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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


News & Opinion

Whether it’s cold hard facts or editorials by our professional staff, Pro Tool Reviews tells it like it is. We deliver a steady stream of power tool news for the construction and housing industry. Hopefully, this will keep you abreast of what’s happening in the construction industry. Our industry insights, articles, and editorials cover construction industry topics affecting professional tradesmen and business owners. Power Tool News & Opinion That Matters If you’re in the construction business—no matter if you work on the jobsite or in the office—you need to know what trends and tools are shaping the work you do. Our team delivers both news & opinion to keep you up to speed and ahead of the curve. Because of this, you can be in the know with respect to OSHA regulations, modern construction methods, and therefore any other developments taking place that could affect your work. While our power tool reviews and hand tool reviews let you know what’s hot from the manufacturers. For everything else, you’ll want to stay tuned to our news and opinion editorial coverage.

Mulching Grass the Right Way for a Healthier Lawn

Mulching Grass the Right Way for a Healthier Lawn

Here in central Florida, nearly everybody mulches grass clippings. With St. Augustine, Zoysia, and Bahiagrass dominating our landscapes, it simply grows so fast that bagging and side discharging are usually impractical. But for much of the country, mulching grass is an option rather than a necessity. To get the greatest benefits for your lawn, there’s […]

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How Much Attic Insulation is Enough?

Everyone needs insulation in their attic, but did you know there are lots of things to consider other than simply whether to blow it in (loose-fill) or use batt (blanket) insulation? There are different recommended values depending upon where in the United States you live. That determines how much attic insulation is enough. Recommended R-Value […]

Things Not Covered Under Your Power Tool Warranty

Having grown up in a tool repair business I’ve had the opportunity to experience a wide range of creative uses for power tools. Some of those uses don’t always fall under what the manufacturers might suggest. When I was presented with the opportunity to share some of those experiences, I got very excited. It could […]

Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Job Site

Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Jobsite

For many contractors, they’re the four most dreaded initials in the alphabet soup of government agencies. OSHA. But who is this agency, and how can they affect your business? In this two-part series, we’ll look at some tips on keeping OSHA away from your jobsite and help stop them from visiting your site. We’ll also show you how […]

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Why You Should Use Original Manufacturer Power Tool Batteries

We know it’s tempting to grab a third-party replacement battery online. We hear stories from people who let us know they’re just as good as the original at a much lower cost. But are they really? We’re teaming up with Power Tool Institute (PTI) and its Take Charge of Your Battery campaign to take a […]

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Best Cordless Ridgid Power Tools for Pros

If you’ve been hanging around Pro Tool Reviews much, you know we have several reasons to love Ridgid cordless power tools. First, the tools tend to be a great value that comes with Pro-level performance. And often, they’ll come out with class-leading tools, so they’re not just an entry-level brand. Finally, that Lifetime Service Agreement […]

Choosing the Best Work Boots for Electricians

Choosing the Best Work Boots for Electricians

We teamed up with Red Wing’s Irish Setter crew to look at choosing the best work boots for electricians. Working around electricity, your requirements are different than a framer’s or carpenter’s. Not only do your boots need to be comfortable all day, but they also need to be comfortable in a variety of conditions and […]

How To Use A Miter Saw

How to Use a Miter Saw: Training the Apprentice

Thinking about a job in construction? Understanding how to use a miter saw for trim work gives you a leg up on one of the most basic job site skills. A miter saw works best for trim projects requiring accurate straight, beveled, and/or mitered cuts. In its simplest form, the miter saw makes angled or […]

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How to Remove and Tighten Under Sink Kitchen Faucet Nuts

We know the scenario all too well. You find a really great deal on a new kitchen faucet to replace that old leaking clunker you have. As soon as you get home you excitedly start to tear out the old one and realize that you have no way to loosen the large nuts on the […]