Power Tools

Milwaukee M4 2-Speed Screwdriver

Milwaukee M4 2-Speed Screwdriver

Milwaukee Tool has just introduced the new M4 2-Speed Screwdriver which signifies their commitment to the 4V category or cordless tools. “At Milwaukee, we remain focused on our core users. Our goal for M4 is to create a variety of tools that demand the compact size of the new M4 […]

Dremel Saw-Max Cutting Tool Review

Dremel Saw-Max Cutting Tool Review

Dremel has recently introduced the Saw-Max which is a heavy-duty cutting power tool. It’s designed to cut through any material and makes quick work of wood, sheet metal, tile and masonry. It’s extremely easy to use and fits in one hand. The Saw-Max can make straight cuts, flush cuts and […]

Every Home Needs a Black and Decker Gyro Screwdriver

Every Home Needs a Black and Decker Gyro Screwdriver

Black and Decker has remove the on/off switch in their compact powered screwdriver and replaced it with gyroscopic technology that can sense the direction your wrist turns. This removes the directional button and trigger and makes it the easiest to use powered screwdriver available. The Gyro screwdriver is extremely compact […]

DeWALT 12V MAX Pivot Recip Saw

DeWALT 12V MAX Pivot Recip Saw

DeWALT is known for their contractor grade recip saws that you will find on most jobsites, but sometimes you don’t need all that brute power but rather a tool that can perform tasks that no other tool can. This pivoting recip saw from DeWALT can do that. The 12V MAX […]

DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Jigsaw

DeWALT 20V MAX Cordless Jigsaw

The jigsaw is one of our most used power tools and we love our cordless Milwaukee M12 jigsaw, but when we are cutting large sheets of plywood we need a bit more power and runtime and the new DeWALT 20V MAX jigsaw is definitely up to the task. The DeWALT […]

Dremel Trio Giveaway: One Tool to Cut, Sand and Rout

Dremel Trio Giveaway: One Tool to Cut, Sand and Rout

The Dremel Trio is one of the most unique tools available and is our latest Giveaway. It’s a hybrid that can cut, sand and rout and does all three very well thanks to it’s 90-degree pivoting handle. Check out our Dremel Trio review. Every shop should have a Trio as […]

STIHL HSA 65 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

STIHL HSA 65 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

STIHL makes professional grade cordless outdoor power equipment which means these tools are sturdy, have great runtime and can be a bit heavy. They are built primarily for commercial use for landscapers who work in areas that have noise or pollution ordinances. But if you are a homeowner with a […]

Stick With RYOBI 18V ONE+ for Father’s Day

Stick With RYOBI 18V ONE+ for Father’s Day

It’s hard to go wrong with power tools as a gift for dad and Father’s Day is a great time to set him up with some new gear. Don’t think you need to spend an arm and a leg to do this. RYOBI has their 18V ONE+ system that offers […]

DeWALT 20V MAX Brushless Motor Impact Driver

DeWALT 20V MAX Brushless Motor Impact Driver

Brushless motors are coming on strong and this year DeWALT introduced a brushless version of their popular 20V MAX impact driver. DeWALT claims that the brushless motor has 57% more runtime than a DeWALT brushed motor and because of the nature of the motor there is much less noise and […]

Spring Giveaway: Cordless Outdoor Power Tools from Black & Decker

Spring Giveaway: Cordless Outdoor Power Tools from Black & Decker

Spring is here which means it’s time to get your yard back in shape. Instead of fixing up your old gas trimmer or or dull hedger, enter to Win a new Black & Decker cordless 36V trimmer or hedge trimmer. Black & Decker invited us to test both tools and […]

STIHL Cordless Chainsaw Review

STIHL Cordless Chainsaw Review

After testing the impressive STIHL cordless leaf blower we had high hopes for the STIHL MSA 160 cordless chainsaw and it didn’t disappoint. STIHL has been manufacturing chainsaws for more than 80 years so they have the engineering dialed in. They’ve now got the powerplant in the 36V 4.5amp battery […]

Kick Gas with Black & Decker 36V Outdoor Power Equipment

Kick Gas with Black & Decker 36V Outdoor Power Equipment

Cordless power tools continue to advance in performance and it finally looks like outdoor power equipment which has long been dominated by gas is finally catching up. Black & Decker invited us out to Tempe, AZ to check out their latest yard tools that have been upgraded to the 36V […]

What Type of Circular Saw Do You Use? Sidewinder or Worm Drive?

What Type of Circular Saw Do You Use? Sidewinder or Worm Drive?

As a blogger in the home improvement world I’ve come to know quite a few construction professionals so when I had a question regarding the differences between circular saws, more specifically the worm drive and the sidewinder, I asked my friend Robert Robillard who is a carpenter and also writes […]

Milwaukee Cordless Jigsaw is a Must Have DIY Tool

Milwaukee Cordless Jigsaw is a Must Have DIY Tool

For basic woodworking projects around the home a jigsaw is indispensable. It takes up little space and is fairly safe and easy to work with. We’ve been using a Black & Decker model for years and it’s held up well but one major drawback is that its corded so we […]

Stihl Battery Powered Chainsaws Have Arrived

Stihl Battery Powered Chainsaws Have Arrived

Earlier this year we visited Husqvarna and they were working on some top secret battery powered chainsaws. Well it looks like Stihl has beat them to the punch and launched the first real entry into the battery powered chainsaw market. There are other battery powered chainsaws available but the Stihl […]

Power Tools On Fire: Welcome to the Tool Race

Power Tools On Fire: Welcome to the Tool Race

This past weekend we had the absolute joy of attending the Third Annual Ohio Tool Racing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, and we could not have been more impressed. Run out of the Columbus Idea Foundry, the concept is that people race modified power tools down a wooden track for the […]

Porter-Cable Small Angle Metal Grinder and Cutter

Porter-Cable Small Angle Metal Grinder and Cutter

Porter-Cable is now offering a small angle metal grinder that also functions as a metal cutter. Other applications include cleaning and finishing surfaces and tuckpointing. Features The grinder has a powerful 6 amp motor that specs at 11,000 RPM. It comes with grinding and cutting discs as well as two […]

Toughweld Giveaway: Metabo Hammer Drill

Toughweld Giveaway: Metabo Hammer Drill

As the saying goes “you need the right tool for the job” and that not only includes the actual tools you use, but also applies to your clothing. This week we’re teaming up with Toughweld Workwear who are offering a Metabo SBE560 1/2″ Hammer Drill (retail value $183) to the […]