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May 18, 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 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 […]

miter saw vs table saw which

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 […]

best tankless water heaters

Best Water Heater Reviews 2021

There are many different types of water heaters on the market. Knowing how to get the best water heater for your home isn’t easy. It requires knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each type and technology. Couple this with the presence of local and national rebates on energy savings and the decision to replace a water […]

Greenworks Zero Turn Mowers | Battery-Powered Commercial ZTs

As the world progressively gets more up-in-arms over the noise and emissions of gas motors, particularly in Pro lawn care applications, we’re learning that modern problems require modern solutions. That’s where the Greenworks battery-powered line of commercial zero turn mowers (and two residential models) come in. They already make one of the best electric lawn […]

Milwaukee 12V FUEL vs Surge

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge vs M12 Fuel Impact Driver

When the M12 Fuel Surge came out, we immediately fielded questions about how it compared to the standard Milwaukee M12 FUEL impact driver. And, being who we are, we wanted to see how it stacked up to everyone else’s 12V impact drivers. This article documents our testing of the Milwaukee M12 FUEL Surge vs the […]

Best Drill Bits Buying Guide

What is Black Oxide Coating? Ask the Pros

Black oxide coatings appear on a variety of products—most commonly on drill bits, folding knives, and other cutting accessories. Just what is black oxide coating? In a nutshell, it coats materials in a chemical conversion as opposed to an electroplating process. According to Electrochemical Products, Inc., you can apply this type of overlay to steel, stainless, aluminum, […]

Impact Driver Vs. Hammer Drill - What's the Difference?

Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill – What’s the Difference?

Pop quiz, hotshot: what are the major differences between an impact driver and hammer drill? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. The answer: mechanisms and applications. Let’s drill down to the impact driver vs hammer drill question right now. Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill Mechanisms Impact Driver Mechanism A hammer and anvil design helps impact drivers accomplish their […]