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July 29, 2021

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Battery Reviews & Chargers

Our charger and battery reviews for cordless tools evaluate battery packs, battery chargers, and other technologies and accessories. We tackle cordless batteries, chargers, and accessories for everything from 3.6V to 120V systems. A few years ago we would have said from 3.6V to 36V. Recently, however, advances in outdoor power equipment have yielded battery packs with much higher voltages. Add new products like DeWalt FlexVolt technology, and you can see there is a lot of room for adept battery reviews. Even the new Milwaukee 9.0 Ah High Demand battery shook up the market with power reserves never before seen in cordless power tools. Chargers and Battery Reviews for Tradesmen For the average tradesmen, they want a battery that will last. A lot of times that goes along with the tool being used. Other times, however, a superior battery platform can also bring the best out of a cordless tool. Better batteries bring longer run-times and more power (thanks to higher power densities in lithium-ion batteries). When new battery technology and products come out, we let you know with our battery reviews and break down the facts.

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Is There a Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage Coming?

While it certainly seems like we live in the golden age of cordless tool innovation, a storm is coming that you may not have heard about: the finite resource of lithium-ion batteries. Having spoken with several industry insiders across several companies, differing opinions exist on whether a lithium or lithium-ion battery shortage is inevitable. Regardless […]

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Corded vs Cordless Tools – Which is Better?

We talk about the cordless job site pretty frequently. But in the corded vs cordless tools question—can battery truly render the cord obsolete? The math doesn’t add up, right? Actually, it does. As manufacturers push into more powerful cordless tools, the concept of switching out your corded tools without power trade-offs is compelling. You Have […]

How Lithium-ion Batteries Work | Li-ion Explained

Everyone seems to be on a diet these days. You can’t turn around without someone talking about their latest no-carb or calorie-counting escapades into the world of better living. Me? I’ll take the steak, medium-rare, with a side of onion rings. But one thing does seem to ring true: What you put into your body […]

Milwaukee 9.0 Vs DeWalt FlexVolt

Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt FlexVolt Batteries

Without a doubt, two of the biggest battery-related news items this year have been the DeWalt FlexVolt and the Milwaukee HD High-Demand batteries. It’s reignited the debate between the need for higher voltage and greater amp-hour capacity to extend runtime and power on the jobsite. When it comes to Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt […]

Festool Energy Battery Charger Set (577080)

Festool Energy Set Serves Up Power To Go The Festool Energy Set offers additional battery packs and a fast charger to your cordless power tools, ensuring you never run out of power in the shop or on the jobsite. This seems like it will appeal to carpenters who do on-location or remote work. It can […]

DeWalt DCB615 15Ah FlexVolt Battery

DeWalt to Release Massive FlexVolt Battery Along with New Rotary Hammers Poised for a September 2021 release, DeWalt plans to scale things to a whole new level with the DCB615 15Ah FlexVolt battery. It’s also no accident that DeWalt is releasing these 15Ah batteries alongside two new brushless SDS-Max rotary hammers. This battery certainly looks […]

Makita Portable Battery Backpack Power Supply PDC01

Makita Battery Backpack Extends Runtime, Cuts Downtime Makita’s high-capacity power supply solution is designed to complement the 18V LXT and 18V X2 line of power tools. By utilizing four 18V LXT batteries, the Makita PDC01 Backpack Battery Power Supply extends the runtime of your Makita cordless tools. Unlike backpack batteries that need to sit on […]

How Do Battery Cells Affect Power Tools? Video Review

How Do Battery Cells Affect Power Tools? Video Review

Around here, we primarily focus on the tools and gear surrounding the construction industry. That makes the 21700 vs 18650 lithium-ion battery cell conversations incredibly relevant to us. After all, these lithium-ion power sources reach far beyond the latest cordless tools. They’re driving innovation in Teslas, hoverboards, the vaping community, and so much more. 21700 […]

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Do Bigger Batteries Produce More Power? 2Ah vs 5Ah Video Review

In our Craftsman vs Ryobi hammer drill competition, several people pointed out that we were using different batteries: a 2.0Ah for the Craftsman and a 4.0Ah for the Ryobi. Because most people buy these tools as kits, we tested the kitted batteries. However, most tool enthusiasts know that battery amp hours affect power. But by how […]

Ridgid Max Output Batteries and Technology

Max Output Batteries Improve Power, Runtime, and Warranty Ridgid is releasing all-new 18V Max Output brushless tools. Alongside those tools comes their brand new 18V Max Output Battery system. These batteries offer higher levels of performance and promise increased power and runtime for any and all Ridgid brushless tools. Max Output Batteries are the most powerful […]