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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Makita XRU09 18V X2 LXT Brushless String Trimmer

What is an Outer Rotor Brushless Motor? Comparing Inner vs Outer Rotors

New technology is yielding more powerful cordless outdoor power equipment and tools. One new type of motor being integrated into power tools is the outer rotor brushless motor design. We’ve seen these used on everything from cordless circular saws to battery-powered chainsaws, string trimmers, and lawnmowers. So, what is an outer rotor brushless motor and […]

Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel tools whats difference

Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel Tools: What’s the Difference?

Milwaukee Tool makes one of the deepest lines of cordless tools available, so when it comes to Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel tools, what’s the difference? Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel Tools At its most basic level, the difference between Milwaukee M18 and M18 Fuel tools is that most M18 products have a brushed motor […]

What Does Intrinsically Safe Mean?

What Does Intrinsically Safe Mean?

When you’re working in a hazardous location, having intrinsically safe (IS) gear is a common requirement. For our purposes, we’re going to use the example of an intrinsically safe headlamp in this article.  For a lighting device to carry an intrinsically safe rating, it has to have a build that won’t cause the ignition of […]

Makita XBU04 18V X2 Cordless Blower Mulcher Review

Makita XBU04 18V X2 Cordless Blower Mulcher Review

Makita XBU04 Blower Adds Vacuum/Mulching Option Makita has one more cordless lawn solution to help you “rule the outdoors” (to use their campaign slogan). The 36V Makita XBU04 cordless blower and vacuum mulcher gives you three tools in one since it easily converts from blower to vacuum and mulcher with the vacuum attachment kit (included […]

How to Choose a Dust Extractor: A Pro's Guide

Dust Extractor Buying Guide – How to Shop

Wondering how to buy a dust extractor at the Pro level? You’ve opened up a pretty big can of worms, my friend. We’ll walk you through it with this dust extractor buying guide. The first thing you need to decide is what you need your dust extractor to cover. There are the large units you […]

Tractor Supply Company and PORTER-CABLE Announce Exclusive Partnership

Tractor Supply Company and PORTER-CABLE Announce Exclusive Partnership

Tractor Supply Company is the New Retail Destination for PORTER-CABLE Cordless Tools The big news for Tractor Supply Company customers is that they have partnered with PORTER-CABLE to become its exclusive retailer of cordless tools and accessories moving forward. With nearly 2000 stores around the country plus online shopping, it puts PORTER-CABLE in a position […]

Thorogood 1957 Series Work Boots

Thorogood 1957 Series Waterproof Work Boots

I am a sucker for classic styling and the Thorogood 1957 Series work boots collection has me singing “take my money!” Of course, great work boots are more than just style… but it sure doesn’t hurt. Since I’m so hung up on the style, let’s start there. Some of these have MaxWear Wedge soles and […]

Wood Boring Spade Bits Hole Saws Forstner Bits Featured

Wood Boring Drill Bits: Spade Bits, Hole Saws, and Self Feed

We all know that drill bits have their limits when it comes to the size hole you can drill. But what happens when you need to do some larger wood boring? As a teenager, I decided that I would replace the soft, rotted plywood back deck of our old bass boat. Being relatively ignorant in […]