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Festool Power Select Program

Festool Cordless Tools = Festool Unplugged

Ever since we attended the Festool Germany media event we became acutely aware that the company is bringing more and more of a focus on Festool cordless tools. Now, a new push for Festool Unplugged tools is starting to reveal that the German company is getting very serious about untethering its cordless tools for easier use and […]

Bosch JS120BN Jig Saw

New Product: Bosch JS120 12V Jig Saw

Bosch JS120BN 12V Jig Saw Boasts Compact Size and Excellent Ergonomics Jig saws get a somewhat negative reputation among some folks in the construction industry. However, those of us doing some of the lighter rough cut work with our cabinets, countertops, and other woodworking projects can’t live without them. They’re actually kind of fun and […]

2015 World of Concrete Bosch Media Event

2015 Bosch Media Event and New Products at World of Concrete

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a private media event at Bosch’s booth following Day 2 of the 2015 World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas. Bosch brought all of its new tools to the show, including a couple we aren’t at liberty to discuss at present, but it was great to see […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ryobi P523 Jig Saw

Ryobi P523 18V One+ Orbital Jig Saw Review

I had the opportunity to take a look at the Ryobi P523 18V One+ Jig Saw to check out its features and performance. This is mid-range Jig Saw that sees the majority of its competition coming from Porter-Cable and Skil when you look at the $50 – 75 price range. The P523 has a host […]

Ryobi P523 Orbital Jig Saw

Ryobi P523 18V One Plus Orbital Jig Saw

New Ryobi P523 18V One Plus Orbital Jig Saw Features BladeSaver Innovation The Ryobi P523 18V Orbital Jig Saw has some significant improvements along with a dash of innovation. It starts with a more powerful motor. According to Ryobi, the P523 now has the power to match corded jig saw models. The BladeSaver feature is […]

Ridgid R8831B 18V Orbital Jig Saw Review

The jig saw plays an integral part in what I do as a trim carpenter. It’s a tool I’ve used for many, many years, and I have my favorite features and characteristics which I’ve grown accustomed to over the decades. That’s both good and bad when reviewing a new product. It’s good because I have […]

Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jig Saw Review

I have been testing the barrel handle corded model of the new Festool Carvex Jig Saw for about two months now, and I can say that it is the best jigsaw I have ever used. The basic saw is priced around $350, but it can be tricked out with a host of accessories that can […]

2014 Festool Products

Festool has hit December hard with a variety of new offerings in its lineup of storage and organization, drilling/driving accessories, and the new 18 volt cordless Carvex jigsaw. Some of these products are limited in quantity. All of these products come with Festool’s 30 day money back guarantee and 1+2 limited warranty. In the first […]

Bostitch Cordless Power Tools

We enjoy the opportunity to review a new power tool when it is developed, but when a company tells us they are coming out with an completely new line of power tools, we get really excited! Bostitch has announced the launch of their new professional power tool line consisting of several new Bostitch corded tools […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Bosch JS572E and JS572 EB Jig Saws

Bosch JS572E and JS572EB Jig Saws

This month I put Bosch’s relatively new Swiss-made jig saws through their paces. The Bosch JS572E Handle Grip and Bosch JS572EB Barrel Grip were shown off to us at the Bosch media event, and we had wanted to get them in for a closer look ever since. Either saw is available as a standalone tool, or in […]