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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


impact wrench

Snap-On CT9010 Cordless 3/8-inch Impact Wrench Kit

Snap-On Impact Wrench Provides High Performance for the Toughest Applications The 4.9-lb Snap-On CT9010 18V cordless 3/8″ impact wrench aims at taking on light- to medium-duty applications where you still need plenty of nut-busting power. Snap-On Cordless Impact Wrench: The Big Deal The Snap-On cordless impact wrench features a 3/8-inch friction ring anvil and brushless […]

Bosch Cordless Impact Wrenches

Take a Quick Look at the Complete Line of Bosch Cordless Impact Wrenches Stuck nuts and bolts are no laughing matter. That’s why Bosch has spent the last few years fleshing out a complete line of 18V Cordless Impact Wrenches. With everything from entry-level models to mid and high-torque models, Bosch has something for every […]

FLEX 24V Impact wrench

Flex 24V 1/2-Inch High Torque Impact Wrench Kit FX1471

When Fastening Jobs Demand Power, Reach for the Flex 24V High Torque Impact Wrench Strength, long-lasting performance, and efficiency are what we look for in an impact wrench. The Flex high torque impact wrench is definitely impressive right out of the box. We ran it through a few quick tests to experience some of the […]

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Review P262

Ryobi HP Brushless 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench Gives Users a Legit Mid-Torque Option Ryobi has had impact wrenches available on the 18V One+ line for a while, but they’ve been lacking a legitimate mid-torque option. With a reduced size and a big upgrade on the internals, we took the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Impact Wrench […]

hard torque vs soft torque

What is the Difference Between Hard Torque vs Soft Torque?

Apparently, there exists a fair amount of confusion about manufacturer claims surrounding what they call soft torque vs hard torque. A quick Google search, at least at this point, doesn’t reveal a whole ton of useful information. Manufacturers don’t seem to be terribly forthright with good working definitions of what these terms actually mean. So, […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench | The Definitive Guide

With 3 Models to Choose From, Each Milwaukee M18 Fuel 1-Inch Impact Wrench Serves a Different Purpose Making the jump from a pneumatic impact wrench to a cordless model is something most Pros agree is beneficial. There’s no hose to trip over, there’s less maintenance to worry about, they’re not as loud, and there’s no […]

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench

Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench Review

The Makita XWT17 Impact Wrench Just Might Be the “Goldilocks” of Impact Wrenches. With 520 ft-lbs of fastening torque and 740 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, the new Makita XWT17 Mid-Torque 1/2″ Square Drive Impact Wrench makes for an excellent addition to the Makita’s brushless lineup of impact wrenches. It also strikes a nice balance between […]

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 […]

Hart 1/2 inch impact wrench

Hart 20V 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench HPIW01

Hart Impact Wrench a Perfect Addition to DIY Mechanic’s Toolbox Hart has added another option to the stable of helpful cordless tools, this time focusing on the garage. The Hart 1/2″ 20V Impact Wrench supplies the impact power to handle your lugnuts and larger nuts and bolts, all without the hassle of air hoses and […]