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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


DeWalt Bluetooth battery and toolconnect app

DeWalt Bluetooth Batteries

DeWalt Bluetooth Batteries launched in 2015 with Tool Connect App functionality. We saw them up close and personal at the DeWalt manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. These premium 20V 2.0 Ah (DCB203BT) and 5.0 Ah (DCB205BT) lithium-ion batteries include Bluetooth connectivity to pair with the Tool Connect App. If you haven’t already, you can download […]

Felder sliding table saw K 940 S

Felder Sliding Table Saw K 940 S: Production Woodworking Made Easy

Rolling solidly into the category of “Life-Changing Tools” is the K 940 S Felder sliding table saw. In case the Felder name is new to you, it’s an Austrian brand under the Felder Group that also includes Format 4 (high-end CNC), Hammer (more affordability for smaller shops), Nr.1 Machine Market (used machinery marketplace), and Silent-Power […]

Northstar Compressor: 80-Gallon, 7.5 HP, 230V

Northstar Compressor: 80-Gallon, 7.5 HP, 230V

When you need big air, you make the switch to gas on the job site or 230V in a shop. Available from Northern Tool, the Northstar Compressor line offers the power you’ll need to cover your stationery shop needs. Is it Right for Your Shop? Whether or not this Northstar compressor is right for your […]

Husqvarna 40V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Husqvarna 40V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Lithium-ion technology is reaching the point where nearly every major brand has a battery-powered lawn mower to offer with varying levels of features to choose from. Some of the traditional Pro brands have taken a little longer to brings their models to market, but they’re here. Let’s take a look at what the Husqvarna 40V […]

Greenworks 82V Hedge Trimmer GH260

Greenworks 82V Hedge Trimmer GH260

The Greenworks 82V Hedge Trimmer is part of what Greenworks calls their “commercial” line of battery-powered OPE. It’s certainly debatable whether battery power will ever supplant gas engines, regions like Europe and states like California aren’t holding back. While I’d love to have some well-reasoned, open-minded discussion of the future of gas and battery power over […]

APSX Spyder CNC Machine: CNC Prototype Milling for Less

APSX Spyder CNC Machine: CNC Milling for Less

3D printing may be the sexiest technology when it comes to producing prototype and custom parts, but CNC machines have been in the business decades longer. With types ranging from routing and milling to grinding and lathes, CNC machines start around a few hundred dollars and can move way beyond the $100,000 mark. The APSX […]

Kobalt 24V 1/2" Impact Wrench: KCW 5024B-03

Kobalt 24V 1/2″ Impact Wrench: KCW 5024B-03

The cordless impact wrench sector spans a pretty wide breadth from compact models all the way to high-torque that make you question the need for pneumatics. Don’t worry, we’re not giving up our pneumatics just yet. If you’re shopping at Lowe’s, you’ll notice a couple different 1/2″ options from Kobalt. There’s the high-torque beast and […]

Ingersoll Rand 20V Max High-Torque Impact Wrench

Ingersoll Rand 20V Max High-Torque Impact Wrench

It’s amazing how much power a lithium-ion battery is capable of producing, especially in the 18V/20V class. Ingersoll Rand – a brand well-known for its automotive tools – is able to produce an impressive 780 foot-pounds of torque with their Ingersoll Rand 20V Max High-Torque Impact Wrench. When it comes to nut-busting torque, they blast beyond […]

ANSI Cut Resistance Standards Updated

Updated ANSI Cut Resistance Standards

We recently received a very helpful graphic to go along with the new ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut resistance standards from our friends at Magid. Cut resistance standards have caused confusion in the past because they can differ between countries and testing methods. Time will tell if these new standards eliminate the confusion, but for now they do look more intuitive. […]

Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hitachi has announced two new tools, adding to its growing concrete rotary hammers. The Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer and its DH26PF brother are said to deliver higher durability thanks to three specific improvements. One is a hammering mechanism featuring an air channel system that reduces wear and damage inside the cylinder. The second improvement is […]