[Review] Milwaukee’s M18 8-1/4” Cordless Table Saw with ONE-KEY

At Milwaukee Tool’s yearly New Product Symposium (NPS) media event in May of 2018, the tool manufacturer was excited to announce what they call “The Next Breakthrough.” Harnessing the latest battery technology, Milwaukee launched the supercharged – and supersized – 18-volt 12.0ah battery, which they have promised will provide 50% more power, run 50% cooler, and provide 33% more runtime versus their previous most powerful battery, the HD9.0.

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[Review] Milwaukee’s M18 Cordless Random Orbit Sander

After heavily focusing on the mechanical trades for years, Milwaukee Tool has made a concerted effort to attract carpenters and remodelers to their constantly growing M18 battery platform.  The tool manufacturer has introduced cordless miter saws and nail guns in recent years.  They also announced several more carpentry tools are on their way at their yearly New Product Symposium event in May, including a new D-handle jig saw, a table saw, and an updated 7-¼” circular saw.  

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Review: Milwaukee M18 Radius Compact Site Light with Flood Mode

Proper lighting is one of the most overlooked things on a construction site.  Sure, most sites have some overhead lighting, but with a minimum of only 5 loot candles required by OSHA in general construction areas, there’s a lot left to be desired.  Milwaukee Tool is, by far, the leader in the construction lighting category based on shear volume and quality of their lighting solutions.

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Review: Milwaukee Tool’s Cordless M12 3/8” Crown Stapler

When I first saw the Milwaukee M12 3/8” Crown Stapler (2447-21) at the manufacturer’s yearly New Product Symposium media event in June of 2017, it immediately became one of the tools I was most looking forward to using.  It’s not the first non-manual stapler to exist, nor the first cordless version to exist, but nevertheless I thought it would be a worthwhile addition to the sub-compact M12 line of tools upon first inspection.

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Milwaukee Tool Releases Improved One-Handed Reciprocating Saw

When it comes to cordless power tools, you usually have to make a choice between two things: power and convenience.  As technology advances, especially battery technology, the gap is beginning to shrink and smaller tools are becoming more powerful.  One of the clear examples of that is Milwaukee Tool’s new M18 Fuel Hackzall, a one-handed reciprocating saw, which was first announced at the manufacturer’s New Product Symposium in June of this year.

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Cool Tools: Fiskars Releases a New Line of Cutting Tools for Construction

Fiskars was first founded as a Finnish Ironworks company in 1649, making it one of the oldest companies I have heard of that is still going strong.  Recently – relatively speaking - in 1967, Fiskars made a name for themselves with their orange handled scissors.  Noted for their build quality, sharpness, and durability, these scissors quickly became an industry standard and a leader in the category.  Since then, Fiskars has expanded into other areas of the home and outdoors.  You may also recognize the name Gerber, as this is one of the brands Fiskars sells under. 

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Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2017

Skip the ties this year and get your dad something he really wants.  Weather he's a full time construction workers, a handyman, or a DIYer, there are plenty of tools and accessories that will keep him productive and make his life easier.  Below is a list of products that would make any dad happy this year.  

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