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May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Makita XDT16 brushless impact driver

How Much Torque Do You Need on an Impact Driver?

How Much Torque Do You Need on an Impact Driver? More Is Always Better, Right? In today’s world of power tools, pushing the envelope of more power is more than just a 1990’s Tim Allen sitcom. When you look at two impact drivers with the same price tag, and one has more power than the […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
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Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver Review R862311

Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver Takes Over For Octane The Ridgid 18V Brushless Impact Driver is part of the new generation of brushless tools showing up at The Home Depot. The updated Ridgid brushless hammer drill had a big weight and size reduction, but also a power drop compared to Octane. This time, the trade-off […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver with Quick Eject Review

Compact Design and Extreme Power Highlight the Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver With the launch of Flex 24V cordless tools at Lowe’s, there are two impact drivers. The one we’re reviewing today is the Flex 24V Brushless Impact Driver with Quick Eject. It’s the higher-performing and more feature-rich of the two, though the standard brushless […]

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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 […]

Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Reviews 2021 Oil Pulse Drivers

A Surprising Exit and a New Voltage Class Change the Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Results Since we first published our review in search of the best hydraulic impact driver, two major changes occurred. First, we had the surprising exit of the Ridgid Stealth Force. Larger in size and weight than what Makita and Milwaukee offer, […]

Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Connected tools are no longer just a Milwaukee thing. 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 are great […]

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 […]