May 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Senco Cordless Drywall Promo Kit

Senco Cordless Drywall Promo Kit (DS215-SR10) Preview

Here at Pro Tool Reviews, we’ve got a soft spot for Senco. We give a lot of love to their pneumatic products – both their nailers and compressors are excellent. A recent review of the SHF200 Flooring Nailer left us duly impressed. What often gets overlooked is their cordless tools. It’s been a while (2012 to […]

DeWalt DCS551

DeWalt DCS551 20V Max Drywall Cutout Tool

The DeWalt DCS551 20 Volt Max Drywall Cutout Tool is a vast improvement over the previous 18 volt model. For starters, the new cutout tool is designed and kitted to take advantage of the 20 Volt Max 2.0 amp hour lithium-ion battery packs. The former DC550KA kit came with 2.2 amp hour nickle-cadmium batteries. With […]

Prest-on Insta-backs Drywall Fasteners Review

Prest-on Insta-backs Drywall Fasteners Review

We ran into Kirk Conville of Prest-on while walking around the International Builders Show. As soon as I saw their booth, where they were demoing (live) their Insta-back Drywall Fastener products, I was captured. Little did Kirk know that I had a project that perfectly matched his solution. You see, I had just installed a television mount overtop a fireplace – and I had done it incorrectly. As a result, I needed to make a drywall patch – and one that I had been dreading for some time. Looking at the Prest-on project, I was feeling a lot more confident, and downright excited to get started.

Pre-Set Fasteners the New Way to Drywall?

Pre-Set Fasteners the New Way to Drywall?

Drywall installation… you either hate it, or you’re really good at it. In either case, Pre-Set Screws and Nails is currently working on a new patent-pending installation process for hanging Vinyl Siding. Using Our Pneumatic/Gas delivery systems will reduce installation time and will fit all thicknesses of insulation, while still giving you the ability to adjust each panel for […]

U.S. Homes Tainted by Chinese Drywall Should Be Gutted

Florida Chinese Drywall Causes Insurance Cancellations

Almost everyone is at least loosely aware of the Florida Chinese drywall situation—in fact it’s not just Florida, it’s all over the country. In short, “Chinese Drywall” (which is also sometimes referred to as “Contaminated Drywall” or “Tainted Drywall”) is drywall imported from China between 2004 and 2008 which was shown to emit sulfurous fumes suspected of […]

self-drilling plastic drywall anchors

Using Self-Drilling Plastic Drywall Anchors

There are many times you need to hang a product on a wall, but can’t necessarily locate a stud. Instead of banging your head against the wall (this never works, only makes big holes), we’ll usually reach for a Buildex Twist-N-Lock E-Z Anchor. These drywall anchors are extremely versatile and come in many different configurations – from light duty to heavy duty. This makes them applicable for almost any use and they can carry from 30 to 85 pounds per fastener. The Buildex Twist-N-Lock fasteners themselves are made from either nylon or zinc and have a unique feature.

how to hang a heavy picture on drywall using anchors

How to Hang a Heavy Picture on Drywall

Our Frequently Asked Questions section is dedicated to questions of all kinds, types, and experience levels. We’ll tackle any question no matter how complex or basic. If we see a topic come up in the forums enough or maybe from email or friends, we’ll write a FAQ on it. This time, it’s about hanging heavy pictures on drywall.