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February 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Drill Reviews & Impact Drivers

We spent hundreds of man-hours on cordless drill reviews and impact drivers with hands-on objective testing. We also rated the most powerful cordless drills through head-to-head comparative testing. All 12V, 18V (20V), and 36V models go through our testing rig, and we rank them for their respective categories. When Pros want to upgrade their systems it’s often difficult to know where to go. While you may have your favorite “color” or brand, we seek to help you understand the competition. We understand the tendency for Pros to choose favorites. Our cordless drill reviews and our impact driver reviews seek to avoid bias by using standardized testing methods. Without an objective testing source, you may find yourself purchasing a tool that can’t get the job done. Pros Can Trust Our Cordless Drill Reviews We not only test power, we look at run-time, vibration, and ergonomics. The best cordless drill for one may not be the same for another. Our drill and driver reviews take that into account, testing various torque and speed scenarios. Our individual cordless drill reviews are thorough, and break down the build quality, features, feel, and performance of each tool.

Ryobi One+ HP Brushless Impact Driver Review PBLID02

Ryobi One+ HP Brushless Impact Driver Review PBLID02

Ryobi HP Brushless Impact Driver Continues Trend of More Compact Designs The Ryobi One+ HP Brushless Impact Driver touts a more compact design. While its performance is up to 25% faster than the P235A, we were more curious about how it compares to the more recent brushless P238. Pros Excellent driving performance in our tests […]

Metabo HPT 18V Cordless Sub-Compact Drill Driver

Metabo HPT Features 12V Size on an 18V Platform The Metabo HPT DS18DDX 18V Sub-Compact Drill offers a powerful and compact solution for working in tighter spaces. Now, Metabo HPT lets users have a 12V-sized tool while staying on the popular 18V battery platform. Key Metabo HPT Sub-Compact Drill Features We really like the size […]

Best Impact Driver

Best Cordless Impact Driver Reviews 2021

We’ve tested dozens of the impact drivers currently available to find out who makes the best impact driver in multiple classes. There are some impressive new players entering the scene that look to challenge the traditional powerhouses. When it was all said and done, the biggest names still stepped up to the plate. Our impact driver reviews […]

Metabo HPT 18V Sub-Compact Impact Driver

Metabo HPT Impact Driver Hits 18V Performance Specs with Sub-Compact Frame It looks like Metabo HPT has discontinued its 12V line of tools, but that doesn’t mean the brand isn’t trying to keep things compact. The Metabo HPT Sub-Compact Impact Driver brings 18-volt performance to the job, but with a super compact build that fills […]

DeWalt Xtreme Subcompact Series Impact Wrenches

DeWalt Xtreme Impact Wrenches Deliver Upgraded Torque DeWalt has updated the 12V Max Impact Wrenches in the Xtreme Subcompact line. While the previous models were impressive in their own right, both the 3/8″ and 1/2″ DeWalt Xtreme Subcompact Impact Wrenches feature torque upgrades in packages that have managed to stay compact. What’s the Big Deal? […]

Makita XPH14 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill

Makita XPH14 18V LXT Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill

Makita XPH14 Increases Power, Decreases Size There’s a new flagship hammer drill from our friends in teal. The Makita XPH14 brushless hammer drill focuses on taking the success of the XPH07 and increasing the torque while making it more compact. Makita’s Take “The new 18V LXT Brushless Hammer Driver-Drill is built on the foundation of […]

Hammer Drill Vs Impact Driver Thursday Throwdown!

Hammer Drill vs Impact Driver Hands-On Testing Video Review

For this Thursday Throwdown, we’re looking at things a little differently. Using Metabo HPT’s MultiVolt hammer drill and MultiVolt Triple Hammer impact driver, we’re going to see how effectively you can do all of your drilling and driving with just one tool or the other. In our hammer drill vs impact driver competition, we’ll look at driving speeds, drilling speeds, and the attributes […]

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Ryobi HP Brushless Hammer Drill Review PBLHM101

Ryobi HP Brushless Hammer Drill Drives Higher Performance in a More Compact Package Lighter and more compact than its predecessor, the Ryobi HP Brushless Hammer Drill represents the latest flagship model for the popular brand. We wanted to see just how much improvement it is in both size and performance. Pros More compact and lighter […]