Author Archives: Nick Gohring

Makita 18V Subcompact 6-1/2″ Circular Saw XHS04

Home Depot recently named the Makita Subcompact lineup of tools, the winner of their 2018 Innovation Award. This Makita lineup consists of a range of tools, including the 18V Subcompact 6-1/2” Circular Saw, model #XHS04.

It features 12V size and portability, with 18V of power, and is advertised as being “ideal for any contractor seeking a more compact cutting solution for framing; roofing; form-work; and more.” Is that true? Can this Makita subcompact circular saw really deliver on the jobsite? to answer that question, we gave it to foreman AJ Delancey for his feedback. Then we took it to Ohio Power Tool where Kris Cousins opened it up to see how Makita designed an 18V saw that features 5,000 RPM.  (more…)

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Coptool Week In Review | New Makita Rebar Tying Tool, Dewalt 20V Max, Ridgid Octane, NXT

Makita gives Rebar a new twist, and we staple cables with Dewalt. Ridgid rains down from the heavens…and Sarah returns to the show! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 129. (more…)

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Inside Look | Dewalt Flexvolt 60V Max 7-1/4″ Circular Saw DCS575

The Dewalt DCS-575 Flexvolt 60V Max 7-1/4” Circular Saw has now been available for over 2 years- and in that time, Dewalt has seen more than its fair share of competition from NEW cordless circular saws entering the market- even their own rear-handled DCS577 from 2017. YET in spite of the numerous updated models available, many Dewalt fans have stayed loyal to their original DCS575 with its brushless motor, electric brake, and of course its RIGHT-SIDED blade(more…)

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Power Tool Week in Review Ep. 128 | New Dewalt Jigsaw, Patriotic Ingersoll Rand & Milwaukee Grows

Milwaukee buys a bunch of blades, and we show you one bad ass workbench. We’re giving away the Milwaukee M18 Backpack Vac in a BRAND NEW giveaway with our friends at Milwaukee and Mechanical Hub! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 128. (more…)

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The Saw Shoe | Make The Perfect 90 Degree Cut w/ Less Fatigue!

These Power Cutters get pretty heavy when you’re bent down cutting concrete. Fatigue kicks in and the back gets tight. After the cut, you need to go through it again with a Grinder to clean it up! Well, save some energy and frustration and take a look at the Saw Shoe. If the shoe fits, right?  (more…)

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep127 | Ridgid, Skilsaw, Milwaukee, Worx, Klein, Graco, HiKOKI & More

HiKOKI is here, and Pro Tool Reviews brings the BUZZKILL. Tool Box Buzz puts on a BackPack Vac, and you could win a mechanic’s set just by subscribing and commenting below! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 127. (more…)

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep126 | Hilti Launch, Lenox Blades, Pro Tool Innovation Awards, New & Reviews

This week was jam-packed with Hilti’s 2018 Innovation event, we take a trip to Lenox for a look at new blades and the Pro Tool Innovation Award winners have been announced. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 126. (more…)

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep125 | New Tools from EGO, Jet, Ryobi + Battery Updates & Head-2-Heads

Wow, it’s our 25th episode! Ryobi and Milwaukee offer-up battery powered heat just in time for Fall and new batteries continue to roll into the market. We’re giving away a Grey Pneumatic 59 Piece 3/8″ Drive SAE & METRIC 6 Point Standard & Deep Duo Socket Set! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 125. (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 Rocket 2132-20 OR M18 Rocket 2131-20 Work Light?

You’re working in the dark and some light would be greatly appreciated. Milwaukee recently introduced a new member to the lighting family, the M12 Rocket Dual Power Tower Light (2132-20). Is it worth skipping the new and approved M18 Rocket (2131-20)? Let’s shine some light on the differences of the two models to determine our decision.  (more…)

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep124 | New Milwaukee Battery, Dewalt Reviews, Klein News, Hikoki Launches & More

Dewalt enters the cooler market as Hilti heats up their new gas-powered 12” saw. Hitachi… Or HiKOKI has a multi-volt battery platform, and we give away a new Bosch Bluetooth speaker. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 124. (more…)

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