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Our tool editor looks at both single- and double-compound models with an eye toward accuracy, durability, and ease of use.
Every carpenter already has at least one of these tools, but eventually they’ll need replacing. Here’s a comparison of pro-duty saws, with a look at new features, to assist you in making your next purchase.
We tortured these heavy-duty, bimetal reciprocating saw blades to find out how well they could make a plunge cut, shear off 30-penny spikes, and cut through an asphalt-roof assembly.
A California framer and his crew report on the newest in-line circular saws after putting them through the most reliable test they could think of — a month on the job site.
We put professional-duty 14.4-volt cordless drill/drivers through their paces, including a look at the latest battery technology. This side-by-side comparison will help you make the right choice.
When it comes to new tools — whether cordless, pneumatic, or good ol’ hand tools — there’s no place like the National Hardware Show in Chicago. Here’s what the major manufacturers unveiled this year.
A look at cordless reciprocating saws
Adjustable framing hangers, water-proof glue, faux stone veneer, self-clamping junction box
Three new orbital reciprocating saws
New orbital jigsaws
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