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Features - Equipment

Hand tools are an important part of any contractor’s equipment collection.

May 2, 2016

Dewalt DCS387

The pitch: Dewalt’s new 20V MAX lithium ion reciprocating saw (DCS387) can cut through a variety of materials including wood, PVC and various types of metal.

  • The compact configuration of the DCS387 allows users to make controlled overhead cuts and cuts in tight spaces.
  • The keyless four-position blade clamp gives the user the ability to orient the tool according to the type of cut they are making.
  • Other features include the variable speed switch for control during cutting applications and an LED light to illuminate the cutting surface and work area.

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The pitch: The HHT35SLTA Honda string trimmer comes equipped with a standard loop handle for easy use.

  • It features Honda's Mini-4-stroke technology for fuel efficiency.
  • The trimmer comes with Honda’s Quick Start system for easy starting.
  • It runs on regular gas with no need for fuel mixing.

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Makita XUB02Z

The pitch: The Makita XUB02Z delivers up to 29 minutes of run time at 15,800 RPM using two 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries.

  • It has a six-stage air velocity/volume selection dial.
  • Features technology engineered to provide dust and water resistance.
  • It comes with technology to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating.

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Shindaiwa T3000

The pitch: The T3000 string trimmer features a 56V battery platform.

  • The trimmer has a 1.4:1 gear ratio for increased cutting torque.
  • The batteries come in two-amp-hour and four-amp-hour sizes.
  • Typical run time with the 2 Ah is 29 minutes with a 12-inch cutting diameter. The 4 Ah battery increases to 60 minutes.

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