March 2, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Skil 14-Amp Router Review

Skil 14-Amp Router Review RT1322-00

We were on the hunt for a few new woodworking tools and came across a Skil 14-amp router that comes with fixed and plunge bases for less than $150. Skil normally gives us a lot of quality and performance for the price, so we brought it to see if it’s worth adding to your shop. […]

DeWalt ROuter

DeWalt Cordless Router DCW600

A new DeWalt cordless router is heading to stores next spring following several other woodworking products. The DeWalt DCW600 is a brushless model for their 20V Max lineup to supplement your corded trim router. Whether or not it can be a replacement for your corded model remains to be seen. Update – scroll down to […]

Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table

Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table

If you happen to be in the market for a compact, versatile, and portable router table, Rockler has a solution. The Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table not only functions on top of the bench, but you can also reconfigure it for wall-mounted use, as well as collapse it down for storage or transport. But wait, […]

Bosch 12V Edge Router: Compact Routing for Pros

Bosch 12V Edge Router: Compact Routing for Pros

Bosch has recently expanded their 12V line of tools – good news for users that like the design of products like the FlexiClick multi-head driver. What interesting about the latest launches is that they’re not tools you expect to see on a 12V battery platform. Today’s case in point is the new Bosch 12V Edge […]

Best Ridgid Gifts for Christmas

Top 5 Best Ridgid Gifts for Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas, PTR gave to me… new Ridgid tool for everyone to see! Okay, so we’ve really got 9 days of Christmas, not 12. But that’s okay. We’re highlighting several of the most popular brands in the tool industry – one a day for the next 8 weekdays – and then […]

Top 5 Best Makita Gifts for Christmas

Makita 18V LXT Brushless Router

Cordless routers are a dream come true for many carpenters. They’re literally a tool they’ve been dreaming of since the first battery-powered tools came out. Several hit the market in the past year including Ryobi and Ridgid. But the anticipation surrounding the US launch of the Makita 18V LXT Brushless Router has surpassed it all. […]

Makita 18V Trim Router

Makita 18V Trim Router? You’ll Have to Wait

Makita recently introduced its first cordless brushless Makita 18V Trim Router – the DRT50Z – in Australia. The router features the same style base form factor as the corded version RT0701C, which is available in the US, as well as a variable speed control dial and a lock/unlock button. The rest of the specs, well, […]

Ryobi One+ 18V Trim Router P601

Ryobi One+ 18V Trim Router P601

Using a router is a lot like painting a room – in a very short time with just a little effort, you can dramatically change the aesthetic. Run an ogee along a table surface, ease sharp corners, flush cut two pieces, create rabbets, dadoes, and even dovetails. You could haul out the big, corded plunge […]