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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


drywall

How To Patch A Hole In Drywall

How to Patch a Large Hole in Drywall

There are just some projects you put off. You tell yourself it would be the perfect project for a rainy day. A decade later there have been plenty of rainy days, but the project still isn’t started. Then a loved one points out the unfinished project, and you honestly can’t remember that it ever needed […]

How To Use A Stud Finder

How to Use a Stud Finder: Tips from the Pros

You can have the best stud finder but if you don’t use it properly, you’re still making life hard for yourself. Understanding how to use a stud finder can ultimately save you a lot of frustration and money on repairs. Our Pros actually use these tools quite a bit, and we asked them to share […]

Pro Tip: How to Repair Torn Drywall Paper

Pro Tip: How to Repair Torn Drywall Paper

So you finally got around to removing that paneling or tile and RIP! Off comes some drywall paper (also called facing) along with it. Now what started as a fun update project has turned into an annoying repair project. The damage isn’t deep, but it’s unsightly. So what’s the right way to repair it? Well, […]

Ridgid Drywall Cutout Tool

Ridgid Cordless Drywall Cut-Out Tool R84730B

Ridgid Takes Drywall Cutting to the Next Level Ridgid released a sneak peek of what the brand has in store for us in 2020. And, while the brand continues to play coy about the details of many of the upcoming releases, we like to pass on what we do know. In this case, we’re intrigued […]

Review10.0(out of 10)
Makita 18V Cordless Mixer XTU02

Makita 18V Cordless Mixer XTU02

Not content to let Red and Yellow dominate the new world of cordless mixing tools, Makita released a lighter weight solution that uses just a single 18V battery. We put our hands on the new Makita 18V cordless mixer (model XTU02T) and used it to mix everything from paint and thinset to mortar. use it […]

drywall anchor

How to Use and Install Drywall Anchors: Tips from the Pros

So you’ve got some items to hang, but you don’t want them eventually falling off of your wall and shattering into a million pieces? Some type of drywall anchor will likely be your best friend. Commonly, you’ve got your plastic sleeve anchors, your self-drilling threaded anchors, molly bolts, and toggle bolt anchors. All of them accomplish […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Ryobi Drywall Screw Gun: The Cordless, Brushless, Quiet P225

Ryobi Drywall Screw Gun: The Cordless, Brushless, Quiet P225

It’s been a while since I last shared my thoughts with you, but I’ve sure been busy! I was out of town for several months building restaurants in the mid-Atlantic states and I’m thankful to have plenty of work closer to home. The Ryobi drywall screw gun that I have today might have come in handy […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Festool Mixer

Festool Mixer MX 1200 EEF Review

It’s not good to get mixed up on the job, that is, unless you’re grout, mortar, mud, or paint. In fact, in these cases, failure to get good and mixed up makes for some shoddy results. Getting a good mix is important, and there are a number of manufacturers that make tools to help us […]

Improving Your Inside Drywall Corners

Improving Your Inside Drywall Corners

Drywall finishing is an underappreciated art. Like so many other grand ironies in life, the perfect job will go unnoticed. However, people will pay a lot of attention to a poorly done job. Pops, over-sanding, messy outlet hole cuts, and bubbled seams all stick out like a sore thumb. Even if you’ve mastered the finer […]