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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


5 Essential Table Saw Safety Tips

5 Essential Table Saw Safety Tips from the Pros

Table saws are one of the most common and helpful tools in the workshops of both Pros and non-Pros alike. A healthy respect of all tools is important, but the need for it around the table saw’s large, spinning blade is obvious. We’ve written more extensively about table saw safety, but this is our concise guide of 5 essential […]

6 Best Tools for Cutting Drywall

If you’ve ever witnessed a professional drywaller install 10-foot long panels on a ceiling by himself, you may think the task is easy. But that guy was talented. Even the smaller panels are heavy and unwieldy. Making cuts to drywall can be a challenge, too. Fortunately there are many tools that make the job easy. Here […]

6 Methods for Cutting Drywall

6 Methods for Cutting Drywall

Preparing drywall to be fastened to a stud takes a little more skill than you might think. The panels are heavy and unwieldy in their 4-foot wide x 8-, 10-, or 12-foot sheets. Moisture resistant drywall for use in bathrooms is even heavier. You may be able to install a panel on a wall alone, […]

5 Minute Pocket Hole Shelf

Making a 5 Minute Pocket Hole Shelf

One of our favorite tools is a pocket hole jig. It allows us to drill holes for hidden fasteners and strong joints. Our purist side almost feels guilty because it’s so easy. We promise that we’ll spend extra time refining the skill of dovetails and m&ts, but now we need a quick, utilitarian shelf for some […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter

FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter

FLIR is a leader in thermal imaging for police and military applications. Now it has introduced the FLIR CM174 Imaging Clamp Meter – the world’s first thermal imaging clamp meter. FLIR calls the built in technology IGM™ – Infrared Guided Measurement. This combination of Lepton Thermal Imager with a 600A AC/DC clamp meter is certain to […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Bosch GIM 120 48 IN Digital Level

BOSCH GIM 120 48-Inch Digital Level Review

You may not think of a level as having a lot of room for improvements, but then again you may not be considering Bosch taking a swing at those improvements. With the introduction of the GIM 120, Bosch is adding features that installers, electricians, and framers, and carpenters will want to consider. The easy field calibration, digital […]

Paintbrush dripping paint into a can.

15 Quick Clean Up Painting Tips and Hacks from the Pros

Nothing can so quickly improve a room or space like painting. Of course, nothing can make such a mess so quickly, either! To keep you from spending more time cleaning up than painting, we’ve assembled the best 15 quick clean up painting tips and hacks we know—all from the Pros who do it every day. […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid JobMax 12V Multi-Tool Featured Image

Ridgid JobMax 12V Multi-Tool Kit Review

It’s been several years since I used my first oscillating multi-tool, but I still remember thinking that it might become one of the most useful tools in my shop. It doesn’t happen as often as I’d like, but this time, I was right. The general design is small, lightweight, and so versatile that it allowed […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Makita EK7651H 4-Stroke Power Cutter Featured Image

Makita EK7651H 14-Inch 76cc MM4 4-Stroke Power Cutter

Makita EK7651H Comes Out as the World’s First 4-Stroke Power Cutter We make things out of brick, stone, and concrete because we want them to be permanent. Until we don’t, of course. For those times we’d like to make the permanent less so, Makita has introduced its new 14″ 76cc MM4 4-Stroke Power Cutter to its impressive […]

Free EGO Battery deal

Deal Alert: Get a Free EGO Battery with Any Tool Kit

We wanted to let our readers know that EGO is running a promotion with The Home Depot that starts today. This will be the first big promotion EGO has had with The Home Depot all season—and it’s a doozie! They’re calling the event Power Up Your Summer, and it runs from 5/19/2016 – 6/1/2016. You can get a free EGO […]