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Field Tested: DeWalt’s Flexvolt 7¼” Part 1

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Field Tested: DeWalt’s Flexvolt 7¼” Part 1

Welcome to the first edition of our new feature, “Field Tested.” Going forward, for each issue of the magazine three readers will get to try out a new tool (or building material) and give us their honest feedback on how it stands up to jobsite conditions.

Each tester will share their first impressions upon opening the packaging, and then provide their feedback after using the tool on the job for a month or so. About a year from now, we’ll follow-up with each to see if the tool has become their new go-to item, or if it’s gathering dust back at the shop.

If you’d like to add your name to our list of potential tool testers, email managing editor Allan Britnell with some information about your company and your experience: allan@renocontractor.ca.

If you’re a tool or building material manufacturer and would be interested in having your product considered for an upcoming test, please contact Allan as well.

First up, DeWalt’s new Flexvolt 7¼” cordless circular saw (DCS575T1). The manufacturer claims that the 60-volt, brushless tool can make 339 cuts in 2×4 SPF lumber on a single charge.

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The testers

Bryan Klomp, Klompco Carpentry, Elmira, Ont.

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Bryan Klomp is a long-time reader of Renovation Contractor and regular attendee of our annual Renovators’ Roundtable. We profiled Klomp in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of the magazine.

Dan MacKay, Dan MacKay Construction, Debert, N.S.

DanMacKayConstruction.com

Dan MacKay appeared on the cover of the second issue of Renovation Contractor back in 2011 when we profiled east coast builders and renovators.

Don Vloet, Dun For You Home Renovations, Welland, Ont.

DunForYou.com

Don Vloet is another long-time reader and frequent contributor to Renovation Contractor magazine. We profiled him in the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue.

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