M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20

By Robert Robillard

M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Brushless Circular Saw 2530-20 Review Milwaukee Tool recently expanded their 12-volt line with their release of the M12 FUEL 5-3/8” Circular Saw 2530-20. What intrigued us at Concord Carpenter was the size, weight and ability of this new saw.  We first saw it at Milwaukee’s media event,and its easy to see why…

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Festool Kapex KS 120 Miter Saw

By Robert Robillard

Festool Kapex KS 120EB Miter Saw Review Festool has become synonymous for precision tools, offering unparalleled functionality, kick-ass accessories, and dust collection. I recently had the opportunity to review and use the Festool Kapex KS 120EB miter saw.  What impressed me most about the Kapex was its compact footprint, and how easy it was to…

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ProBuilt XLE-5000 LED Work Light

By Robert Robillard

LED Job-site Lighting As a remodeling contractor, when setting up a job site, the right lighting is essential to ensuring that we can safely see what we are working on, as well as safely traverse the job-site.  After all we have a job to do and often find ourselves in locations where there is not…

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Ryobi 18V Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun

By Michael Hopp

Ryobi 18v Power Caulk Gun Ryobi’s 18v line is offering over 50 great one+ tools to choose from.  In this review I was able to test out their 18v Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun.  I have always wondered about them, and have been skeptical about the discharge rate.  As you read you below I will…

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Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10-1/4″ Worm Drive Saw SPT 70 WM-22

By Ethan Bickford

Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10-1/4″ Worm Drive Saw SPT 70 WM-22 Review The Skil name is synonymous with circular saws. To the point where many carpenters (especially the more experienced ones) refer to all circular saws as “Skilsaws.”  The Skil worm drive saw is legendary in the carpentry world, among framers. it’s known for being one of…

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RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

By Jeff Williams

RIDGID Pro Pack Wet/Dry Vacuum Review A clean and tidy job site goes a long way to show customers that you are a professional. Beyond that, a clean job site is a more efficient and safer site as well. A clean, safe, and efficient job site is a goal every contractor should strive for and a…

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Makita Cordless Hammer Driver Drill XPH07

By Ethan Bickford

Makita XPH07 Cordless Hammer Driver Drill Review Makita is well known for their quality cordless tools so when we were given a chance to try their newest premium drill we definitely wanted to give it a shot. Their initial offering for a brushless drill was a compact, and while a good drill in many respects…

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Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid 10-Inch 13 Amp Table Saw R4512Review We recently took a close look at the Ridgid R4512 table saw.   What impressed mostly us was this saw has many cabinet saw features, at fraction of the price. This saw gives users the ability to move the saw easily with an integral pedal lift and caster mechanism.…

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