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Cutting the Cord
Ethan | October 19, 2012
Cutting the Cord

From my own DIY exploits and hanging with pro contractors it has become very apparent how important it is to have the best possible battery for your cordless tools. Batteries impact tool performance, runtime, productivity and even future purchases. Just about everyone owns a cordless drill/driver, and more and more manufacturers are offering cordless versions of traditionally corded tools. Before you jump head-first into the world of cordless tools, here are some questions you need to ask yourself. Are You Ready for a Committed Relationship? Unfortunately,... 

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12v Reciprocating Saw Challenge: DeWalt vs. Porter Cable
Ethan | July 18, 2012
12v Reciprocating Saw Challenge: DeWalt vs. Porter Cable

Project Rewards: Before I launch into this review, I wanted to make sure everyone knew about the awesome new items in our Project Rewards center. Check it out for a chance to win stuff like a Bosch 12v drill/driver, a Ridgid pneumatic JobMax, a Kwikset handle set, a Martha Stewart paint set and more! All you have to do is register for a free account to start earning Project Points that you can use to bid on these sweet prizes. Check out how it works here. I got my first look at the new DeWalt 12v Max Pivoting Reciprocating Saw (DSC310S1)... 

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New Brushless Motor DeWalt 20v Max Impact Driver
Ethan | March 20, 2012
New Brushless Motor DeWalt 20v Max Impact Driver

There’s been a lot of talk recently about brushless motors. If you haven’t heard, this alternate style of motor has some great benefits like longer runtime, fewer potential points of failure, less heat output and a more compact design. To learn more about brushless motor technology, I’d encourage you to check out the Brushless Motors 101 article from ToolGuyd. Lots of the major tool manufacturers (Festool, Makita, Milwaukee, Hitachi, Bosch) have jumped on the bandwagon, and DeWalt has just shipped us their new brushless... 

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The Best Compact Drill Drivers: We Test Five Popular 18V Models
Ethan | March 6, 2012
The Best Compact Drill Drivers: We Test Five Popular 18V Models

If you read press releases or simply watch commercials around the holidays, you know that just about every tool manufacturer makes some sort of “best in class” statement regarding their product. Consumers don’t know who to believe anymore, and besides, what does marketing hype actually mean for the contractors and DIYers in the field? Who really has the best tool for the job? To dig deeper, we’ve pitted five popular drill/drivers against each other to find out who has the smallest, lightest and longest lasting product... 

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DeWALT 20V Max Drill Driver: The Lightest 18V+ Driver We’ve Tested
Fred | February 28, 2012

Today’s article comes to you from our workshop, where I’ve been trying out a new DeWALT 20v Max Compact Drill Driver. We asked DeWALT to ship us this model so we could run a comparison test between it and several other 18V drivers we’ve accumulated over the past year. Unfortunately, between OPC’s site improvements and several distractions, I’ve been putting off the tests required for a solid comparison article worthy of your time. Since DeWALT was kind enough to ship us the 20V Max for review, I wanted to... 

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New DeWalt Precision Framing Blades
Ethan | October 31, 2011
New DeWalt Precision Framing Blades

In June of 2011 DeWalt expanded their line of Precision saw blades with the new Precision Framing Blades. These blades provide superior blade control, longer life and durability for jobs like framing, roofing, and siding installation. If you talked to any blade manufacturer, they’d probably tell you something similar. DeWalt says their blades are different because of new tooth geometry, resin-filled expansion slots, and an anti kickback shoulder, and to prove it they sent me one of their blades along with a comparable Marathon and... 

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