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!

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 […]

How Lithium-ion Batteries Work | Li-ion Explained

Everyone seems to be on a diet these days. You can’t turn around without someone talking about their latest no-carb or calorie-counting escapades into the world of better living. Me? I’ll take the steak, medium-rare, with a side of onion rings. But one thing does seem to ring true: What you put into your body […]

Milwaukee 9.0 Vs DeWalt FlexVolt

Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt FlexVolt Batteries

Without a doubt, two of the biggest battery-related news items this year have been the DeWalt FlexVolt and the Milwaukee HD High-Demand batteries. It’s reignited the debate between the need for higher voltage and greater amp-hour capacity to extend runtime and power on the jobsite. When it comes to Milwaukee HD High Demand vs DeWalt […]

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CAT S42 rugged smartphone

CAT S42 MIL Spec Smartphone Review

We found the CAT S41 rugged smart phone a bit tougher than most. When they approached us to check out their newest jobsite-tough CAT S42, we wanted to see whether this MIL Spec smartphone upgrade really improved upon the original. I’m not gonna lie—our office mostly uses iPhones for work. The cameras and functionality are […]

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work

How Does a Rotary Hammer Work?

Since we cover so many concrete tools, we get a lot of questions about these from readers. We figured it might be a good time to answer the question of exactly how does a rotary hammer work. Hopefully, this article appeals to both tradesmen who use these tools daily as well as those who just […]

How Thermal Imagers Work for Troubleshooting

Aside from references to the popular 1987 movie Predator, how thermal imagers work hasn’t gotten a lot of mainstream attention. In the past several years, dropping prices have seen their increased use in troubleshooting. There’s a good reason for that. Thermal imaging has always been in transition. A lot of recent technological changes have really […]

Lithium-silicon batteries supercharge power tools

Lithium-Silicon Batteries Poised to Supercharge Power Tools

Lithium-Silicon Batteries Poised to Replace Graphite and Create and Better, Faster, Cheaper Battery We caught wind of some pretty crazy-sounding promises from lithium-silicon batteries. To get an idea if it’s just a bunch of hype or if it really is a viable future for lithium-ion batteries, we hopped on a call with technology innovation company, […]

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 […]

CAT S48C Smartphone for Sprint and Verizon

CAT S48c Smartphone for Sprint and Verizon

Rugged smartphones might not be as sexy as the latest Samsung or iPhone, but models like the Cat S48c survive on the jobsite much better. This model is available on Sprint and Verizon networks. Feature Set Processor With its 2.2 GHz Qualcomm octacore processor, the Cat S48c is sitting solidly in the mid-range of processing power. […]

DeWalt Jobsite WiFi

DeWalt Jobsite WiFi System Puts Reliable Wifi on Major Construction Projects

According to a report from McKinsey&Company cited by DeWalt, construction lags behind every other industry when it comes to productivity. They’re reporting that the construction industry loses 1.6 trillion dollars annually due to poor productivity. So how does the modern construction firm catch back up? Infusing digital technology is one direction to look. With the right […]