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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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DeWalt DCR028

DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio | 12V and 20V No-Charger Option

DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio Packs Big Sound in a Small Package The DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio throws sound at you and your crew from a tough and space-saving design. At only 8.25 lbs, it’s considerably smaller than the similar-looking DeWalt DCR025 Bluetooth speaker. DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio Key Features We can hit the “legacy” features […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee Packout Radio and Charger

Milwaukee Packout Radio and Charger Review

One of the most exciting products to hit the Milwaukee Packout System has to be the Milwaukee Packout M18 Radio and charger. This radio does a great job combining features, sound quality, and ample output to fill an entire job site with music. Fresh off the heels of the Milwaukee M18/M12 wireless jobsite speaker, the […]

distracted driver

AAA Study: Vehicle Infotainment Systems More Distracting Than You Think

AAA just released a study that showed vehicle infotainment systems are more distracting than you think—particularly for older drivers. They teamed up with researchers from the University of Utah and surveyed 128 drivers using six 2018 model-year vehicles. The group was split into ages 21-36 and 55-75. The summary cited four primary areas of testing: […]

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Upgrading the Stereo in a Ford F-150 XLT Work Truck

When I bought my 2015 Ford F-150 I quickly searched out the best aftermarket upgrades for my new work truck. In particular, upgrading the stereo in a Ford F-150 XLT work truck would get me Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, at the time, the 4″ stock Sync 2 radio remained the one thing I couldn’t upgrade. No […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Midland X-Talker T290VP4

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Review

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Extends Range to 40 Miles I’ve been using Midland 2-way radios for years now and the X-Talker line is what I turn to most often. The Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio moves the line forward with a longer range and a retail price that’s less than $90 for a set. […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Hilti Charging Radio RC 4/36 120V

Hilti Charging Radio RC 4/36 120V Review

Back at World of Concrete, we got our first look at the new Hilti Charging Radio. It boasts a pretty impressive set of features, but where does it fit? Every manufacturer has their own radio. Some go for sound quality, others for durability. Some go for the home run. No matter what the intent is, […]

Festool SYSRock Jobsite Radio

Top 5 Best Festool Gifts for Christmas

On the 6th day of Christmas, PTR gave to me… Festool gifts from Germany! Day 6 shifts over toward woodworking with our top 5 best Festool gifts for Christmas! Best Festool Gifts for Christmas 2017 Festool SYSRock BR10 Bluetooth Radio Why we’d love to have it: Jobsite radios have to decide what they’re going to […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Top 5 Best Ryobi Gifts for Christmas

RYOBI Score Wireless Speakers Review

Those who know me remember that in my “former life” I reviewed home theater equipment. That included everything from $25,000 speakers and $1,000 headphones to the latest craze: wireless speakers. Ryobi Score Wireless Speakers include the Ryobi P760 and P761 and present an interesting take on wireless Bluetooth speakers by using a technology called SKAA. […]

Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Video Review

Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Video Review

Wondering what to expect from the new $99 Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo? We took it out of the box, started streaming Air Supply, and turned it all the way up. Check out the video to see what we found! Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Technology Key Features Integrated BLUETOOTH wireless […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Midland BizTalk Business Radio

Midland BizTalk Business Radio Review

Last week, Midland officially announced the Midland BizTalk Business Radio as a solution better suited to jobsites and office buildings. I have a set of Midland X-Talker radios that I’ve been using for outdoor applications with plenty of success. Those have a range of up to 38 miles across water or open terrain, but that’s […]