Bosch, Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Ryobi, Ridgid, Hilti battery specs

Intro There is a handful of cordless power tool manufacturers out there, hundreds of various types of power tool batteries. Electric motors are the muscles that run power tools, and batteries are the heart of any tool. Battery plays a crucial role when it comes to power and runtime. As a result of marketing wars […]

Makita BML184 vs Dewalt DC527 18v work lights

With any type of work, you run into a situation where you need an artificial light source. Typical jobsite lighting are halogen lights running off power grid or a handheld   “shop” lights. The drawback is that you have to drag a cord everywhere, can burn yourself with incandescent light and grid power is not always […]

DeWalt DC390 vs Makita BSS610 18v cordless circular saw

Wanted to compare 2 cordless circular saws I have, which are DeWalt 18 volt DC390 (2.4 A*h XRP NiCd battery) and Makita LXT BSS610, 18 volt (3 A*h Li-ion battery). I charged the batteries and started cutting 1/4 inch slices off a 2×4. DeWalt made 78 cuts before battery died, with first 70 cuts at […]

Makita 18v LXT BGA452 vs Dewalt 18v DC410 vs DC411 vs DC415 36v corldess grinder

This is a short comparison test of 3 4-1/2″ / 114 mm cordless grinders / cut-off tools. Tests were done with a 3/32″ and 1mm abrasive wheels on a 1/2″ steel rebar by repetitive cutting of 1/2″ pieces until the battery was completely dead. There were 3 tests done for each tool.