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1. a) Cordless drill and impact driver kit

Reason to buy:

  • Cheaper than buying each tool separately.
  • Both tools will be your most-used tools
  • An impact driver is lighter and easier to use for screws and will save wear and tear on your drill.
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#1 Makita XT267T 

Why

  • Top Makita cordless drill and impact driver kit

Makita XT267T Brushless Cordless Drill And Impact Driver Kit 5.0Ah

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#2 DeWalt DCK299P2

Why

  • Top Dewalt cordless drill and impact driver kit

DEWALT DCK299P2 20V Brushless Cordless Drill And Impact Driver Kit

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#3 Milwaukee 2897-22

Why

  • Best Milwaukee cordless drill with impact driver kit
  • Recommended for electricians for the slight extra durability 

Milwaukee 2897 22 Brushless Cordless Drill And Impact Driver Kit

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1. b) Cordless drill [Tool only]

Reason to buy:

  • If you are only going to do basic DIY.
  • You don’t plan on ever doing landscaping or roofing jobs.
  • You don’t mind changing drill bits and drill drivers frequently.

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#1 DeWalt DCD997B

Why

  • Most powerful cordless drill

DEWALT DCD997B Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill Kit Bluetooth

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#2 Milwaukee 2706-22

Why

  • Top Milwaukee cordless drill

Milwaukee 2706 22 Brushless Cordless Drill Kit

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#3 Makita XPH07TB

Why

  • Best Makita cordless drill

Makita XPH07TB 18V Brushless Cordless Drill Kit

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2. Cordless circular saw

Reason to buy:

Safest saw to learn to work with. When you are experienced it will still be used as much as your actual power saw.

Get a saw that is  “brushless” read the full review to find out why.

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#1 Makita XSH03T

Why

  • Top brushless cordless circular saw

Makita XSH03T18V Brushless Circular Saw Kit

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#2 Makita XSR01Z

Why

  • Takes 2 batteries for power close to a corded saw, but heavier.
  • Better for builders

Makita XSR01Z battery 36V Brushless Circulaw Saw

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#3 Milwaukee 2730-20

Why

  • Best Milwaukee brushless cordless circular saw

Milwaukee 2730 20 M18 Fuel Circular Saw

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3. Corded circular saw

Reason to buy:

A cordless circular saw is great, but for ripping timber that requires more power, and repetitive cuts a corded circular saw is a must-have tool.

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#1 Makita 5008MGA

Why

  • Top powerful corded circular saw

Makita 5008MGA Magnesium 8.25 Inch Circular Saw 11.4 lbs

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#2 Makita 5007MGA

Why

  • Top lightweight circular saw

Makita 5007MGA Magnesium 7.25 Inch 15 Amp Circular Saw 10.6 lbs

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#3 Makita 5477NB

Why

  • Top wormdrive cordless circular saw

Makita 5477NB 7.25 Inch 15 Amp Worm Drive Hypoid Saw

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4. a) Cordless wood planer

Reason to buy:

Boom, quickly plane timber, get professional results on an average cut you did with your circular saw.

Plane any timber surface to the thickness you want effortlessly.

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#1 Makita XPK01Z

Why

  • Top cordless electric wood planer

Makita XPK01Z 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Electric Plane

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#2 DeWalt DCP580B

Why

  • Most powerful DeWalt cordless planer

DEWALT DCP580B 20V Max Cordless Brushless Electric Plane

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#3 Hitachi P18DSLP4

Why

  • Top Hitachi cordless wood planer

Hitachi P18DSLP4 18 Volt Cordless Brushless Electric Hand Plane

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4. b) Corded wood planer

Reason to buy:

A cordless planner like above is powerful enough most of the time.

If you need more power and if you want to save your cordless planer for finishing and trim work only, then you can also opt for a corded planer.

