Review Strategies

On this page I will comment on the review strategies I use for the different types of power tools I review. As I post more reviews on more types of power tools, I will update this page with their review strategies. I intend to make all of my reviews using the same review strategies, so it will be easier to compare different products with each other.

Review strategies for Miter Saws

When it comes to miter saws I will take a look at the following subjects:

  • In the box – What is in the box, and will it take much effort to put it together?
  • What is it for? – For what can you use the saw. Wood, metal, stone?
  • Who is it for? – Who is, or should be, the intended public for the reviewed miter saw?
  • Dust collection – I find dust collection an important part of any woodworking tool, so I will write a little something about it.
  • Power – What is the strength of the saw?
  • Precision – What is the precision of the saw?
  • Maintenance – How much maintenance does the saw require?
  • Optional accessories – A summary of the accessories you can buy for the reviewed miter saw.
  • Weight – For portability purposes, it’s important to know the weight and practicality of transporting the reviewed saw.

Review strategies for Vacuum Cleaners

When it comes to vacuum cleaners I will take a look at the following subjects:

  • In the box – What is in the box, and will it take much effort to put it together?
  • What is it for? – For what can you use the vacuum? Wet? Dry?
  • Who is it for? – Who is, or should be, the intended public for the reviewed vacuum cleaner?
  • Power – What is the strength of the vac?
  • Maintenance – How much maintenance does the vac require?
  • Optional accessories – A summary of the accessories you can buy for the reviewed vac.
  • Weight – For portability purposes, it’s important to know the weight and practicality of transporting the reviewed vac.

Final Grade

After writing some words on each of the above subjects, I will give a grade based on the following categories:

  • Quality
  • Features
  • Usability
  • Price

By taking the average of the above grades, I will have final grade that I give to the reviewed miter saw.

example rating
An example rating as it might appear in a review page

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