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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Air Tool Reviews

Pro Tool Reviews publishes reviews of pneumatic tools or air tools from most major manufacturers. Our air tool reviews includes framing nailers, finish nailers, staplers, and brad nailers. Pneumatic tool reviews of roofing & siding nailers as well as air compressor reviews also fill this section. While recent excitement surrounds the use of cordless nailers and battery-powered products, pneumatic nailers and air tools still dominate. These tools occupy a wider place in framing and construction. Pneumatic Air Tool Reviews vs Cordless On the jobsite you’ve got to get your work completed on time and on (or under) budget. That means you need the most efficient method for framing and finishing. That involves the speed and agility offered by pneumatic air tools. Cordless nailers knock out punch lists quickly, but nothing currently matches the economics (and ergonomics) of an air powered nailer. That goes for framing as well as finishing applications. When you search through these reviews, pay attention to the ratings so you understand how we rated each tool and how well it did in our testing categories.

LokiThor Jump Starter Feature

LokiThor Jump Starter and Tire Inflator | JA301

LokiThor Handles Automotive Troubles with the Force of Thunder At this point, portable jump starters fall into that category that we consider “no-brainers” for anyone that spends any time at all in an automobile. They’re light, effective, and inexpensive enough that it just makes sense to have one in your vehicle in case of emergency. […]

Ingersoll Rand IR 2475F10DY diesel compressor

Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Diesel Reciprocating Compressor

IR Two-Stage Compressor Offers Reliable Air Supply for Mobile, Every-Day Use The Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Two-Stage Diesel Driven Reciprocating Air Compressor (IR 2475F10DY) provides fuel-efficient compressed air when electric power isn’t readily available. IR specifically designed this compressor for field service and remote pneumatic applications, making it an ideal solution for auto servicing, farm and […]

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart Cordless Air Compressor Leaves Power Outlets Behind We all know the frustration of walking out to the car early in the morning, only to find you’ve got a flat tire. What do you do? Maybe grab the spare, or chance it trying to make it to the corner gas station to fill it up? […]

DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Air Compressor Feature

DeWalt 20V Compact 2.5 Gallon Air Compressor (DCC2520)

DeWalt Compact Air Compressor Gets the FlexVolt Advantage Now with FlexVolt Advantage technology, the DeWalt DCC2520 20V Max Compact 2.5-gallon air compressor brings 20V battery compatibility to the original DeWalt DCC2560. The 2.5-gallon DeWalt air compressor targets contractors, remodelers, finish carpenters, and trim installers with a compressor that boasts 81% more nails per cycle when […]

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Best Nail Gun for Anyone in 2021

When you ask who makes the best tools, the answers vary. It’s a long-held belief around here that the manufacturer with the best cordless drill doesn’t necessarily make the best miter saw. The same can be said for each type of nailer. In fact, the best nail gun in the various categories and styles we […]

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

There’s nothing like the accuracy and speed of a metal connector nailer when you’re installing straps and hangers. Paslode has always been a name we’ve turned to for this specialty nailer, but there was some room for improvement on their 1.5-inch model. The F150S-PP Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer addresses two of the biggest […]

Best Air Compressor Reviews 2021

Nearly every professional contractor uses an air compressor. Of course, it’s not just a construction tool. Automotive, woodworking, aviation, marine, and many others use a compressor to power air tools. When we got our team together to decide on the best air compressor, we sparked a fierce debate concerning brands, styles, prices, and much more. […]

DeWalt 20V Cordless Strap Nailer

Pneumatic vs Cordless Nailers: What’s the Best Choice?

We’ve been reviewing cordless finish nailers for many years now. In fact, many products are in their second or even third generation of tools. Still, should you jump in and pick up one of these battery-powered nailers? In an effort to keep you from spending your hard-earned money on something that sounds too good to […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL cordless air compressor

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Air Compressor

The long-awaited Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless air compressor has been on jobsites for a while now. Carpenters have put its 1,600 18-gauge nails-per-charge claims to the test. Some users have even tried this Milwaukee battery-powered air compressor with impact wrenches and for tire inflation. I’m a professional plumber by trade. While it may seem unusual […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Review | The Tank

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Runs Two Framing Nailers at Once Ever thought how nice it would be to run more than one framing or roofing nailer using a smaller compressor? That’s what the Metabo HPT pancake air compressor—nicknamed The Tank—claims it can do. Pros Easily ran two framing nailers in our testing Higher PSI […]