Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Metabo HPT

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. […]

Hitachi Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers

Metabo HPT Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) cordless brushless finish nailers include the NT1850DESM 18-gauge 2-inch cordless brad nailer, the NT1865DMSM 16-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless straight finish nailer, and the NT1865DMASM 15-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless angled finish nailer. All of the Metabo HPT cordless brushless finish nailers in this series are powered by a 3.0Ah lithium-ion battery which is […]

Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hitachi has announced two new tools, adding to its growing concrete rotary hammers. The Hitachi DH28PFY SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer and its DH26PF brother are said to deliver higher durability thanks to three specific improvements. One is a hammering mechanism featuring an air channel system that reduces wear and damage inside the cylinder. The second improvement is […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Hitachi AC Brushless Rotary Hammer

Metabo HPT DH52MEYM SDS-Max Brushless Rotary Hammer Review

I’m a fortunate guy because there’s no shortage of challenging masonry work. Even if stone is laid the same way it was a hundred years ago, stonework isn’t static. There have been innovations in material, consumer tastes, and, especially, tools. Today’s tool innovations are frequently small, incremental steps that use power more efficiently, respond to […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
HItachi EC99S Twin Stack Compressor

Metabo HPT EC99S 4-Gallon Twin Stack Compressor Review

Metabo HPT is so well known for the quality of their nailers that you’d think compressors would be a natural part of their lineup. While there are several on the market, compressors aren’t the kind of product that you see come out every six months or a year like many cordless tools. When I learned that […]

Hitachi High-Tech AC Brushless Hammer Line application

Hitachi AC Brushless Rotary Hammer Line

Hitachi has announced a new line of corded rotary hammers. They have features you’d expect like vibration reduction and durable motor housing, but with one key difference – they’ve packed a brushless motor inside. What good does that do for the Hitachi AC Brushless Rotary Hammer lineup? It’s an interesting question considering we normally see […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Hitachi NT50AE2 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Profile

Metabo HPT NT50AE2M 18 Gauge Finish Nailer Review

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) has enjoyed a very high reputation in pneumatic nailer circles for quite some time now. Go to any jobsite that’s involved in roofing, framing, or finish work and you’re likely to find more than one Metabo HPT nailer in use. I was in the market to replace my aging […]

Hitachi Tools Europe - Hitachi 18V Cordless Brushless Tool Family

Game-Changing Hitachi Cordless Tools Spotted in Europe

New Hitachi Cordless Tools Hint at a Comeback It’s no secret that Hitachi seems to have fallen behind in the realm of professional level cordless power tools. Their strength has been in a loyal customer base and a physical design that is near the top in grip and feel. The power hasn’t been there as […]

2016 World of Concrete show

2016 World of Concrete Trade Show Coverage

The 2016 World of Concrete trade show was once again held in Las Vegas—only this year it decided to freeze out attendees with gusts of wind and chilly temperatures that hung in the 30s. Even with the weather, attendance was high, giving testimony to the fact that both home and commercial construction is up, and manufacturers […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hitachi C12RSH Feature

Hitachi C12RSH 12″ Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw

When I first got into carpentry I was working with my dad most of the time. He’s always had the power tools. I, of course, had my own hand tools and nail apron but I never needed any larger equipment. I would just run to my dad’s truck if I needed a saw or drill. […]