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February 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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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 […]

Best Impact Driver

Best Cordless Impact Driver Reviews 2021

We’ve tested dozens of the impact drivers currently available to find out who makes the best impact driver in multiple classes. There are some impressive new players entering the scene that look to challenge the traditional powerhouses. When it was all said and done, the biggest names still stepped up to the plate. Our impact driver reviews […]

Metabo HPT 18V Sub-Compact Impact Driver

Metabo HPT Impact Driver Hits 18V Performance Specs with Sub-Compact Frame It looks like Metabo HPT has discontinued its 12V line of tools, but that doesn’t mean the brand isn’t trying to keep things compact. The Metabo HPT Sub-Compact Impact Driver brings 18-volt performance to the job, but with a super compact build that fills […]

Hammer Drill Vs Impact Driver Thursday Throwdown!

Hammer Drill vs Impact Driver Hands-On Testing Video Review

For this Thursday Throwdown, we’re looking at things a little differently. Using Metabo HPT’s MultiVolt hammer drill and MultiVolt Triple Hammer impact driver, we’re going to see how effectively you can do all of your drilling and driving with just one tool or the other. In our hammer drill vs impact driver competition, we’ll look at driving speeds, drilling speeds, and the attributes […]

Makita Vs DeWalt Impact Driver

Makita VS DeWalt Impact Driver Video Review

It’s Teal against Yellow in this Pro Tool Reviews Thursday Throwdown! We set up a Makita 18V LXT vs DeWalt 20V Max XR impact driver competition to see who comes out on top. Makita’s XDT16 and DeWalt’s DCF888 represent both brands’ flagship impacts with a boatload of bells and whistles to tempt your tool budget. […]

Milwaukee 12V FUEL vs Surge Thursday Throwdown

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Impact VS M12 Fuel Surge Video Review

Ever since the M12 Fuel Surge came out, we’ve been getting questions about how it compares to the rest of the 12V field. So we’re setting up against the best—the M12 Fuel Impact Driver. Go big or go home, right? It’s the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Surge vs Milwaukee M12 Fuel Impact Driver in this Red […]

Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit

How to Use a Drill and Impact Driver Combo

Continuing our Training the Apprentice series, the PTR Pro team wanted to talk about how to use a drill and impact driver combo to save time and work more efficiently. As one of the most popular cordless combo kits out there, it’s more than just putting two (relatively) inexpensive power tools together. It’s about putting […]

Kobalt XTR Hammer Drill | Types of Drills

Types Of Drills And When To Use Them Video Review

In its simplest form, a drill is a tool that uses rotation or a chipping motion to make a hole. That’s a wide-open definition and includes everything from dental drills to tunnel boring machines. We’re going to focus on the types of drills we commonly use in construction and around the house. Before we get too far […]