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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Power Tool Reviews

Our in depth cordless power tool reviews include battery powered cordless drills, cordless saws, LED flashlights, cordless oscillating multi-tools, and more. If you’re a Pro, knowing whether or not you’re using the very best tools for the job makes all the difference. Pro Tool Reviews does head-to-head testing, tool shootouts, and individual tool reviews. We cover the latest products so you can know which manufacturers and tools work the best. Cordless Power Tool Reviews for Pros While anyone can read our cordless power tool reviews, we write them with professional tradesmen in mind. That means we test some tools in-house with our expert panel of tool testers. Others, we send out on the jobsite and put them into the hands of Pros for evaluation. This lets us really get a feel for how a tool performs against the expectations of real-world applications. Also, it ensures we don’t miss out on a particular tool application we may not have thought of.

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Review

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Review HPHD25B

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Steps Up Performance In A Big Way Hart’s 20V system is full of useful cordless tools for taking care of the to-do list around your house. When you’re ready to take your game to the next level, the Hart 20V brushless hammer drill offers a boost in performance, runtime, and […]

Hart 20V Cordless Glue Gun

Hart 20V Cordless Glue Gun HPGL01

Hart Glue Gun Sticks with Cordless Convenience For quick fixes and projects around the house, a glue gun is one tool you want to have around. We’re taking a closer look at the Hart 20V cordless glue gun to help you decide if it’s worth cutting the cord on such a handy tool. Using the […]

Makita 12V Max CXT Drill Action

How to Use a Drill: Tips from the Pros

Knowing how to use a drill is like Power Tools 101 – just pull the trigger, right? That’s how a lot of people use this tool, and they do just fine. You can, however, get more out of your tools with a little knowledge. Our Pro readers can skip this article, but for those of […]

Ryobi Hammer Drills – New VS Old | Video Review

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of difference between Ryobi’s P251 brushless hammer drill and the new PBLHM101 HP brushless model. Well, other than the fact that the modeling number system isn’t as simple. A closer look reveals some differences between the two though. Wondering if it’s worth it to upgrade […]

Makita XGT 8-1/2 Inch Miter Saw Feature

Makita 40V Max XGT 8 1/2-Inch Miter Saw GSL02

Makita 40V XGT Platform Kicks Off Miter Saw Line With A Compact Model Makita designed the XGT system to deliver higher power for demanding applications, letting you more effectively cut the cord for the toughest applications. Taking a closer look at the line, the Makita 40V XGT 8 1/2-inch cordless miter saw is one tool […]

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review - Makita Medium Metal Cutting

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw Like a Pro

There’s probably no more useful saw for remodelers, plumbers, electricians, and homeowners than the reciprocating saw. It’s hard to imagine a jobsite without one. But that was the reality before the introduction of the Milwaukee SawZall—the trademarked name that became synonymous with reciprocating saws—in 1951. You might have already read our best corded reciprocating saw article. Regardless of […]

Flex 24V Cordless D-Handle Jigsaw Review

Flex 24V Cordless D-Handle Jigsaw Review FX2231-Z

Flex Cordless Jigsaw Debuts As A Top Performer Stepping into the professional woodworking side of power tools, the Flex 24V cordless d-handle jigsaw promises ultimate precision and control. We tested it side-by-side against a wide range of cordless competitors to see if it can deliver. Pros Excellent cutting speed Excellent vibration control Multiple grip positions […]

Impact Driver Strength Challenge | Video Review

Torque ratings are commonly used to determine an impact driver’s strength, with that being said, we gathered 3 flagship impact drivers from industry powerhouses Milwaukee, Makita, and DeWalt, and used our tried and tested torque rig to determine who has the strongest impact driver. We’ve welded Grade 8 hardened bolts onto angle iron and fastened […]

Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel Kit Featured 4

Speed vs Torque in Drills and Impact Drivers

Pros and apprentices just starting out can misunderstand how the speed vs torque differs between drills and impact drivers. It’s more than just a difference in how to set the mode. Speed and torque change very differently from one mode to the next on these two tools. The good thing is that it’s easy to […]

Metabo HPT Cordless Metal Connector Nailer Review

Metabo HPT 36V Cordless Metal Connector Nailer NR3665DA

Metabo HPT Delivers Cordless Positive Placement Nailer with Zero Firing Delay Metabo HPT did a wonderful job on their cordless framing nailer. Supplementing it to further eliminate the need for hoses and compressors, the Metabo MPT 36V cordless metal connector nailer has been getting a lot of love from our team. Metabo HPT 36V Cordless […]