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12V vs 18V tools

12-Volt vs 18-Volt Tools: Do I Need Both?

Each year, manufacturers dazzle us with new tool innovations and battery technology. We want more run-time, more power, and more overall tool longevity. By and large, major tool manufacturers are delivering those things. Today, the best cordless drills far exceed the capabilities of corded tools. Professionals are beginning to regard their 18V tools as their […]

DeWalt Xtreme Subcompact Series Impact Wrenches

DeWalt Xtreme Impact Wrenches Deliver Upgraded Torque DeWalt has updated the 12V Max Impact Wrenches in the Xtreme Subcompact line. While the previous models were impressive in their own right, both the 3/8″ and 1/2″ DeWalt Xtreme Subcompact Impact Wrenches feature torque upgrades in packages that have managed to stay compact. What’s the Big Deal? […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router

Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router Review

When you take a look at the landscape of cordless routers, you might now expect to find a 12V model. However, the Bosch 12V Cordless Edge Router isn’t bothered by what we expect to find and delivers a niche router in a compact frame. Pros Lightweight design Wide-open sightlines to the bit Ergonomics designed specifically […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Makita Green Cross-Line Laser Level Review - SK106GDNAX

Makita Green Cross-Line Laser Level Review – SK106GDNAX

Makita Green Cross-Line Laser Features High Visibility, Crazy-Long Runtime In all phases of construction, the three fundamental principles of level, plumb, and square have guided builders for ages. From the architects of the pyramids to the modern-day builders of superstructures, these principles form the foundations they built upon. Man has invented numerous tools/methods over the […]

Best DIY Impact Driver

Best DIY Impact Driver Head to Head Reviews 2021

Choosing the Best DIY Impact Driver Requires Prioritizing Speed, Power, and Size As we looked over the entire list of current impact drivers and decided on more than 30 models to bring in for testing, we included some DIY models. The best DIY impact driver can mean a couple of things, though – it can […]

Best 12V Impact Drivers

Best 12V Cordless Impact Driver Head to Head Review 2021

Best 12V Impact Driver Results Still Dominated By Milwaukee M12 Fuel We put 30+ impact drivers through a wide range of evaluations, and 10 of those land in our search for the best 12V cordless impact driver. When it was all over, two models rose above all the others, and they’re both red. Best 12V […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Hilti 12V One-Hand Reciprocating Saw SR 2-A12 Review

Hilti 12V One-Hand Reciprocating Saw SR 2-A12 Review

Hilti 12V One-Hand Reciprocating Saw Proves Itself as the Fastest Cutting with the Lowest Vibration in its Class The Hilti SR 2-A12 12V one-hand reciprocating saw is joining Bosch and Milwaukee with their vertical motor design. These reciprocating saws do their best work in light demolition. Pros Compact, vertical motor design Controllable, low vibration cutting Brushless […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Skil 12V Right Angle Impact Driver PWRCore Brushless Review

Skil 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Sets Performance Benchmark at a Budget-Friendly Price Right angle impact drivers aren’t as popular as their standard counterparts, but they’re invaluable in tight quarters. The Skil 12V right angle impact driver is part of the brand’s PWRCore 12 system using that uses a brushless motor to power home hard-to-reach […]

Review7.6(out of 10)

Metabo HPT 12V Drill Review – Hitachi DS10DFL2

Lightweight Metabo HPT 12V Still Drilling Away 5 Years Later 12V tools are great to have around. For jobs that don’t require all the torque or speed in the world, the lighter weight, smaller voltage drills are quite handy. That’s why we included the 12V drills in our recent Head to Head Cordless Drill Shootout. […]

Review7.9(out of 10)
Makita 12V Cordless Hammer Drill PH05 Review

Makita 12V Hammer Drill Review – PH05

Makita 12V Hammer Drill Tops the Charts as the Best 12V Hammer Drill We recently tested more than 50 drills of various shapes, sizes, and power ratings in our recent Best Drill Head to Head Review. The Makita XP05 hammer drill entered the 12V competition. To be fair, it didn’t have loads of competition in […]