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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Grinder Reviews & Sanders

When we do cordless grinder reviews we look for one thing: Power. This is unusual, because with other tools you need to get a larger picture of a tool’s capabilities. With cordless grinders, however, power is the dominating metric. Can it cut through metal efficiently? Is it a tool that can support grinding welds? The new DeWalt 60V FlexVolt angle grinder is near-unstoppable. The Metabo 9-inch cordless angle grinder is a beast that is unmatched anywhere in terms of cordless capabilities. For our cordless sander reviews, we cover everything from cordless random orbit sanders, to half sheet and detail models. We’ve found a lot of winners in this category. Festool ETS EC brushless sanders stand out as does the Makita 18V random orbit sander. Cordless Grinder Reviews for Pros For Pros we pay attention to dust collection, vibration reduction, and power. Yes, that goes above and beyond just measuring power, but those later two components come to nothing without the first.

DeWalt 60V Max Cordless 7-inch FlexVolt Grinder | DCG440

DeWalt Unveils Cordless FlexVolt Grinder with Kickback Brake at Fabtech Pros in the fabrication and metalworking fields need power from their angle grinders, but safety is also always a concern. The DeWalt 60V Max Cordless 7-inch FlexVolt Grinder (DCG440) features a Kickback Brake to help prevent injury in the event of a bind up. What’s […]

DeWalt Cut Off Tool

DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless 3-inch Cut Off Tool

DeWalt Brushless Cut Off Tool Makes Debut at FabTech At the 2021 FabTech conference, we saw the introduction of the DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless 3-inch Cut Off Tool. It packs the metal cutting features of an angle grinder into a smaller, one-hand package. What’s the Big Deal? The DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless Cut […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Angle Grinder with One-Key Review 2883

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Angle Grinder with One-Key Review 2883

Braking News: Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Angle Grinder Adds Additional Safety Milwaukee is no stranger to cordless grinders and the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Angle Grinder with One-Key is boosting the brand’s portfolio in the small angle grinder class. We teamed up with Eli Mosely out at the ranch to see how it handles itself […]

Masterforce Boost Angle Grinder Feature

Masterforce Boost 20V Cordless Angle Grinder 2903

Masterforce Boost Angle Grinder Masterforce has been upgrading their line of Menards’ exclusive cordless tools with Boost technology—and upgraded electronics and battery package designed to improve performance. We got our hands on the Masterforce Boost angle grinder to see what that means for metalworking. Pros Much better performance than the brushed version Anti-kickback sensor Electronic […]

Mini belt sander

Makita Cordless 3/8-Inch Belt Sander Review (XSB01)

Makita made a cordless version of their mini belt sander. The Makita cordless 3/8-inch belt sander (XSB01) comes standard with 3/8 x 21-inch belts. Able to get into tight spaces, this tool can sand wood, metal, and plastics extremely fast. Pros Small and lightweight Easy to get into tight spaces Fast material removal Variable speed […]

How To Cut Soil Pipe

How to Cut Soil Pipe – Pro Plumbing Tips

Cutting in-place soil pipes might be an unpleasant job but it doesn’t have to be difficult. All of these methods work, other things being equal, but soil pipe access might eliminate some of them. The age and condition of the pipe might affect the method you use for cutting it as well (it gets even more […]

Ryobi PSBDG01 18V Compact Brushless Right Angle Die Grinder

Ryobi Claims Brushless Die Grinder Pumps Out More Power Than Pneumatic The Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Compact Brushless 1/4″ Right Angle Die Grinder (PSBDG01) promises a convenient cordless alternative to a pneumatic tool. What’s more, Ryobi tells us that this cordless alternative actually has twice the power as the die grinder that’s tied to an […]

Angle Grinder uses

Angle Grinder Uses and the Influence of Cordless Technology

If an angle grinder is part of your daily grind, you’ve probably noticed the tool’s rapid shift from corded to cordless. Whether you’re new to the trade or a DIYer, you may be wondering the different angle grinder uses and if cordless is a legitimate option. I jumped on a call with Kevin Gee, Senior […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Flex 24V Brushless Cordless 5-Inch Angle Grinder Review

Flex Cordless 5-Inch Angle Grinder Features Excellent Design and High Performance We’ve been getting to know Flex cordless tools as a new launch and have been impressed with what we’ve seen so far. One of the questions we’ve been trying to answer with each review is “where does Flex fit?” and that’s high on our […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita 18V LXT Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder XAG26 Review

Makita XAG26 18V Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder Review

Makita Cordless Grinder Upgrades with X-Lock Wheel Interface We’re really excited to get our hands on the first Makita 18V LXT Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder (XAG26). Launching two other options (one cordless and one corded), it adds X-Lock’s easy-to-use wheel change system to Makita’s thoughtful design. Pros X-Lock grinder interface makes wheel changes super-easy and […]