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May 16, 2021

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 24V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Kobalt 24V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer KRH 124B-03

Kobalt 24V Platform Adds Rotary Hammer for Masonry Tasks Users on the Kobalt 24V battery platform now have access to an SDS-Plus rotary hammer in addition to the 40+ tools already available. With 4 modes of operation, the cordless Kobalt KRH 124B-03 handles drilling through concrete block and brick quickly. The chisel-rotation mode is also […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

Kobalt 24V Max Brushless Jigsaw Review KJS 324B-03

Kobalt 24V Max Brushless Jigsaw Offers a Nice Balance of Performance and Value The Kobalt 24V max brushless jigsaw was one of the first entrants to the Kobalt 24V brushless power tool line up. Over the year and a half of use I’ve given it, the Kobalt variable speed Jigsaw did not disappoint me. But […]

Review8.1(out of 10)
Kobalt Tools 24V Brushless kit

Kobalt 24V Brushless Reciprocating Saw Review

It can be daunting when you’re doing a heavy-duty reciprocating saw shootout. This week I just had the Kobalt 24V brushless reciprocating saw and a couple other competing products on-hand. Not as stressful, and nearly as much fun. It gave me a chance to get a feel for this saw apart from the excitement of the NASCAR Kobalt 400 race where I had my […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Kobalt 13-amp reciprocating saw

Kobalt 13-Amp Reciprocating Saw K13RS-03 Review

Kobalt 13-Amp Reciprocating Saw Stuns Powerhouse Brands in Head-to-Head Win Pro-level corded reciprocating saws filter into two main classes (10 – 12-amp and 14 – 15-amp) with a smaller third group (13-amp) sitting between them. The Kobalt 13-amp reciprocating saw is part of that middle class and is the only full-size corded model they make. […]

Kobalt Portable Table Saw bevel adjustment

Kobalt Portable Table Saw Review KT10152

The updated Kobalt Portable Table Saw KT10152 changes only a few things from the budget-friendly KT1015 job site table saw we reviewed a few years ago. Kobalt removed the outfeed support but increased the left rip capacity by 3-inches. They also adjusted the sliding rip fence so it now locks into place with a single […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw

Kobalt 24V Max Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw Review

Kobalt 24V Max Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw Has No Problem Out-Cutting Premium Pro Brands Kobalt has quietly expanded its 24V Max line into a pretty solid grouping of budget-friendly tools for contractors. The Kobalt 24V Max Brushless One-Hand Reciprocating Saw showed up to our shootout with a chip on its shoulder and something to prove […]

Kobalt 24V Max brushless circular saw

Deal Alert: Kobalt 24V Brushless 6-Tool Kit for $199!

If you didn’t get what you really wanted for Christmas, take a look at the killer deal Lowe’s has right now. Kobalt’s 24V brushless 6-tool kit is just $199—a massive savings over its $449 regular price. We’re not sure if Lowe’s is just clearing these out or if it’s a sale price that’s going to […]

Kobalt High-Torque Impact Wrench Long-Term Review

Kobalt High-Torque Impact Wrench Long-Term Review

After 2 Years of Professional Use, the Kobalt High-Torque Impact Wrench is Still Going Strong After 2 years of use at an auto mechanic shop, I’m still using the Kobalt high-torque impact wrench. But how well has it held up over that time? Is it going to hold up in the hands of a Pro […]

Kobalt 24V Brushless Screwgun and Collated Fastener

Kobalt 24V Brushless Screwgun and Collated Fastener

Hanging drywall can only be made better with cordless screwgun to handle the driving. When we find a cordless screwgun that presents a particularly great value, it’s even better. The Kobalt 24V brushless screwgun not only provides a battery-powered solution, but it also offers it on the cheap. As icing on the cake, Kobalt even […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Kobalt 24V Max 3-Gallon Shop Vacuum

Kobalt 24V Max 3-Gallon Shop Vacuum Review KMDV 0124B-03

Kobalt 24V Max 3-Gallon Shop Vacuum Makes Hose and Accessory Management Simple As Kobalt expands the versatility of their 24V Max lineup, adding a wet/dry shop vacuum is a logical move. There are others on the market to benchmark against, and I’ve used several to help gauge where the Kobalt 24V Max 3-gallon shop vacuum […]