Power Tools

Get the Best From Your Recip Saw With HiKOKI

Roger takes us through the best practices of using a recip saw with the Hikoki CR36DA 36V Reciprocating Saw. MORE FROM HIKOKI ______________________ Reciprocating saw with a brushless motor. Powered by multi-volt batteries for output similar to mains powered tools. Orbital cutting mechanism. 4-stage plus variable speed control. Toolless blade fitting and shoe adjustment. LED work light. Folding rafter hook. …

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Milwaukee M18 Cordless SDS-Max Breaking Hammer

Robin is checking out more cordless tools from Milwaukee and this time it’s the SDS-Max 8kg breaker and it’s a beast! MORE INFO FROM MILWAUKEE The M18 FHM is the most productive SDS-Max tool Milwaukee have produced, delivering AC style power with the flexibility of the cordless M18 platform. Next generation POWERSTATE brushless motor: This is Milwaukee´s most powerful motor …

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Plunge Saw Showdown – Review of Top 10 Best Saws

Plunge Saw Showdown

So this is it, our best plunge cut track saw comparison test of the big players. Robin & Roger take the top plunge cut saws from Bosch, Dewalt, Erbauer, Festool, Mafell, Makita and Triton to see which one has the power and features of a champion. Thanks to our sponsor Corefix – https://www.corefixed.com See Corefix work https://youtu.be/QxjYe747iRw The full reviews …

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Milwaukee M18 FQID Fuel Surge Impact Driver Review

Milwaukee Impact Driver review

In Part 7 of our mega Impact Driver roundup, we put the Milwaukee M18 FQID Fuel Surge Impact Driver to the test. Features include: The M18 FUEL SURGE ¼” Hex hydraulic driver is said to be the quietest cordless fastening solution on the market. ¼” Hex chuck for quick and easy bit change. Onboard fuel gauge and LED light. Flexible …

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Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver Review

Hilti impact driver review

Hilti impact driver review: In Part 6 of our mega Impact Driver roundup, Roger puts the Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver to the test. The new SID 4-A22 Cordless impact driver is designed for high torque applications because, Hilti says, sometimes a standard drill driver simply won’t cut it – you need more impact to get the job done. With …

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Metabo MFE 40 Wall Chaser Review

MFE 40 Diamond Chaser review

Roger tries out the MFE 40 diamond chaser from Metabo, a machine designed to take the hard work and dust out of cutting chases. But does it do that? Having owned a diamond chaser and dust extractor for the past 15 years I am still slightly taken aback by how many trades still seem to do things the hard way. …

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Triton Planer review

Triton TPL180 Triple Blade

Roger and Robin review and demonstrate the Triton TPL180 Triple Blade 1500w Power Planer which they find to be big but easy to handle. Product features: Patented, 3-blade design and 10-position depth control knob for precise material removal. Adjustable front handle with soft grip for added comfort. Power indicator with live mains connection, ultra-wide 7″ planing width. Includes wrench, dust …

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Step towards universal battery system for cordless power tools: Roger comments

Universal battery system

At long last it looks like we might be moving towards a universal battery system for cordless power tools following an announcement this week that nine manufacturers have joined forces to create the Cordless Alliance System (CAS). Metabo, Rothenberger, Mafell, Eisenblätter, Collomix, Haaga, Starmix, Eibenstock and Steinel power tool and machine manufacturers held a joint press conference in the German …

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Auto-start dust extraction added to Makita plunge saw

Makita plunge saw

In 2017 Makita launched the in-demand DSP600 Twin 18v Brushless Plunge Saw.  Now, the same model, but featuring a 36v motor and the Makita Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) has landed. AWS technology allows the new DSP601ZJU plunge saw to automatically connect to the compatible Makita dust extractor saving the effort of manually switching it on. A unique chip is supplied …

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Dewalt vs Hitachi framing nailer Head-2-Head

Dewalt vs Hitachi framing nailer

Roger visits his friend Malcolm to put the new Hitachi NR1890DBCL up against the established Dewalt DCN692 to see how much of a difference Hitachi’s new air spring drive technology makes to performance. Features of the new Hitachi NR1890DBCL/JP The Hitachi NR1890DBCL/JP is powered by a lightweight, rechargeable 5.0 Ah Li-Ion battery, so there’s no need to replace fuel cells. …

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