March 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Hitachi NR90AE(S1) 3-1/2" Framing Nailer Review

Hitachi Metabo HPT NR90AE(S1) 3-1/2″ Framing Nailer Review

When we published the results of our framing nailer shootout, we got some feedback echoing our same thoughts – why didn’t Hitachi (now Metabo HPT) do better? The NR83A5 is one of the best-built framing nailers available, but after our battery of tests, it came in 10th place overall. Still, we want to know how […]

Milwaukee Circular Saw Blade Review

Milwaukee Circular Saw Blade Review

Milwaukee is flying deeper into the cutting accessories sector with a whole host of carbide options from hole saws and Sawzall blades to a full line of circular saw blades. You can find links to those reviews at the bottom of the page. For now, our muse is the Milwaukee circular saw blade – specifically their […]

Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

Paslode PowerMaster Pro 30-Degree Framing Nailer

It’s not as easy to distinguish among framing nailers as it is among other tools like drills or saws. For some reason, the differences just don’t seem to jump out as quickly. It could be that innovation in this category is closer to being fully developed than in other categories and – as you may […]

Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer

Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer Review NV90AG(S)

Hitachi is producing some impressive tools these days. You may have read our reviews on their newer rotary hammer, impact driver, and several others. I’ve had the good fortune to a review few of them myself. Concurrent to the test of the Hitachi 2‑1/2-Inch Coil Siding Nailer, I also tested its big brother, the Hitachi 3-1/2-Inch Coil Framing Nailer. It’s […]

DeWalt DWF83PT 30-Degree Framing Nailer

DeWalt DWF83PT Framing Nailer

There’s a lot of (somewhat) interesting lore about the invention of the framing nailer, but one thing is certain: for the last 65 years or so, it has allowed wood-framed buildings to rise quicker and framers’ thumbs to last longer. Today framing nailers are powered by lithium-ion batteries, compressed gas cells, or more commonly by pneumatic force generated […]

Bosch GIM 120 48 IN Digital Level

BOSCH GIM 120 48-Inch Digital Level Review

You may not think of a level as having a lot of room for improvements, but then again you may not be considering Bosch taking a swing at those improvements. With the introduction of the GIM 120, Bosch is adding features that installers, electricians, and framers, and carpenters will want to consider. The easy field calibration, digital […]