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August 3, 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.

types of miter saws

Types of Miter Saws and Which is Right for You

We asked our Pros for recommendations on when sliding, compound, single-, and dual-bevel features really make a difference when looking at which types of miter saws to buy. If you’re ready to buy a miter saw—which one do you choose? With several different types of miter saws available, it’s more than just picking the right […]

What is Orbital Action on a Reciprocating Saw and Do You Need It?

What is orbital action in a reciprocating saw and do you need it? That’s the question we’re looking at today and it’s a common one. With a few notable exceptions, most manufacturers weren’t adding this feature to their cordless reciprocating saws. This led to a little confusion as to whether or not you actually need […]

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Power Tool Packaging (Cases, Bags, and Pouches) We Love and Hate

Power tool packaging typically comes in either a case, a bag, or a zippered pouch. For some tools, one type of packaging may be better than another. We analyze the three most common styles that tools ship with. We also break down what we like and dislike (hate?) about each. The Worst Power Tool Packaging: Rectangular […]

Greenworks Chainsaw Reviews 2020 | What to Know Before You Buy!

Greenworks Chainsaw Reviews 2021 | What to Know Before You Buy!

If you’re buying a Greenworks chainsaw, you’re already starting off on the right foot. They make excellent electric and battery-powered chainsaws, including some of the most powerful in the industry. They also make a range of voltages to choose from. If you already have other Greenworks tools, chances are you can stick to the same […]

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Buying the Right Paint Brush for the Job

Anyone who has found themself not buying the right paint brush and, instead, bought the cheapest possible one shares something in common. We all (now) know that quality matters. The right tool can make or break a job. Think about using a consumer grade Wagner power painter sprayer vs a Titan Impact 640 Electric Airless Sprayer. I […]

best cordless drill under $150

Best Cordless Drill Under $150 | Updated for 2021

We get it. You’re on a budget, and you want the best cordless drill under $150 to make the most of your money. There are a ton of options out there. We know what it’s like to stand in front of a dozen options at the local hardware store and wonder what’s the best choice. […]

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Speed vs Torque in Drills and Impact Drivers

Pros and apprentices just starting out can misunderstand how the speed vs torque differs between drills and impact drivers. It’s more than just a difference in how to set the mode. Speed and torque change very differently from one mode to the next on these two tools. The good thing is that it’s easy to […]

How to Build a Basic Tool Set

How to Build a Basic Tool Set in 2021

At Pro Tool Reviews, we believe in empowering folks and helping them make the best tool choices for their situation. Many of our readers have asked how to build a basic tool set. Even the non-handiest person needs to make minor repairs, hang pictures, or assemble furniture from time to time!  We try to break […]

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How to Use and Install Drywall Anchors: Tips from the Pros

So you’ve got some items to hang, but you don’t want them eventually falling off of your wall and shattering into a million pieces? Some type of drywall anchor will likely be your best friend. Commonly, you’ve got your plastic sleeve anchors, your self-drilling threaded anchors, molly bolts, and toggle bolt anchors. All of them accomplish […]

Buy This Instead of a Harbor Freight Impact Driver

Sure, there are some legitimate reasons to shop Harbor Freight and we were impressed with the performance of the Hercules impact driver considering their low pricing. But there are also some legitimate quality concerns to go along with its 90-day warranty. So if that $99 price tag is almost too tempting, we have an alternative […]