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#1 Makita KP0800K

Why

  • Strongest corded wood planer

Makita KP0800K Electric Plane Kit 6.5 Amps

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#2 DeWalt DCP580B

Why

  • Top Dewalt corded wood planer

DEWALT DW680K Electric Plane 7 Amp

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#3 Hitachi P20ST

Why

  • Best handheld electric planer

Hitachi P20ST Electric Hand Plane 5.5 Amp

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5 . Laser level

Reason to buy:

Quickly and accurately level and plumb by projecting laser lines. Also project square and parallel lines on the ground, walls, and ceilings.

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#1 Leica Lino l2p5

Why

  • Top 5-point builders laser level, best for a range of jobs

lecialino l2p5 green laser new

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#2 DeWalt W0825LR

Why

  • Similar to the Lecia l25p but built more durable.

DEWALT DW0825LR

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#3 DeWalt Dw089LG

Why

  • Top [3×360] builders laser level, better for ceiling grids.

DEWALT DW089LG 12V MAX 3 X 360 Line Laser Green

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6. a) Corded miter saw

Reason to buy:

Okay, you are getting serious now.

For bulk cutting wood or if you want more accurate cutting done a sliding miter saw is your next best saw.

If you opted for Makita so far don’t be scared to switch when it comes to corded tools.

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#1 DeWalt DWS780 

Why

  • Strongest compound miter saw
  • Most durable springs

DEWALT DWS780 Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser

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#2 Makita LS1019L

Why

  • Top Makita sliding miter saw
  • Can be used flush to a wall

Makita LS1019L Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser

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#3 Hitachi C10FCH2 

Why

  • Best single bevel miter saw
  • This type of saw is limited

Hitachi C10FCH2 Single Bevel Miter Saw with Laser

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6. b) Cordless miter saw

Reason to buy:

A corded miter saw is better unless you need to work in a remote place without power.

The Dewalt option to be corded or cordless is tempting if you already have some cordless Dewalt tools

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#1 DeWalt DHS790AT2

Why

  • The most powerful cordless miter saw
  • Can be used also on a cord for unlimited power

DEWALT DHS790AT2 FLEXVOLT Corded And Cordless 12 Inch Compound Miter Saw

 

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#2 Makita XSL06PT 

 Why

  • Top 10-inch cordless Makita miter saw

Makita XSL06PT 18V Brushless Cordless 10 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser

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#3 DeWalt DCS361M1

Why

  • Top small cordless miter saw

DEWALT DCS361M1 20V 7 1 4 Inch Cordless Miter Saw

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7. a) Cordless jigsaw tool

Reason to buy:

Now you can cut curves and circles in wood, plastic, some metals. Better to go cordless here.

Some people prefer a barrel grip design read the full review if you want more information.

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#1 Makita XVJ03

Why

  • Strongest cordless jigsaw tool

Makita XVJ03 Cordless Jigsaw Kit

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#2 Bosch JSH180B

Why

  • Powerful lightweight jigsaw tool

Bosch JSH180B 18 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Jig Saw

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#3 Hitachi CJ18DGLP4

Why

  • Ergonomic powerful jigsaw tool

Hitachi CJ18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium Ion Jig Saw

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7. b) Corded jigsaw tool [D-handle]

Reason to buy:

If you want more power, and you work in a workshop so you don’t get much benefit from being cordless.

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#1 Makita 4350FCT

Why

  • Top D-handled corded jigsaw tool

Makita 4350FCT Top Handle Jig Saw with L.E.D.Light

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#2 Bosch JS470E

Why

  • Top Bosch corded jigsaw system

Bosch JS470E Jig Saw tool 7 Amp

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#3 Makita 4329K

Why

  • Lighter weight corded jigsaw

Makita 4329K 3.9 Amp Variable Speed

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7. c) Corded barrel-grip jigsaw tool

Reason to buy:

Some users prefer a barrel grip jigsaw it comes down to preference. Works better sideways or up-side-down.

