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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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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 […]

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Makita 40V and 80V XGT Tools and Technology

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 […]

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Do Bigger Batteries Produce More Power? 2Ah vs 5Ah Video Review

In our Craftsman vs Ryobi hammer drill competition, 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. However, most tool enthusiasts know that battery amp hours affect power. But by how […]

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What is a Lithium-ion Battery? A Better Power Source

It’s about 95 percent likely that you used a device with a lithium-ion battery before you got dressed this morning. Maybe it was even more than one device: a watch, a toothbrush, a laptop or tablet, and almost certainly your smartphone. Even your car might use lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion technology powers a mind-boggling amount of stuff […]

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 […]

Makita Portable Battery Backpack Power Supply PDC01

Makita Battery Backpack Extends Runtime, Cuts Downtime Makita’s high-capacity power supply solution is designed to complement the 18V LXT and 18V X2 line of power tools. By utilizing four 18V LXT batteries, the Makita PDC01 Backpack Battery Power Supply extends the runtime of your Makita cordless tools. Unlike backpack batteries that need to sit on […]

Milwaukee RedLithium USB 3.0 Boosts Capacity

Milwaukee USB Battery Now Runs 20% Longer The Milwaukee RedLithium USB 3.0 Ah battery delivers 20% more capacity for USB Rechargeable products. The updated batteries hit retailers in May 2020 with a price tag only slightly higher than the original Redlithium USB batteries. Currently, the following tools use the Milwaukee RedLithium USB platform and can […]

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 […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Circular Saw 2732 Review

How Can Cordless Tools Replace Corded Tools? By Using More Current

We talk about the cordless job site pretty frequently. But how can cordless tools replace corded tools? The math doesn’t add up, right? Actually, it does. As manufacturers push into more powerful cordless tools, the concept of switching out your corded tools without power trade-offs is compelling. You Have to Do the Math We had […]

Bosch Dual 18V and 12V Battery Charger

Bosch Dual 18V and 12V Battery Charger – Dual-Bay GAX1218V-30

Announced over two years ago overseas, Bosch just released their Dual-Bay Charger (the Bosch GAX1218V-30) in the USA. It charges both Bosch 18V and 12V Max tool batteries. The Dual-Bay charger can also top off your mobile phone batteries using the front USB 2.1-amp port. Bosch Dual 18V and 12V Battery Charger Features This system […]