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Makita 18V Outdoor Power Equipment – 4 Battery Deals

Every tradesman is always in the market for new batteries and new power tools to use with them. Makita knows this and is currently running a promotion where you don’t just get two batteries, but an additional TWO FREE batteries ($219 value) for a total of 4 with these three select OPE kits. So now is the perfect time to not only bolster your tool arsenal, but to keep those tools running with the 4 additional power sources. You can thank them later. (more…)

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Makita 18Vx2 Cut-Off Saw 14” Brushless XWL01PT

Makita Chop Saw XWL01PT

Just announced from Makita Tools coming in early 2019 the world’s first cordless 14” chop saw for metal cutting. This saw uses 14” abrasive wheels so it is a “Hot Saw” with lots of sparks. At the same time they are also launching a new thin-kerf abrasive wheel (3/32” thick B-64705) which will give the saw & new wheel combo a 100+ cuts in double stacked 20 gauge metal studs (using 2x 5.0Ah). Total cut capacity is a full 5” with a 3800 RPM that really matches the power of their corded cut-off saws very closely. Rumored price of XWL01PT kit at $500 and bare tool version XWL01Z $350 which yes is much more than a corded $139-179 we typically see but likely there could be deals at launch or shortly after.

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Makita 18Vx2 Brushless 7-1/4” Circular Saw XSH06

XSH01 vs XSH06

Several years ago now Makita built a revolutionary 36V circ saw XSH01 that ran off 18V batteries. The traditional 28V and 36V platforms are all but extinct at this point because they required such massive batteries which made them annoyingly heavy for the more common tools such as drills and impacts. It was a great run but we are finally seeing a brushless upgrade for the 18Vx2 with the same 7-1/4” capacity, the XSH06PT kit and XSH06Z bare tool. So we put the saw in the hands of some professionals on the jobsite and actually took them apart to see what sort of improvements have been made.

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep122 | News on Makita, Ryobi, Bosch, Craftsman, Mafell, Echo + Giveaways!

Red Beard & The Den of Tools tells the origin story of DeWalt, Mark Thomas puts a circular saw on a long stick, Bosch is giving away 2,000 Impacts and we’re giving away a Milwaukee Gen 3 Hammer Drill! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 122.

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep120 | Makita Gets Smaller, Ryobi Gets PEX, & Milwaukee Gets A Gun

It’s our 20th episode and going strong! This week, RR Builders reviews the M18 Super Sawzall, we take a look at a Milwaukee custom pistol and ToolCrave shows off an historic Hammer Drill! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 120.

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Cordless 9” Grinders: M18 FUEL 2785 vs Makita 18Vx2 XAG13

Cordless 9" Grinders

We’d had a few opportunities to run the Makita 9” cordless grinder 18Vx2 LXT XAG13PT1 ($419), both in metal cutting applications as well as in concrete cutting and concrete grinding applications. It has done fairly well for cordless grinder, very close to a large corded grinder. Milwaukee has now launched its own 9” cordless grinder in the 2785-21HD ($399) but with only 18V we look to see if it can keep up with Makita’s 36V grinder.

There is also a 3rd option for cordless 9” grinders worth mentioning in the Metabo WPB 36-18 LXT BL ($699, bare) which is a nice tool however at double the price, once batteries are factored, this puts is pretty far out of range when compared to the other two. (more…)

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep118 | Milwaukee Gets Tested, Ridgid Wins & Ryobi Changes Color

This week, we trade in our tape measures for some new tech and John Malecki gives a watermelon a beating with a legendary hammer. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 118.

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep114 | Dewalt’s 3.0Ah Battery, Makita Touring, Milwaukee Heated Gear

This week, we review DeWALT’s smaller 3Ah battery and Milwaukee’s new heated gear, just in time for the Makita summer tour. All this and more on your Coptool Week in Review, episode 114.

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep113 | Dewalt 20V Tools, Skilsaw’s Buzzkill, Giveaways & News

This week’s episode, Scott “Buzzkill” introduces a new Reciprocating Saw from Skilsaw, Tools In Action challenges DeWALT against Line-X and Stihl teaches us how to adult. Look below for details or click above to watch. Be sure to subscribe and comment for your chance to win a DeWALT inflator! (more…)

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Dust Extractor Testing – Tool Box Buzz, Pro Tool Reviews, Coptool

2017 hepa vacuums

Towards the end of last year when the OSHA silica rules were going into effect we were getting lots of questions about dust extractors specific to Silica, how they are each viewed under OSHA’s Table 1 standards and of course how each performed head to head. At the time there were no head-to-heads out there on these vacs so the Coptool Team got on the case to put together a basic Vacuum Head-to-Head to help users gain more information.

Since our video first aired several manufacturers have made updates to their products with lower prices and/or included HEPA filters which is awesome news for everyone! Also two of our tool reviewing hero’s Pro Tool Reviews and Tool Box Buzz jumped on the case to do their own vacuum comparisons, with some great testing rigs and pointed out some additional information that we might have glossed over. We really think both of these groups do top notch tool test, Clint’s team at Pro Tool Review is always very detailed and Rob’s Crew are mostly professional contractors with some great insights.  (more…)

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