April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


HIlti Compact Drill Driver

Hilti Compact Drill Driver SF 4-A22

Hilti Provides More Productivity, Safety, and Speed in this Compact Drill Driver The Hilti SF 4-A22 Compact Drill Driver is now available, offering Hilti users a small, powerful drill. Hilti claims that it not only drills up to 30% faster than other drills in its compact class but that it also runs up to 30% […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Ridgid cordless band saw

Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Review R8604B

Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Delivers Smooth Operation in a Lightweight Form The Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw (R8604B) answers the call from electricians and MRO crews for a compact portable model. From the reactions we’ve seen, they’re pretty excited. We’ve been cutting EMT, steel stock, and even rebar to see just how […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Makita XWT14 Compact Impact Wrench

Makita XWT14 Cordless Compact Impact Wrench Review

With Power Exceeding Our Expectations, the Makita XWT14 Cordless Impact Wrench is a Must-Have for Mechanics This has been a big year for Makita on several fronts, and they’ve really stepped up their impact wrench game. The Makita XWT14 is an 18V cordless impact wrench on the compact side of things, and it has impressive […]

DeWalt Atomic Band Saw

DeWalt DCS377 Atomic 20V Compact Bandsaw

Compact Bandsaw Brings Fast, One-Handed Cutting to the Atomic Line DeWalt unveiled the newest addition to the Atomic Compact Tool lineup at this past year’s NECA Virtual Convention. The DeWalt Atomic 1-3/4 in. Bandsaw packs cutting speed and power into the compact frame that is the hallmark of Atomic 20V tools. Harness the Power of […]

Review7.5(out of 10)
Metabo 18V Cordless Compact Drill Hero

Metabo 18V Cordless Compact Drill Review – BS 18 LT BL

Steady Performance, No-Nonsense Design Defines Metabo 18V Cordless Compact Drill Metabo doesn’t enjoy the same kind of market share that more popular brands do, but our German friends make solid tools. Such was the case for our Best Cordless Drill Shootout. A few of their drills showed up for competition in various categories and performed […]

Review7.8(out of 10)

Bosch 18V Compact Hammer Drill Review – GSB18V-535CN

Bosch Mashes Its Hammer Drill Into A Compact Frame In our recent best cordless hammer drill shootout, the GSB18V-535CN Bosch 18V Compact Hammer Drill placed 5th in the compact class. Offering up 535 in-lbs of max torque, as well as a smaller frame than the GSB18V-755CN, it fits nicely into that niche we call “compact”. […]

Review6.8(out of 10)
Makita XPH12

18V Makita Compact Hammer Drill XPH12 and XFD12 Drill Review

Can the Makita Compact Keep Up With The Rest of the Makita Lineup? In case you just happened to land on this page from a Google search. Pro Tool Reviews tested over 50 drills in our recent Best Cordless Drill Shootout. We looked at nearly every 18V and 12V drill on the market, including heavy-duty, […]

Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure Announced

The new Milwaukee Compact Tape Measure line is now part of the 400+ items the company has introduced since it began its hand tool expansion in 2012. The new tapes, which can accommodate a 25-foot tape in a 16-foot case for example, are 30% more compact than their predecessors and feature Milwaukee’s proprietary Nylon Bond […]