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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
Brushless 18V Hammer Drill Fight – Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt, Bosch, Hilti, Hitachi & Metabo 18v comparison brushless brushless hammer drill Comparison Tests cordless drill cordless hammer drill Cordless Tools DeWalt Tools hammer drill comparison Hitli Tools Makita Tools Metabo Tools Milwaukee 

Brushless 18V Hammer Drill Fight – Milwaukee, Makita, Dewalt, Bosch, Hilti, Hitachi & Metabo

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days from the guys from OZ TOOL TALK and were extremely impressed with their tool geek knowledge. They do great Youtube videos almost every week and some of the best in-depth cordless tool comparisons we’ve seen. Of course they are in Australia so models and brands don’t always line up but... 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
2017 Brushless Recip Saw Shootout – Bosch, Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee 18v cordless makita 18v makita 36v makita tools Bosch Buying Guides cordless recip saw dewalt DeWalt Tools Flexvolt m18 m18 fuel Makita Tools Milwaukee Power Tools sawzall 

2017 Brushless Recip Saw Shootout – Bosch, Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee

A couple years ago we did the 2015 Recip Saw Shootout which was sort of a no contest because at the time Milwaukee was the only tool company that had a brushless recip saw. Naturally the only brushless saw won going against 4 brushed saws and we got accused of being on the Milwaukee Tool payroll. A few years later... Read More
Makita 18V Recip Saws XRJ05Z vs XRJ06Z 18v makita cordless sawzall Cordless Tools makita 18V makita lxt makita recip saw Makita Tools Power Tools sawzall 

Makita 18V Recip Saws XRJ05Z vs XRJ06Z

A little over a year ago Makita relaunched 3 new cordless reciprocating saws that would work on their 18V LXT platform in the XRJ04Z ($119) which was utilizes a brushed motor and designed as entry level price point cordless recip. To compete with the Milwaukee M18 FUEL Sawzall, Dewalt FlexVolt, Hilti and others to come they needed a powerful brushless... Read More
OSHA Silica Deadline Pushed 90 Days, 9/23/17 concrete concrete dust safety Makita Tools Milwaukee osha osha rules OSHA safety Safety Equipment silica Silica Dust Vacuums 

OSHA Silica Deadline Pushed 90 Days, 9/23/17

The original deadline for issuing OSHA fines was June 23rd however with that deadline very near the amount of unanswered questions and many tasks that still not having good solutions OSHA has announced everyone will get an additional 90 days before fines will begin. (OHSA full press release) This is good news, manufacturers of solutions to control silica dust are... Read More
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