March 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Hitachi Portable 1-Gallon Quiet Air Compressor

Hitachi 1-Gallon Air Compressor Review

It might be easy to forget about pneumatic tools as battery power attempts to eclipse all other forms. After all, isn’t it nice to be untethered from an air hose? Sure it is. But keep in mind that pneumatic tools have a few advantages over batteries. Namely, better power-to-weight ratios, lower costs, less maintenance, and […]

Hitachi 18V Brushless Drill Driver DS18DBFL2 Review

Hitachi 18V Brushless Drill Driver DS18DBFL2 Review

One of the interesting parts of my job is to see how manufacturers work with new technology in power tools. Common tools get updated all the time and yesterday’s premium engineering becomes the foundation of tomorrow’s value models as the cycle continues forward. Enter the new Hitachi 18V Brushless Drill Driver. Model DS18DBFL2 clearly has a […]

Kapro Condor Box Level

Kapro Condor Box Level with OptiVision

Any tradesman will tell you that starting on a plumb, level, and square foundation really makes work easier. And every tradesman can tell you pain-in-the-neck stories of accommodating for the sloppy workmanship of the previous guy. So it’s the lack of using good tools like the Kapro Condor box level, right? Well, sometimes there are […]

Kapro Torpedo Level with Optivision

Kapro Torpedo Level with OptiVision Review

It’s commonly known that a longer level produces more accurate measurements than a shorter one. A 4- or 6-foot level (or longer) is likely pretty accurate across a span longer than the level, but it’s really just extrapolation and trust in your tool. Ideally, you’d have a level that was as long as the distance […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-1/4" Miter Saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-1/4″ Miter Saw Review

It’s really happening: cordlessness is coming to a miter saw near you (it might very well have already). That was unthinkable just a few years ago. Sure, you can get a lot of power and runtime out of an 18V drill and it sure is nice to use a reciprocating saw without a cord. But […]

Milwaukee M18 Search Light

Milwaukee M18 Search Light

In our recent review of Milwaukee’s M12 Compact Flood Light, the Rover, we talked about the strength of Milwaukee’s lighting solutions and how impressed we are with that little light. Now we have the chance to review a larger, more traditional-looking flashlight in the company’s M18 line, the Milwaukee M18 Search Light. You might be […]

Milwaukee M12 Rover Compact Flood Light

Milwaukee M12 Rover Compact Flood Light

A particular bright spot in Milwaukee Tool’s excellent product offering is its lighting lineup. The company seems to have a particular proficiency in jobsite illumination and it makes sense. If you can’t work safely in dim to dark conditions, then you can’t use any of Milwaukee’s other tools, either! Built upon its strong lithium-ion battery and LED […]

Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

It’s not as easy to distinguish among framing nailers as it is among other tools like drills or saws. For some reason, the differences just don’t seem to jump out as quickly. It could be that innovation in this category is closer to being fully developed than in other categories and – as you may […]