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2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1 Bosch bosch vacuums Buying Guides Construction Tools CS Unitec Demolition Tools dust extraction hepa vacs hepa vacuum makita makita dustless vacuums Makita Tools Metabo Tools Milwaukee Pulse-Bac Safety Equipment silica Silica Dust Vacuums vacuums wet/dry vacuum 

2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1

*** Important to note we are not testing if these vacs meet the OSHA Standards, we are only testing usability & performance. We are relying on the manufacturer testing to be accurate in that all 6 competitors do meet the standards! The new OSHA Silica Standard is officially now a finable offense, having been in effect for over a year... Read More
Makita 18V Brushless Router Trimmer – XTR01 18v brushless Construction Tools cordless Cordless Tools laminate makita Makita Tools OPE Power Tools router timber trimmer Wood Working Tools woodworking xtr01 xtr01z 

Makita 18V Brushless Router Trimmer – XTR01

GUEST POST: Dwain is one of the guys from oztooltalk. You can find more of their videos at their youtube channel. Until their recent 18×2 tools started turning heads, Makita hasn’t seemed to get a lot of credit in the US. But over here in Australia, Makita has completely dominated the power tool scene for decades, cordless and electric (Note: Milwaukee... Read More
Makita 18Vx2 Brushless 6-1/2″ Track Saw XPS01 Cordless Tools makita makita 18V makita 18vx2 makita tool Makita Tools plunge track saw track saw 

Makita 18Vx2 Brushless 6-1/2″ Track Saw XPS01

Recently we had the opportunity to attend Makita’s New Product Event where we got to see a handful on exciting new Makita products launching over the next several months in woodworking, concrete, outdoor power and many other categories. One product that was really a big launch for us was the Brushless Track Saw XPS01Z ($349,bare) or XPS01PTJ ($499, kit). If you’ve ever used Makita’s corded... Read More
Makita 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws LS1019L (corded) & XSL06Z (cordless) 36v makita tools brushless makita Cordless Tools lxt makita makita makita 18vx2 makita 36v Makita cordless makita cordless lxt makita miter saw Makita Tools Power Tools Wood Working Tools 

Makita 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saws LS1019L (corded) & XSL06Z (cordless)

Makita has always been a strong name in miter saws, and this year they are releasing two new competitors in the ring that will be sure to impress. We got our hands on the two new saws at the 2017 Makita New Products event and were able to get some live demos before they hit the shelves. Makita will be... Read More
Makita 18V Threaded Rod & Rebar Flush-Cut 18v cordless makita 18v makita Construction Tools Cordless Tools makita makita 18V Makita cordless makita tool Makita Tools 

Makita 18V Threaded Rod & Rebar Flush-Cut

While at the 2017 Makita New Products Event this year, we got a pretty good look at the impressive new 18v Cordless Steel Rod Flush-Cutter XCS02T1 ($1295, Kit), which is a solid alternative to hydraulic rebar cutting options like the Makita cordless XCS01 ($1999, bare). It has a brushless motor (looks to be the same as the brushless grinders) and... Read More
Makita Tools 2017 New Product Launch Event 18v cordless makita 18v makita Construction Tools cordless makita cordless miter saw cordless router Cordless Tools makita Makita Tools OPE Wood Working Tools 

Makita Tools 2017 New Product Launch Event

We were honored to be invited to the first ever Makita Tool new product launch event were we were among the first to see many of the new tools and accessories that’ll be releasing later this year! Not only does this give us some great insights into tools we will be getting our hands on in the coming months but also... Read More
Makita 18V LXT Rear Handle Circular Saw XSR01Z Hands On 18v cordless makita 36v makita tools Cordless Tools makita Makita Tools Power Tools wormdrive wormdrive saw 

Makita 18V LXT Rear Handle Circular Saw XSR01Z Hands On

The new Makita LXT Brushless Rear Handle Circular Saw XSR01Z ($199, bare) launched at the World of Concrete this year and looks to be coming in very very soon, perhaps by the time you read this post! We had the opportunity recently to get one in our shop for the afternoon and do some testing. Unfortunately it was just after... Read More