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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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DeWalt DCF850 Atomic 20V impact driver

DeWalt Atomic Compact 20V Max Impact Driver | DCF850

DeWalt Announces Their Shortest High-Torque Impact Driver Ever DeWalt adds to the Atomic Series of 20V Max tools with an updated edition of the compact impact driver. The DeWalt DCF850 boasts an almost unbelievably short length. That should make it even easier to work in tight spaces. That’s not the big deal, though—what surprised us […]

Ridgid Brushless vs Octane Drill and Impact Driver Video Review

Ridgid revamped their cordless tool lineup to streamline things, and we have their new 18V brushless drill and impact driver to run on our Test Track. Can these new, more compact tools match up to the performance of Octane and others? We decided to pit Ridgid Brushless vs Octane in a head-to-head showdown. Even better, […]

Hammer Drill Vs Impact Driver Thursday Throwdown!

Hammer Drill vs Impact Driver Speed Testing

Your Hammer Drill and Impact Driver may be Capable of More than you Realize We’ve written about the differences between an impact driver vs hammer drill. This time we put them to the test. Using a Metabo HPT MultiVolt hammer drill and a MultiVolt Triple Hammer impact driver, we go head-to-head to see how effectively […]

Impact Driver vs Drill Whats the Difference

Impact Driver vs Drill: What’s the Difference?

It used to be so easy—drills took care of holes and that was that. Now that we have impact drivers, however, it gives us more options than we often know what to do with. many people have asked us recently about an impact driver vs drill and what’s the difference? In reality, how and when […]

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Masterforce Boost Cordless Impact Driver Driving

Masterforce Boost 20V Cordless Impact Driver Review 5740

Masterforce Gives Their Brushless Impact Driver a Boost Upgrade Masterforce is a brand you may not have on your radar, but it’s definitely not one to ignore. The Masterforce Boost 20V cordless impact driver is priced to compete on the same level with popular Prosumer brands such as Ryobi, Craftsman, and Skil. We ran it […]

Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel Kit Featured 4

Speed vs Torque in Drills and Impact Drivers

Pros and apprentices just starting out can misunderstand how the speed vs torque differs between drills and impact drivers. It’s more than just a difference in how to set the mode. Speed and torque change very differently from one mode to the next on these two tools. The good thing is that it’s easy to […]

Hart 20V Brushless 4-Tool Combo Kit

Hart 20V 4-Tool Brushless Combo Kit Review

Hart 20V Brushless Combo Kit Blends Versatility And Value The Hart 20V brushless 4-tool combo kit includes some heavy hitters from Hart’s ever-expanding lineup. The combo set includes a drill driver, impact driver, 7 1/4-inch circular saw, and a 200-lumen flashlight along with a couple of batteries and a charger. If you’re new to Hart, […]

Makita XDT12M 18V LXT Impact Driver Profile

How Does an Impact Driver Work?

Even now we continue to run across Pros who don’t quite understand how an impact driver works. Impact drivers are an essential tool for any Pro. They let you apply more force (or torque) than a drill. Used in tandem, a cordless drill handles hole-making while an impact driver sets or sinks the fasteners. For basic […]