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April 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Review8.9(out of 10)

DeWalt Power Detect Angle Grinder Review DCG415

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Angle Grinder Boost Power Without Jumping to 60V DeWalt Power Detect tools get a boost in power when you use a 20V Max 8.0Ah battery instead of other sizes. It’s similar to FlexVolt Advantage tools that get their boost from a FlexVolt pack. We’ve seen similar performance in the two […]

Makita X-Lock Angle Grinders – 18V and Corded

3 New Makita Grinders Feature X-Lock Quick Change System For those of you in the know about the quick convenience that the X-Lock System provides, or for anyone who just gets excited about advances in angle grinder technology, prepare to get jazzed. Makita has announced a line of angle grinders that use X-Lock accessories. What’s […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Review

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder | Next-Gen DCG418

Updated DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Boasts More Power Without Bulking Up It’s been several years since we put our hands on the original DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max grinder. We were impressed with the power DeWalt delivered with their 60V Max FlexVolt battery and the design suited our tastes as well. We used the updated […]

How To Use An Angle Grinder

How to Use an Angle Grinder | 3 Key Tips to Grind Like a Pro

We got our Pro team together to give you some tips on how to use an angle grinder from basics to some advanced techniques and shortcuts. Angle grinders are controlled by either a trigger, paddle, or a switch. They spin a disc at an incredible rate of speed for the express purpose of sanding, grinding, […]

Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Top 10 Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

From the time the calendar rolls from December to January, we have World of Concrete on the brain. As the largest show we attend each year, it gives us the chance to use many tools that we’ll put through a full review later in the year. Narrowing down our list to the top 10 best […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid Octane grinder trailer

Ridgid Octane 7-inch Grinder Review

The Ridgid Octane 7-inch Grinder can run on standard Ridgid 18V packs, but the Octane platform gives it beastly power. But power isn’t the only thing beastly about the Ridgid R88040B – look at the size of the thing! Here’s what we’ve found out about it during our daily grind. Pros Lots of power on […]

Angle Grinder uses

Angle Grinder Uses and the Influence of Cordless Technology

If an angle grinder is part of your daily grind, you’ve probably noticed the tool’s rapid shift from corded to cordless. Whether you’re new to the trade or a DIYer, you may be wondering the different angle grinder uses and if cordless is a legitimate option. I jumped on a call with Kevin Gee, Senior […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder Review

In one of those perks-of-a-tool-review-publication scenarios, we’ve got the Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder in-house before its Q1 2019 availability. This impressive grinder launches alongside a 7-inch model, so we know Ridgid has the muscle to make this thing work. Pros Outstanding power for the 4-1/2″ class Brushless motor Slim handle profile Excellent value Visual overload indicator Cons […]

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3-Inch Compact Cut Off Tool

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3-Inch Compact Cut Off Tool

The new Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3-Inch Compact Cut Off Tool (whew, that’s a mouthful) promises a whole lot of cutting convenience. Its major selling point is the ability to cut through a variety of materials and, of course, do it without a cord. With a 20,000 RPM top speed, it’s essentially a 3″ grinder worked […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Most people consider the expression “set in stone” to mean something is permanent or immovable. But the masons among us might have a different perspective since we spend much of our time repairing things that have been set in stone! Brickwork is a common example. Those mortar joints deteriorate, make a wall unsightly, and allow bricks […]