Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Ingersoll Rand 2146Q1MAX 3/4-Inch Impact Wrench

Ingersoll Rand 2146MAX the First to Feature Visual Air Pressure Gauge IR claims that the worst thing for a technician is starting a job and getting stuck. That’s why Ingersoll Rand views the visual air pressure gauge on the 2146Q1MAX 3/4-Inch Impact Wrench as so important. This gauge acts as a performance indicator that tells […]

how To Use An Air Compressor

How to Use an Air Compressor

A few months back, we tested to find the best framing nailer. We also compared the best air compressor. We had a good time, but every single one of the pneumatic models would be useless were it not for the unsung hero of that particular shootout: the air compressor. Not everyone knows how to use […]

Arrow Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Pneumatic Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Takes Care of Your Light Work For small trim and interior molding work, the Arrow Pneumatic Brad Nailer looks promising. It’s light and durable, and it has those key features to make you more productive. Arrow PT18G Key Features The Arrow PT18G features a rubber non-marring tip to help keep your work surfaces […]

Senco JoistPro 150MXP and 250MXP Metal Connector Nailers

New Senco JoistPro Nailers Increase Productivity with Extended Magazines Senco has just added two pneumatic nail guns to the JoistPro line of metal connector nailers. The 150MXP and 250MXP, designed primarily for use in hanging joists, hurricane straps, and rafter ties, both feature several design innovations to ramp up productivity on the job site. The […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Bostitch Framing Nailer

Bostitch Framing Nailer Review – F21PL2

When framing or roofing, it helps to have the right tools for the job. But how do we settle on that “right” tool? With so many varieties on the market, we can struggle to figure out which model suits our needs best. We recently got a hold of both pneumatic and cordless models from a […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Senco Framing Nailer

Senco Framing Nailer Review – 4H0101N FramePro 325FRHXP

The FramePro 325FRHXP Senco framing nailer is relatively lightweight, but it hits hard. With its sub-$200 price tag and power, it placed 8th in our Best Framing Nailer Shootout last July. With both pneumatic and cordless models competing, we were able to run 14 different models through a battery of tests to see which framing […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Paslode Framing Nailer F-350S

Paslode Framing Nailer Review – F-350S

Paslode, a company known primarily for its work in framing tools and accessories, sent us two framing nailer models for our recent framing nailer shootout. One of the models was a gas-powered, cordless nailer that performed really well in the Cordless division. Keep an eye out for that review later. Today, however, we’ll look at […]

Ridgid 18-Gauge Finish Nailer with Clean Drive R213BNF

Ridgid R213BNF 18-Gauge Finish Nailer Review

The newest Ridgid 18-gauge finish nailer is arriving at Home Depot locations around the country. It’s touting some impressive claims surrounding Ridgid’s Clean Drive system. We all know reality doesn’t always match the claims – check out any political post and following comments on social media if you don’t believe me. I’m not going to fact-check […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Makita Framing Nailer AN92301

Makita Framing Nailer Review – AN923

When we ran our Best Framing Nailer Shootout, we expected to see the classics crop up in the top finishing places. But as these things sometimes go, some of our manufacturers threw us a couple curveballs to shake things up a bit. Finishing up in 6th place, the Makita framing nailer is one of those […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
DeWalt Framing Nailer

21° DeWalt Framing Nailer Review – DWF83PL

Recently, we put a variety of pneumatic and cordless framing nailers through the ringer to see which ones came out on top. We tested build quality, feature sets, firing capabilities, and more. You can read our full Framing Nailer Shootout right here. Today we’re taking a closer look at the DWF83PL DeWalt Framing Nailer. Feature Set Standard […]