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June 18, 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.

Review9.2(out of 10)
Greenworks Pro String Trimmer

Greenworks Pro 60V 16-inch String Trimmer Review | ST60L02

Greenworks Pro String Trimmer Blends Performance and Convenience The Greenworks Pro 60V lawn care line focuses on delivering the best balance of performance and ease of use for homeowners that want to replace gas equipment. The Greenworks Pro 60V String Trimmer embraces that ethos as one of the top models in the lineup. Pros Brushless […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Ryobi Backpack Blower Gets a Cordless Upgrade RY40440

Ryobi 40V 625 CFM Backpack Blower Review RY40440

Ryobi 40V Backpack Blower Offers Impressive Power We put the cordless Ryobi 40V backpack blower through its paces to see how it compares to other models in its class. The big deal is that it’s a 40V cordless model using a brushless motor to deliver its power and it doesn’t have a ton of competition. […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Milwaukee Quik-Lok Multi-Head Attachment System Review

The Milwaukee Quik-Lok attachment system is a multi-head solution that includes a power head, string trimmer, edger, pole saw, and articulating hedge trimmer. Sticking with the M18 8.0Ah High Output battery pack as the primary power source, it’s an all-in-one product to handle everything the mower can’t. Pros Excellent performance across all attachments Uses the […]

Best Battery Powered String Trimmer - Featured Image

Best Battery Powered String Trimmer 2021

We Reviewed the Best Battery Powered String Trimmers Last Spring, we brought in the best electric battery-powered lawn mowers at the time and had a field day testing them. Like then, we’ve let our yard grow up a bit to give our participants plenty of opportunities to show us their strengths. There’s a big difference […]

Renovating and Remodeling a 1920's Bathroom

Renovating and Remodeling a 1920’s Bathroom with Subway Tile

Living in a 1920’s home is wonderful – you get style, character, and an established neighborhood all rolled into one. But some of the antique “innovations” of the 1920s may not cut it for modern use. I mean, let’s face it, plumbing back then was barely in existence, let alone up to modern building codes. […]

Greenworks Zero Turn Mowers | Battery-Powered Commercial ZTs

As the world progressively gets more up-in-arms over the noise and emissions of gas motors, particularly in Pro lawn care applications, we’re learning that modern problems require modern solutions. That’s where the Greenworks battery-powered line of commercial zero turn mowers (and two residential models) come in. They already make one of the best electric lawn […]

Klein Tools GFCI Receptacle Tester with LCD

Klein Tester Displays Wiring Problems on Helpful LCD Screen The Klein GFCI Receptacle Tester detects common wiring problems, displays voltage, and inspects GFCIs. It’s small, handy, and with its LCD screen, convenient and simple to take a reading from quickly. Klein on the GFCI Receptacle Tester The RT250 was designed with unique features to make […]

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools — Ratchets, Wrenches, Sockets, and Breaker Bars

A few years back, Milwaukee launched a line of sockets and ratchets covering 1/4″ and 3/8″ drives. Then, Milwaukee expanded the lineup to include 1/2″ drives, including a couple of breaker bars. Now, the Milwaukee mechanics tools lineup has been fleshed out even further with Extended Handle Ratchets and Stubby Ratchet models. Milwaukee Extended Handle […]

Best Lawn Mower Reviews

Best Lawn Mower Reviews 2021

If you’re researching lawn mowers, you know there’s there is a TON to choose from. While we’ve used a bunch, we haven’t walked behind or sat on every mower available. We’re bringing our picks for the best lawn mower models from our own experiences to the table. But keep in mind these are hotly debated, […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Compact Router Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Compact Router Review

There were plenty of cheers when the Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless compact router was first announced. Now that the initial excitement has died down and we’ve had more time to use it, how does it compare to the other cordless options out there? PROS Excellent power under load Stops the bit fast when you turn […]