 

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#1 Festool 561593

Why

  • Strongest barrel-grip jigsaw

Festool 561593 Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw

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#2 Festool 561443

Why

  • Precision cutting barrel-grip jigsaw

Festool 561443 PS 300 EQ Jigsaw

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#3 Makita 4351FCT

Why

  • Top Makita barrel-grip jigsaw

Makita 4351FCT Barrel Grip Jig Saw with L.E.D. Light

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8. a) Wood router

Reason to buy:

Do checkouts and router out timber quickly, and accurately, to a set depth.

The cheap method is to use drill bits, drill multiple holes, and tidy the edges with a sharp chisel. But this is faster.

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#1 Makita RP0900K

Why

  • Top Lightweight easy to work with plunge wood router

Makita RP0900K Wood Router

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#2 Makita RP2301FC

Why

  • Top plunge wood router for power and deep checkouts in hardwood

Makita RP2301FC Wood Router

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#3 Bosch MRP23EVS

Why

  • Top user-friendly Bosch woodworking router

Bosch MRP23EVS 120 Volt 2.3 HP Electronic Plunge Base Router

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8 b). Palm router

Reason to buy:

For smaller jobs, you can use a more portable palm router instead. A cordless model is also worth looking into.

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#1 Makita XTR01T8J 

Why

  • Top cordless wood router

Makita XTR01T8J 18V Wood Router

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#2 Makita RT0701C 

Why

  • Top corded Makita palm router

Makita RT0701C Wood Router

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#3 Bosch 1617EVS

Why

  • Top fixed base and plunge palm router kit

Bosch 1617EVSPK Plunge and fixed base wood router kit

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9. a) Cordless angle grinder

Reason to buy:

Can cut and grind metal and concrete while being cordless.

 

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#1 DeWalt DCG413B

Why

  • Lightest brushless cordless angle grinder

DEWALT DCG413B 20V Cut Off Brushless Kit

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#2 Makita XAG04Z

Why

  • Top Makita cordless angle grinder

Makita XAG04Z 18V 4.5 Inch Cordless Angle Grinder Brushless Kit

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#3 DeWalt DCG412B

Why

  • Best grip cut-off angle grinder

DEWALT DCG412B 20 Volt Cut Off Angle Grinder Kit

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9. b) Corded angle grinder

Reason to buy:

If you need more power for heavy concrete grinding or concrete cutting you would want an electric 9-inch model.

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#1 Makita GA4542C

Why

  • Top corded angle grinder
  • 4.5-inch grinder is the most common allrounder

Makita GA4542C 4.5 Inch High Power Angle Grinder 12 Amps

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#2 Bosch GWS13-50VSP

Why

  • Best 5-inch angle grinder for polishing

Bosch GWS13 50VSP High Performance 5 Inch Angle Grinder 13amp

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#3 Bosch 1994-6

Why

  • Best flexible-pivoted 9-inch grinder for cutting concrete

Bosch 1994 6 9 Inch Large Angle Grinder 15 amp

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10. a) Cordless palm sander

Reason to buy:

The energy-efficient sanding motion for heavy-duty sanding works great in a  cordless model.

It can do most of your sanding jobs.

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#1 Makita XOB01Z 

Why

  • Most powerful three-speed brushless cordless palm sander

Makita XOB01Z 18VCordless Orbital Palm Sander

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#2 DeWalt DCW210B

Why

  • Top brushless Dewalt cordless palm sander

DEWALT DCW210B 20V Max Brushless Orbital Sander

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#3 Milwaukee 2648-20

Why

  • Top Milwaukee orbital sander

Milwaukee 2648 20 Cordless Random Orbital Palm Sander

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10. b). Corded palm sander

Reason to buy:

Better to get a cordless model, If you have a lot of sanding work to do and you work in one place, then you could go for the corded option with slightly more grunt.

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#1 Makita BO5041K

Why

  • Strongest corded palm sander and best for controllability

Makita BO5041K Orbital Palm Sander

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#2 Makita BO5030K

Why

  • Efficient sanding with incredible “through-the pad” dust collection system

Makita BO5030K Orbital palm Sander

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#3 DeWalt DWE6421K 

Why

  • Ergonomic and powerful corded hand palm sander

DEWALT DWE6421K Palm Sander

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10. c) Air palm sander

Reason to buy:

For working in a garage you could opt for a compressed air powered palm sander with a bigger sanding disk.

