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Makita Cordless Fan Model DCF300Z

Makita has one of the largest lines of 18V power tools available for the professionals.  Lately, we have been testing and using more and more Makita tools.  The more I use them, the more I see why the professionals are buying them up.  They are quality tools that are made to take the abuse of the job site.  The tools are smooth and make any job easier.  Over the last year we have tested and shown off a ton of fans.  Time and time again, we received emails and shout outs about testing the Makita cordless fan.  The people we...

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Makita Sub-Compact Drill/Driver and Impact

Talk about reinventing the drill/driver and the impact, Makita did just that with their new Sub -Compact tools.  Now before you jump on my case and say these aren’t the most powerful 18V drill/driver and impacts on the market, that isn’t what Makita is going for with these two new tools.  Let’s face it, most of the time you don’t use a drill/driver or impact to it’s fullest extent and you don’t need all that power.  So with that said, why carry all the extra weight around with you all day?  Why fight the added power and the added weight...

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Makita Reciprocating Saw – 18V & 36V Brushless

You may or may not know, but Makita has two new reciprocating saws available.  Now as much as these are the same, there is one big difference.  The XRJ05Z is an 18V saw and the XRJ06Z is a 36V saw.  Believe it or not, both saws run off their 18V platform.  So you may be scratching your head and wondering how does a 36V run off an 18V platform?  Simple, (Well maybe not from an engineering perspective), but from an understanding perspective, it’s not complicated.  The 36V Makita reciprocating saw uses 2-18V batteries.  Looking around online and hearing from...

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Makita 18V Battery – 6Ah Battery to run the largest 18V line

Makita has the largest line of 18V tools available.  With that said, it only makes sense to have one of the best performing batteries with their new 18V 6 Ah battery.  The model number for this new battery is BL 1860B.  So what is amps and what does the 6Ah battery mean?  Think of it this way.  The volts are the size of your gas tank and the amps are how much gas is in the tank.  So a 6Ah battery has more gas than the 5Ah battery.  Get this, even though the amps increased, the size and weight...

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Makita Jig Saw Review – 12V Max CXT Model VJ04Z

If you have been following us for a while, you know we have had the chance to take a look at a bunch of new Makita 12V tools.  So far we have reviewed the following Makita 12V tools: Makita FD07R1 12V MAX Brushless Cordless Driver-Drill Makita DT03 12V Impact Driver Makita 12V Reciprocating Saw – Model RJ03R1 Now before I jump into the Makita Jig Saw Review, I want to touch on 12V tools.  As we know, everyone has their own opinion on 12V tools.  With that said, here is my opinion and feeling about 12V tools which may...

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Makita DT03 12V Impact Driver

I am not sure if you have had a chance to test drive one of the Makita 12V tools, but next time you’re at the store, pick one up.  Makita has done a great job with this line.  We had a chance to check out their 12V drill and it is one of our top picks.  Now we have the chance to check out their 12V impact driver, the Makita DT03 and this is just as impressive.  Now I know we will get some people who say it’s not the most powerful 12V tool on the market.  Yes, I understand...

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Makita FD07R1 12V MAX Brushless Cordless Driver-Drill

We have worked with Makita in the past, but this is the first time we had a chance to check out their new 12V drill driver.  The Makita FD07R1 is a 3/8″ drill/driver that has a ton to offer.  Before being introduced to this drill, my go to 12v drill was the Bosch 12V.  I think both of these 12V drills leave the competitors in the dust.  I know I will get some slack for that, but let me explain.  With a 12V drill, I don’t want the biggest, baddest drill.  I don’t want all that extra weight and...

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Makita 12V Reciprocating Saw – Model RJ03R1

I have to say I am loving this new Makita CXT line of tools.  They are small and lightweight.  Today I am excited because we get to check out the Makita 12V Reciprocating saw.  As an FYI, we will be having the Makita 12V Drill/Driver and Impact driver coming up soon.  I can’t say we have had much experience with Makita, so it’s nice when we get a chance to check them out and try them for ourselves.  I know a ton of people always email and ask our opinion about these tools, so I am happy to share...

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Makita LCT400W 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-Piece Combo Kit

If you are looking to step into the Makita line, Amazon has a pretty good deal going on right now.  They have a 4 piece combo set for only $267 which includes the following items: Driver-Drill (0-400 & 0-1,500 RPM) 480 in.lbs. of Max Torque and weighs only 3.3 lbs. Impact Driver (0-2,300 RPM & 0-3,200 IPM) 1,420 in.lbs. of Max Torque and weighs only 2.8 lbs. 4-position flashlight Job Site Radio is MP3/iPod® compatible and will run one full working day (8 hrs.) on a single 18V Compact Lithium-Ion battery Makita Lithium-Ion batteries Rapid Charger 3-year warranty on...

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