Makita XOB01Z 18V Cordless Random Orbit Sander Review

Makita XOB01Z 18V Cordless Random Orbit Sander Review

This Makita cordless random orbit sander, the XOB01Z (or DBO180Z depending where you are in the world), is one of only two cordless sanders in the Makita LXT range (the other being the XLS01Z Cordless Drywall Sander). I bought the ‘tool only’ version to complement my growing arsenal of cordless Makita power tools. I’m fortunate … Read more

Essential Woodworking Hand Tools for Beginners

A question that always comes up from anyone starting out woodworking is ‘What are the most essential woodworking hand tools for beginners?’. As anyone with even a small selection of woodworking tools will tell you, they are not cheap, so any purchase has to be carefully considered. It is also very likely that you will … Read more