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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


battery technology

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 […]

Dewalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

DeWalt FlexVolt Vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt Battery

While the Advanced Battery Landscape is Expanding, Only Two Have Voltage-Switching Packs Most of the major professional power tool manufacturers now have some sort of advanced battery system on the market. Of those, only two take on the concept of switching voltages. We’re taking a look at the DeWalt FlexVolt vs Metabo HPT MultiVolt battery […]

Huskie Tools Series 7R Pro Line Tools Run On Milwaukee Batteries

Huskie Tools Expands 7th-Gen Hydraulic Tool Line Onto M18 Battery Platform Huskie Tools makes equipment designed for Pros working in the utility trades. The Huskie Series 7R Pro Line includes 61 new battery-powered hydraulic tools. While that seems newsworthy, they also made the new lineup work with one of the most widely available battery platforms: […]

Do Battery Amp Hours Affect Power? | 2.0Ah Vs 5.0Ah Thursday Throwdown!

Do Battery Amp Hours Affect Power? | 2.0Ah vs 5.0Ah

Battery Amp Hours Really Do Affect How Much Power Your Power Tool Delivers In our Craftsman vs Ryobi hammer drill comparison, several people pointed out that we were using different batteries: a 2.0Ah for the Craftsman and a 4.0Ah for the Ryobi. Because most people buy these tools as kits, we tested the kitted batteries. […]

original manufacturer power tool batteries

Why You Should Use Original Manufacturer Power Tool Batteries

We know it’s tempting to grab a third-party replacement battery online. We hear stories from people who let us know they’re just as good as the original at a much lower cost. But are they really? We’re teaming up with Power Tool Institute (PTI) and its Take Charge of Your Battery campaign to take a […]

How Do Battery Cells Affect Power Tools? Video Review

How Do Battery Cells Affect Power Tools? Video Review

Around here, we primarily focus on the tools and gear surrounding the construction industry. That makes the 21700 vs 18650 lithium-ion battery cell conversations incredibly relevant to us. After all, these lithium-ion power sources reach far beyond the latest cordless tools. They’re driving innovation in Teslas, hoverboards, the vaping community, and so much more. 21700 […]

Makita XGT 40V Max tools technology

MAKITA XGT 40V MAX POWER TOOLS ANNOUNCED

Makita deployed over 50 new cordless power tools in their 40V Max and 80V Max XGT System. The company tells us that Makita XGT technology specifically covers the top-end 15% of tools. Those are the tools that fall just outside the practical capabilities of 18V systems. Makita XGT Tools with Protection Against Weather They also […]

Why Cheap No-name Power Tools Might Not Be Such a Great Deal

Why Cheap No-name Power Tools Might Not Be Such a Great Deal

So everyone likes a deal, right? Especially when you see those fantastic fliers with the ads for cheap no-name power tools for $19.95. We’ve seen that price for an 18V power drill with battery and charger. I mean, it’s lithium-ion—how bad could it be? Well, while $20 isn’t exactly a huge investment. However, we have a good […]

Ridgid Octane 18V batteries

Are Loose Lithium-ion Battery Cells Dangerous?

The question comes up on the heels of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s warnings to avoid buying or using loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells. The CPSC tells us that these cells are manufactured as industrial component parts of battery packs, and are not intended (at least by the original manufacturer) to be sold off […]

Metabo 10Ah LiHD Battery

Metabo 10Ah LiHD Battery

Metabo Busts Out the Big Battery Metalworkers have a good chance of knowing Metabo for their fine cordless and corded handheld power tools. Now, however, others might come to know them for a super-high-capacity battery. The Metabo 10Ah LiHD Battery marks the next step forward in battery tech for the company. It looks like a […]