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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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DIY floating shelf tutorial

DIY Floating Shelf Tutorial | How to Do It Yourself

I love our house, but from the moment we bought it, the focal wall in our family room proved to be a design challenge. First of all, it’s massive. Secondly, there are steps on either side of the room, which are only about a foot from the wall. This meant that when we tried to […]

DIY loft bed with desk

Making a DIY Loft Bed with Desk

I was well into my second trimester and already hitting the “nesting” phase of pregnancy. I had an overwhelming urge to get my house in order before the baby arrived, and I had a handful of projects to knock out before then. Let’s call this DIY loft bed with desk project “Nesting with Power Tools”. […]

DIY fishing rod holder with storage

DIY Fishing Rod Holder with Storage

This year for our anniversary, my husband and I decided to make each other gifts. He asked for a fishing rod holder to contain his rods and reels, which up to now have been stacked against the wall in the garage next to boxes of his fishing equipment. In an ongoing attempt to organize the […]

Best DIY Impact Driver

Best DIY Impact Driver Head to Head Reviews 2021

Choosing the Best DIY Impact Driver Requires Prioritizing Speed, Power, and Size As we looked over the entire list of current impact drivers and decided on more than 30 models to bring in for testing, we included some DIY models. The best DIY impact driver can mean a couple of things, though – it can […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
What is a Drill? A Beginner's Guide to a Popular Tool

Skil 20V Brushless Drill Review – PWRCore 20 Compact DL529302

Skil 20V Brushless Drill Puts DIY, Prosumer Competition in its Rearview Mirror Skil markets itself as a brand that caters to the newest generation of DIYers but sells itself a good deal short in that respect. Every Skil brushless tool we’ve used since the relaunch has exceeded our expectations in quality and performance considering their […]

Review7.3(out of 10)
Skil 12V Brushless Impact Driver Review

Skil 12V Brushless Impact Driver Review

Skil 12V Brushless Impact Driver Puts Serious Distance on Pro Models When we had our initial conversations with Skil about their new cordless lineup, they were pretty clear that their tools are targeting DIY users. Their goal is to challenge 18V DIY products with a more compact 12V brushless form factor. Then we tested their […]

Sunday Morning Comics: Pallet Staircase

Sunday Morning Comics: Pallet Staircase

So I’m taking my DIY crafts more seriously and thinking about becoming a “Maker”. That’s a DIYer that gets paid, basically. Or, well, has stuff for sale that they make, anyway. In my area, the big Maker items come from stuff that you’ve recycled or reused because it really makes you feel good about being […]

Review6.6(out of 10)
Worx Oscillating Tool

Worx Oscillating Tool Review – WX665L

Back in April, we had the chance to look at a wide range of both corded and cordless oscillating multitool models for our head to head shootout. We ranked each tool for its performance, ergonomics, feature set, and value. With 26 tools competing, we had quite the spread. Now that the dust has settled, we’re […]