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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


batteries

DeWalt PowerStack lithium-polymer pouches

DeWalt PowerStack Batteries and Technology

Designed with stacked pouch battery cells instead of cylindrical cells, DeWalt PowerStack 20V Max batteries make some huge changes. DeWalt claims PowerStack batteries and technology provide more power with less weight and size. They give the case in point with their debut model, the DeWalt DCBP034 PowerStack 1.7Ah battery. This might be the biggest announcement […]

Higher Watt-hour Batteries cost savings

How Higher Watt-hour Batteries Can Save You Time and Money

I had to do a project for my school science fair. And since my dad is the editor in chief of Pro Tool Reviews, it wasn’t hard for me to integrate power tools into my project. The purpose of my project was to see if higher watt-hour batteries delivered more work over a longer period of time. […]

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 […]

Milwaukee RedLithium Batteries

Milwaukee RedLithium Battery Technology Explained

When Milwaukee originally announced RedLithium batteries back in 2010, they replaced the original line of M12 and M18 lithium-ion packs. Not content to simply accept a fancy name without understanding the technology behind it, we began our research. In a nutshell, Milwaukee RedLithium battery technology combines advanced electronics and temperature resilience and control to generate […]

48 Tools battery holder technology

Latest Lithium-ion Battery Technology Advancements

Back in 2010, we wrote about better batteries using graphene nanotech. That was a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Vorbeck Materials. Scientists used graphene to enable lithium-ion batteries to recharge in minutes rather than hours. It’s been quite some time. While graphene has yet to materialize, we’re back with some more of the latest lithium-ion battery […]

Makita XGT 40V battery exploded view

How Long Do Lithium-ion Batteries Last?

Battery-powered tools have come a long way in the last decade. Moving to lithium-ion as an energy storage medium, instead of the older nickel-cadmium batteries, improves performance and runtimes. It does so to a point that “cutting the cord” has become a viable option for many professional applications. Pros can now do away with lugging […]

How Lithium-ion Batteries Work | Li-ion Explained

Everyone seems to be on a diet these days. You can’t turn around without someone talking about their latest no-carb or calorie-counting escapades into the world of better living. Me? I’ll take the steak, medium-rare, with a side of onion rings. But one thing does seem to ring true: What you put into your body […]

Milwaukee One-Key technology

Milwaukee One-Key Tool Technology – All You Need to Know

We first saw Milwaukee One-Key tool technology demonstrated in 2015. Since then, the Bluetooth-based system has continued to improve and mature. It offers several integrated technologies that take brushless tools to their logical conclusion. In particular, Milwaukee One-Key offers three things: Advanced tool control, jobsite reporting, and power tool inventory control (including a form of […]

replacement tool batteries

Replacement Tool Batteries: Aftermarket Savings?

The time has come to replace your lithium-ion battery or perhaps you just realize that it’s handy to have a spare or two. So you load up in the pickup and head to the local hardware store where you bought your beloved cordless tool. As the helpful salesperson leads you to the appropriate replacement tool […]

Festool Energy Battery Charger Set (577080)

Festool Energy Set Serves Up Power To Go The Festool Energy Set offers additional battery packs and a fast charger to your cordless power tools, ensuring you never run out of power in the shop or on the jobsite. This seems like it will appeal to carpenters who do on-location or remote work. It can […]