September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Painting Tool Reviews

When you think of painting tool reviews you naturally come to airless sprayers. While that’s a core tool in this segment there are also drywall sanders, ladders, hoses, and other products. We checked out the Werner PD6210-4C fiberglass podium ladder as well as the Stanley Fatmax Professional Grade water hose. These tools help round out any painting professional’s tool set. Painting Tool Reviews for Pros We’ve covered tools like the Titan Impact 640 airless sprayer as well as materials like Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint. Cordless sprayers are also tested to see if they might serve well for fine finish work. As for airless sprayers, we test full systems as well as spray guns that claim to improve ergonomics on the job. As with any job that can interact with dangerous materials, lead paint topics will also fall under this category. Our painting tool reviews help you understand which tools are Pro and which are more consumer-based products.

DeWalt Laser Distance Measure Line Expands with Tool Connect

DeWalt has recently introduced three models of laser distance measurer. With a variety of features that support a range of leveling and layout applications, the new DeWalt Laser Distance Measure models deliver a variety of accuracies and convenience to the jobsite. Available in 3 different models ranging from 30-foot to 100-foot working ranges, these LDMs […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer

Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer – A Solid Cordless Option For Pros?

You can’t be around the paint sprayers for more than five minutes without seeing the name Graco, a company that has produced pumps and spray equipment for nearly a century. Like all tradesmen, painters are always on the lookout for the best tools for the job. As any manufacturer nearly synonymous with its industry, Graco […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
DeWalt Metal Folding Sawhorse

DeWalt Metal Folding Sawhorse

It makes sense when manufacturers innovate and improve saws, drills, nailers, or any other tool that we use on site. We want more power, lighter weight, longer runtime, this feature, and that feature. The big tool manufacturers continue to deliver those things. Then there are tools don’t come to mind as innovation candidates like the new […]

Festool Planex LHS 225 Drywall Sander application

Festool Planex LHS 225 Drywall Sander

Drywall sanding is a messy business at best and hazardous to your health at worst: prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica is responsible for many ailments. But Festool hopes to clean up with the Festool Planex LHS 225 drywall sander. The modular design features three lengths, two-speed gears, and adjustable suction power. Extensions allow a working height […]

Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

We all want an even spray from a comfortable gun. Titan set out to provide that with Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun professional airless spray gun. With an updated design that replaces the Titan LX-80 and G-10XL spray guns, the RX-80 joins the RX-PRO to complete the Titan Red Series line. The RX-80 works with any brand of paint […]

What’s The Best Wood For Painted Cabinets?

Just as any artist has to decide what medium to use, carpenters must decide what wood to work with. The appearance, color, price, intended use, workability, and aging behavior are all considerations. But so is a wood’s paintability or ability to take a stain. If staining, you want to know how the wood grain will […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer

Bosch GBM9-16 5/8-Inch Drill Mixer

If you’d tried mixing recently with your cordless drill, you’ve probably realized it’s not a great application unless it’s a thin material. Our Safety Third team managed to smoke an 18V drill that will remain nameless trying this. The problem with using most drills for mixing is that they just aren’t designed with that kind of […]

Review7.2(out of 10)
Graco TrueCoat Pro II Cordless Paint Sprayer

Graco TrueCoat Pro II Cordless Paint Sprayer Review

As a Pro, the idea of a portable airless sprayer appeals to me. There are a lot of jobs that fall under that “pick-up-an-go” category where it would be nice to not have to pull out the full airless sprayer. For these, it would be nice to ditch the full et up for a smaller […]

Review8.9(out of 10)

Titan RX-PRO Airless Spray Gun Review

Professionals and consumers alike have benefited from the nearly constant flow of innovation in tools. Those innovations don’t always make it to all corners of the tool world, though. For instance, look at airless paint spray guns. I’ve been using a Titan LX-80 for 30 years, and not much has changed about the features or design. But […]

Stak Rack door and trim painting accessory

Stak Rack Door and Trim Painting Accessory

When I paint trim, one of the issues I run into is the need for space. Laying down pieces of 12 foot long base or crown side by side can really leave you with nowhere to stand. The Stak Rack door and trim painting accessory is designed specifically to save space. This is perfect for those of […]