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September 24, 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.

20V Max vs 18V Battery

20V Max vs 18V Batteries: Setting the Record Straight

When it Comes to 20V Max vs 18V Batteries, Which is More Powerful? “There was a major difference in power when I switched from an 18V system to a 20V system.” Ah, if I only had a quarter for every time I heard that one… The 18V vs 20V Max debate will continue to go […]

LokiThor Jump Starter Feature

LokiThor Jump Starter and Tire Inflator | JA301

LokiThor Handles Automotive Troubles with the Force of Thunder At this point, portable jump starters fall into that category that we consider “no-brainers” for anyone that spends any time at all in an automobile. They’re light, effective, and inexpensive enough that it just makes sense to have one in your vehicle in case of emergency. […]

Shell Jump Starter Feature

Shell 1200A 12V Portable Jump Starter | SH916WC

Shell Portable Jump Starter Keeps Emergency Automotive Situations Safe We get the opportunity to use jump starters from time to time around here—and we love them. One of the things we’ve learned along the way is that it’s better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it. After […]

Dewalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw

What is DeWalt FlexVolt Technology?

On June 21st, 2016 at 8:30 A.M in Baltimore, Maryland, we witnessed the unveiling of DeWalt FlexVolt technology. It brought never before seen hybrid-voltage battery technology to the table and opened up even more tools to the cordless world. We’ve heard a lot of confusion about FlexVolt, so this article goes over the key details […]

Milwaukee RedLithium Batteries

Milwaukee RedLithium Battery Technology Explained

When Milwaukee originally announced RedLithium batteries back in 2010, they replaced the original line of M12 and M18 lithium-ion packs. Not content to simply accept a fancy name without understanding the technology behind it, we began our research. In a nutshell, Milwaukee RedLithium battery technology combines advanced electronics and temperature resilience and control to generate […]

48 Tools battery holder technology

Latest Lithium-ion Battery Technology Advancements

Back in 2010, we wrote about better batteries using graphene nanotech. That was a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Vorbeck Materials. Scientists used graphene to enable lithium-ion batteries to recharge in minutes rather than hours. It’s been quite some time. While graphene has yet to materialize, we’re back with some more of the latest lithium-ion battery […]

Do Battery Amp Hours Affect Power? | 2.0Ah Vs 5.0Ah Thursday Throwdown!

Do Battery Amp Hours Affect Power? | 2.0Ah vs 5.0Ah

Battery Amp Hours Really Do Affect How Much Power Your Power Tool Delivers In our Craftsman vs Ryobi hammer drill comparison, 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. […]

Should You Use Cordless Tool Battery Adapters

Should You Use Cordless Tool Battery Adapters?

Battery Adapters and Voltage Boosters By now, you may have seen the videos running around that show a converted DeWalt or Makita lithium-ion battery running a Snap-On cordless glue gun using a tool battery adapter. If you haven’t, take a look below at the one showing off the possibility and upcoming product launch. At first […]

lithium-ion cells 18650

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 […]

corded vs cordless tools which better

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 […]