Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review10.0(out of 10)
Makita 18V Cordless Mixer XTU02

Makita 18V Cordless Mixer XTU02

Not content to let the Milwaukee mud mixer or the DeWalt 60V mixer dominate the new world of cordless mixing tools, Makita released a lighter-weight solution that uses just a single 18V battery. We put our hands on the new Makita 18V cordless mixer (model XTU02T) and used it to mix everything from paint and […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
DeWalt DCD130 60V cordless drill mixer

DeWalt Cordless Drill Mixer DCD130 Review – 60V FlexVolt Power

DeWalt Cordless Drill Mixer Flexes its 60V FlexVolt Muscle in Concrete The DeWalt cordless drill mixer ain’t your daddy’s mud mixer: it’s a protein shake-drinking, powerlifting, 60V FlexVolt beast that can mix concrete. Multiple buckets of it on a single charge. I’ve been mixing it up with the DeWalt DCD130 for a couple of months […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Festool Mixer

Festool Mixer MX 1200 EEF Review

It’s not good to get mixed up on the job, that is, unless you’re grout, mortar, mud, or paint. In fact, in these cases, failure to get good and mixed up makes for some shoddy results. Getting a good mix is important, and there are a number of manufacturers that make tools to help us […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer

Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer

I tend to have my doubts about a lot of new technology in tools. Building construction and remodeling is a dirty, hands-on, labor-intensive industry that requires a lot of human input. When I received word that I would be reviewing the new Ridgid Dual Paddle Programmable Mud Mixer, I can’t say that I felt that […]

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer

Bosch GBM9-16 5/8-Inch Drill Mixer

If you’d tried mixing recently with your cordless drill, you’ve probably realized it’s not a great application unless it’s a thin material. Our Safety Third team managed to smoke an 18V drill that will remain nameless trying this. The problem with using most drills for mixing is that they just aren’t designed with that kind of […]