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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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.

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 […]

DeWalt Cordless Drywall Sander

DeWalt 20V Cordless Drywall Sander

DeWalt Cordless Drywall Sander Perfect for Working in Unpowered Areas The DeWalt 20V Max line continues to grow with the addition of the Cordless Drywall Sander. DeWalt designed this tool for better mobility around the site, and particularly for unpowered and hard-to-reach areas. Tight Spots Meet Their Match The DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Drywall Sander […]

JET Wet Sharpener

JET 10-inch Variable Speed Wet Sharpener

Jet Grinds, Sharpens, and Hones Your Tools Jet Tools has a solution for getting all your bladed tools back to their sharpest. The Jet Wet Sharpener (727100) has variable speeds, grinding wheels, leather straps, and jigs to handle all of your knives, planer blades, and wood chisels. With a 10-inch wheel, this sharpener tackles larger […]

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Festool Edge Sanding Guide

Sand Any Edge or Angle with Precision Coming in October, Festool has a solution to maximize your precision and efficiency with sanding projects. The Festool Edge Sanding Guide attaches to Festool corded and cordless sanders to provide woodworkers, trim carpenters, and painters control over sanding surface edges and angles. Sand Edges with Confidence The Festool […]

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander PSD101

Perfect Sanding in Hard-to-Reach Areas Usually, when it comes to detail sanding, most of us who care about the quality of our work will put the sander down and switch to working by hand. The Ryobi PSD101 cordless belt sander presents an alternative to this, particularly when it comes to sanding in tight spots. Key […]