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September 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


News & Opinion

Whether it’s cold hard facts or editorials by our professional staff, Pro Tool Reviews tells it like it is. We deliver a steady stream of power tool news for the construction and housing industry. Hopefully, this will keep you abreast of what’s happening in the construction industry. Our industry insights, articles, and editorials cover construction industry topics affecting professional tradesmen and business owners. Power Tool News & Opinion That Matters If you’re in the construction business—no matter if you work on the jobsite or in the office—you need to know what trends and tools are shaping the work you do. Our team delivers both news & opinion to keep you up to speed and ahead of the curve. Because of this, you can be in the know with respect to OSHA regulations, modern construction methods, and therefore any other developments taking place that could affect your work. While our power tool reviews and hand tool reviews let you know what’s hot from the manufacturers. For everything else, you’ll want to stay tuned to our news and opinion editorial coverage.

20V Max vs 18V Battery

20V Max vs 18V Batteries: Setting the Record Straight

When it Comes to 20V Max vs 18V Batteries, Which is More Powerful? “There was a major difference in power when I switched from an 18V system to a 20V system.” Ah, if I only had a quarter for every time I heard that one… The 18V vs 20V Max debate will continue to go […]

high speed nailing pattern

High Wind Nailing Pattern for Shingles Installation

When preparing for a roofing job you need more than just a good coil roofing nailer. You also need more than a solid understanding of OSHA safety rules. Whether it be a complete re-shingle or simply a repair, you’re bound to hear talk about a high-wind nailing pattern. This goes double if you live near the coast or anywhere in […]

What Does Intrinsically Safe Mean?

What Does Intrinsically Safe Mean?

When you’re working in a hazardous location, having intrinsically safe (IS) gear is a common requirement. For our purposes, we’re going to use the example of an intrinsically safe headlamp in this article.  For a lighting device to carry an intrinsically safe rating, it has to have a build that won’t cause the ignition of […]

Tractor Supply Company and PORTER-CABLE Announce Exclusive Partnership

Tractor Supply Company and PORTER-CABLE Announce Exclusive Partnership

Tractor Supply Company is the New Retail Destination for PORTER-CABLE Cordless Tools The big news for Tractor Supply Company customers is that they have partnered with PORTER-CABLE to become its exclusive retailer of cordless tools and accessories moving forward. With nearly 2000 stores around the country plus online shopping, it puts PORTER-CABLE in a position […]

electrical wiring outlet

Electrical Safety Tips and Guidelines for Apprentice Electricians

A little healthy paranoia can go a long way. This is especially true for electrical work around the home where electrical accidents are the cause of tens of thousands of fires, injuries, and deaths each year. What you don’t even know that you don’t know is a dangerous area. Ignorance is definitely not bliss! The […]

Huskie Tools Series 7R Pro Line Tools Run On Milwaukee Batteries

Huskie Tools Expands 7th-Gen Hydraulic Tool Line Onto M18 Battery Platform Huskie Tools makes equipment designed for Pros working in the utility trades. The Huskie Series 7R Pro Line includes 61 new battery-powered hydraulic tools. While that seems newsworthy, they also made the new lineup work with one of the most widely available battery platforms: […]

Should NOT Buy an Extended Warranty 8 Reasons Why

No You Should NOT Buy an Extended Warranty – 8 Reasons Why

I have gone over a decade without buying an extended warranty. Along the way, I learned a thing or two about the practice which seems to dominate the time and energies of associates and salespeople at many retail locations. The extended warranty market is big business. In fact, companies often outsource extended warranties to larger […]

Oregon 120V Professional Tools Discontinued and No Longer Sold

Oregon 120V Professional Tools Discontinued and No Longer Sold

According to the Oregon Tool website, Oregon 120V professional tools will no longer be manufactured or sold. Oregon effectively discontinued the line “after careful consideration”. According to the website: After careful consideration, Oregon has decided to discontinue the 120V Professional Series product line effective December 31, 2020. Oregon appreciates and values your patronage and looks […]

What is Pex - Milwaukee M18 ProPex Expansion Tool

What is PEX Tubing for Plumbing?

What is PEX pipe? Before we answer that question, let’s look at history, lest we doom ourselves to repeating it. Take a look at the water lines in any older house. You’ll probably find one consistent material being used: brilliant, shiny copper. Sorry, did I say brilliant and shiny? Scratch that. Look for copper tubing […]

When should you rent tools vs buying

When Should You Rent Tools vs Buying Them?

Everyone loves opening up that box with a shiny new tool inside. Buying and using the latest cool, new tools has to be one of the reasons we got into the construction trades in the first place, right? But when should you rent tools vs buying them? Renting may seem obvious for SkidSteers and loaders. […]