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#1 3M Random Orbital 

Why

  • Strongest precision  air palm sander

3M Random Orbital Sander Air Palm Sander

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#2 Ingersoll Rand 328B 

Why

  • Swirl-free finishing pad 

Ingersoll Rand 328B Heavy Duty Air Orbital Sander

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#3 Ingersoll-Rand 4151

Why

  • Powerful lightweight air palm sander

Ingersoll Rand 4151 Air Plam Sander

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11. a) Belt sander

Reason to buy:

For heavy and fast sanding you need to save your time by using a powerful belt sander.

A palm sander, belt sander, and an osculating tool combo is a killer sanding mix.

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#1 Makita 9403

Why

  • The most powerful and balanced belt sander

Makita 9403 Belt Sander

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#2 Hitachi SBV82

Why

  • Cheaper option but not quite as good

Hitachi SBV82 3x21 9 amp Belt sander

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#3 Makita 9903

Why

  • Another Makita efficient belt sanding system

Makita 9903 3x21 8 8 amp Belt sander

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11. b) File belt sander

Reason to buy:

Get in tight hard to reach spots with the power of a belt sander. 

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#1 Makita 9301

Why

  • The most powerful lightweight corded finger belt sander

Makita 9301 1 2x18 5 amp file belt sander

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#1 Ingersoll Rand IQV12

Why

  • Most powerful cordless file sander

Ingersoll Rand IQV12 G1811 K2 3 8x13 12v cordless file Belt sander

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#2 Dynabrade 40610

Why

  • Another corded option

Dynabrade 40610 1 2x18 7 5 amp file belt sander

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12. a) Portable Table saw

Reason to buy:

As soon as you want to rip timber more accurately and faster than what you can do with your circular saw its time to step up to a table saw!

Just keep safety in mind.

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#1 SawStop JSS-120A60

Why

  • Safest table saw with emergency flesh detecting break

SawStop JSS 120A60 Safe Flesh Detecting Table Saw With Rolling Stand

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#2 DeWalt DWE7491RS

Why

  • Top value builder’s portable table saw

DEWALT DWE7491RS Builders 10 Inch Portable Table Saw

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#3 Makita 2705

Why

  • Top Makita table saw

Makita 2705 10 Inch Table Saw

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12. b) Cabinet table saw

Reason to buy:

Your a serious and have a dedicated workshop for ripping timber jobs.

And have no need to have a saw that’s portable.

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#1 Jet 708675PK 50-inch fence

Why

  • Top 50-inch workshop table saw 
  • Largest tabletop I can find.

Jet 708675PK XACTASAW Industrial Table Saw With 50 Inch Rip Fence 3HP

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#2 Jet 708676PK 30-inch fence

Why

  • Top jet 30-inch cabinet table saw

Jet 708676PK XACTASAW Cabinet Table Saw With 30 Inch Rip Fence 5HP

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#3 Powermatic PM23130K

Why

  • Top powermatic commercial 30-inch table saw

Powermatic PM23130K Commercial Rip Saw With 30 Inch Fence 3HP

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13. Thickness planer

Reason to buy:

For planning timber to the exact set thickness and to mill your own lumber you want to get a benchtop planer.

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#1 DeWalt DW735X

Why

  • Top thickness planer

Dewalt DW735x Benchtop planer

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#2 Makita 2012NB

Why

  • Top Makita thickness planner

Makita 2012NB Thickness Planer 12 Inch

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#3 Cutech / Wahuda Tools 40200HC-CT

Why

  • Next best thickness planer

Cutech Wahuda Tools 40200HC CT Bench Top Planer 13 Inch

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14. Biscuit joiner

Reason to buy:

If you a dedicated woodworker that works mostly on building cabinets, then quickly and strongly joining your units with a biscuit joiner might your next best tool.

