June 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Review9.8(out of 10)
Echo 58V Chainsaw Review

Echo 58V Chainsaw Review CCS-58V4AH

I recently had all kinds of fun conducting a shootout of eight battery-operated chainsaws for Pro Tool Reviews. As I mentioned at the time, I did a similar test four years ago but the field was much thinner due to the relative lack of power compared to what we have today. Now, more manufacturers are […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
16-Inch Ego Chainsaw Model CS1604

16-Inch EGO Chainsaw Review: Model CS1604

All other things equal, battery-powered tools are preferable to gas-powered tools. Consider this – you don’t have to keep gas that’s flammable and spillable on hand, you don’t have to mess around with mixtures on two strokes or add oil to four strokes, don’t have to clean the air filter, you don’t fiddle around with […]

Why Use a Battery-Powered Chainsaw?

Why Use a Battery-Powered Chainsaw?

So why use a battery-powered chainsaw over gas or corded models? There are several key reasons why these unconventional OPE tools are on the rise. Chiefly, new noise ordinances are driving Pros to integrate new battery-powered blowers, trimmers, and mowers into their workflow. Other reasons include the fact that battery-driven outdoor power tools are often […]

2016 husqvarna media event

2016 Husqvarna Media Event in Sweden

At a recent media event in their native Sweden, Husqvarna showed us their latest battery powered outdoor power equipment (OPE). The company wants to create more tools that better care for the environment. They want to reduce atmospheric CO2 but also improve the lives of landscape workers and other people in their immediate area. Working in yards, parks, and […]

2016 national hardware show coverage

2016 National Hardware Show Coverage

Vegas is the place to be, baby. At least it’s the place to be every May to attend the National Hardware Show. This trade show attracts buyers from all kinds of retail outlets to peruse the latest in tools, fasteners, gear, and lawn and garden equipment. At least that’s the part Pro Tool Reviews pays […]

Cordless Circular Saw Shootout

Features to Look for on a Circular Saw

If you’ve been on the jobsite for a while, you know what features to look for on a circular saw. Ot at least the features you’re used to. As circular saws move to greater performance in the cordless sector, more of these features are showing up – along with a few new ones. Features to […]

36V Cordless Chainsaw Shootout Comparison

A cordless chainsaw won’t replace a full-size gas saw, but they’re great for part-time use on the job site, around the property and even in the woodworking shop. Chainsaws and other power-hungry outdoor power equipment (OPE) are a perfect match for large 36V lithium-ion batteries that have proven too big for most handheld cordless tools. […]

Bosch TC10 Tile Saw Review

Bosch TC10 Tile Saw Review

As a longtime player in every other aspect of professional building and installation tools, it should come as no big surprise that Bosch introduced a wet saw for cutting tile and thin stone. This Bosch TC10 tile saw review looks at this 10-inch blade saw and sees if it can compete with the best full-size professional tile saws on the market. […]

Rockwell Jawhorse and Sheetmaster Review

By now everyone has seen the infomercials for the Rockwell JawHorse and either has one or wonders if they need one. But in case you haven’t seen it, let me describe the JawHorse. It’s basically a vise mounted to a stair-stepper machine. You might also consider it half of an exercise bike with clamps for […]

Review9.6(out of 10)

Hilti TE 30-A36 Cordless Rotary Hammer Review

I first saw the Hilti TE 30-A36 cordless rotary hammer a few years ago in a training lab at the company’s global headquarters in Liechtenstein. Back then, I got to run an early version of the tool to drill through concrete test slabs, and I was intrigued by the manufacturer’s goal of making the fastest-drilling SDS Plus […]