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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Siding & Roofing Tool Reviews

With siding and roofing tool reviews you put products into the hands of Pros who are often high off the ground. That’s no joke. If you’re testing a DeWalt DW45RN coil roofing nailer or Paslode CR175C cordless roofing nailer you don’t want to have to stop. We also test out products like the Duo-Fast button cap stapler as well as hand tools. Materials are also a big deal, and testing sheathing, fasteners, and other materials makes a difference. Siding & Roofing Tool Reviews From HardieBoard blades to dust mitigation, siding is taking on new roles in remodeling. Dust mitigation has now entered this industry as well and plays a major role. Having an OSHA fall protection plan now plays a major role in compliance for Pros. While roofing is largely unchanged, new solar tiles and advanced roofing tech may change the landscape. We try to stay on top of the latest developments. We hope our roofing tool reviews and articles can keep roofers and siding Pros up to speed.

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 […]

Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Gloves

Ironclad Work Gloves Review

If you work with your hands, you know you need to take care of them.  Why not protect them and make your job easier? Ironclad Work Gloves come designed specifically for the tasks you do. We took a close look at four of their most popular models. Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Work Gloves The first of these is […]

Makita 18V Cordless Metal Shears

Makita Releases Metal Shear Lineup for Tradesmen Makita has added to the line of 18V cordless metal shears designed to tackle a variety of materials across a variety of trades. The lineup now also includes the 14 ga. Straight Metal Shear, an 18 ga. Off-set Metal Shear, and a 1/2″ Fiber Cement Shear. These new […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Roofing Nailer Review DCN45RN

For Punch List Work and Small Jobs, the DeWalt 20V Max Roofing Nailer is a Huge Timesaver The DeWalt 20V Max roofing nailer is the first cordless roofing nailer we’ve been able to get our hands on that uses just a battery for its power source. No gas cartridges, no fumes, no hoses, no compressor. […]

Polyglass Polystick XFR

Polyglass Polystick XFR Self-Adhering Fire-Resistant Roof Underlayment

Protect Your Roofing from Weather Extremes The Polyglass Polystick XFR is a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment featuring the proprietary Burn-Shield technology. This underlayment works with metal roofing, asphalt shingles, mechanically attached tiles, or any other application where you’d like to provide some water-proofed protection against extreme heat. How Many Ways Does the Polyglass […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

The light and compact Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer fits in tighter spaces than its competitors and improves upon manual metal framing hardware installation by a long shot. We’re using it to construct a porch over a home’s front door by tying into the existing roof – let’s show you how it works. Pros Notably light […]

Metabo Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Metabo 6.5-in Metal Cutting Track Saw – MKS 18 LTX 58 Circular Saw

The Metabo MKS 18 LTX 58 6.5-in Metal Cutting Circular Saw looks like a tweaked version of their KS 18 LTX 57 saw. It’s also a cordless metal-cutting track saw. Let that sink in for a minute! For metal cutting applications, Metabo looks to have made several key changes. The Metabo metal-cutting saw captures metal […]

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

Cut Hardie Board With Your Drill and the Snapper Shear Pro At the 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas we got a sneak peek demo of the PacTool Snapper Shear Pro. This $99 power tool accessory fits onto any cordless drill and lets you easily cut HardieBacker fiber cement boards. You can do straight […]

Installing Radiant Barrier pole barn

Installing Radiant Barrier in a Shop Using AtticFoil

To solve the problem of a very hot work environment, we set about installing radiant barrier in a shop using AtticFoil. We chose AtticFoil for several reasons, including the fact that they manufacture rolls in multiple sizes. While AtticFoil sells more 48-inch rolls than anything else, we selected 26-inch wide rolls to span our shop […]

DAP DynaFlex Ultra

DAP DynaFlex Ultra Window and Door Sealant

Nearly every building professional and DIYer is familiar with DAP products. Their Alex Caulk is one of the most popular brands of sealant sold at big box stores nationwide. We’ve also reviewed DAP DynaGrip construction adhesive which is an advanced product for flooring and similar uses. That product actually won a Pro Tool Innovation Award in […]