October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.4(out of 10)

Metabo 12V Drill Powermaxx BS 12 BL Q Drill Review

Metabo 12V Drill Announces Powermaxx as Legit New Lineup from Germany We recently tested more than 50 drills of various shapes, sizes, and power ratings in our recent Best Drill Head to Head Review. The brand-new Metabo 12v drill entered the 12V competition. Just holding the tool gave us the impression of quality. The numbers […]

Review7.5(out of 10)
Hilti 12V Cordless Tools

Hilti 12V Cordless Tools Review

When I think of Hilti, I typically think of their impressive concrete tools or muscular cordless tools like their 4-speed 18V drill or the 36V circular saw. The announcement of the Hilti 12V cordless tools kind of came out of left field for me. Hilti’s batteries have been on another level compared to most cordless […]

Review7.8(out of 10)

Ridgid R9000K 12V Drill and Impact Driver Kit

The Ridgid R9000K 12V Drill and Impact Driver Kit pairs together a couple of compact tools that on paper, spec out very well. In fact, in terms of speed and torque, these are more powerful than 12V kits that cost $50+ more than the $129.99 you’ll pay for this one. I was kind of surprised […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best Lightweight Cordless Drill

Bosch 12V Brushless Compact Drill/Drivers

When I agreed to review the Bosch 12V Brushless PS32-02 drill and PS22-02 driver, I decided I would use this as an opportunity to cross a bunch of items off of my to-do list.  Now, it’s not that I don’t have cordless drills of my own, but we all know that there’s nothing like a new […]

Review7.9(out of 10)

Makita 12V Max CXT Brushless Drill FD07R1

We’ve been talking a lot about 12-volt tools lately. Adam Spafford debated the need for both 18-volt and 12-volt tools in a Pro’s tool arsenal. Kenny Koehler spearheaded the team with a good old fashioned head to head with the top 12-volt drills currently on the market. We certainly hope you learned a lot from our experiences. […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Skil 12V Brushless Drill

Skil 12V 2-Speed Brushless Drill Review: PWRCore DL529002

Back in September, we reported that Skil is positioning itself to reshape the DIY landscape. Now it’s time to see if they can deliver. Today, I have my hands on the new Skil 12V 2-speed brushless drill – the PWRCore DL529002. Pros Excellent power and speed Comfortable handle design Excellent value Solid feature set Cons […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Bosch FlexiClick 12V drill driver

Bosch Flexiclick 5-in-1 12V Drill Review

When it comes to 12V drills, Pros know the benefits. They’re lightweight, compact, and a heck of a lot easier to use than their heavy-duty 18V counterparts. Because of that, many of us reach for a 12V model every chance we get. But now Bosch is making a move to give their 12V drill even […]

Best hammer drill

Best Cordless Hammer Drill Head to Head Review

Surprises Abound in the Best Cordless Hammer Drill Final Rankings We tested more than 50 cordless drills and nearly half of those are in the running for the best cordless hammer drill. Let’s not get caught up in the details—at least not yet. Check out the winners! Best Cordless Hammer Drill: 18V Heavy-Duty Class DeWalt […]

Best Budget Cordless Drill

Best Budget Cordless Drill Head to Head Review

The Best Budget Cordless Drill For You Depends on Whether You’re Targeting Price, Performance, or a Balance of Both We tested more than 50 cordless drills and we didn’t ignore the wallet-friendly brands. The best budget cordless drill is different depending on whether you’re doing occasional projects around the house or if you’re a value-minded […]

Makita 12V Impact Wrench

Makita 12V Impact Wrench WT05

Makita’s 12V Cordless Impact Wrench Busts 210 Ft-Lbs with 2-Speed Brushless Motor The Makita 12V Impact Wrench is a 3/8″ model with 120 ft-lbs of fastening torque. Its slim profile and light weight make it ideal for working in tight spaces around vehicles and for lighter overhead fastening in general. What’s The Big Deal? The […]