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May 6, 2021

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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 […]

Hitachi MultiVolt Battery

Hitachi MultiVolt Battery Arriving Now… and It’s Metabo HPT

The Hitachi MultiVolt battery pack is coming and DeWalt will no longer be alone with their FlexVolt system. There are some similarities along with significant differences. And of course, there are the tools to go along with it. Editor’s Note: Starting October 17, 2018, Hitachi will be fully under the name of Metabo HPT. For […]

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools

Hitachi MultiVolt Tools Are Here – And They’re Metabo HPT

Hitachi MultiVolt tools are coming this September with a focus on improving cordless tool power on their new 36V system. To understand the direction Hitachi is taking, it’s helpful to understand their philosophy on the cordless tool side. It’s all about portability first and being able to cut the cord second. 18V gets you the […]

Bosch Core18V 4.0 Ah Slim Pack Battery

Bosch Core18V 4.0 Ah Slim Pack Battery

We updated our Core18V battery review a few weeks ago with news of a new Bosch Core18V 4.0 Ah Slim Pack. More than just creating a slim pack for Core18V, it’s a genuine step forward for the high-power battery from Bosch. 20700 cells gave the original Core18V battery 6.3 Ah with its 10-battery configuration (5S2P). The move […]

Milwaukee M18 Tools: Voltage Isn't Everything

Milwaukee M18 Tools: Voltage Isn’t Everything

I had the chance to jump on a phone call with Paul Fry, cordless products Guru for Milwaukee Tool. Okay, so I might have made up that title for him, but he’s our go-to guy when it comes to understanding Milwaukee M18 tools. I had some questions about the current state of the M18 platform […]

Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid Octane 18V Tools and Batteries

New Ridgid Octane 18v tools and batteries have made their way to Home Depot stores. These larger capacity battery packs bring the promise of greater power and longer run-time. We cracked open some of the new battery packs to see what makes the new system different. We also compared both tools and batteries to non-Octane […]

Milwaukee 12 AH High Output Battery Review

Milwaukee 12 Ah High Output Battery Review

If you followed along with our coverage of the 2018 New Product Symposium, you’re well aware that there’s a new Milwaukee 12 Ah High Output battery in play for the M18 system. It’s more than just additional capacity, though. There’s some serious tech to talk about along with the fact that the 12 Ah pack isn’t […]

Makita Battery Technology

Makita Battery Technology Video

We got the chance to check out the Makita booth at the 2018 World Of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s always interesting to see what the company is up to, and this show was no different. This year, we spent some time to reflect on Makita battery technology. For those of you not […]

Do You Get Twice the Runtime From Twice the Amp Hours?

Do You Get Twice the Runtime From Twice the Amp Hours?

The 5th-grade science fair came around for our school and finding a project to use power tools sounded much more exciting than anything else. It’s a good thing my Dad is the Managing Editor of Pro Tool Reviews. I decided to tackle the question, “do you get twice the runtime from twice the amp hours?” […]