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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.0(out of 10)
Festool C 18 Kit in Systainer Box

Festool C18 Drill Review 564616

The Festool C18 drill enters a crowded field of 18-Volt Lithium Ion hand tools. However, it is one of few that targets the wood shop and cabinet shop so well. It is available in three levels of kit that vary in the number of accessories and chucks that are included with the drill body. The […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Senco 325XP

Senco FramePro 325FRHXP Review

In speaking with carpenters who recently built a pole barn for me, there were preferences for what kind of tool they use to drive nails. Some crews were hammer-only crews. Others were Paslode crews. I’m not going to try and change your mind about whether hammer and nail, cartridge, or full pneumatic is best. I’ll […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Veto Pro Pac MC

Veto Pro Pac MC Review

Tool boxes. These are the things that keep us from walking back our truck, driving back to the shop, or worse yet, driving to the hardware store to get the tool we need to finish a job. They seem to come in two sizes: too big and too small. They seem too small when we […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Bosch DDS182

Bosch DDS182-02L 18V Drill Driver Review

Bosch DDS182-02L 1/2″  Compact Drill/Driver with 18-volt Brushless Motor The Bosch DDS182 drill/driver can deliver arm-wrenching torque for drilling or it can drive machine screws to just a little more than finger tight.  One battery lasts through several high-torque, long-duration operations followed by dozens of less intensive operations.  If a recharge is necessary, the included charger […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Bosch CM10GD glide miter saw

Bosch CM10GD Axial Glide Miter Saw Review

As a woodworker with a small shop, I have always considered a dedicated tool like a chop saw a “nice-to-have” tool. To-date, table saw sleds and track saws have met all of my serious crosscut needs. However, moving long pieces of stock through a table saw blade can be challenging due to inertia and friction. The Bosch […]