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April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Maintaining Good End To End Silica Dust Management 09

Maintaining Good End to End Silica Dust Management

Good end to end silica dust management starts with a solid plan and making sure your crew knows how to use the products that keep you compliant with OSHA’s 50-microgram PEL. Fortunately, some manufacturers are making it easier with websites dedicated to Table 1 compliance. How to Use Table 1 for Silica Dust Management There […]

Review10.0(out of 10)
iQ Power Tools iQMS362 Dry Cut Masonry Saw

iQ Power Tools iQMS362 Dry Cut Masonry Saw Review

The iQ Power Tools iQMS362 is the world’s first 16.5” dry cut masonry saw with integrated dust collection. Pro Tool Reviews checked out the iQTS244 Dry Cut Tile Saw—which really changes the way you think about cutting tile. No water. Very little cleanup. Before their tile saw, iQ Power Tools addressed dry brick and block […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Closeup

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit

Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Bits Crush it in Performance When a product has descriptors like “Xtreme”, you expect a lot from it. So the Bosch SpeedXtreme SDS-Max Rotary Hammer Drill Bit, with its 100% Bosch-made carbide head, has a lot of swagger and the specs to back it up. The company describes the bits’ […]

Husqvarna K4000 15-Amp Power Cutter

Husqvarna K4000 Electric Power Cutter Review

The Husqvarna K4000 electric power cutter is a powerful saw that can stand on its own but is more likely to be used as a supplemental tool when gas is inconvenient or a safety issue. This may be the most fun we’ve had with a corded tool in a long time. Pros Much lighter than […]

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter With Quick Change Options

iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter With Quick Change Options

If you’re not already familiar with the iQ Power Tools Dry-Cut Power Cutter, you should get to know this tool. It allows you to make cuts in all sorts of masonry but it does the job without creating a mess of concrete slurry. At this year’s World of Concrete event, iQ Tools announced some new […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Husqvarna K 770

Husqvarna K770 Power Cutter Review

The new Husqvarna K770 Power Cutter brings a few upgrades to the K760 we reviewed a little while ago.  You’ll see some things like a little more weight but with less vibration. Pros Lower vibration than the K760 Smart tensioning system to keep the belt tight and keeps the saw cutting smoothly Upgraded crankcase is […]

Bosch HDC250 Core Bit Dust Collection Attachment

Bosch HDC250 Core Bit Dust Collection Attachment

One of our favorite concrete accessories is Bosch’s HDC200. It’s an adapter for your dust extractor to collect concrete dust as it exits the hole when you’re using a rotary hammer. The fact that it works with anyone’s rotary hammers and bits means we don’t have to carry a bunch of tool-specific collection devices. The […]

Makita Cordless Rebar Tie Tool: 1-Second Rebar Tying

Makita Cordless Rebar Tie Tool: 1-Second Rebar Tying

The new kid on the block from Japan is the Makita cordless rebar tie tool. This brushless 18V rebar tying beast is capable of performing 5300 ties (#3 x #3) on a single 5.0 Ah battery in less than one second each. This isn’t the first cordless rebar tie tool to hit the market, but […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Most people consider the expression “set in stone” to mean something is permanent or immovable. But the masons among us might have a different perspective since we spend much of our time repairing things that have been set in stone! Brickwork is a common example. Those mortar joints deteriorate, make a wall unsightly, and allow bricks […]