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DeWalt PowerStack Battery Video Review

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about lithium-ion pouch cells. Widespread in electronics, the technology is making its way into the power tool industry and DeWalt was the first to get it in our hands. In this video, we put the DeWalt PowerStack 1.7Ah battery up against standard round cell packs to see […]

DeWalt PowerStack lithium-polymer pouches

DeWalt PowerStack Battery and Technology Review

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 […]

Ryobi USB Lithium Power Tools

Ryobi Introduces New USB Battery Platform Exclusive to the Home Depot, the Ryobi USB Lithium Power Tools provide cordless convenience and portability for small DIY projects around the home. Rather than forcing you to look around for the closest outlet, these tools run on the rechargeable USB Lithium battery platform. In addition to the battery […]

Hilti Nuron Power Tools and Battery Technology

Hilti Nuron Power Tools and Battery Technology – Hands-on Testing

In late 2021, Hilti invited Pro Tool Reviews and a couple dozen of its “closest friends” to Switzerland. We attended the world debut of both Hilti Nuron battery technology (Note: Nuron, not Neuron) and updated power tools. Releasing around 70 tools at the event—mostly featuring brushless motors—the launch was one of the largest we’d seen […]

Makita ConnectX 1200Wh Backpack Power Supply

Makita ConnectX System | Solving The Runtime Issue

Makita ConnectX System Expands Battery-Powered Possibilities with Extreme Capacity The big news coming out of GIE 2021 was the Makita ConnectX system. It’s a solution targeting the runtime concerns in professional battery-powered lawn care equipment. Makita ConnectX Backpack Power Supply PDC01 While it didn’t carry the ConnectX name at the time, the first element came […]

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 […]