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.

Metabo WPB 18 LTX angle grinder LiHD battery

Metabo WPB 18 LTX 115 Quick Brushless Angle Ginder Review

True Corded Power Claimed by Metabo 18V Brushless Angle Grinder Metabo is one of a few brands of power tools that isn’t widely known outside of professional circles. You have to dawn the door of your local steel/welding supply yard to actually experience the tool in person. This, however, is something that may soon change […]

Hilti AG 500-A18 application

Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool

The Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool is expanding Hilti’s line of powerful cordless tools. The new metal cut-off tool matches the performance and productivity of the corded cut-off tools on the market. The increased performance is due to 5.2 Amp Li-Ion battery and improved electronics, delivering more efficiency and power during cut-off or grinding applications. […]

Ryobi P411 application

New Ryobi Tools – Fall 2015

Ryobi has announced several new tools that should all be in Home Depot stores in time for Christmas. A new bit set with DOCKit Storage System makes its debut along with a 5″ random orbit sander for the DIYer in your home. A rechargeable vacuum can be used by almost everyone. A new stereo boasts […]

DeWalt 5-in. Single Speed Random Orbit Sander (DW6421) - DeWalt Random Orbit Sander

DeWalt 5-inch Random Orbit Sanders

Recently, DeWalt announced a new addition to their woodworking products line. The latest DeWalt Random Orbit Sander features two variations. The DWE6421 is a single speed while the DeWalt DWE6423K has a variable speed motor. The single-speed is the new kid on the block while the variable speed model came out earlier this year. Aside from that difference, […]

Metabo LiHD Batteries

Metabo LiHD Batteries Power Angle Grinders and More

New Metabo LiHD Batteries to Offer Even Higher Performance Metabo USA LiHD battery technology debuted alongside a pair of cordless angle grinders. The pairing of Metabo LiHD batteries with cordless grinders should be the talk of professionals in the metalworking arena. It’s a great match since the new battery packs use advanced 21700 cell technology to provide more […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Random Orbit Sander Feature

Ridgid Gen5X Random Orbit Sander Review

Random orbit sanders fill a space between belt sanders and orbital sanders. Fitting somewhere between heavy duty and finish sanding, they’re actually a pretty effective balance of the two. When you’ve got to choose just one sander to go with, the random orbit sander is the way to go to cover a variety of applications […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Grinder 2783-22

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Grinder

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Grinder is First to Offer Braking in Cordless Solution With disruptive innovation in mind, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Braking Grinder brings great new safety features. Citing safety as being a larger consideration in tool purchasing decisions, Milwaukee went into this design with the intention of creating the first cordless solution with braking. […]

new Milwaukee FUEL tools for 2015 2016

New Milwaukee FUEL Tools for 2015 and 2016 Announced

While we already posted about the lineup of new Milwaukee Hand Tools for 2015 and 2016, in the realm of power tools, the company really blew us away with their focus on premium second generation brushless Milwaukee Fuel tools. The M18 Fuel line came to market back in 2012, and the line has expanded rapidly ever since—including […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Makita 18V LXT Grinder Sparks

Makita XAG04T 18V Brushless Cordless 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder Review

Makita XAG04T 18V brushless cordless 4-1/2″ angle grinder—that’s a mouthful of a name for a tool. The more features and options made available in a power tool, the longer and more descriptive the name. This can make it daunting to research and decide on a new tool. However, selecting the proper features and options can […]

Ridgid Gen5X cordless 5-piece kit

Ridgid Gen5X Cordless Tools Announced!

We’ve been waiting to hear about the next generation upgrades to the Ridgid X4 cordless tools series and today is our day! The new Ridgid Gen5X Cordless Tools are built around the Ridgid Gen5X motor. This permanent magnet motor is designed to offer best in class power, performance, and run time. There are several tools […]