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Stuff We Love: Compact Power Tools That Pack a Punch

This edition of Stuff We Love puts the focus on some small but mighty tools that you're going to want to add to your collection.

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Little Tools, Big Impact

This week on Stuff We Love, Marty Dyck shares three tools that might not take up a lot of room in his workshop but still make a big impact (no pun intended) when it comes to time to get the job done. They include a 4-speed impact driver from Makita, a conveniently cordless jigsaw, and a remarkably portable wet tile saw.

To find out what Marty loves about these tools, watch the video below. To learn more about each individual product and find out where you can buy them online, keep reading.

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Makita 18V Impact Driver

This impact driver is small enough to squeeze into tight spaces like the gaps between studs while still providing enough power and torque to speedily drive screws. The variable speed function is easy to use and there’s even a built in “assist mode” that helps eliminate cam-out and cross threading.

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Milwaukee Cordless M12 Jigsaw

Some saws are intimidating just to look at. Milwaukee’s cordless jigsaw is definitely not—and that’s a good thing. Its small size, cordless design and relatively light weight make it maneuverable and very easy to use, whether you’re a jigsaw pro or just beginning to master the tool.

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Tabletop Wet Tile Saw

Calling a wet tile saw “compact” might seem like a stretch, but trust us—compared to other models on the market, RIDGID’s wet tile saw is basically a pocket tool. It’s got everything you need to cleanly slice through tiles in one conveniently sized package and rubberized feet that protect your work surface from marring or scratching. You can also cut tile with a grinder—here’s how.

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About Marty Dyck

Marty is a professional woodworker and the owner of Good From Wood, a custom woodworking shop located in Stillwater, MN. Specializing in unique, vintage barn doors, custom skateboards and other innovative wood products, Marty hopes to always build the piece that everyone talks about.
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