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May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Best 12-inch Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

Best Thin Kerf Miter Saw Blades

For years woodworkers relied on the best table saws or radial-arm saws for their most accurate machine-made miters and crosscuts. When miter saws first came along, they were crude affairs and not readily adopted by those who valued accuracy over portability. For job site carpentry, these tools were great time savers. However, it took quite […]

Compact Miter Saw Shootout

Best Compact Miter Saw for 2021

A compact miter saw is a model that falls under a 10″ blade diameter. They’re fantastic tools for jobs that require smaller workpieces and the sliding models can still get you 12 inches of cross-cut on 2x material. You can forget 4x material here, though—at least on a single cut. The 7-1/4″ to 8-1/2″ blades […]

Best 12-inch Miter Saw Reviews 2021

Deckbuilding and miters saws are a perfect match up of a tool to a project. When I was approached about doing a comparative best 12-inch compound miter saw review I couldn’t think of better timing. Finding the best 12-inch miter saw requires testing many different tools at once. My comparison review coincided with a renovation […]

Best DIY Impact Driver

Best DIY Impact Driver Head to Head Reviews 2021

Choosing the Best DIY Impact Driver Requires Prioritizing Speed, Power, and Size As we looked over the entire list of current impact drivers and decided on more than 30 models to bring in for testing, we included some DIY models. The best DIY impact driver can mean a couple of things, though – it can […]

Best 12V Impact Drivers

Best 12V Cordless Impact Driver Head to Head Review 2021

Best 12V Impact Driver Results Still Dominated By Milwaukee M12 Fuel We put 30+ impact drivers through a wide range of evaluations, and 10 of those land in our search for the best 12V cordless impact driver. When it was all over, two models rose above all the others, and they’re both red. Best 12V […]

Best 18V Impact Drivers

Best 18V Impact Driver Head to Head Reviews 2021

21 Impact Drivers Go Head to Head in Our Search for the Best 18V Impact Driver Of the 30+ impact drivers we brought in for testing, 21 of them live in the 18V class. This is the most competitive group with manufacturers counting on core tools like cordless impact drivers to draw you into their […]

Best Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review

Best Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review | 44 Saws Tested!

As we wipe the sweat and sawdust away from testing 44 reciprocating saws, we have the final numbers crunched and results ready to share. Finding the best reciprocating saw depends on a lot of different factors, but none so important as the application. After all, the best reciprocating saw for demoing a house is very […]

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Reciprocating Saw

Best Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review

Wrapping up our series on reciprocating saws, we come to the kings of the cordless class—cordless Super Saws! While the term “best cordless reciprocating saw” might lead you to consider everything that’s cordless, these are the absolute best of the best from a select group of manufacturers. We’re not going to leave you hanging, though. […]

Choosing the Best Sawzall: Types of Reciprocating Saws

Best 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head Review

18V cordless reciprocating saws (AKA Sawzalls) make up the bulk of the cordless models out there. Of the 44 reciprocating saws we tested, 10 are in this 18V/20V Max class, making it the largest set. With performance designed to match or exceed what we see in 10A – 12A corded models, some of these saws […]