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May 18, 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 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Gives Users a Legit Mid-Torque Option Ryobi has had impact wrenches available on the 18V One+ line for a while, but they’ve been lacking a legitimate mid-torque option. With a reduced size and a big upgrade on the internals, we took the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Impact Wrench […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver Review 02

Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver Review R862311

Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver Takes Over For Octane The Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver is part of the new generation of brushless tools showing up at The Home Depot. The updated Ridgid brushless hammer drill had a big weight and size reduction, but also a power drop compared to Octane. This time, the trade-off […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver with Quick Eject Review

Compact Design and Extreme Power Highlight the Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver With the launch of Flex 24V cordless tools at Lowe’s, there are two impact drivers. The one we’re reviewing today is the Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver with Quick Eject. It’s the higher-performing and more feature-rich of the two, though the standard brushless […]

Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Reviews 2021 Oil Pulse Drivers

A Surprising Exit and a New Voltage Class Change the Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Results Since we first published our review in search of the best hydraulic impact driver, two major changes occurred. First, we had the surprising exit of the Ridgid Stealth Force. Larger in size and weight than what Makita and Milwaukee offer, […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

With 3 Models to Choose From, Each Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench Serves a Different Purpose Making the jump from a pneumatic impact wrench to a cordless model is something most Pros agree is beneficial. There’s no hose to trip over, there’s less maintenance to worry about, they’re not as loud, and there’s no […]

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Review

The Makita XWT17 Impact Wrench Just Might Be the “Goldilocks” of Impact Wrenches. With 520 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 740 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, the new Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque 1/2″ Square Drive Impact Wrench makes for an excellent addition to the Makita’s brushless lineup of impact wrenches. It also strikes a nice balance between […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill Review

Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill with Turbo Review

Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill Headlines Impressive Line of Top-Tier Cordless Tools The Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill with Turbo is one of the most impressive first-generation tools we’ve seen in this class. It has the design and performance to shake up the charts and move ahead of some of the biggest names in the […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best Ridgid Max Output Hammer Drill

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Review R86115

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Gets Leaner in Latest Update Ridgid is revamping their cordless lineup to streamline things, and we have the updated Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill to run on our Test Track. Can this new, more compact version match up to the performance of Octane and others? Pros Faster than Octane on […]

HIlti Compact Drill Driver

Hilti Compact Drill Driver SF 4-A22

Hilti Provides More Productivity, Safety, and Speed in this Compact Drill Driver The Hilti SF 4-A22 Compact Drill Driver is now available, offering Hilti users a small, powerful drill. Hilti claims that it not only drills up to 30% faster than other drills in its compact class but that it also runs up to 30% […]