DEWALT 20V Max 7 1/4″ Sliding Miter Saw | Preview

DEWALT Launches New 20V MAX* Lithium Ion 7 1/4 Inch Sliding Miter Saw Complete carpentry work with the convenience of cordless and the power of DEWALT Towson, MD (April  2015) – DEWALT announces the new, cordless 20V MAX* Lithium Ion 7 1/4 Inch Sliding Miter Saw (DCS361). The DCS361 offers portability and convenience, optimized for […]

Festool Track Saw | TS 55 REQ Review

Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw There’s no doubt that the name Festool is synonymous with quality and precision. We took the TS 55 REQ for a test drive and liked what we found. With a little set-up, the saw gives precise results when you’re tackling sheet goods. TEST

Bosch REAXX Portable Table Saw Preview

  Bosch Takes Jobsite Safety to New Levels with REAXX Table Saw (GTS1041A) Just a few weeks ago, I attended the Bosch Innovation Experience, which is the event they hold to show off their upcoming tools for the year to the media during World of Concrete. There were several great previews, but they always have […]

Dewalt 10″ Portable Table Saw DWE7491 | Review

Dewalt DWE7491RS Table Saw I’ve used a lot of table saws through the years and my favorite for the shop remains the Delta Unisaw 36-L300, but the Dewalt DWE7491 jobsite table saw has become my go-to workhorse when I have to work out in the field, or when the Unisaw is out of commission in […]

Four Things to Avoid When Purchasing a Table Saw

What are the Four Key Things You MUST Avoid When Purchasing A Table Saw? At Tool Skool, we have a few table saws.  We have a cabinet saw, a hybrid, and a couple of contractor saws.  But no matter what type of saw you have, the way the saw performs and the safety of the […]

New Industry Milestones from Makita in 2015

New year to mark 100 year anniversary, 100 18V cordless tools, and more NOVEMBER 2014 – Charlotte, NC – Two more industry milestones for Makita are fast approaching in 2015 with the company’s 100 year anniversary as well as the planned release of the 100th tool in the 18V LXT® line-up, the world’s largest cordless […]

Makita® 7 inch Polisher | Preview

Makita® Enhances Category-Leading Polisher New 9237C gives detailers added features for durability and performance La Mirada, CA – Makita has enhanced a category leader with the launch of the new 7” Polisher, model 9237C. The new 9237C combines consistent power and control with improved durability and performance features for high-quality polishing and detailing. “Makita’s 7-inch […]

Makita 18V LXT Brushless Impact Wrench | Preview

Makita Releases New 18V LXT Brushless 3-Speed Impact Wrench with 4.0Ah Battery XWT02M delivers power, speed, and precise fastening control La Mirada, CA – Makita has released a new cordless fastening solution for automotive, installation and fabrication trades with the 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed ½” Impact Wrench. The new XWT02M combines the extended run […]

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 1/2″ Hammer Drill-Driver Preview

Game-Changing Makita 18V LXT Brushless 1/2″ Hammer Driver-Drill Delivers Category-Leading Torque, and Run time. XPH07M has a full 1,090 in.lbs. of torque, the highest in the category La Mirada, CA – Makita® has released a new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless ½” Hammer Driver-Drill, model XPH07M. The new Hammer Driver-Drill delivers a full 1,090 in.lbs. of […]

Dremel Fortiflex Flex Shaft Tool – Review

Dremel Fortiflex Heavy Duty Flex Shaft Tool As a prop maker, I deal with a lot of fiberglass and rubber castings. Some are more detailed than others, but the bottom line is that I have to make them look as good for the camera as possible. This takes a lot of time and patience. I […]