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August 5, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Buying the Right Paint Brush for the Job

Anyone who has found themself not buying the right paint brush and, instead, bought the cheapest possible one shares something in common. We all (now) know that quality matters. The right tool can make or break a job. Think about using a consumer grade Wagner power painter sprayer vs a Titan Impact 640 Electric Airless Sprayer. I […]

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V clamp meter

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V True-RMS Clamp Meter

With measuring 1500V DC solar panel installations, electricians have come across a new question: Most current AC/DC clamp meters carry a safety rating of CATIII 1000V. Can you use these tools to measure a 1500 V DC solar panel installation? The answer has some caveats. Fortunately, Fluke plans to bypass the problem with the Fluke […]

Kobalt SAE Tap and Die Set tapping

How to Use a Tap and Die to Create or Repair Threads

When using a tap and die set, it’s important to understand the terms. “Tapping” occurs when you cut, or recut threads into a hole or nut. Most auto mechanics and metalworkers have likely dealt with this issue. It may have occurred in the form of a stripped socket or cut-off bolt which needed re-threading. Learning how to use a tap […]

best cordless drill under $150

Best Cordless Drill Under $150 | Updated for 2021

We get it. You’re on a budget, and you want the best cordless drill under $150 to make the most of your money. There are a ton of options out there. We know what it’s like to stand in front of a dozen options at the local hardware store and wonder what’s the best choice. […]

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Milwaukee Tool Deals and Discounts for August 2021

Having reviewed tons of Milwaukee Tools, we already appreciate the brand for its powerful and ergonomic cordless products. On the corded side, the brand makes powerful saws and rotary hammers. Because of this, we love it when the brand offers steep Milwaukee tool deals and discounts to Pros. Getting the Best Milwaukee Tool Discounts In […]

WAGS valve heater water safety

What is a WAGS Valve? Water and Gas Safety

The WAGS Valve is a brand-name product designed to eliminate the risk of and damage caused by flooding when a hot water heater fails to drain properly. WAGS stands for Water And Gas Safety. Some statistics suggest that a majority of water heaters fail within 7-10 years. While that number seems high in our personal […]

Why Men Love Tools

Why Men Love Tools – Not What You Think

This love of tools most men have is an unusual thing. Or is it. To be honest I haven’t met many guys who aren’t absolutely thrilled to come over and check out the latest power tool I’m testing or lend an opinion to how something might be made better through the addition of more power, better blades, greater torque… you get the idea. Now, this phenomenon varies in level, but it’s fairly universal. Unless, of course, you fancy yourself a more “metro” kind of guy. In which case you’ll be trading recipes and gardening techniques with your circle of friends… not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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Power Tool Manufacturers and Who Really Owns Them

Ever wonder who owns Craftsman tools? How about Milwaukee, Mac Tools, or Skilsaw? It may surprise you to know that only a handful of power tool companies own your favorite tools. That’s right, most tool brands fall under a parent company that also controls additional power tool manufacturers and brands. We break it down for […]

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Bosch Tool Deals and Discounts for August 2021

Bosch Tools typically pack a punch, and their drilling and cutting accessories are second to none. The brand provides powerful and advanced cordless products—particularly for concrete drilling. Their drills and impact drivers remain one of our favorite brands to use here in the shop. From the Bosch Hell-ion Turbo charger to their advanced X-Lock grinder […]