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May 7, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


oil pulse driver

Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Reviews 2021 Oil Pulse Drivers

A Surprising Exit and a New Voltage Class Change the Best Hydraulic Impact Driver Results Since we first published our review in search of the best hydraulic impact driver, two major changes occurred. First, we had the surprising exit of the Ridgid Stealth Force. Larger in size and weight than what Makita and Milwaukee offer, […]

Review5.8(out of 10)
Ryobi QuietStrike Pulse Driver 01

Ryobi QuietStrike Pulse Driver Review

Oil impact drivers have made a big splash over the past year thanks to the Stealth Force from Ridgid and Makita’s Oil Impulse Driver. They also showed that similar mechanisms can be designed for very different results with Ridgid displaying incredible power and Makita settling in as a screwdriving specialist. TTI’s value-priced brand entered the scene with […]

Review7.9(out of 10)
Makita Oil-Impulse Impact Driver Feature

Makita Oil-Impulse Impact Driver Review

We’ve had a couple of sneak peeks at Makita’s latest impact innovation, but now we have the Makita Oil-Impulse Impact Driver in our hands. What’s the big deal about Oil-Impulse technology? Less noise and a slightly different impact mechanism compared to traditional impact driver models. Normally, we expect the hydraulic drive to weigh more than its […]

Review7.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge Hydraulic Driver

When we first used Ridgid’s Stealth Force Pulse Driver, I wondered why no one else had brought an oil impact driver to the market. Its quiet operation paired with faster driving was game-changing to the point of earning a 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Award. Makita followed suit with a smaller, less powerful model and Ryobi’s […]

Pro Tool Reviews: A Pirate's Life for Me

Pro Tool Reviews: A Pirate’s Life for Me

As some of you may already know, I recently suffered a retinal detachment that has taken me out for a bit. While that puts all of my current review projects on hold, I’m undaunted in my attempts to at least make fun of myself along the way. In honor of my current look sporting an […]

Ridgid Stealth Force Vs Makita Oil-Impulse

Makita Oil-Impulse Vs Ridgid Stealth Force

Two oil impact drivers have hit the market recently. The temptation to put them head to head may be overwhelming, but these are two very different tools. What they have in common is a hydraulic impacting mechanism very similar to a traditional impact driver. The difference is the oil creates a noticeably softer impact, reducing noise […]