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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Masonry & Concrete Tool Reviews

Concrete guys have their own way of doing things. This modernized art form is impressive to behold. Watch a mason do his work, and you’ll see something that comes from an age long passed. The two are very similar and yet so very different. Our concrete tool reviews and articles attempt to help these craftsmen identify the tools that help make their work easier. Our concrete tool reviews also bring to light which new products will work well to help tradesmen in these fields adhere to the latest standards. From DeWalt dust systems and shrouds to the Bosch RH1255VC SDS-Max rotary hammer, concrete tools are getting better. Concrete Tool Reviews and Accessories These tools are also getting safer to use. With new OSHA dust mitigation rules taking effect, the use of dust shrouds and HEPA vacuums is mandatory. Having tools that perform well with these accessories makes all the difference. Our concrete tool reviews take this into account, even as they test the latest and greatest tools for performance and durability.

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Collomix AQiX Water Dosing Attachment Review

Collomix AQiX Water Dosing Attachment Review

Remove Water Measuring Guesswork With The Collomix AQiX If we’re honest, many of us use the guess and check method of adding water to concrete, mortar, and other mixes. But that’s not really the most efficient way to work and Collomix has a solution with their AQiX water dosing attachment. Pros Precise water measuring to […]

MBW Battery-Powered ScreeDemon Vibrating Wet Screed

Milwaukee M18 Battery Powers the MBW ScreeDemon Vibrating Screed The MBW ScreeDemon line of vibrating wet screeds is getting a major technological update. Instead of the Honda gas-powered engine that usually powers this screed line, MBW has partnered with Milwaukee Tool to bring battery power to the ScreeDemon lineup. The result is a more comfortable […]

FLEX 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer FX1551A-Z

FLEX 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer FX1551A-Z

Flex Continues to Add Heavy Hitters to Their 24V Cordless Lineup Shifting our coverage over to masonry, the Flex 24V Cordless 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer is making a variety of tasks more convenient with the addition of an interchangeable 1/2-inch keyless chuck standard in the box. More is possible with fewer tools in the bag, […]

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 […]

Using Hammer Drills VS Rotary Hammers

Rotary Hammer vs Hammer Drill | Looking Inside

So you’ve got some holes to drill. In concrete. Well, that changes things. Sure, you might be able to get by with a regular drill and a masonry bit, but then again you might not. It depends on how hard the concrete is, how much aggregate is in the mix, and how many holes you […]

Steele mixer

Steele Manual Concrete Mixer | Portable Concrete Mixing

Steele Mixer Provides Fast and Lightweight Concrete Mixing with Minimalist Design Unlike bulky and cumbersome concrete mixers that require electrical power and a couple of people to transport, the patented Steele Mixer adopts a more minimalist approach. This lightweight mixer only requires one person to operate and lift, and it gets the job done in […]

Milwaukee Hammervac

Milwaukee Hammervac M12 Universal Dust Extractor Preview

Because of increased crackdowns on air quality regulations and added awareness as to the dangers of dust inhalation in the workplace, dust extraction is becoming a “need” now more than a “nice to have” feature. Seeing this, and having received tons of industry feedback, Milwaukee set to work on a solution that would work, not only with their own cordless rotary hammers, but any current SDS-Plus model used in the industry today. That’s how the M12 Hammervac Universal Dust Extractor was born. Current systems use hoses and vacuums or have a corded system that only works with a single hammer. For those all-in-one solutions that are on the market – well, they work pretty well, but they also tie the vacuum feature to a single tool (even within a manufacturer, making you buy several systems for each type of rotary hammer you use). The design goal with the Hammervac was to truly kill all the cords, and also make a system that was actually universal.

Diablo rebar demon SDS-Max Plus bits

Diablo Rebar Demon SDS-Plus and SDS-Max Bits

No Rebar Cutter Required! One of the biggest problems with drilling in reinforced concrete revolves around the differences in heat that the bit handles during the job. When the bit hits rebar, it gets exposed to extreme heat. As it cools back down, the integrity of the bit gets compromised. It often breaks much more […]

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 […]