Even the most advanced robotic vacuums are only designed to deal with dust, light dirt, and the occasional food scraps. Try to put them to work on the sawdust covered floors in your workshop and you’ll quickly find them clogged and in need of rescue. What you need instead is a robo-vac from a toolmaker like Makita.
Electric chainsaws aren't anywhere near as powerful as the ones with gas engines, but Makita's X2 LXT comes close—and offers several key advantages if you don't need a tool capable of clear-cutting a forest.
Japanese construction tool company Makita has launched a tough-guy radio, aimed at adventurers and, I guess, builders. You can throw anything at it - paint, a box of screws - and it will even work in humid conditions. Measurements in inches are 11 x 6.5 x 12 and you will probably need a bicep measurement of at least…