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March 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Specialty Power Tool Reviews

There are times when tools have a category that’s not broad enough for us to give them their own space. They fall into the corded specialty power tools category. These tools include products like the Kett fiber cement shears and the Camo Edge Pro deck fastening system. We even included the Grizzly Mini Milling Machine Model G8689 and the Festool Conturo edge bander. More than just unique, however, our specialty power tool reviews reveal which tools often fill a much-needed gap. They perform specialized tasks that no other tool can. As a result, they often end up saving time and money for the Pros who use them. Specialty Power Tool Reviews for Pros Other tools that fit this category include the Milwaukee Force Logic Knockout System, various wet saws, and pipe cutters. With the right specialty power tool you can get your work done more quickly, and with less hassle than if you try the same task with the wrong equipment.

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Ridgid MegaMax

Ridgid MegaMax 18V Octane Brushless Multi-Tool

We’ve talked a little bit about the benefits of Ridgid’s new Octane technology on their 18V platform. We also got to see one of the first applications with Ridgid’s 18V Octane brushless reciprocating saw. But it’s the new Ridgid MegaMax that really pushes the new battery/tool/communication system to show off what Ridgid has in mind […]

Hypertherm Plasma Cutter PowerMax45 XP

Hypertherm Plasma Cutter PowerMax45 XP

Using certain kind of tools earns you a level of credibility that makes people part like the Red Sea and give you the best seat in the bar. A plasma cutter is one of those tools. If you’re in the market for a new one, consider if the Powermax 45 XP Hypertherm Plasma Cutter has […]

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Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer

Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer

I tend to have my doubts about a lot of new technology in tools. Building construction and remodeling is a dirty, hands-on, labor-intensive industry that requires a lot of human input. When I received word that I would be reviewing the new Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer, I can’t say that I felt that […]

APSX Spyder CNC Machine: CNC Prototype Milling for Less

APSX Spyder CNC Machine: CNC Milling for Less

3D printing may be the sexiest technology when it comes to producing prototype and custom parts, but CNC machines have been in the business decades longer. With types ranging from routing and milling to grinding and lathes, CNC machines start around a few hundred dollars and can move way beyond the $100,000 mark. The APSX […]

Festool Edge Bander KA 65 Conturo Review

Festool Edge Bander KA 65 Conturo Review

As a carpenter who specializes in custom cabinetry and built-ins, I find a new tool’s versatility to be one of my top priorities. I don’t often add a tool to my shop if it can’t perform more than 3 or 4 functions. My router, for example, has 4 different base attachments. This allows me to […]

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Hilti 22V Cordless Brushless Cut-Out Tool

Hilti 22V Cordless Brushless Cut-Out Tool

Most people will never appreciate the skill it takes to finish drywall unless they give it a shot and find out it’s a little more difficult than it looks. Not only do the walls need to be seamless, but you need to make the holes for outlets and switches accurate and in an exact location. […]

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Metabo Portable Steel Plate Beveler - KFM 16-15 F Video Review

Metabo Portable Steel Plate Beveler – KFM 16-15 F Video Review

Metabo’s KFM 16-15 F Beveler can put a perfect 45-degree bevel on steel and stainless steel plate, as well as pipe (steel or stainless).  The Metabo portable steel plate beveler can bevel up to 5/8″ steel or stainless without flinching. With a 14.2A motor and 3 carbide cutting bits, the Metabo beveler cuts through steel […]

Kett KD-1493 Fiber-Cement Shears

Kett KD-1493 Fiber-Cement Shears

If you haven’t head that OSHA has reduced silica dust exposure limits to 20% of the 2015 standard, well, they have. Airborne risks to your employees in the form of dust have been on the radar as a preventable source of long term exposure issues for a while now and the regulations are beginning to […]