If you had to name the most productive power tool invented in the last couple of decades, what would it be? I’d wager that a lot of tradesmen would name the impact driver. Why is that? Well, it applies more torque more effectively in a small and light package, allowing you to sink and remove […]
While power tools understandably receive the lion’s share of attention around here, those witty and wise Pro Tool Reviews editors love to get their hands on new accessories like blades whenever they can. After all, what good is a great saw with a bum blade? Cabinetry, casework, and trim – ya know, the stuff people […]
The Senco F-15 FN65DA 15 gauge angled finish nailer takes a whole new approach to cordless nailing. With a sealed nitrogen cylinder and a lithium-ion battery to keep things powered, what you have is an powerful, yet fairly compact and light trim nailer that will not only keep up with pneumatic nailers but also drive nails repeatedly into the hardest of materials.
Have you ever noticed that the tools we use often must become more refined over the course of a job? What started with a chainsaw ends with 400 grit sandpaper. What was once dug up with a front-end loader is now gently screeded to a smooth surface. Even the social tools we use are similar. […]
Fiber cement has been around for over a hundred years but it really came into widespread use as a substitute for asbestos cement in the 1980s. Fiber cement’s cellulose fibers replaced asbestos fibers as the reinforcing members in building materials, eliminating the risk of diseases resulting from asbestos inhalation. But that doesn’t mean that all […]
One measure of good carpentry is work that is level and plumb or, more generally, staying true to the angle of the work. For centuries, craftsmen of all stripes have used the spirit – or bubble – level to accomplish this. Over the last couple of decades, lasers have been incorporated to shoot lines over long […]
While many people consider Ryobi tools to be solidly in the DIYer category, the company has consistently cranked out high-quality, affordably priced tools that are right at home in a Pro’s toolbox. In fact, many of the tools in my trailer are Ryobi, including the rotary hammer drill I recently reviewed. Now Ryobi’s added to […]
You probably know a guy that tests the limits of well-worn jokes by holding a stud finder to himself and saying, “beep!” Maybe you are that guy, in which case it somehow doesn’t get any less funny. Well before you can’t fit your head through a door’s rough opening, let me introduce the Ryobi Whole […]