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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Buying Guides

Our power tool buying guides let you research, shop and compare products. You can see our recommendations for the best power tools or even check out our tool shootouts. That’s where we compare dozens of the latest and greatest power tools, hand tools, and pneumatic air tools. We also rate and provide recommendations for hot products in our tool gift guides. Practical Tool Buying Guides We’re frequently asked the question: Which tool should I buy? It doesn’t matter if it’s an 18V cordless hammer drill18V impact driver, or a 7-1/4″ cordless circular saw. People want to know who makes the best tool. They frequently ask: Which are going to perform the best? We’ve assembled some tool buying guides, gift guides, and helpful tool comparison grids to make the process of choosing the best tool an easier one. Check out the tool guides below, and learn which tools present the most torque, the highest cutting or driving speeds, and the best values in the industry. For those interested in understanding who provides the best value, performance, and features, our power tool buying guides are the perfect place to start.

Best Battery Chainsaw Reviews 2020 | Best Cordless Chainsaws

Best Battery Chainsaw Reviews 2021 | Best Cordless Chainsaws

Boy, did we open a can of worms when we started searching and testing to determine the best battery-powered chainsaw models across a range of applications. Not that long ago, there weren’t that many cordless chainsaws, and even fewer had good enough performance to warrant replacing gas saws. Fast forward to today and cordless chainsaws […]

Types of Adhesives for Projects, Construction, Repairs, and More

When determining the right types of adhesives for a project or repair you need to understand how each reacts with various materials. Manufacturers design adhesives for nearly every kind of application. We will cover some general classifications of adhesives as well as specific recommendations for each. Hopefully, this gives you an idea of where to […]

Higher Watt-hour Batteries cost savings

How Higher Watt-hour Batteries Can Save You Time and Money

I had to do a project for my school science fair. And since my dad is the editor in chief of Pro Tool Reviews, it wasn’t hard for me to integrate power tools into my project. The purpose of my project was to see if higher watt-hour batteries delivered more work over a longer period of time. […]

Whats Difference Between Aluminum vs Vinyl Windows

What’s the Difference Between Aluminum vs Vinyl Windows?

With all the talk about green energy and rebates, a lot of people have looked to the possibility of replacing their old windows. You can save on energy costs while simultaneously improving the look of your home. Many windows provide little more than a 1/16-inch piece of low insulation glass between you and some pretty […]

Buying a Reciprocating Saw? Here's What to Look For!

What to Look for in a Reciprocating Saw: A Buying Guide

Do you know what to look for in a reciprocating saw? After all, a reciprocating saw is just a reciprocating saw, right? Or is it a Sawzall? Buying or choosing a reciprocating saw doesn’t have to be terribly complicated, but knowing which reciprocating saw you should buy requires some research. There are a lot of […]

Gas Blowers Versus Battery Powered Blowers

Gas vs Battery Powered Leaf Blowers

Springtime often catches us off-guard every year. We once again have to move leaves, grass clippings, and general detritus from lawns, driveways, and sidewalks. What? You don’t want to rake and sweep all day long for a week? Neither do we. Joining our aversion to unnecessary work with our love of power tools causes us […]

installing radiant heat barrier attic reach barrier

Installing Reach Barrier Silvertanium Radiant Heat Blocking Material

Living in Florida means keeping cool indoors. If you have a new AC unit, but you still have difficulty getting the temperatures lower, radiant barrier insulation can help. Installing Reach Barrier Silvertanium radiant heat blocking material helped us reduce the amount of heat entering the attic space in a large residential home. It’s made in […]

Wood Boring Spade Bits Hole Saws Forstner Bits Featured

Wood Boring Drill Bits: Spade Bits, Hole Saws, and Self Feed

We all know that drill bits have their limits when it comes to the size hole you can drill. But what happens when you need to do some larger wood boring? As a teenager, I decided that I would replace the soft, rotted plywood back deck of our old bass boat. Being relatively ignorant in […]

Simpson Craftsman door front

How to Install a Simpson Craftsman Door

A neighbor of mine enlisted my help to put the finishing touch on his 1920’s bungalow home (a home he’s been renovating over the course of 10 years). He needed a good Craftsman-style door to match the look of the rest of the home. Somewhere in the past, the front door had been modified from the original. On top of that, a […]

Best Generator Reviews 2020 | Inverter, Whole House, Solar, Portable

Buying a Portable Generator: What to Look For

Whether you’re preparing for emergency power, looking to run a job site, or have recreational use in mind, there’s a lot to consider when buying a portable generator. To help you sort it out among the plethora of options out there, we’ve put together a list of things our Pro team looks for when they’re […]