June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita 18V Planer

Makita XPK02 18V Cordless Planer

Makita 18V Cordless Planer Shaves Imperfections with Confidence The Makita XPK02 18V cordless planer improves significantly on the 3-1/4″ XPK01. The new tool seems more refined and adds many welcome features missing from the older model. The new tool seems much more suited for anyone looking for a cordless planing solution that frees you up […]

Festool connect

Highlights from Festool Connect 2017

Each year, those lucky enough to live near Lebanon, Indiana get the chance to come over and buy refurbished Festool tools at prices well under retail. It’s a huge event for Pros and Shop Tool Reviews Director, Tim Johnson was there to cover it along with Shop Tool Reviews Chief Designer and Owner, Jon Bucklew. […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
DeWalt DW735 Planer

DeWalt DW735 Planer Review

Lately, we’ve been working on quite a few custom woodworking projects including pieces such as desks, credenzas, dining tables, even a couple of custom mahogany gates. Each of these pieces requires the use of various hardwoods. In the past, we’ve had our lumber milled and planed at the lumber yard, mostly because our small benchtop […]

DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Planer

DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Planer Announced

Whether you’re a woodworker, finish carpenter, or remodeler, a good planer can be a life saver. Well, that may be taking it a bit far, but it’ll sure save some frustration on your projects. No stranger to cordless tools, our friends in Black and Yellow have announced the new DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Planer. The […]

Milwaukee M18 3-1/4" Planer

Milwaukee M18 Planer Preview

Last June at Milwaukee’s New Product Symposium, our team got to play with the new Milwaukee M18 Planer. Finally, this 3-1/4 inch cordless planer is just about to hit store shelves and you’re going to want to consider it. Let’s take a peek of what this woodworking tool has in store for us. Milwaukee takes a lot […]

2015 World of Concrete Bosch Media Event

2015 Bosch Media Event and New Products at World of Concrete

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a private media event at Bosch’s booth following Day 2 of the 2015 World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas. Bosch brought all of its new tools to the show, including a couple we aren’t at liberty to discuss at present, but it was great to see […]

Ryobi HPL51K planer review

Ryobi HPL51K Review 3-1/4″ Electric Hand Planer

The Ryobi HPL51K electric hand planer is a budget tool that includes some very nice features such as a left/right dust ejection dial, adjustable depth knob and blade-protecting kick stand. This tool really enables easy planning of uneven surfaces – up to 3/32″ in a single cut – and even performs edge and rabbet cuts with the included edge guide.