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September 28, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.5(out of 10)
Echo 58V Hedge Trimmer Feature

Echo 58V Hedge Trimmer Review

You keep hearing us say it – cordless outdoor power equipment (OPE) is gaining huge momentum. Part of it is the convenience of not maintaining a small gas engine. Part of it noise reduction. With future noise reduction requirements picking up more support, I’m glad that we have so many options on the market already […]

Review7.6(out of 10)
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Grizzly Mini Milling Machine Model G8689

The Grizzly Mini Milling Machine Model G8689 gives an expanding custom knife business an edge in precision craftsmanship. What do you think about when considering what goes into making a custom camp knife? How about a chef knife, or even an axe? It wasn’t until the opportunity came up to review the Grizzly Mini Milling […]

Review8.1(out of 10)
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Echo 58 Volt Blower (Model CBL-58V2AH) Review

Editor’s Note: This blower has been discontinued. This review originally published in May 2015. Solving a Problem By Creating a Problem The good news is, I have roof gutters.  The bad news is, I have roof gutters. Several years ago, I realized that the two points of water fall off my roof were located exactly […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Senco Duraspin DS425AC Feature

Senco DuraSpin DS425AC Deck Installation Review

A few months ago (before the Senco Duraspin DS425AC showed up and changed my life), I had the pleasure of building an 814 sq. ft. deck. I created this beauty from making what seemed like countless cuts in 2×6 pressure treated boards with a Ridgid 12″ sliding compound miter saw. I prefer 2×6 over 5/4 deck […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Bosch 18V 2-Tool Combo Kit Review CLPK222-181

When 1+1 = More Than 2 It is an ever-growing scenario… Why just buy the tool you need, when you can get two tools for less than the cost of their individual prices combined? Lately, the benefit of a package deal ties in the all-important battery bonus, plus the obvious practical and sometimes emotional value […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
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Skilsaw SPT67WM-22 7-1/4″ Sidewinder Circular Saw

As a carpenter, my father had a circular saw in his tool arsenal. In fact, he had more than one because it was simply easier to go buy a new one than try to find his if it got buried in the shop. Perhaps he needed a good excuse to go shopping as many of […]

Review9.3(out of 10)

Ridgid 12 in Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser and MS UV Stand

Synergy is the term used when the interaction or cooperation of two or more resources produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. This is certainly the case with Ridgid’s MS1290LZA 15-Amp, 12 inch, Sliding Compound Miter Saw mated with the AC9945 MS UV Stand. Like many other miter saw users, I […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Oregon ST275 String Trimmer

Oregon ST275 40V Cordless Trimmer Review

Having recently reviewed Oregon’s PS250 Pole Saw, which resulted in high marks; I was excited to seize the opportunity to review the Oregon ST275 Trimmer/Edger .  Since Oregon products can only be found in smaller, professional equipment dealer locations, I assume that most, if not all, homeowners and a large number of pros may not be […]

Review8.6(out of 10)

Oregon PS250 40V Cordless Pole Saw Review

Oregon PS250 8″ Cordless Pole Saw Raises the Bar for 40V Performance When presented with the opportunity to review the Oregon Pole Saw, Model PS250, the first question I wanted to answer for you is, “Who’s Oregon”? If you’re a consumer who tends to shop only at home improvement warehouses or online, you may have […]