Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Ridgid R8408 Job Site Radio Review

Ridgid R8408 Jobsite Radio Review

Built jobsite tough, the Ridgid R8408 Job Site Radio comes out with an industry first, built-in iPod docking station and a separate Aux Input Jack all located inside a protective compartment. Standard with a steel roll cage handle that encompasses all but the base which is made of impact resistant plastic, this radio is ready for you to crank out the work like a machine as you listen to your music. For you racing fans, there is a scanner that picks up the common race scanner frequencies.

Milwaukee V28 Job Site Radio Review

Milwaukee V28 Job Site Radio (49-24-0280) Review

The Milwaukee V28 Job Site Radio does the job it was designed to do with decent reception, good sound and tough-as-nails construction. No more busted boom boxes with this brute around. With its rugged construction, this radio can reportedly fall 8 feet on concrete and still function properly! Standard with a host of features, this radio is the perfect companion to any serious Milwaukee fan or any contractor looking for dependable tunes on the job site.

Bosch PB10-CD Power Box

Bosch PB10-CD PowerBox Jobsite Stereo Review

The Bosch PB10-CD PowerBox Jobsite Stereo combines many practical and popular functions into one package. Unlike many other job site radios that include just a 12VDC cigarette lighter style outlet, this radio takes power distribution to a new level with four GFCI protected power outlets in addition to a 12V outlet. The innovation doesn’t stop […]

Ridgid 26743 SeeSnake Micro Inspection Camera Review

Ridgid SeeSnake Micro Inspection Camera Review 26743

Find it – See it – Fix it! That pretty much sums up what you can do with the Ridgid 26743 SeeSnake Micro Inspection Camera. Compact size, numerous features and a good image make this a must-have tool. Now it is easy to get inside a wall or ceiling and check for pipe leaks or other issues without excessive damage to the walls. It is much easier to patch up a 3/4″ hole rather than an opening big enough to get your head into!

Makita LXT702 18 Volt Li-Ion 7-piece Combo Kit Review

Makita LXT702 Combo 7-piece Kit Review

Makita is breaking into the lithium-ion realm with gusto and is offering 8 new 18V li-ion combo kits, from 2-piece kits to full 15-piece master kits that will leaving you wanting for nothing. We took a first look at their latest 7-piece combo kit which includes, among other things, a 1/2-inch hammer drill, a 6.5-inch circular saw, impact driver, reciprocating saw, 4.5-inch angle grinder, flashlight and jobsite radio. This is a robust kit that only leaves off smaller-sized versions of what’s provided here.

Makita 6347DWDE Cordless Drill case

Makita 6347DWDE Cordless Drill Review

We took the Makita 6347DWDE Cordless Drill to task and discovered that Makita has some serious power in this 18V tool. The 6347DWDE provides ample torque and its easy to use and ergonomic torque control means that contractors and handymen will both appreciate the ease of use this tool offers. User-accessible brush replacement and Ni-MH batteries also indicate a tool that will last for years and years – even under extreme stress.

Dremel Minimite 750 kit

Dremel Minimite 750-02 4.8V Cordless Rotary Tool

If you ever used a Dremel tool then you’re probably a “believer”. If you ever used a Dremel tool but never used a cordless model, you’re definitely in for a treat that will bring a smile to your face. Dremel began as a simple rotary tool that was mainly for hobbyists and people working on little wood projects and creative toys or decorative items. With Dremel exploding their line-up to include router attachments, oscillating tools and sanders, the brand has taken on a lot more usefulness to a wider market. Now with rechargeable solutions, Dremel has truly made headway into the mass market.

Craftsman 4.8 Volt Cordless Screwdriver chuck

Craftsman 4.8 Volt Cordless Screwdriver Review

The Craftsman 4.8 Volt Pistol Screwdriver is a handyman’s (or handywoman’s) “go-to” tool. This rechargeable pistol grip screwdriver is perfect for those around the house jobs for which the big boy tools are simply too darn cumbersome. We tested out this pistol grip screwdriver in a variety of jobs and found it to be long lasting and perfect for most basic projects, provided you didn’t expect much torque or require the finesse of a variable speed drill.

Ridgid MS1290LZA miter saw

Ridgid MS1290LZA Miter Saw Review

While other miter saws are playing at being tough, the Ridgid MS1290LZA 12-inch sliding compound miter saw takes a different approach. In fact, it takes the competition to task – with just the right blend of features and finesse. Case in point: show me another miter saw whose miter adjustments can be made with your pinky finger? Can’t find any? Welcome to Ridgid.

Milwaukee 6955-20 miter saw cutting

Milwaukee 6955-20 12″ Sliding Dual Miter Saw Review

The Milwaukee 6955-20 12-inch sliding dual miter saw is a sight to behold. Its digital miter angle readout sets it apart from the competition and allows precise miter measurements at up to 0.1-degree increments. We reviewed this saw against the competition in our Best 12″ miter saw reviews write-up, so be sure to check that out. […]