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June 14, 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.

Arrow Cordless Glue Gun

Arrow Cordless Glue Gun GT30LI

Cordless Convenience Comes to Your Favorite Arts and Crafts Not everything we do around the house requires hammers and nails. Occasionally, a bead of hot glue does the trick. When your jobs/projects/artistic endeavors require sticking things together without actual hardware, it’d be nice to leave the cord behind. First came the Ryobi cordless glue gun, […]

Angle Grinder uses

Angle Grinder Uses and the Influence of Cordless Technology

If an angle grinder is part of your daily grind, you’ve probably noticed the tool’s rapid shift from corded to cordless. Whether you’re new to the trade or a DIYer, you may be wondering the different angle grinder uses and if cordless is a legitimate option. I jumped on a call with Kevin Gee, Senior […]

dry cut tile saw blade guard

The Best Tool for Cutting a Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash is a great way to dress up a kitchen. Often when doing a simple tile backsplash, some cuts are needed to get the tile around switches and receptacles. There are a few options and methods for doing these small cuts that don’t necessarily involve expensive or fancy equipment. Chances are you […]

All the sander types

Types of Handheld Sanders for Woodworking

I will give you this short answer first when asked about the different types of handheld sanders. Buy a random orbit sander and make it a good one. Then you can buy the other types of sanders as you need them. I have bought a lot of sanders over 30 years of woodworking. Each one […]

Makita HM1502 Demolition Hammer

Makita Designs the HM1502 for Heavy Demolition Projects The Makita HM1502 43 lb. demolition hammer lacks AVT vibration control, but hits with all the power of the larger HM1512. Makita designed this demolition hammer to blast through lower wall zones and floor foundations up to 8-inches thick. Makita also engineered it specifically to tackle trench […]

Makita HM1512 AVT Demolition Hammer

Makita AVT Demolition Hammer Breaks Up Concrete With Maximum Comfort Makita has just launched two new 15-amp demolition hammers. We recently covered the 43 lb. HM1502 Demolition Hammer, and today, we’re looking at the Makita HM1512 45 lb. Demolition Hammer with AVT. This demolition hammer has been equipped to dig trenches, tamp, and bust through […]

Forney Plasma Cutter

Forney 40 P Dual-Voltage Plasma Cutter Review

Forney 40 P Plasma Cutter Features 120V/230V Input Power and a 1/2-Inch Cutting Capacity to Cut Mild Steel, Aluminum, and Stainless The Forney 40 P plasma cutter delivers a compact hybrid 120V/230V tool for those needing more power and flexibility than the current 120V 20 P model provides. Dual voltage capabilities and a user-friendly platform position […]

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 […]