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April 23, 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.

Greenworks Pressure Washer | What to Know Before You Buy

Greenworks Pressure Washer | What to Know Before You Buy

Our Expert Reviewers Make Buying a Greenworks Pressure Washer Easier Specializing in electric models, Greenworks pressure washers cover a wide range of power and price levels. If you’re looking to break free from the noise, fumes, and maintenance of gas power, there’s bound to be a Greenworks pressure washer that fits your needs. Our team […]

best DeWalt DCD998 Power Detect 20V Hammer Drill

Best DeWalt Drill for 2021

Best DeWalt Cordless Drill DCD998 20V Max Power Detect Having tested dozens of DeWalt drills, the absolute best DeWalt drill has to be the DeWalt DCD998 20V Power Detect hammer drill. Measuring almost equally well is the DeWalt DCD999 60V FlexVolt Advantage Hammer Drill. Our preference for the DCD998 comes from the fact that you […]

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Tile vs Metal vs Shingle Roofs Compared

Deciding on a roofing material can be tough. Should I choose a metal, shingle, or tile roof? is a question we hear quite often. In comparing tile vs metal vs shingle roofs, each has its place. Aside from the obvious issues of deciding on the color, the vast variety of building materials sometimes makes picking the right […]

chop vs miter saws

Chop Saw vs Miter Saw Explained | Are You Cutting Metal or Wood?

We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard the term “chop saw” used to describe a miter saw. It’s not a huge deal, but we always try to educate our readers (and those new to the trades) about the differences. It helps to use terminology correctly—particularly when you communicate with other professionals. In looking […]

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Screw Bit Types and Types of Screwdriver Bits | Pros and Cons

Manufacturers make screwdrivers to fit a wide variety of screw bit types. They come in various lengths, grips, and styles—all so that they can do a great job fastening screws. But which types of screwdriver bits do you use for what application—and which work the best? We’ll attempt to go through each—even the specialty bits—and […]

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Types of Levels Used in Construction

If you work in the industry, you probably own several types of levels used in construction. If you’re new to the job, though, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. There are several classes of levels you can shoot for: cross-line laser levels and rotary laser levels to name a couple. But the […]

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Miter Saw vs Table Saw | Know the Difference

Make no mistake—miter saws and table saws are powerful tools for getting serious work done in the shop or on the jobsite. Most Pros know how to use a miter saw vs table saw, but DIYers or those just starting out may not quite understand when exactly you want to use each of these power […]

TIG welding

Comparing MIG, TIG, or Stick Welding – Which is Best?

It can take quite a while to become proficient at the art and science of welding. First, a welder must develop technical skills for the craft itself. Next, he or she also has to understand the constraints of material type, size, location, power source, budget, and more. In the end, fabricating metal is practical, satisfying, and (potentially) […]

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Best Screwdriver Sets for 2021

The screwdriver might possibly be the most fundamental tool in your arsenal. From electricians to plumbers to DIYers to woodworkers—screwdrivers play an integral role in how we get work done. Because we find this tool so ubiquitous, we thought we’d recommend the best screwdriver sets for 2021. Best Screwdriver Set Overall Wurth Zebra Screwdrivers 061394226 […]

EGO Lawn Mower Reviews EGO Z6 Zero Turn Lawn Mower

Best EGO Lawn Mower Reviews 2021 | What to Know Before You Buy

With 10 EGO Lawn Mower Models to Choose From, There’s Something For Just About Everyone We had the pleasure of testing the very first EGO battery-powered lawn mower way back in 2014. Since then, they’ve expanded their lineup significantly and stayed at the front of the pack when it comes to battery-powered mower innovation.  While […]