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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Tool Reviews by Trade

If you want to read articles and reviews that are trade-specific, try our Tool Reviews by Trade section. This organizes our site into topics suited particularly for a specific trade such as plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing & siding, concrete/masonry, and carpentry. Tool Reviews by Trade Craft Roofing and siding pros will find pneumatic roofing nailers as well as tools like cap staplers and hammer tackers. Tile & Flooring Pros will gain easy access to our tile saws, flooring staplers, and floor scrapers. As a painting professional, reviews of airless sprayers and cordless sprayers may interest you the most. You can count on one thing: whatever your craft, you need good tools. Our tool reviews by trade will help you drill down to quickly find the information you need. If you want to avoid anything that sits outside of your trade, this way helps you do it. If you can’t find a tool here, let us know.

high speed nailing pattern

High Wind Nailing Pattern for Shingles Installation

When preparing for a roofing job you need more than just a good coil roofing nailer. You also need more than a solid understanding of OSHA safety rules. Whether it be a complete re-shingle or simply a repair, you’re bound to hear talk about a high-wind nailing pattern. This goes double if you live near the coast or anywhere in […]

Red Art Concrete CNC Pro Machine

Red Art Concrete CNC Pro Machine

At the 2020 World of Concrete, we saw something that really caught our eye. Red Art Technologies had created a programmable concrete CNC Pro machine that could quickly and efficiently create graphics, custom logos, and text in a multitude of materials. It was a show-stopper, and it didn’t take long for us to see the […]

replacing a toilet

How to Replace a Toilet – Yes, You Can DIY

Knowing how to replace a toilet can save you a lot of money. While it can seem like a daunting task, it’s really not all that difficult if you follow a few basic steps and understand the big picture. At some point, nearly every homeowner is faced with some kind of toilet task. That might […]

Makinex Lift Assist for Jackhammers and Demo

Makinex Lift Assist for Jackhammers and Demo

Makinex Lift Assist Lets the Pneumatic Hammer Do The Work With the average pneumatic jackhammer operating at 1200+ blows per minute, it’s safe to say that demolition work can take its toll on your equipment and your body. This work results in back strain from repeatedly lifting a heavy tool. It can also be difficult […]

Milwaukee Steel Fishtape FEature

Milwaukee Stainless Steel Fish Tapes

Milwaukee Delivers Rust Resistance with Stainless Steel Milwaukee stainless steel fish tapes expand their line of steel and polyester options. Stainless steel tapes extend tool life, particularly in high-humidity working conditions. Its anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties give it an edge—if you want to pay for it. What’s the Big Deal? Material selection looks like the […]

How to Repair and Replace 3/4-inch Wood Flooring

How to Repair and Replace Wood Flooring

If you’ve ever lived in an old house—a really old house—then you know the problem of termites. They can wreak havoc on old wood floors. If you have access to replacement wood (in our case, heart pine boards taken from the attic), you can get those floors looking good as new in virtually no time […]

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 […]

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DeWalt 2x20V Max Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review

DeWalt 2x20V Max Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review DCMWSP244

DeWalt Rolls Out Second-Generation Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower DeWalt’s initial entry into the battery-powered lawn mower category had mixed results. With a new generation on the market, we got our hands on the updated DeWalt 2x20V Max self-propelled lawn mower to see what improvements they made. Pros Excellent runtime Low noise level Durable steel deck […]

Ingersoll Rand 1-inch Cordless Impactool Impact Wrench has 3,000 ft-lbs!

Ingersoll Rand Cordless 1-Inch Impact Wrench Cuts the Cord, Not the Power Ingersoll Rand is well-known in the fleet truck, oil & gas, power generation, and rail industries for the powerful pneumatic tools they make. Recently, they’ve expanded their cordless tools to do more without the need for air hoses or cords. The Ingersoll Rand […]

Installing Radiant Barrier pole barn

How to Install Radiant Barrier in a Shop Using AtticFoil

To solve the problem of a very hot work environment, we set about installing radiant barrier in a shop using AtticFoil. We chose AtticFoil for our radiant barrier installation for several reasons. First, they manufacture rolls in multiple sizes. While AtticFoil sells more 48-inch rolls than anything else, we selected 26-inch wide rolls to span […]