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Makita XRU09 18V X2 LXT Brushless String Trimmer

What is an Outer Rotor Brushless Motor? Comparing Inner vs Outer Rotors

New technology is yielding more powerful cordless outdoor power equipment and tools. One new type of motor being integrated into power tools is the outer rotor brushless motor design. We’ve seen these used on everything from cordless circular saws to battery-powered chainsaws, string trimmers, and lawnmowers. So, what is an outer rotor brushless motor and […]

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Review

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Review HPHD25B

Hart 20V Brushless Hammer Drill Steps Up Performance In A Big Way Hart’s 20V system is full of useful cordless tools for taking care of the to-do list around your house. When you’re ready to take your game to the next level, the Hart 20V brushless hammer drill offers a boost in performance, runtime, and […]

sensor-free brushless motors

What is a Sensor Free Brushless Motor?

On a recent media trip, we came across something called a sensor free brushless motor (also called “sensorless”). Our first response was: What is a sensor free brushless motor and why is it better? Based on some questions we received from our readers, we’re not the only ones asking that question. Sensor-free technology heralded a […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Flex 24V Brushless Cordless 5-Inch Angle Grinder Review

Flex Cordless 5-Inch Angle Grinder Features Excellent Design and High Performance We’ve been getting to know Flex cordless tools as a new launch and have been impressed with what we’ve seen so far. One of the questions we’ve been trying to answer with each review is “where does Flex fit?” and that’s high on our […]

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Recipro Saw Review

What Makes Makita Brushless Motors Different?

If you ever take a look through the features of a product on Makita’s website, brushless motors get lots of mention. We interviewed the company about what actually makes Makita brushless motors different from the competition. During the process, I had the fortunate opportunity to chat with Carlos Quintana. Carlos is the Senior Product Manager […]

Brushed Vs. Brushless Motors

Brushed vs Brushless Motors: What’s the Difference?

For several years now, we’ve been seeing brushless motors begin to dominate the professional tool industry’s drive in cordless tools. That’s great, but what’s the big deal? As long as I can still drive that timber screw, does it really matter? Well, yes it does. Significant differences and implications exist when dealing with brushed vs […]

Metabo Expands Rotary Hammer Line with New Brushless Options

Metabo Expands Rotary Hammer Line with New Brushless Options

Metabo Rotary Hammers Now Include Brushless AC Options The expanding Metabo line of cordless rotary hammers not only offers new models to choose from but also brushless motors to extend the service life and boost performance. Metabo AC Brushless Rotary Hammer Highlights The new Metabo combination hammers feature hammer drilling, drilling, and chisel functions. With […]

Chervon Factory tour

Chervon Factory Tour

While the Chervon Green Factory opened in July 2015 and has over 3 million square feet of production space, their original factory was where we started our tour. This is a 2.2 million square foot facility that was constructed back in 2006. The Chervon factory tour was led by Mr. Ke Zuqian (GM of Chervon, pronounced “Mr. Kay”) who currently runs the factories. After our […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL technology explained

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Tools Technology Explained

The Milwaukee M18 FUEL brushless tools line debuted in Spring 2012. These tools feature brushless motors, and Milwaukee Tool brought the price down first before most other manufacturers. Not content to rest on these tools, the M18 FUEL line of brushless tools now dominates Milwaukee’s cordless tools. M18 FUEL combines brushless motors with advanced battery […]