October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.1(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 Underhood Light

Milwaukee M12 LED Underhood Light

  The Milwaukee M12 Underhood Light comes in with high expectations and not much competition from within the major power tool brands. However, when you step out of our comfortable sector of construction and into the world of automotive, you’ll find some other options to choose from. We teamed up with Tim Johnson at Shop […]

ProBuilt 4-Foot LED Shop Light

Southwire’s ProBuilt 4-Foot LED Shop Light

Looking to replace those old fluorescent lights from the workshop? Everyone else is doing it. And, why not? LED lighting provides energy-efficient, cost-effective lighting that lasts darn near forever and installs easily. Plus, LED lights shine brighter, generate less heat, and won’t emit UV/IR light like fluorescents. With all that said, ProBuilt has released a new LED […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Festool STL 450 Inspection Light with Tripod Review

Festool STL 450 Inspection Light with Tripod Review

The Festool STL 450 enters into the German company’s lighting category with 1200 lumens of output. Already thinking that’s not much compared to the 8000 lumens of their SYSLite Duo? You’re right – but these two lights have very different objectives. The first clue comes from the design. The STL 450 resembles more of a […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Festool SYS Light Duo Video Review

Festool SYSLite Duo Video Review

One of the new products we saw on our trip to Festool’s headquarters in Germany was the Festool SYSLite Duo. We’ve been using the Duo for well over a year now. It’s impressive as a work light when there’s a job to do. But the light is so good that we also use them to light […]

Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions

Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions Review

Recently, the new line of Milwaukee Personal Lighting Solutions hit the market. When we first saw each of the lights at Milwaukee’s New Product Symposium back in July, I was excited about their potential for both jobsite use and recreational outdoor activities. RedLithium USB There are two parts of the line – traditional alkaline powered […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
DeWalt DCL070 20V Max Area Light

Dewalt DCL070 20V Max Corded/Cordless LED Area Light with Built In Charger

Lighting: the one need that is universal in the trades. Without it, you can’t finish the job. If you use the same lights I do, then you only get light in one blinding direction. In recent years, many of the mainstream tool manufacturers have been working to bring us their own versions of a 360-degree […]

Klein Digital Light Meter

Klein Digital Light Meter ET130

Klein Tools introduces the Klein ET130 Digital Light Meter, a simple-to-use precision light meter that can be operated using one hand. Targeting consultants, inspectors, facility & maintenance workers, and DIYers, this meter uses a photodiode sensor and spectral response filter to ensure that light levels in offices, homes, and schools comply with OSHA standards. The […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Southwire low bay LED

Southwire LED Low Bay Light Review

When talking about low bay lighting, solutions typically come in the form of HID, CFL, and LED. HID stands for high-intensity discharge. These lamps produce light by arcing a filament inside a gas-filled tube. They run hot, and typically make up your high bay lighting and other applications requiring high levels of light output. They’re actually more efficient […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
ProBuilt ProLight 360 Industrial Light

Southwire ProBuilt ProLight 360 Industrial Light Review

While most people recognize ProBuilt (now a Southwire company) for their popular Wobblelight, it’s far from the only lighting solution they make. And if you’re new to the brand, their Pro-level lighting is tough and durable. Some might even say they’re overbuilt, but that’s exactly what we like to see when making an investment in […]

Milwaukee M18 Radius Site Light Produces 9K Lumens

Milwaukee Tool recently announced the new Milwaukee M18 Radius Site Light/Charger with One-Key. The Site Light can produce up to 9,000 lumens on one or two battery packs and features TrueView LED technology, a polycarbonate lens, an IP54 rating, an integrated two-bay sequential charger, a stackable design, and plug-in and daisy-chain capability to connect up […]