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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


18V

Makita 18V X2 LXT Cordless Tools - 6.0 Batteries

Makita 18V X2 LXT Cordless Tools: Why Two Batteries?

We recently wrote about two of the most significant battery upgrades the tool industry has seen in recent years: Milwaukee’s realization of the 9.0 amp hour High Demand battery pack and DeWalt’s FlexVolt system. What fans of Teal already know, but many may still be in the dark about, is that there has been a […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum Video Review

Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum Video Review

The fight in the cordless compact vacuum class is heating up thanks to better motors and higher capacity motors. The Milwaukee M18 Compact Vacuum (found under model Milwaukee 0882-20) is a bare tool option claiming best in class suction power and offering a solid feature set. With suction power moving beyond the 30 CFM mark, […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Makita XDT12M 18V LXT Impact Driver Profile

Makita XDT12M 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver

We’re in a glorious cycle of tool innovation that sees new cordless tools coming out every week. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to find a new drill or impact driver in that mix frequently. While Makita is pushing the envelope and coming out with their first cordless Rear Handle Circular Saw, the Makita […]

Bosch Core18V Battery Pack

Bosch Core18V Battery Pack Video Overview

We had the opportunity to get a close look at the new Bosch Core18V battery pack at World of Concrete in Las Vegas back in January. Bosch moved into the upgraded lithium-ion category in three key ways with the Core18V (it goes by Eneracer in Europe). First, Bosch made the move from the 18650 lithium-ion […]

Bosch GLI18V-1900, Bosch 18V LED Flood Light, Bosch 18V Bluetooth LED Flood Light

Bosch 18V Bluetooth LED Floodlight

The latest Bosch 18V Bluetooth LED Floodlight (model Bosch GLI18V-1900 C) has some pretty impressive features and performance. It also has a brother in the Bosch 18V LED Floodlight (model Bosch GLI18V-1900. The only difference between the two is Bluetooth connectivity that comes with a $20 premium. The new lights boast 1900 lumens broadcast in […]

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 […]

Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool

Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool – Updated

Milwaukee Tool recently introduced the new RedLithium-powered Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool for residential PEX installation up to 1 inch. It requires no calibration interval and uses unique jaws compatible with Viega PureFlow Pex Press Systems. The press tool features a pre-press battery check that ensures the tool can complete the press and an Auto-Cycle […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit Review

The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit is making us rethink the natural order of things when it comes to cordless power tools. Until now, there has always been a clear delineation between 18-volt and 12-volt tools. 18-volt tools have the most power and were built for heavy-duty applications while 12-volt tools are lightweight, compact, […]

20V Max vs 18V Battery

20V Max vs 18V Batteries: Setting the Record Straight

When it Comes to 20V Max vs 18V Batteries, Which is More Powerful? “There was a major difference in power when I switched from an 18V system to a 20V system.” Ah, if I only had a quarter for every time I heard that one… The 18V vs 20V Max debate will continue to go […]

Fein Cordless Drill

Fein Cordless Drill Review: The ASCM 18 QXC

5 Features at a Glance Brushless Motor 4-Speed, All Metal Gear Box Electronically Controlled Torque Settings Interchangeable Drill / Drive Heads 900 screw connections per battery   The Fein Cordless Drill Feels Like a Winner The first thing I do when I see a new tool is pick it up and hold it in my hands. I like […]