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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Corded Tool Reviews

Our corded tool reviews include corded saws, routers, sanders and grinders, and more. We try to ascertain the best compound miter saws, perform jobsite table saw shootouts, to name a few. When it comes to corded tools, often power is key. Our power tool reviews try to determine whether a new product has advanced features or specs. Once we understand what’s new we can then test the tool to get a feel for it and see if it’s truly an upgrade. Corded Tool Reviews for Pros When we look at tools like rotary hammers or even oscillating multi-tools, we try to determine which tools have the least vibration while performing the most work. A power tool may be able to provide more power, but at the expense of ergonomics. Other tools add great features, but sacrifice in other areas. We evaluate the whole tool, so that we get the entire picture.

Setting the Best Router Bit Speed

Setting Router Bit Speed | Use this Handy Chart

Using a router to form beautifully finished edges on wood is an analog to painting a drab room. In a very short amount of time with minimal effort, you can improve the look of a boring edge. It only takes a little woodworking experience to find many ways to do things incorrectly. The many nuances of […]

Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen Review

Dremel Cordless Glue Pen Promises Precision and Speed Dremel has its proverbial finger on the pulse of what makes the DIY community tick. We find as many opportunities to review as many of their offerings as we’d like. However, the Dremel 4V Cordless Glue Pen gave us a great excuse. It makes for another great […]

Festool Planex LHS 2 225 EQI-Plus Drywall Sander

Festool Planex Drywall Sander Shows You What You’re Sanding The new generation Planex LHS 2 225 EQI-Plus long-reach drywall sander from Festool is finally available in the US. For those using drywall sanders, it combines LED lights with a random orbital drywall sander. The all-around LED light ring works like a built-in raking light. It’s […]

Best Cordless Router Reviews 2021

I have a confession—I love routing. I find it therapeutic. There’s something about running a bit down an edge and adding an element of creativity that’s enjoyable. Recent upgrades in battery and motor technology are letting us cut the cord on trim routers and making the experience that much better. We decided to bring in […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max Cordless Trim Router

Kobalt 24V Max Cordless Trim Router Review KR 124B-03

The Kobalt 24V Max cordless trim router is one of the more affordable cordless options available. We tested it side-by-side against the most popular brands to see if its design and performance can keep up with the ones that get more hype. Pros Fastest cordless router bit speed (31,500 RPM) Slim, comfortable gripping area Good […]

Makita 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers | HR3001CK and HR3011FCK

Makita Corded 1-3/16-inch Rotary Hammers Feature a Design to Increase Accuracy Makita just launched two 1-3/16-inch corded rotary hammers to increase the accuracy and ergonomics for concrete formers, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, ironworkers, and general contractors. The SDS-Plus HR3001CK and HR3011FCK rotary hammers feature a niche size in the market at 1-3/16″, and they feature […]

How to Calibrate a Table Saw Like a Pro

In our article what to look for on a table saw, we told you that the table saw is the cornerstone tool of both the jobsite and shop. It makes the big cuts that are either difficult or near-impossible with other tools. It also does this while offering tabletop support and built-in guides to keep material straight. Still, if you don’t know how […]

Ryobi 18V electrostatic sprayer

Ryobi Cordless Electrostatic Sprayer Review

The concept of an electrostatic sprayer is simple: charge cleaning particles so that they completely cover objects you’re trying to disinfect. The Ryobi cordless electrostatic sprayer accomplished this on an 18V battery platform. That gives you more freedom of movement so you’re not tethered to an outlet. We got in both the Ryobi PSP02K 1-liter […]

Triton TGEOS 500W Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander

Dual Modes Work Rough Timber to Finishing The Triton TGEOS Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander gives you a lot of versatility with your sanding projects. It features a 500W motor and two modes to power through both heavy material removal down to fine finish sanding. What’s the Big Deal? The 500W motor should stack up well […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Skil 14-Amp Router Review

Skil 14-Amp Router Review RT1322-00

We were on the hunt for a few new woodworking tools and came across a Skil 14-amp router that comes with fixed and plunge bases for less than $150. Skil normally gives us a lot of quality and performance for the price, so we brought it to see if it’s worth adding to your shop. […]