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Worm Drive or Sidewinder Circular Saw?

When purchasing a circular saw, consider the two types: worm drive and sidewinder.  Depending on the application, you’ll prefer one over the other. Geography certainly plays a role in popularity of either saw. The worm drive is most popular in the west and Midwest, while the sidewinder is more popular in the east.  However, in … Continue reading »

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Brushless Motors

Brushless motors have been around for many years. Only recently have they entered the power tool market. Tool companies are starting to use these motors to make their drills and impacts more efficient by pairing this motor with computer chips and lithium-ion batteries. These components work together in three ways: The computer chips control the … Continue reading »

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Makita 18V Lithium-Ion Drills – White vs. Blue

Today, we added the Makita BDF452HW 18V Lithium-Ion Drill to our website. The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s white. We nicknamed it “Shamu” when we first saw it. But what makes it different from the standard blue Makita BDF451 18V LXT Lithium-Ion drill? Pricepoint So the first thing that’ll grab you is the … Continue reading »

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What Does S.D.S. Stand For?

Yesterday, I made reference to an email that we received some time back. I located the first of his emails and thought I’d share it with you, along with the answer to his question. Hello, I am a Tool Specialist at [big box store], what does S.D.S. stand for? I sell Bosch and DeWalt Hammer … Continue reading »

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Made in the USA – Now just a myth?

I received an email on 3/22/2006 that I’ll post below as a nice introduction, then get into the bulk of my post below that. Brian Mark, I read your posting about not liking the Craftsman truck series commercial about bowling (no, I didn’t watch it as I am sure it was not very good). To … Continue reading »

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Makita LXT Lithium Ion Cordless Tools

Makita has introduced their LXT line of power tools recently. I already own their largest 18V cordless kit, so it hasn’t been a temptation until I learned a whole lot more about them. First, these aren’t simply 18V cordless tools with Lithium Ion batteries. These are completely redesigned for usability and durability. Makita’s goal was … Continue reading »

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