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May 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Plumbers Tool Reviews

Of the trades, plumbing is both respected and feared. You can’t argue that you have tradesmen good at this job, or Pros who would rather do anything else. Our plumbers tool reviews target professionals and help them know which new products are helpful in real-world jobs. We cover power tools like the Milwaukee M18 Force Logic brushless press tool and Milwaukee M12 ProPEX installation tool. We also test hand tools such as the Ridgid Close Quarters PEX crimp tools and the BernzOmatic Quickfire Torch. Then there are articles which over important topics like comparing copper piping vs PEX tubing. How We Do Plumbers Tool Reviews Our plumbers tool reviews frequently use professionals who do plumbing jobs every day. Put a new tool into their hands and you find out very quickly if it holds up. Plumbers may have a lot of patience when tracking down leaks, but they don’t tolerate a bad tool for long. Some of the best experiences we have involve handing these Pros new hand tools designed to save time. When they work, we see huge smiles (and they see dollar signs as they save time on the job). That’s a big win for everybody.

Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit Eliminates Welding

Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit Eliminates Welding

Welding branch connections may be a thing of the past for plumbers, pipe fabricators, and MRO Pros thanks to the new Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit. It’s a system that makes you quicker and possibly eliminates the number of onsite crewmen required. Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector System The Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit includes the hardware you […]

Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VK

Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun HG6031VK

The new Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is making its way to retailers with a wide range of temperature settings and two air flow speeds. The big deal with the Makita Variable Temperature Heat Gun is its temperature range and multiple airflow settings. Using the variable speed dial on the back of the tool, you […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Greenlee PVC Pipe Cutter with Ratcheting Action and Quick Release

Greenlee PVC Pipe Cutter with Ratcheting Action and Quick Release 864QR

PVC cutters aren’t the sexiest tools to talk about, but for electricians, plumbers, and irrigation specialists that use them every day, a good set is indispensable. We got our hands on the Greenlee PVC pipe cutter that includes ratcheting action and a quick release. It promises to make the experience easier and safer. We put […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Makita 18V X2 Right Angle Drill XAD03 Review

Makita 18V X2 Right Angle Drill XAD03 Review

The major players in the plumbing tool market have some competition with the announcement of the new Makita 18V X2 right angle drill. As Makita’s first cordless right angle drill in this class, it has some serious muscle to flex. Pros Powerful right angle drill with no cord Excellent runtime Excellent kit value Bind-up protection […]

Milwaukee 10L Pipe Wrench with PowerLength Handle 48-22-7213

Milwaukee 10L Pipe Wrench with PowerLength Handle 48-22-7213

When electricians need more power in their cutting pliers, extending the handle length is one way to make it happen. Why not apply the same principle when it comes to pipe wrenches? The new Milwaukee 10L Pipe Wrench with PowerLength Handle does just that. The Cheater was certainly an innovative way to give plumbers more […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool

Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool Review

Plumbing contractors have a few options when it comes to pipefitting: using solder, using a threader, or using a pro press. All of these options can get the job done, but the cost of each particular option will definitely factor into which direction the plumber chooses to proceed with. Well, today I’ve elected to use […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max VSR Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max VSR Stud and Joist Drill

All tradesman see the value of cordless tools. For electricians, plumbers, and HVAC guys in particular, the ability to walk on to a job site and just get to work eliminates a lot of stress and saves time. As a guy who does a lot of rough-in work, going cordless means I don’t have to […]

Milwaukee M18 Switch Pack Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Switch Pack Sectional Drum System

I wasn’t sure what to expect when those upstanding Pro Tools gents texted me from the 2017 Milwaukee New Product Symposium. They told me that I’d soon have some interesting new plumbing tools to review. Now I’ve thought of tools as useful or helpful but…interesting? I had to see what that was all about. But even if […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Proferred Adjustable Plumbing Wrench

Proferred Adjustable Plumbing Wrench Review

When most people picture a plumber’s wrench, they probably think of the long-handled, hook-jawed version associated with the trade for generations. Of course, they’d be correct – it’s still right tool for installing and removing pipes and fittings. But it’s certainly not the only wrench a plumber uses. We run into plenty of smaller hex […]