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May 9, 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.

Review9.3(out of 10)
Best Cordless Router DeWalt

DeWalt 20V Max XR Cordless Router Review DCW600

The DeWalt 20V Max XR cordless router is built on the foundation of the brand’s popular corded trim router and has a lot to offer. It also happens to be a Pro Tool Innovation Award Winner. But with more than half a dozen other cordless routers to compete with, we wanted to see how this […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router

Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router Review R860443B

Having reviewed the Ridgid cordless trim router some time ago, we were intrigued when they released an updated model. The new Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router (R860443B) remains fully backward-compatible with all Ridgid 18V batteries. It does, however, offer some additional power when combined with new Ridgid Octane batteries. Pros Decent run-time Plenty of […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Skil 10-inch Miter Saw

Skil MS6305-00 10 in. Miter Saw Review

The Skil MS6305-00 10 in. miter saw provides an almost unheard of blend of capacity, power, usability, and value. Our crew used it while putting a two-story addition on a downtown bungalow originally built in 1915. Having used dozens of similar tools over the past 20+ years, this Skil 10-inch outclasses many others while staying […]

General SMART Automated Table Saw

General International Adds Touchscreen Automation to SMART Table Saw General has a new line of table saws for 2021 with their own patent-pending brand of automation. The General SMART Automated Table Saw offers precision cutting that requires little more than punching in your settings and letting the saw do the hard work. Work SMARTer, Not […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router

Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router Review

When you take a look at the landscape of cordless routers, you might now expect to find a 12V model. However, the Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router isn’t bothered by what we expect to find and delivers a niche router in a compact frame. Pros Lightweight design Wide-open sightlines to the bit Ergonomics designed specifically […]

Best Corded Reciprocating Saw

Best Corded Reciprocating Saw Reviews 2021

Our search for the best corded reciprocating saw led us to two very distinct categories and one that sits between them. Often called by Milwaukee’s proprietary name, Sawzalls, these demolition tools represent a sector that still has a very strong corded presence. What’s the Best Corded Reciprocating Saw Power Level? There’s a big difference between […]

Using Hammer Drills VS Rotary Hammers

Rotary Hammer vs Hammer Drill | Looking Inside

So you’ve got some holes to drill. In concrete. Well, that changes things. Sure, you might be able to get by with a regular drill and a masonry bit, but then again you might not. It depends on how hard the concrete is, how much aggregate is in the mix, and how many holes you […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Disston BLU-MOL QuickCore Hole Saw Review

Disston BLU-MOL QuickCore Hole Saw Review

Disston BLU-MOL QuickCore Hole Saw Will Change the Way You Look at Hole Saws When I first saw the Disston BLU-MOL QuickCore hole saw, I was cautiously optimistic. Its wide core access looked promising, but I wasn’t sold after watching a video. I wanted to get them in my hands and see for myself if […]

5 Ways To Use An Oscillating Multi-tool

Using an Oscillating Tool | 6 Professional Uses

The oscillating multi-tool is one of the handiest tools you can have around the jobsite or workshop. Its versatility lets you accomplish numerous tasks that would be impossible with other tools. You can sand; saw metal, wood, and drywall; make large holes; plunge cut into hardwood; or undercut a doorway. You can also remove grout, cut trim for […]

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews 2021

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews 2021

Choosing the best oscillating multi-tool used to boil down to just a couple of brands. Not anymore. Advancement in battery, motor, and vibration control technologies offers more viable options than ever. As we considered the landscape, our team was unanimous in our selection of cordless oscillating multi-tools. Corded models are absolutely relevant and there are […]