Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Kobalt Tools

Our Kobalt Tool reviews focus on the newer 24V Max tools which perform much better than the older models. Ever since the new line of Kobalt power tools hit Lowe’s, the brand has gained significant capabilities. Starting with the Kobalt 24V brushless circular saw, all the new Kobalt brushless tools have shown impressive performance. Driving the Kobalt tools are the new Kobalt 24V Max batteries. Lowe’s has these batteries priced ridiculously low—making them a great value. These batteries allow tools like the Kobalt 24V brushless reciprocating saw to keep up with the big dogs. Kobalt Tool Reviews Reveal an Extra Battery Cell Our Kobalt tool reviews also showed that the new 24V batteries feature an extra cell over 18V/20V tools. Instead of using a series of five 19650 cells, Kobalt tools use six. That 24V battery pack is no joke—it actually packs a punch. The only other company to do this is Hilti with their 22V packs.

Kobalt Power Cleaner Feature

Kobalt 40V Cordless Power Cleaner KPC 2040-06

Kobalt’s 40V Cordless Power Cleaner Makes Light-Duty Cleaning Projects A Cinch Tired of dragging your pressure washer out for a job that really just needs a bit more muscle than your hose can pull off? With higher pressure than most, there are plenty of uses for the Kobalt 40V cordless power cleaner around your home […]

Buy This Instead of a Harbor Freight Impact Driver

Sure, there are some legitimate reasons to shop Harbor Freight and we were impressed with the performance of the Hercules impact driver considering their low pricing. But there are also some legitimate quality concerns to go along with its 90-day warranty. So if that $99 price tag is almost too tempting, we have an alternative […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max Cordless Trim Router

Kobalt 24V Max Cordless Trim Router Review KR 124B-03

The Kobalt 24V Max cordless trim router is one of the more affordable cordless options available. We tested it side-by-side against the most popular brands to see if its design and performance can keep up with the ones that get more hype. Pros Fastest cordless router bit speed (31,500 RPM) Slim, comfortable gripping area Good […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool Review

With names like Fein, Bosch, and Makita to compete with, you don’t necessarily expect to find the Kobalt 24V Max Oscillating Multi-Tool near the top of the cordless heap. But that’s the surprising result we got in our head-to-head review when we compiled all the data. So just how did this Lowe’s brand manage to […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max XTR High-Torque Impact Wrench

Kobalt XTR High-Torque Impact Wrench KXIW 1424A-03

Kobalt XTR High-Torque Impact Wrench Breaks Up to 1200 Ft-Lbs of Torque There’s a handful of Kobalt cordless impact wrenches to choose from and they all have their place in the shop or on the jobsite. None of them have come close to the power we’re seeing from the Kobalt XTR high-torque impact wrench, though! […]

Review9.3(out of 10)

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Impact Driver Review KXID 1424A-03

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Impact Driver Crushes Impact Driver Testing Kobalt’s cordless impact driver is already a solid budget option and we were curious about what the upgraded Kobalt 24V Max XTR impact driver has to offer. So we set up our impact driver testing rigs to see how it compares. Pros Fastest under load […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Kobalt XTR Hammer Drill | Types of Drills

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Hammer Drill Review

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Hammer Drill Boasts Premium Professional Performance With the shift into an advanced battery and upgraded motor/electronics package, the Kobalt 24V Max XTR hammer drill is touting some pretty serious claims. For fans of the Lowe’s-exclusive brand, it’s a whole new level of performance. Pros 1200 in-lbs of torque—550 in-lbs more than […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max XTR Circular Saw

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Circular Saw Review | KXCS 124B-03

Kobalt 24V Max XTR Circular Saw Boosts Blade Size and Performance The Kobalt 24V Max XTR circular saw features an upgraded motor and battery that give it a significant performance boost over the last 24V Max circular saw. We evaluated it against the landscape of what other cordless circular saws are available, including the highest […]

Kobalt XTR Vs Ridgid Octane Hammer Drill

Kobalt XTR Vs Ridgid Octane Hammer Drill | Thursday Throwdown

With Kobalt introducing its XTR line, it joins Ridgid’s Octane in a unique space: budget-friendly advanced tools. For this Pro Tool Reviews Thursday Throwdown, we decided the main event needed to be the Kobalt XTR vs Ridgid Octane hammer drill. As advanced tools, both lines take advantage of 21700 lithium-ion cells to power upgraded motors […]

Kobalt XTR 24V 5-Tool Combo Kit Review

Kobalt XTR 24V 5-Tool Combo Kit Review

Get Started with XTR’s Higher Performance Using the Kobalt XTR 24V 5-tool Combo Kit It’s taken us a while to get our hands on the Kobalt XTR 24V 5-tool combo kit (due to COVID-19). But now that it’s here, we wanted to know how it stacks up against Kobalt’s standard 24V Max tools and where […]