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August 3, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Ryobi Hammer Drills – New VS Old | Video Review

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of difference between Ryobi’s P251 brushless hammer drill and the new PBLHM101 HP brushless model. Well, other than the fact that the modeling number system isn’t as simple. A closer look reveals some differences between the two though. Wondering if it’s worth it to upgrade […]

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Best Power Tool Combo Kit 2021

One of the best ways to jump into a new battery platform is by buying a cordless tool combo kit. The best power tool combo kit gives you the tools you need. It should also include a couple of higher-capacity batteries and more than just entry-level products. Some manufacturers offer really comprehensive kits that can […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill Review

Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill with Turbo Review

Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill Headlines Impressive Line of Top-Tier Cordless Tools The Flex 24V Brushless Hammer Drill with Turbo is one of the most impressive first-generation tools we’ve seen in this class. It has the design and performance to shake up the charts and move ahead of some of the biggest names in the […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best Ridgid Max Output Hammer Drill

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Review R86115

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Gets Leaner in Latest Update Ridgid is revamping their cordless lineup to streamline things, and we have the updated Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill to run on our Test Track. Can this new, more compact version match up to the performance of Octane and others? Pros Faster than Octane on […]

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What to Look for on a Pro Level Drill

No tool is more iconic of work around the jobsite or the home than a drill. If there’s work to be done, somewhere along the line it likely requires a hole made, a fastener driven, or a screw removed. If only the ancient Egyptians or Romans, who used drills of some fashion, could see how technology […]

Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Connected tools are no longer just the domain of Milwaukee One-Key. DeWalt is the second (and surely not the last) to push into the field of smart tools with user control and customization. But is using DeWalt Tool Connect as easy as they make it sound? And what can you actually do with it? Those […]

Review9.4(out of 10)

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Hammer Drill Review DCD998

Get a Power Boost With the DeWalt Power Detect Hammer Drill DeWalt came out with a couple of battery-sensing lines: Power Detect and FlexVolt Advantage. After testing the FlexVolt Advantage hammer drill, we really wanted to know how the DeWalt Power Detect hammer drill compared. Pros Excellent performance with any battery that shifts to superior […]

Impact Driver Vs. Hammer Drill - What's the Difference?

Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill – What’s the Difference?

Pop quiz, hotshot: what are the major differences between an impact driver and hammer drill? If you’re stumped, you’re not alone. The answer: mechanisms and applications. Let’s drill down to the impact driver vs hammer drill question right now. Impact Driver vs Hammer Drill Mechanisms Impact Driver Mechanism A hammer and anvil design helps impact drivers accomplish their […]