Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Metabo HPT

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

Hitachi EC99S Twin Stack Compressor Review

Hitachi 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 the […]

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. […]

Hitachi acquires Metabo tool

Hitachi Acquires Metabo in Huge Buyout

Hitachi (Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd) just announced today that they’re acquiring 100% ownership of Metabo (metabo Aktiengesellschaft). They also acquired Metabo parent company Power Tool Invest B.V. (“PTI”), which is headquartered in Schiphol, Netherlands. PTI, the holding company of Metabo, owns 80 percent of the stock, with the founding family, executives and employees of Metabo making up the other […]

Lowe's Announces Exclusive Agreement with Hitachi

Lowe’s and Hitachi Announce Exclusive Deal

Exclusive Deal with Hitachi to Boost Lowe’s Professional Image Lowe’s and Hitachi have entered into an agreement that will bring several more exclusive products to their retail stores and online. The move will make Lowe’s the biggest carrier of the broadest line of Hitachi tools in the country. Lowe’s will be setting up intuitive displays for […]

Hitachi Drill and Impact Driver Kit

New Hitachi Drill and Impact Driver Kits Available

New brushed Hitachi drill and impact driver kits just hit the market and seem to be generally well-received by end users. For some reason, there hasn’t been a whole lot said about these new Hitachi drill/driver kits. We’re not really sure why, but there’s no information on Hitachi’s website about these yet. Still, they’ve shown up in […]