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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Using DeWalt Tool Connect: The Definitive Guide

Connected tools are no longer just the domain of Milwaukee One-Key. DeWalt is the second (and surely not the last) to push into the field of smart tools with user control and customization. But is using DeWalt Tool Connect as easy as they make it sound? And what can you actually do with it? Those […]

Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System

Become a Chef Without the Hassle of Learning How to Cook! I’m pretty competent in the kitchen, but by no means could I be classified as a “really good cook.” Basically, I know how to follow directions the first time I run through a recipe, and then I generally just kind of ad-lib my way […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch hammer drill torque testing

Bosch GSB18V-755CN Hammer Drill Review – Brute Tough

In our recent best cordless hammer drill shootout, the Bosch GSB18V-755CN hammer drill placed second in our medium-duty class. This drill belongs to the Bosch Brute Tough line, representing the very best the company has to offer. The 755 in-lbs of max torque places this drill into our “medium-duty” class. Overall, we found this tool […]

Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid Octane 18V Tools and Batteries

New Ridgid Octane 18v tools and batteries have made their way to Home Depot stores. These larger capacity battery packs bring the promise of greater power and longer run-time. We cracked open some of the new battery packs to see what makes the new system different. We also compared both tools and batteries to non-Octane […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 18V Connected Angle Grinder GWS18V-45CN Review

Bosch 18V Connected Angle Grinder GWS18V-45CN Review

I love angle grinders. There’s something manly about taking a tool to metal, creating a shower of sparks, and doing it for a more productive reason than mere fun. Cordless angle grinders are pretty common on the 18V/20V Max platform these days and they’re becoming pretty effective. With a reputation for solid build quality, the new […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press 04

Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press 58000

If you’re into any kind of shop work, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press. It’s a smart drill press that goes way beyond adding electronics to its feature set. One of the most talked-about features is the fact that this is a direct drive system. There aren’t any […]