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Sander and Grinder Reviews

We do reviews of corded grinders and sanders, including belt and orbital models and also portable and bench top tools. Our grinder reviews include corded tools from 4.5″ cut off models to larger products with 9-inch wheels. For sanders, we cover products from the small Festool Rotex sander to larger belt and orbital sanders. We turned our Pros on the Makita GA5042C 5 in. grinder and also the Bosch OS50VC 1/2-sheet orbital finishing sander. The results gave us good impressions of what these tools could do in the field. Sanders and Grinder Reviews In comparing various sanders we attempt to level the playing field by using the same consumables. For grinder reviews we use the same grinding and cutting wheels. Random orbital patterns vary, and grinders have various features like active and passive braking for better safety. We test our grinders using proven methods and time cutting and grinding tasks to see which models excel. Even drywall sanders make for interesting testing.

DeWalt Brushless 6-Inch Angle Grinder DWE43244N

DeWalt Brushless 6-Inch Angle Grinder DWE43244N

DeWalt 6-inch Angle Grinder Benefits From Brushless Technology Cordless angle grinders such as DeWalt’s 60V Max FlexVolt model use brushless motors to gain performance, runtime, service life, and even add features. So what can you gain from putting one on a corded grinder? We got our hands on the DeWalt brushless 6-inch angle grinder to […]

Ingersoll Rand 5100 Series Random Orbital Sanders

More Power and Options for Ingersoll Rand 5100 Series Orbital Sanders When using an orbital sander, you want something that has the power and flexibility to help you finish your automotive work quickly and without swirls. This might be where the Ingersoll Rand 5100 Series random orbital sanders come in. We take a look at […]

HART Bench Grinder Review

HART 6-Inch 2.1-Amp Bench Grinder HTBG01

HART 6-Inch Bench Grinder Makes Sharpening Your Tools Easy On Your Wallet Angle grinders are great tools, but every shop needs a bench grinder. From sharpening mower blades to chisels, you’re better off with a stable grinding platform. We installed the HART 6-inch bench grinder in our shop to see how well this budget-friendly option […]

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The Best Angle Grinder For Wood, Metal, and More

Let Our Team Help You Sort Through the Multitude of Excellent Angle Grinder Choices When we set out to determine the best angle grinder, it didn’t seem like a terribly difficult task. However, when we got our team together, it was quickly apparent that there are so many outstanding models out there. Angle grinders are […]

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 […]

How To Cut Soil Pipe

How to Cut Soil Pipe – Pro Plumbing Tips

Cutting in-place soil pipes might be an unpleasant job but it doesn’t have to be difficult. All of these methods work, other things being equal, but soil pipe access might eliminate some of them. The age and condition of the pipe might affect the method you use for cutting it as well (it gets even more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]