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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Power Tool Technology

We write a lot about power tool technology and the benefits for the contractor or tradesman. This includes lithium-ion battery technology as well as tool control and tracking. Our Milwaukee One-Key hands on review, delivers an in-depth look at how power tool technology can change the job site. Another example includes the Hilti ON!Track Asset Management Tool which handles inventory tracking and more. Even cell phones affects how you work. Our Kyocera Brigadier smart phone review shows there are truly durable, job site-tough waterproof options for Pros. Power Tool Technology Updates We also cover other areas of power tool technology such as hardware mechanisms. That includes how a rotary hammer works and understanding the difference between brushed vs brushless motors. Do a lot of tiling or cutting? You can find everything you need to know about diamond blades. With new technology comes new areas for saving money or time. You can benefit from better ergonomics, higher cutting speeds, and more power. New tool tech also helps in lowering maintenance costs. Every bit helps!

Makita XRU09 18V X2 LXT Brushless String Trimmer

What is an Outer Rotor Brushless Motor? Comparing Inner vs Outer Rotors

New technology is yielding more powerful cordless outdoor power equipment and tools. One new type of motor being integrated into power tools is the outer rotor brushless motor design. We’ve seen these used on everything from cordless circular saws to battery-powered chainsaws, string trimmers, and lawnmowers. So, what is an outer rotor brushless motor and […]

Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel tools whats difference

Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel Tools: What’s the Difference?

Milwaukee Tool makes one of the deepest lines of cordless tools available, so when it comes to Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel tools, what’s the difference? Milwaukee M18 vs M18 Fuel Tools At its most basic level, the difference between Milwaukee M18 and M18 Fuel tools is that most M18 products have a brushed motor […]

Dewalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw

What is DeWalt FlexVolt Technology?

On June 21st, 2016 at 8:30 A.M in Baltimore, Maryland, we witnessed the unveiling of DeWalt FlexVolt technology. It brought never before seen hybrid-voltage battery technology to the table and opened up even more tools to the cordless world. We’ve heard a lot of confusion about FlexVolt, so this article goes over the key details […]

Milwaukee RedLithium Batteries

Milwaukee RedLithium Battery Technology Explained

When Milwaukee originally announced RedLithium batteries back in 2010, they replaced the original line of M12 and M18 lithium-ion packs. Not content to simply accept a fancy name without understanding the technology behind it, we began our research. In a nutshell, Milwaukee RedLithium battery technology combines advanced electronics and temperature resilience and control to generate […]

Impact Driver vs Drill Whats the Difference

Impact Driver vs Drill: What’s the Difference?

It used to be so easy—drills took care of holes and that was that. Now that we have impact drivers, however, it gives us more options than we often know what to do with. many people have asked us recently about an impact driver vs drill and what’s the difference? In reality, how and when […]

DeWalt FlexVolt Advantage

DeWalt FlexVolt Advantage Tools and Technology

More and More DeWalt Tools to Feature the FlexVolt Advantage DeWalt’s 20V line continues to grow in size from its origins with just a 7-1/4 in. circular saw, 1/2 in. hammer drill, reciprocating saw, and 4.5 in. to 5 in. grinder. And, while this 20V expansion is news in and of itself, perhaps the truly […]

Milwaukee One-Key review

Using Milwaukee One-Key Hands-on Review

We did some in-depth testing of the latest Milwaukee One-Key hammer drill and impact driver. For the record, the non-One-Key models simply lack the integrated Bluetooth-based tracking and tool control. We’ve already covered the full features of Milwaukee One-Key technology, but this Milwaukee One-Key review focuses on actually using Milwaukee On-Key software hands-on. We provide a bit more detailed […]

Makita 36V X2 12-in Miter Saw AWT

Makita AWS Auto-Start Wireless System

One of the benefits of having a Pro-level dust extractor is auto tool activation. It allows the extractor to start automatically when it senses power running to the tool you plug into it. But there are some limitations that come along with it on a couple of fronts. Tackling this issue with technology, the Makita […]

Skilsaw Buzzkill Technology Counterbalance

Skilsaw Buzzkill Technology: Bringing Balance to the Force

Skilsaw Buzzkill technology has taken the reciprocating saw market by storm since its 2017 introduction. It’s not the cutting speed or features that really set it apart, though. It’s the ridiculously low vibration compared to other saws in the same class. In fact, you may have seen the video showing how the liquid in a […]

Hilti On!Track RFID tag bar code

Hilti ON!Track Asset Management Tool

Hilti ON!Track Designed to Maximize Efficiency and Reduce Lost Tools The Hilti ON!Track Asset Management System provides consultation, implementation, and customer care for the complete line of Hilti tools. According to Hilti’s research, more than $1 billion in tools, consumables, and commodities are lost each year. The majority of these end up in the hands of […]