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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.

Ryobi Narrow Crown Stapler

How to Use a Narrow Crown Stapler and Why

Do you need a narrow crown stapler? What is a narrow crown stapler and how do you use it? Are there wider crown staplers? Which narrow crown stapler should you buy? If you have questions about these handy carpentry tools, we have answers! What is a Narrow Crown Stapler and Do You Need One? If […]

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Reviews 2021

After testing dozens of options, our team picked the absolute best cordless reciprocating saw models from manufacturers we trust the most. What sets these saws apart from the rest of the cordless reciprocating saws? Some run on higher voltages, such as 36V or 60V (54V max). Others use advanced battery technology to pull more power […]

best cordless 20V drill

The Definitive Guide to Unit Watts Out vs Torque

The Unit Watts Out (UWO) vs torque power ratings on tools have been out for years. DeWalt is one of the most popular brands that use the UWO calculation to present the overall power of a tool. There are two unfortunate issues with this. First, people still don’t seem to understand what in the world […]

Best Impact Driver

Best Cordless Impact Driver Reviews 2021

We’ve tested dozens of the impact drivers currently available to find out who makes the best impact driver in multiple classes. There are some impressive new players entering the scene that look to challenge the traditional powerhouses. When it was all said and done, the biggest names still stepped up to the plate. Our impact driver reviews […]

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 […]