Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Review9.3(out of 10)
Bosch PSJ 120 Heated Jacket

Bosch Heated Jacket GHJ12V Review

For the last month, I have been testing the GHJ12V Bosch Heated Jacket. Like the Milwaukee heated jacket or the Milwaukee heated hoodie, the Bosch GHJ12V heated jackets include three electric blanket-like patches. You get one in the lower back and two in the upper chest. The former model had the rear heating zones up top, […]

Senco PC0968 Featured

Senco PC0968 Air Compressor Review

I have tested the new Senco PC0968 Air Compressor for about a month now and must say that it is a great little compressor. Compressors are of two types, diaphragm, and piston. The former is for light-duty, low output situations. A good example is a 12-volt emergency compressor you carry in the car. It takes a […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Festool Rotex RO 90 DX

Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Sander Review

I have been testing the new Festool Rotex RO 90 DX (90mm, 3½”) sander for a couple of months. I have owned a Rotex 150 (150 mm, 6”) for some time now and feel it is the best small shop sander I have ever used. Like all Rotex sanders, the new Rotex 90 has an […]

Review8.0(out of 10)

In The Workshop: FastCap ProCarpenter Tape Measures

Most kitchen cabinets are built using the 32mm system, which evolved just after World War II. It is based on increments of 32mm, the minimum spacing possible between any two spindles in a line-boring machine at that time. All hardware is based on this measurement, and cabinet hinges either surface mount on two 5mm holes […]

TigerStop SawGear

TigerStop SawGear Review

TigerStop is well known for its miter saw stop system that can be fitted to any miter saw be it a simple miter saw or a sophisticated jump saw.  TigerStop provides a computer controlled stop that is adjusted by a simple keypad adjacent to the saw. The operator simply keys in the dimension desired and […]

Snap-on Dash Spring Assisted Folder Review

I have been testing the new Snap-on Dash Pocket Knife for the last few weeks. Made in the USA in cooperation with Kershaw Knife, the Dash is a tour-de-force of ergonomics and utility. It touts made in the USA, high quality materials and Speed Safe® spring assisted opening technology. Closed it is 4 5/8″ long, […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
DMT Diamond Plate/Magnetic Base

DMT Dia Sharp MagnaBase System Review

I was working in my shop a few weeks ago with the outside temperatures in the single digits. For fear of their freezing, I was keeping my water stones in the bathroom, the only room in the shop heated continuously. In out of the polar vortex walked the UPS Man. I wasn’t expecting a package, […]

Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jig Saw Review

I have been testing the barrel handle corded model of the new Festool Carvex Jig Saw for about two months now, and I can say that it is the best jigsaw I have ever used. The basic saw is priced around $350, but it can be tricked out with a host of accessories that can […]

Joe Kearney Interview | QUIET! Tools on the Set!

I spend about a third of my time in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. In an otherwise quiet little town, I was fortunate enough to find myself sitting in my apartment overlooking Bridge Street doing an interview with Joe Kearney. Joe is the Construction Coordinator for The Judge, a major motion picture being filmed right outside my […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Stihl MS 441 C-M Magnum

Stihl MS 441 C-M Magnum Chain Saw Review

For about a week now I have had the privilege of using the Stihl MS 441 C-M Magnum. I must say it is a big step up from my classic  Jonsered 670  which has the same 25″ bar length but slightly less displacement. Now, as in antiquity, bowls are most often turned from green wood ripped […]