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  • Tool Test - 12-in Sliding Compound Miter Saws

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    by Eric Smith Lots of capacity, but at a cost. Prized by carpenters for its amazing versatility, a sliding compound miter saw is also great to have in a woodworking shop. The blade swivels for miter cuts and the head tilts for bevel cuts. To make compound...
  • Tool News - Makita Plunge Routers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 5, 2009
    Makita just announced the release of three new plunge routers. The 1-1/4 HP Plunge Router, model RP0900K, is engineered to deliver smooth and powerful routing performance. The RP0900K features an 8 AMP motor with 27,000 RPM. It has a 0” –...
  • Tool News - Makita 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, January 15, 2010
    Makita recently announced its new 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw with Laser, model LS1216L. The new miter saw is also available with Makita’s Jobsite Miter Saw Stand (model LS1216LX). The Makita LS1216L has a large crosscutting and crown...
  • Tool News - Makita Plunge-cut Circular Saw and Guide

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 7, 2009
    Makita recently announced the launch of their new 6-1/2” Plunge Circular Saw (model SP6000K). The saw combines a powerful 12 AMP motor and a large cutting capacity with magnesium components for less weight and electronic speed control to maintain...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Makita expanded 18V lineup

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 30, 2012
    Woodworking Tool News - Makita expanded 18V lineup Makita expands its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Motor tools with the new 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver (LXDT08) and 18V LXT Brushless Motor Hammer Driver-Drill (LXPH05). Makita, a worldwide...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Makita Impact Gold

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    Makita Impact Gold Makita® has created Impact GOLD™, a new line of insert bits, bit holders, double-ended power bits, nutsetters, sockets, and socket adapters designed exclusively for high-torque impact drivers. High-Quality Steel, Xtreme Torsion...
  • Tool News - 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 21, 2011
    12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit Makita has added to its groundbreaking line of cordless power tools with the release of the 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit, model LCT208W. The new combo kit features a versatile new 3-3/8”...
  • Tool News - Makita 5" Random Orbit Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Makita recently announced the release of its new 5” Random Orbit Sander (model BO5041K). The new 5” Random Orbit Sander has two new features over the previous model, including a more powerful 3.0 amp motor and an adjustable front handle. In...
  • Tool News - Makita Screwdrivers

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    Makita just released two new 2,500 RPM screwdrivers, models FS2500 and FS2701. These new screwdrivers have less weight with an ergonomic design and are built for continuous heavy-duty work in a range of applications. They're powered by a 6 AMP motor...
  • Tools News - Makita Variable-speed Random Orbit Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 7, 2009
    Makita recently released its new 5” Random Orbit Sander (model BO5031K). The new sander features a variable speed control dial (4,000 - 12,000 OPM) and large 1/8” random orbit action for fast and smooth sanding, as well as a rubberized palm...
  • Tool News - Makita Second Generation 18v Drill

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 2, 2010
    Makita just released the new 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless ½” Driver-Drill, model LXFD01CW. The new LXFD01CW, the latest release in Makita’s 18V Compact Lithium-Ion platform, delivers more power with less weight and improved ergonomics...
  • Makita LXDT01 impact driver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Makita LXDT01 impact driver Makita is proud to announce the release of its new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-Speed Brushless Motor Impact Driver, model LXDT01. This powerful and versatile impact driver features Makita brushless motor technology, engineered...
  • Tool News - Makita Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    Makita recently announced the release of its new 10” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw, model LS1016L. The new Makita LS1016L features Deep and eXact cutting Technology (DXT): it is a 10” dual slide compound miter saw with the crown cutting capacity...
  • Well-Equipped Shop - Two-Handed Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Two-Handed Sander Ever wish you had an extra handle on your sander? Not for extra pressure—that would create unwanted swirl marks. But another handle would give you extra control and relieve the tedium of sanding with only one hand. If you’re...
  • Tool News - Makita 18v VXT 3-Speed Impact Driver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, June 23, 2009
    The Makita BTD144 is a variable-speed impact driver. It has a 3-speed power selection switch, with soft, medium and hard impact settings. The soft impact setting ranges from 0-1,300 RPM and 0-1,300 IPM for small fasteners such as hinge screws for woodworking...