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June 14, 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.

Stihl SG 51 and SG 71 Backpack Sprayers

Stihl SG 51 and SG 71 Feature Functional, Smart Design The Stihl SG 51 and SG 71 manual backpack sprayers present the perfect solution for laying down your insecticides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers, and more. Stihl has designed these lightweight sprayers with an upgraded feature set that focuses on user-friendliness and versatility. Stihl on the Backpack […]

differences between CPVC Copper PEX tubing

Differences Between CPVC, Copper, and PEX Tubing

Plumbers have favorites and go-to’s when installing new plumbing or performing repairs. Piping options include PVC, CPVC, copper, and PEX tubing. Knowing a little about each helps you understand the difference between CPVC and PEX tubing or copper. On top of that, the debate between CPVC vs copper vs PEX rages on for reasons from price to ease of […]

Monkey Rung Ladder Accessories for Painting

Monkey Rung Ladder Tools and Roller Ready Cleaners are Made By Contractors, For Contractors If you spend any time at the top of a ladder, you’d do yourself a favor by looking into a safe and helpful solution for working with paint and tools at height. Monkey Rung Ladder Accessories are designed by tradesmen who […]

How to Use a Roofing Nailer Like a Pro

How to Use a Roofing Nailer Like a Pro

With the rare exceptions of Spanish tile or metal, asphalt shingles top off the majority of residential buildings. These shingles are held in place with short, wire-collated, flat-headed roofing nails driven by a roofing nailer. Nailers come in two varieties  – coil and stick – that can be used in different applications. There’s no shortage […]

Painting and Sealing Garage Floors

Painting and Sealing Garage Floors

If you’re not happy with the look of your current garage floor, you might want to consider adding a coat of paint. Paint can dress up even the dullest and oldest-looking floors. However, painting and sealing garage floors isn’t the same as painting other surfaces. For one, a garage is subject to a lot more […]

Bosch Table 1 Compliance for OSHA Silica Dust Regulations

OSHA Table 1 Compliance for Silica Dust Regulations

Back in early 2017, OSHA announced new silica dust regulations and Bosch was the first company to proactively contact us to start the push toward education before the September 23rd deadline. That date has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of confusion running around about what you need and what you don’t. To help, […]

Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete Vibrator

Milwaukee Mx Fuel Redefines Concrete Vibration The Milwaukee MXF371 Backpack Concrete Vibrator provides some distinct advantages over traditional means of consolidating your concrete pours. It operates on the Milwaukee MX Fuel battery platform, designed for tradesmen that need a battery platform to drive bigger tools for longer. Case in point, the Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack […]

dry cut tile saw blade guard

The Best Tool for Cutting a Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash is a great way to dress up a kitchen. Often when doing a simple tile backsplash, some cuts are needed to get the tile around switches and receptacles. There are a few options and methods for doing these small cuts that don’t necessarily involve expensive or fancy equipment. Chances are you […]

Makita XVJ01 barrel grip jigsaw

Makita 18V Cordless Jigsaws Review

Makita has three different models of jigsaws in their lineup. Each of these Makita 18V Cordless Jigsaws includes its own unique set of specs, so choosing the one that is right for you can be difficult. The Makita XVJ01 brushless barrel grip jigsaw is joined by the XVJ02 brushless D-handle and XVJ03 brushed D-handle jigsaws. […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hedge Trimmer 11

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hedge Trimmer Review 2726

When I was a kid, I absolutely hated it when Mom and Dad declared that it was Yard Day. Most of it wasn’t so bad, but I dreaded trimming the hedges. It meant dragging those 50-foot extension cords all around the yard to different outlets all morning. Pros, of course, don’t mess with the extension […]