. Pros Fits most any […]

best power tool combo kits

Best Power Tool Combo Kit 2021

One of the best ways to jump into a new battery platform is by buying a cordless tool combo kit. The best power tool combo kit gives you the tools you need. It should also include a couple of higher-capacity batteries and more than just entry-level products. Some manufacturers offer really comprehensive kits that can […]

how to use a circular saw

How to Use a Circular Saw – Training the Apprentice

When we think about essential tools for the construction site, the circular saw makes its way somewhere toward the top of the list. As a person trying to get into the biz, it makes sense to know how to use a circular saw. The circular saw is often the tool of choice for making short, […]