Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Metabo HPT

Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer

Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer Receive Upgrades

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced their new line of pneumatic framing nailers. The improved Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer models come in a variety of options, which include a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer, a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer without Depth Adjustment, a 30° Paper Strip Nailer and a 16° Coil Nailer. Hitachi modeled the new A5 […]

Hitachi AC Brushless Angle Grinder

Hitachi AC Brushless Angle Grinder G12VE

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced a new addition to its commercial product line with the launch of the 4-1/2-inch Hitachi AC Brushless Angle Grinder model G12VE. This 4.2-pound corded grinder features a 12-amp motor, 1,300 watts of input power, variable speeds between 2,800 and 10,000 RPMs, a soft start function, internal inverter circuitry to run […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer

Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer Review NV90AG(S)

Hitachi is producing some impressive tools these days. You may have read our reviews on their newer rotary hammer, impact driver, and several others. I’ve had the good fortune to a review few of them myself. Concurrent to the test of the Hitachi 2‑1/2-Inch Coil Siding Nailer, I also tested its big brother, the Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer. It’s […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank

Metabo HPT 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank Review

I must have hit the Metabo HPT lottery. I’ve not only been able to do several (formerly Hitachi) tool reviews recently, but they’ve all been high-performers. Earlier, I put the Metabo HPT 8-gallon wheelbarrow compressor through its paces and found it to be excellent. Now I have what I hope is an equally excellent companion piece: […]

Hitachi 2-1/16-Inch AC Brushless Rotary Hammer

Hitachi Power Tools Sold to Private Equity Firm KKR

We’ve been impressed with the quality and performance that Hitachi Power Tools has brought to the market recently and apparently, we’re not the only ones who’ve taken notice. That quality and performance translated into such robust business that private equity firm KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) recently announced a deal for a majority stake in Hitachi […]

Hitachi AC Brushless Impact Wrench

New Hitachi AC Brushless Impact Wrench Models Announced

Hitachi Power Tools recently launched three new Hitachi AC Brushless Impact Wrench models designed for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts in the automobile, shipbuilding, agricultural, and construction industries as well as for scaffolding assembly, electrical equipment, plumbing, and HVAC installation and other fastening applications. Notable features include Hitachi’s Aluminum Housing Body (AHB) on models […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Hitachi NV65AH2

Hitachi 2-1/2-Inch Coil Siding Nailer Review

Since reviewing the Hitachi’s 8-gallon gas-powered wheelbarrow air compressor, I felt a heavy desire to hook it up to and review the new Hitachi 2-1/2-Inch Coil Siding Nailer immediately afterward. Testing all these great tools is a tough job, but someone has to do it! This nailer is among a fleet of new tools Hitachi recently introduced, […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Hitachi 8-Gallon Gas Powered Wheelbarrow Air Compressor

Metabo HPT 8-Gallon Gas Powered Wheelbarrow Air Compressor Review

Even though battery technology has cut the cord on many of my tools, there are a few pneumatic nailers that I still rely on quite often for roofing and framing. Large compressors like the (formerly Hitachi) Metabo HPT 8-Gallon Gas Powered Wheelbarrow Air Compressor are the workhorse for many operations like mine using tools that […]

Hitachi Palm Nailer

First Hitachi Palm Nailer Announced

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced the newest addition to its Pro Preferred Pneumatic Nailer lineup with the company-first 3-1/2-inch Hitachi Palm Nailer, model NH90AB. It’s designed specifically for driving bulk nails in confined spaces where a nailer might not fit and there’s no room to swing a hammer. The NH90AB accepts commonly used bulk nails […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Hitachi 15 Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer

Hitachi 15 Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer

Nailers aren’t just for the bones and roof of a building. We use them throughout the construction process for larger trim, molding, shelving, and door installation – hence the category known as finish nailers. They make quick, one-handed work out of slow, two-handed hit-the-nail-on-the-head work plus there’s no chance an errant swing can cause damage. […]