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March 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Using Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP for TIG Welding

We recently picked up the Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210 MP and told you about our adventures in MIG welding. For the hobbyist or the Pro contractor’s small-scale use, it packs a lot of value and performance into a transportable package. Now, we get to cover our experience using the MIG 210 MP TIG welding […]

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Everwin Coil Framing Nailer FCN90

Everwin Coil Framing Nailer FCN90

The Everwin Coil Framing Nailer dubs itself the most compact 3-1/2 inch coil framing nailer on the market. The FCN90 model number differs slightly from the 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award-winning FCN90L, which is the lightest coil framer available. Our crew put this Everwin framing tool to the test on many jobs over the last few […]

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DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Review

The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor (DCV585B) makes Table 1 compliance easily portable. Plus, Wireless Tool Control means you can activate the vacuum without having to touch the actual dust extractor. We took it along for drilling anchor holes in block, grinding out a bathroom remodel, and other construction drilling tasks. Pros OSHA Table […]

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Senco Stapler

Senco 16-Gauge 1-Inch Crown Heavy Wire Stapler

If you hear the word “stapler” and don’t get a vision of Milton from the cult classic “Office Space”, you may have just found your next movie rental. But today we’ve got an entirely different kind of stapler meant for an entirely different line of work. Instead of Milton’s soul-numbing paper collation, the Senco 16-Gauge 1-Inch Crown Heavy […]

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Ridgid MegaMax

Ridgid MegaMax 18V Octane Brushless Multi-Tool

We’ve talked a little bit about the benefits of Ridgid’s new Octane technology on their 18V platform. We also got to see one of the first applications with Ridgid’s 18V Octane brushless reciprocating saw. But it’s the new Ridgid MegaMax that really pushes the new battery/tool/communication system to show off what Ridgid has in mind […]

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Makita 5.5 HP Big Bore Gas Air Compressor MAC5501G

Makita 5.5 HP Big Bore Gas Air Compressor MAC5501G

You’ve probably run about every large air compressor under the sun, so you know that they are big, heavy, loud. They’re also essential for those large framing and roofing jobs. But which manufacturer minimizes the bulk while optimizing power and capacity? Makita thinks they have struck the right balance between size and power. The Makita 5.5 […]

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Hitachi 18V Brushless 23 Gauge Pin Nailer

Hitachi Cordless Pin Nailer: 18V Brushless NP18DSAL

We spend a lot of time using powerful nailers for “big work,” like framing and roofing. But smaller nailers provide the finishing touches that show our clients the wow factor. For (almost) all intents and purposes, an 18-gauge finish or brad nailer is appropriate for trim. Today we’ve got the new Hitachi Cordless Pin Nailer, more […]

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Grundéns Deck-Boss Boot Review Updated

Grundens Deck-Boss Boot Review Updated

Your regularly scheduled news cycle was likely interrupted by Hurricane Irma reports as the storm headed for the mainland in September 2017.  While the wind picked up and water started to accumulate, we were scurrying around making preparations to the properties we manage as well as our own homes. We were spared the brunt of the […]