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#1 Lamello Classic x 101600 

Why

  • The original and Classic biscuit joiner

Lamello Classic x 101600 Biscuit Joiner

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#2 Makita PJ7000

Why

  • Best Makita biscuit joiner

Makita PJ7000 Biscuit Joiner 5.6 Amps

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#3 DeWalt DW682K

Why

  • The top value biscuit joiner from Dewalt

DEWALT DW682K Biscut Joiner 6.5 Amp

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15. a) Corded electric metal nibbler

Reason to buy:

If you want to quickly cut metal with a tool that can cut straight and in circles without naming.

Read the full review for a Cheaper DIY alternative for small jobs.

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#1 Makita JN1601

Why

  • Strongest corded electrical metal nibbler

Makita JN1601 16 Gauge Nibbler 5 Amps

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#2 Makita JN3201

Why

  • Most powerful cordless nibbler

Makita XNJ01Z 18V Cordless 16 Gauge Nibbler

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#3 Makita Makita JN3201

Why

  • Powerful lightweight Makita corded metal nibbler

Makita JN3201 10 Gauge Nibbler 6.2 Amps

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15. b) Air nibbler

Reason to buy:

If your working in a workshop to cut metal, or if accuracy is the most important over portability, compressed air powered nibbler is smaller and easier to hold and control.

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#1 Ingersoll Rand 325

Why

  • Top-performing air nibbler

Ingersoll Rand 325 Heavy Duty Air Nibbler

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#2 Ingersoll rand EC300

Why

  • Best value heavy-duty air nibbler

Ingersoll Rand EC300 Air Nibbler

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#3 Neiko 30067A

Why

  • Powerful metal cutter at low pressure

Neiko 30067A Air Nibbler

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16. Bench grinder

Reason to buy:

Grind metal from a stable point on your workbench.

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#1 DeWalt DW758

Why

  • Top value single speed bench grinder

DEWALT DW758 8 Inch Bench Grinder

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#2 Jet 577102

Why

  • Top Heavy-duty industrial single-speed bench grinder

JET 577102 JBG 8 Inch Bench Grinder

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#3 Craftsman professional

Why

  • Most powerful variable speed bench grinder

Craftsman Professional 8 Inch Variable Speed Bench Grinder

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17. Corded finishing sander

Reason to buy:

Finishing sanders use a  back and forward motion, this is beneficial for a light finishing sand on timber surfaces without swirls.

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#1 Makita B04900V

Why

  • Top-performing biggest pad, corded finishing sander 

Makita B04900V 1 4 in 2 9 amp Finishing sanders

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#2 Bosch OS50VC

Why

  • Top Bosch finishing sander

Bosch OS50VC 1 2 in 3 4 amp Finishing sanders

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#1 DeWalt DCW200B 

Why

  • Cordless and efficient finishing sander

Dewalt DCW200B 1 4 in 20V Finishing sander

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18. a) Cordless finishing nailer

 Reason to buy:

If you need to join small bits of timber, like for trim and joinery work, pick a cordless tool.

A finishing gun shoots bigger pins that a brad nailer, making it a more widely used tool

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#1 DeWalt DCN650B

Why

  • Strongest holding [15GA] angled finishing nailer [Biggest pins]

DEWALT DCN650B Angled Finishing Nailer 15Ga

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#2 Makita XNB02Z

Why

  • Top [16GA] cordless straight finishing nailer kit

Makita XNB02Z 18V Straight Finishing Nailer Kit 16 Gauge

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#3 DeWalt DCN660D1

Why

  • Dewalt’s cordless [16GA] finishing nailer

DEWALT DCN660D1 Cordless Angled Finishing Nailer Kit 16 Gauge

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18. b) Cordless brad nailer

Reason to buy:

If you want to shoot a smaller pin for the smallest possible penetration hole, you can instead use a brad nailer.

