May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Weekend Life

Our weekend life area of the site is reserved for professionals who want to kick back and enjoy something fun on the weekend. That might include pulling some drinks out of a Yeti Tundra 45 cooler. It could simply be getting away from it all (including bugs) with a Thermacell RealTree mosquito repeller. Of course, the fun doesn’t end with relaxation. Some of our Pros like a more active lifestyle. For them we have things like the Zero Tolerance tactical pen. Or you may enjoy the benefits of an EnerPlex Kickr IV solar charger. It’s up to you. How Do You Enjoy the Weekend Life? No matter what you do to enjoy the weekend life, we’ll try to fill our pages with some fun items that are certain to please. After all, professional tradesmen and contractors get some time off occasionally! Work hard. Buy great tools. Learn to use new technology. But when you finish the work day, kick back, have an adult beverage (if you choose), and check out some of the fun items we’ve reviewed here.

How to Build a Home Theater with Hidden Speakers

How to Build a Home Theater with Hidden Speakers

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a home theater buff. It’s in my blood, but I also used to review home theater speakers, receivers, and other A/V products for a living. In the past, I built home theaters for myself and others with only minimal tools. Now that I own and operate Pro Tool […]

Turboant Thunder T1 Fat Tire Electric Bike

Turboant Thunder T1 Fat Tire Electric Bike

Having gotten the chance to review the Turboant X7 Pro electric scooter, we didn’t waste much time agreeing to follow up with another product. The Turboant Thunder T1 Fat Tire Electric Bike represents the company’s flagship electric bicycle, with tons of power, ample range, and the ability to cruise for as many as 60 miles […]

how to build a pergola swing

How to Build a Small Pergola Swing

I remember making the 45-minute drive with my dad to go pick up a swing for mom some 20 years ago. It was a simple A-frame and had heart-shaped holes cut in the bench. It wouldn’t fit in the back of his pickup, so we had it ridiculously straddling the bed while I sat holding […]

FlexiSpot Kana Bamboo Standing Desk Review

FlexiSpot Invites You to Experience the Elegance and Eco-Friendliness of a Kana Bamboo Desk When it comes to luxury, we like the think we know our way around the finer things here at Pro Tool Reviews. That’s why we insisted on bringing the FlexiSpot Kana Bamboo Standing Desk into the office. Not only does the […]

EWin Knight gaming chair neck pillow

EWin Knight Gaming Chair Review

I have to admit to being a little bit envious when one of our other office staffers reviewed a new EWin Championship Series gaming chair to replace his standard mesh office chair. When the company asked us to review the Ewin Knight gaming chair, I saw my opportunity to try one out for myself. I […]

How to Replace Exterior Window Wood Trim with HardieTrim Boards

How to Replace Wood Window Trim with HardieTrim Boards

When you own a 1920’s bungalow home, you quickly become familiar with renovation. Unfortunately, people don’t always make the right choices. This home already had its exterior renovated using HardiePlank® Lap Siding. They failed, however, to use the same bug- and rot-resistant material for the window trim. Instead, windows were trimmed using pine and then […]

Cleaning Your Gas Grill

How to Clean a Gas Grill and Prevent Rust

Gas grills are definitely one of the items in our lives that need the most cleaning. Because it’s usually located outside, the grill has to endure a lot of wear and tear we definitely wouldn’t inflict on any of our other appliances. Even with a cover, it’s likely that moisture and debris are going to […]

laundry room makeover

Laundry Room Makeover for Under $200

You could have tons of reasons for wanting a laundry room makeover. In my case, I was in heavy nesting mode. I’d hoped to get to the laundry room before my baby arrived in April, and nothing kicks your butt into gear like being unable to fit between the open machine doors and the clothes […]

Gaggia Cadorna Milk

Best Espresso Machine for Construction Offices | Gaggia Cadorna Milk

Having been around our share of contractors and construction workers, the java flows rather freely. In fact, it’s hard to recall any of our morning appointments and encounters not involving some form of coffee beverage. That got us thinking—exactly how much time and money is wasted on that morning Starbucks run? We’d wager quite a […]

Carhartt Hunt Camo Active Jac

Carhartt Hunt Duck Insulated Camo Active Jac

Keep Warm While in Stealth Mode Those duck blinds and deer stands can get pretty chilly, particularly in the wee morning hours. That’s when you need the Carhartt Hunt Duck Insulated Camo Active Jac. This jacket is constructed from a washed duck fabric and lined with quilted flannel. We know—duck fabric isn’t just for duck […]