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WEN 3630 10 Amp 8 Position Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw 3
Sanders

The Best Belt Sanders in 2019

There’s nothing quite like a belt sander for those who are planning on really stripping down work materials. They’re the workhorse of handheld sanders, but that also means that they’ll take plenty of abuse as time goes on. For those needing one, that means having the best belt sander around is a much better idea than taking a blind leap of faith and hoping the tool will hold up.

After testing fifteen different models of belt sander over the course of two very dusty days, we’ve found five that we think stand out from the competition. Read on, and we’ll show you how to pick the right belt sander in the first place, rather than a tool which will fail on you.

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WEN 3630 10 Amp 8 Position Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw 3
Sanders

The Best Drywall Sanders in 2019

Plasterboard. Drywall. Whatever you want to call it, this material makes up the bulk of residential construction these days. It’s also quite easy to work with, especially if you’re just patching things up. There’s a big problem though: sanding down all of that mud once it’s been applied.

Whether you’re going to texture, smooth, or just put in a patch, you’ll find that a drywall sander is often the best way to go. While they’re not used for much else, the relatively low of the tools and their specialization makes them an excellent investment for anyone who’s planning on fixing their own walls.

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SKIL 7302 02 Octo Detail Sander 4
Sanders

The Best Detail Sanders in 2019

When it comes down to the final stages of intricate projects, there’s no better sander to have on your side than the best detail sander you can find. These lightweight tools allow for fine sanding with their uniquely shaped pads and can get in virtually anywhere once you’ve put the time into learning how to use one.

That said, let’s hop right in, and we’ll help you find out which sander is right for you and your DIY projects.

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Bosch Power Tools 1250DEVS Electric Orbital Sander 1
Sanders

The Best Random Orbital Sanders in 2019

If there’s one sander that you need to make sure is in your kit, it’s a random orbital sander. Ranking in power somewhere between the heavy-duty belt sander and the smaller finishing sander, they’re a versatile tool that can do most sanding tasks around the home and in the workshop.

The question, then, is how to find the best random orbital sander around. Fortunately for you, we tested out nine models of random orbital sanders to bring you the five best currently on the market. Check out our favorite then read on to see what qualities we used to make our final picks.

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Kreg KMA2685 Circular Saw Guide 2 Pack 2
Saws

The Best Circular Saw Guide Rails in 2019

When it comes to clean cuts, not many people think of a circular saw. They have a reputation for tearing up boards pretty good, even when used properly. With a simple accessory, we found that you can get table saw clean cuts when you’re using a circular saw provided you have the best circular saw guide rail for your needs.

We took the time to figure out which were recommended, test them out, and figure out which of them we felt deserved a spot on our list. If you’re in a hurry, however, you can’t go wrong with our favorite.

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DEWALT DCCS690X1 40V Chainsaw 1
Saws

The Best Small Chain Saw in 2019

Chainsaws are a handy tool to have around, but many of them are too cumbersome for those who just need them for smaller household tasks like cutting down saplings or trimming smaller limbs. That’s why we set out to find the best small chainsaw around and we think that we did an admirable job.

Through a full day of testing, we put ten different small chainsaws through the paces to make sure that their real-world application fit with what was advertised. There really is something here for everyone, so let’s dive right in with our favorite and then we’ll get into the why’s and how’s of our curated selection.

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Scotts PS45010S Corded Electric Pole Saw 6
Saws

The Best Pole Saws in 2019

When spring is coming up and you know it’s time to start pruning back those trees, chances are you’re not going to want to go with a manual clipper. Finding the best pole saw for your home can be a trying task, which is why we ran through twelve different saws in order to make sure you’ve got only the best.

So, this season, make life a little bit easier on yourself. A pole saw is the absolute best way to quickly and safely trim trees and shrubs, allowing you to get on with the rest of your day instead of spending too many grueling hours in the sun.

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Craftsman CMXGSAMA426S Gas Powered Chainsaw 3
Saws

The Best Budget Chain Saws in 2019

So, you’ve got trees but you’re not a lumberjack? Maybe it’s time to find the best budget chainsaw you can so that you can keep on moving forward without having to break the bank. We tested out various full-size chainsaws that were relatively light on the wallet to bring you the best.

You’re not out of luck if you’re looking for a little guy but we tested out fourteen different cheap chainsaws to see which was the best for home use. In the end, five of them made the cut, being well functioning, powerful saws that weren’t wallet-scaring while maintaining the right qualities for medium-duty or less.

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Bosch Portable Gravity Rise Wheeled Miter Saw Stand T4B 1
Saws

The Best Miter Saw Stands in 2019

So, you’ve got a great miter saw but you’re tired of having to wear knee pads every time you want to make a cut in the field. There’s really only one answer to that question which is to snatch up the best miter saw stand you can find, bolt that puppy down, and get going.

The real question is which one is the best for your usage. That’s where we come in, read on and we’ll discuss the ins and outs of miter saw stand selection and just how you can make sure that you find the perfect fit for you and your saw.

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Bosch JS470EB Barrel Grip Jig Saw 1
Saws

Best Jig Saws 2019

After twelve hours of testing on fourteen models of saw, we believe that we’ve found the best jigsaws for just about every situation. They’re not quite essential but for many people, a jigsaw is a key feature of their toolset and we’d recommend them for anyone planning on making intricate cuts in wood.

Finding the best was the hard part, these handy little saws make complex cuts a snap and don’t take up the room that a full scroll saw would. So, let’s dive in with our favorite saw and then we’ll discuss how we picked them and our testing process before diving into them. There really is something for everyone.

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