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August 5, 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.

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander Video Review

Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander Video Review

We spent some time getting to know the Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander – a brushless model on their popular One+ 18V lineup that came out along with a brushless belt sander from Ridgid. The two share some similarities but also have some key differences. Check out our Ridgid Cordless Belt Sander Review The sander uses […]

Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Belt Sander

Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless Belt Sander Review

One of the great things about the relationship between Ridgid and Ryobi is that Ridgid’s Pro-focused technology often trickles down to Ryobi users. In some cases, it’s a matter of months or years, in other cases tools come out within days of each other. Fortunately, it’s the latter with the new Ryobi One+ 18V Brushless […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Review

Brushless motors and increased battery capacity are unlocking tools that we could have only dreamed of being cordless a few years ago. The new Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander is a great example of where this technology is allowing us to go. Belt sanders are typically used when you need to remove a lot of […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee Cordless Polisher Sander M12 Video Review

Milwaukee Cordless Polisher Sander M12 Video Review – 2438-20

Detailing cars is not always about hoods, trunks (bonnets and boots for our UK friends) and other large areas. There are many areas that would typically require hand rubbing/polishing because the five or six-inch pad of the polisher won’t fit. These areas are a great fit for the Milwaukee cordless polisher sander. This polisher is […]

Bosch Connected Power Tools

Bosch Connected Power Tools Video Preview

We got to attend the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this year and spied a new development that signified yet another industry leader moving towards smart tech. The new Bosch Connected Power Tools use the Bosch Toolbox App to control things like kickback control, soft-start, and more for the newest Bosch power tools coming to market. […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Brushless Angle Grinder

Ridgid 18V Brushless Angle Grinder

For metal shaping, polishing, grinding, and cutting, the angle grinder is the right tool for the job. There’s no shortage of rebar and bolts to cut and sharp edges to smooth over on our jobsites, so we always have at least one grinder handy. Angle grinders have moved into the cordless realm over the last […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Makita Polisher

Makita Orbital Polisher BO6050J 6-inch Review

Many of the cars we see for detailing here at Michael’s Auto Detailing don’t need compound buffing or even a heavy polish. They may need a light polish or something we call a leveling wax. The best tool for the job for this light polishing and waxing is a random orbital polisher. For this automotive […]

Metabo 9-Inch Cordless Angle Grinder

The recently introduced Metabo 9-inch cordless angle grinder is the largest tool of its kind. It’s made possible by the combination of the company’s new 36V brushless motor and new Lithium High Density (LiHD) battery technology which contains more Lithium than standard cells housed in a redesigned pack. A Cordless 9-inch Grinder? Comparable in size and […]

Bosch GWS18V-50 and GWS18V-45 Angle Grinders

Bosch GWS18V-50 and GWS18V-45 Angle Grinders

Bosch has updated its portfolio of small, cordless angle grinders with the new Bosch GWS18V-50 and GWS18V-45 angle grinders. These 18V grinders feature a 5-inch wide and 4.5-inch wide wheel capacity, respectively. Both tools are 11-inches long and weigh 4-pounds. The company aims to grind down the competition with the grinders’ four-pole motors, re-engineered paddle-grip switches, […]

Makita Makita 4.5-in Paddle Switch Cut‑Off_Angle Grinder Kit

Makita XAG10M 18V LXT Brushless Grinder

The Makita XAG10M 18V 4‑1/2″ Paddle Switch Cut‑Off/Angle Grinder Kit is the latest addition to Makita’s 18V LXT family. It features an electronically controlled brushless motor that delivers up to 8,500 RPMS, runs cooler, and maximizes energy usage for up to 50% longer runtime over brushed motors. Automatic Speed Change technology adjusts speed and torque during […]