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#1 DeWalt DCN680D1 

Why

  • Most powerful [18 GA] cordless brad nailer

DEWALT DCN680D1 Cordless Straight Brad Nailer Kit 18 Gauge

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#2 Makita AF505N

Why

  • For large scale work, an air-powered bradder can be more consistent.

Makita AF505N Air Straight Brad Nailer 18 Gauge

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#1 Makita XNB01Z 

Why

  • Makitas straight-shooting cordless [18GA] brad nailer

Makita XNB01Z Cordless Straight Brad Nailer Kit 18 Gauge

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19. a) Cordless impact wrench [1/2 inch]

Reason to buy:

Drive bolts and coach screws with little to no effort.

1/2 inch wrench packs a lot more grunt than a 3/8 inch tool for smaller jobs.

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#1 Milwaukee 2767-21 M18 

Why

  • Top-performing high- torque  1/2 impact wrench

Milwaukee 2767 21 M18 Fuel Gen 5 9lbs 1 000 ft lbs cordless impact wrench

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#2 Ingersoll Rand W7150

Why

  • The intelligent battery system that uses power depending on the job

Ingersoll Rand W7150 6lbs 780 ft lbs cordless impact wrench

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#3 Makita XWT08Z LXT

Why

  • The Makita variable speed cordless 1/2 impact wrench

Makita XWT08Z LXT 7 9lbs 740 ft lbs cordless impact wrench

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19. b) Cordless impact wrench [3/8 inch]

Reason to buy:

For smaller jobs, but sometimes it’s slow to drive big coach screws or concrete anchors.

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#1 Milwaukee 2754-22

Why

  • Most powerful [3/8] impact wrench

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2754 22 2 5lbs 210 ft lbs impact wrench

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#2 DeWalt DCF890B

Why

  • Powerful Dewalt lightweight mid-torque impact wrench

DeWalt DCF890B 2lbs 150 ft lbs impact wrench

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#3 Makita XWT12ZB

Why

  • Longest battery life

Makita XWT12ZB 2 7lbs 130 ft lbs impact wrench

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20. Chop saw/Cold saw

Reason to buy:

Cut metal from a stable workbench at a good working height.

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#1 DeWalt DW872

Why

  • A metal cutting cold saw doesn’t produce heat and sparks with a toothed blade.
  • Blade lasts a long time

DEWALT DW872 Metal Cutting Saw 14 Inch

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#2 DeWalt D28730

Why

  • For cutting thin metals and thick metals.

DEWALT D28730 Chop Saw 14 Inch

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#3 Makita LC1230

Why

  • Top Makita option

Makita LC1230 Metal Cutting Saw 12 Inch

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21. a) Portable air compressor

Reason to buy:

Power your air-powered “pneumatic” tools with an oil-less air compressor.

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#1 Makita MAC700 

Why

  • Top general-purpose Makita air compressor

Makita MAC700 2.6 Gallon 2.0 HP Air Compressor

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#2 Makita MAC5200

Why

  • Best portable air compressor for builders on wheels

Makita MAC5200 5.2 Gallon 3.0 HP Air Compressor

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#3 DeWalt D55146 

Why

  • Top Dewalt air compressor on wheels

DEWALT D55146 4.5 Gallon 1.6HP 225 PSI Hand Carry Compressor

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21. b) Trim compressors

Reason to buy:

For powering smaller tools like a nibbler or brad nailer, you might want an easier to move  and quieter “trim compressor”

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#1 California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S 

Why

  • Quietest trim compressor 

California Air Tools CAT 1P1060S 0.6 HP 1 Gallon Light Quiet 56 Decibel Portable Trim Air Compressor

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#2 DeWalt DWFP55130

Why

  • Top light but powerful DeWalt trim compressor
DEWALT DWFP55130 2.5 gallon Quiet 71.5 Decibel Trim Compressor
 
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#3 Campbell Hausfeld DC060500 

Why

  • Top DIY compressor  for the home or garage

Campbell Hausfeld DC060500 6 Gallon 1HP Quiet 68 Decibel Air Compressor

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