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.

5 Essential Table Saw Safety Tips

7 Essential Table Saw Safety Tips from the Pros

Table saws are one of the most common and helpful tools in the workshops of both Pros and non-Pros alike. A healthy respect for all tools is important. However, the need for safety around the table saw’s large spinning blade is obvious. We’ve written more extensively about table saw safety standards, but these 7 table saw safety […]

Putting Your Finger in a Spinning Saw Blade

Stopping a Saw Blade with Your Finger Video!

If you thought putting your hand into a live, spinning table saw blade was hard to do—imagine doing it TWICE! This time, Kenny Koehler puts his index finger in the path of the Bosch Reaxx table saw blade. He does it to see how it fares with a front-of-blade contact. And let me tell you, putting […]

Makita 18V Brushless Multi-Tool Feature

Makita 18V LXT Brushless Multi Tool with Starlock | XMT04

Makita Adds Starlock Max Clamp System to Brushless Multi Tool Makita has released the XMT04 Brushless Sub Compact Multi Tool, but this time with what we consider to be a substantial improvement to their previous oscillating multi tool (OMT) designs: the Starlock Max System. Not only does the tool combine speed and performance with low […]

Makinex Lift Assist for Jackhammers and Demo

Makinex Lift Assist for Jackhammers and Demo

Makinex Lift Assist Lets the Pneumatic Hammer Do The Work With the average pneumatic jackhammer operating at 1200+ blows per minute, it’s safe to say that demolition work can take its toll on your equipment and your body. This work results in back strain from repeatedly lifting a heavy tool. It can also be difficult […]

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Metabo HPT Trim Router

Metabo HPT Cordless Trim Router Review | M1808DAQ4

Metabo HPT releases a companion to the world’s first cordless 1/2″ full-size router Metabo HPT cordless trim router (M1808DAQ4) is a great little router coming on the heels of the company’s release of the world’s first cordless full-size 1/2-inch router. The two routers complement each other quite nicely. The 1/2-inch Metabo HPT 36V Cordless Plunge […]

Metabo HPT Corded Paddle Switch Angle Grinders

Metabo HPT Corded Grinders Feature Less Maintenance and More Sustained Power Metabo HPT has launched two 12-amp corded angle grinders to get more done on the job with less downtime. The Metabo HPT 4-1/2″ Paddle Switch Disc Grinder and 5″ Paddle Switch Disc Grinder both deliver AC-powered muscle that won’t drop off just because of […]

Using a drill press

How to Use a Drill Press and Set It Up

I love my drill press. It is my favorite tool. Actually, I have two. I bought a bench model in college and picked up a big floor model not long after I graduated. Drill presses are quiet. They are precise. Most of all, they are extremely versatile. If you use the best drill bits, you […]

MBW Battery-Powered ScreeDemon Vibrating Wet Screed

Milwaukee M18 Battery Powers the MBW ScreeDemon Vibrating Screed The MBW ScreeDemon line of vibrating wet screeds is getting a major technological update. Instead of the Honda gas-powered engine that usually powers this screed line, MBW has partnered with Milwaukee Tool to bring battery power to the ScreeDemon lineup. The result is a more comfortable […]

Using the Metabo Cordless Router

Metabo HPT 36V Cordless Plunge Router | M3612DA

Can the world’s first cordless 1/2″ router really compete with corded models? Cordless trim routers have taken over much of the router market in the past few years. For many of us, we still need routers with the power to handle large 1/2″ bits. There was bound to be a race to see who could […]

Best Multi-Tool 2021 Video Review

Best Oscillating Tools 2021 Video Review

Oscillating multi-tools can get you out of a pinch, but who makes the best? Our team at protoolreviews.com brought in the top models for a head-to-head evaluation that raised some eyebrows thanks to the latest technology developments.  Editor’s Note: Since this video published, Fein has discontinued the SuperCut line and expanded the MultiMaster line. Buy […]