Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.2(out of 10)
Hilti AG 600 A-36 Angle Grinder 07

Hilti AG 600 A-36 Angle Grinder

Most of our tools are made to hand out – and take – a beating but perhaps with only a couple of exceptions, none more than the angle grinder. It grinds, cuts, and smooths the toughest of materials and does so without complaint. It takes a lot of power to do the work, so you […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti TE 6-A36-AVR 36V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti TE 6-A36-AVR 36V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

We’ve reviewed a lot of great rotary hammers from a lot of great manufacturers, but there’s something about the Hilti brand that usually makes a reviewer’s eyes light up. The premium price tag on the company’s tools does little to take the shine away and that’s because the tools are just excellent. In fact, Daniel Elms reviewed Hilti’s […]

Makita Backpack Battery BL36120A

Makita Backpack Battery Extends Capacity… In Europe

Unbeknownst to us until recently, Makita UK has released a 12Ah, 36V battery backpack to work in conjunction with the range of Makita twin 18V cordless tools. With an 18V X2 wiring harness, it’s the same as four 6.0 amp hour 18V batteries – a total of 432 watt hours. The new Makita backpack battery offers […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Makita XRU09 18V X2 LXT Brushless String Trimmer

Makita XRU09 18V X2 LXT Brushless String Trimmer

Most of the major power tool manufacturers now have cordless OPE lines out. But where Makita has an advantage over the rest is that they have a legit Pro-level gas lineup in addition to the lithium-ion tools. It’s a big boost when it comes to fit and finish along with an intimate knowledge of what […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Makita Cordless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Review

Makita Cordless Rear-Handle Circular Saw Video Review

The Makita Cordless Rear-Handle Circular Saw was introduced back in February with great fanfare at World of Concrete. It hit the market in April and we’ve had plenty of time to use – and put it up against 15 other cordless circular saws in a shootout. See how Makita did in our cordless circular saw shootout! What’s […]

Stihl AR2000 battery backpack

Stihl AR 2000 Backpack Battery to Replace AR 900

Stihl recently introduced the Stihl Backpack Battery, the Stihl AR 2000, as an alternative power source to gas-powered tools and for professionals who work in areas with noise or emissions restrictions. The company claims the backpack battery can power tools up to 11 hours on one charge, which takes 130 minutes with Stihl AL 500 high-speed […]

Ridgid 18V Brushless 10-Inch Miter Saw

Ridgid 18V Brushless 10-inch Miter Saw

Now that Ryobi has officially announced its new 18V dual battery miter saw, it seems that the AEG model is imminent. For the US launch, the Ridgid 18V Brushless 10-Inch Miter Saw will be renamed as it always is. AEG is simply the Australian brand of the same tools. Often, taking a look at their website […]

Makita Cordless Lawn Mower

Makita Cordless Lawn Mower Now In Stock!

The new Makita cordless lawn mower is not the first of its kind, but it is the first among the major power tool brands. Milwaukee and DeWalt are the other major two competitors, but neither has made a commitment to a mower yet. Bosch has some options in Europe, but that doesn’t help us much […]

Ryobi 18V ONE+ 10-Inch Miter Saw

Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw

Ryobi is heading down the dual-battery system road with the Ryobi 18V One+ 10-inch Miter Saw. This latest addition to the One+ lineup makes use of a series connection to create a 36V tool using two 18V batteries. The benefit is that you’ll unlock more powerful tools without having to leave the immensely popular Ryobi […]

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 the DeWalt FlexVolt system. What fans of Teal already know, but many may still be in the dark about, is that there has been […]