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May 18, 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.

Review8.8(out of 10)
Flex 12V Polisher

Flex PXE 80 12-EC Cordless Polisher Hands-On Review

Flex 12V Cordless Polisher Thrives Where Full-Size Polishers Won’t Fit The Flex PXE 80 is a compact 12V cordless polisher that uses pads up to 3 inches. So why use a polisher that small? We brought Tom Gaige’s Porsche restoration project over to work out some small details about that. Pros Compact size that doesn’t […]

Hart 20V angle grinder

Hart 20V Angle Grinder Hands-On Review | HPAG01

Hart 20V Angle Grinder Cuts and Grinds a Variety of Weekend Projects With some lighter-duty cutting and grinding on the schedule, we chose the occasion to see what kind of performance you should expect from the Hart 20V angle grinder. This brushed cordless grinder is available at Walmart at a budget-friendly sub-$50 price. Pros Less […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Review

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder | Next-Gen DCG418

Updated DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Boasts More Power Without Bulking Up It’s been several years since we put our hands on the original DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max grinder. We were impressed with the power DeWalt delivered with their 60V Max FlexVolt battery and the design suited our tastes as well. We used the updated […]

Metabo Power-Up Grinders

Metabo Power-Up Grinders For Metal and Concrete

Metabo Ramps Up Grinder Power For Tough Jobs Metabo launched a new grinder line specifically for metalworking and concrete jobs. The Metabo Power-Up Grinders have more power to match the demand that metal and concrete bring, along with builds that the brand has tailored to particular tasks in these fields. A New Daily Grind Eleven […]

DeWalt 5-inch random orbit sander

DeWalt 5-inch Random Orbit Sander Review DCW210

The DeWalt 5-inch Random Orbit Sander smooths with such efficiency and finesse that you may find yourself looking for new projects. It helped me bring a remarkable softness (and safety) to a pine box I made for my infant son, finish a laundry room shelf so it didn’t look so utilitarian, and salvage some stained […]

DeWalt Power Detect Angle Grinder

DeWalt Power Detect Technology Jumps In with 4 New Tools

DeWalt Power Detect Technology Marks the Brand’s Entry in Advanced 20V Max Tools DeWalt Power Detect technology adds electronic sensors that detect what battery you’re using and adjusts the power accordingly. The tools are compatible with all of today’s 20V Max and FlexVolt batteries as normal and get a power boost when you pair them […]

MIlwaukee M12 Fuel Straight Die Grinder

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Straight Die Grinder | Replace Your Pneumatic?

Milwaukee Wants to Replace Your Air Grinders Coming in March, Milwaukee will introduce the M12 Fuel 1/4″ Straight Die Grinder to their ever-increasing line of 12V tools. With up to 0.3 Hp, Milwaukee aims for their cordless model to take over your grinding responsibilities without the need for air hoses and compressors. This may be […]

Festool AGC 18 Cordless Angle Grinder

Festool AGC 18 Cordless Angle Grinder

Festool’s Cordless Angle Grinder Tackles Tough Remodeling Jobs The Festool AGC 18 is an angle grinder that joins the ranks of Festool’s cordless 18V solutions. The word is that Festool has designed the new grinder to be durable, versatile, and easy to use. What They Say About the Festool AGC 18 “Professional remodelers tackle tough […]

Metabo HPT MultiVolt grinder G3612DBQ6

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Cordless Grinder | 36V Hybrid Paddle G3612DBQ6

The Metabo HPT MultiVolt Cordless Grinder is a muscular workhorse powered by either the MultiVolt 36-volt pack or an AC adapter. It boasts enough compelling features to make both you and your current grinder jealous. Let’s take a closer look. Pros Dual power options of 36V battery or AC adapter Auto speed mode that adjusts […]

Skil 20V Brushless Angle Grinder Review | AG2907-1A

Skil 20V Brushless Angle Grinder Delivers Incredible Performance at DIY Price Point Skil has impressed us with their brushless line of tools so far and the Skil 20V brushless angle grinder continues that trend. I tested it on several different types of metal with different wheels and couldn’t believe the performance it delivered for a […]