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stud and joist drill

Review9.5(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg 1/2-Inch Right Angle Drill

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill Review

Many tools accomplish their work with finesse and precision. In fact, that’s often why we choose to use them. Every once in a while, however, we need a tool that gets the job done with brute force. We need the big, mean, junkyard dog kind of tool. That’s the hawg—specifically, the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg […]

DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt DCD471 Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt’s Most Powerful Drill Covers Large Drilling Applications Releasing its most powerful cordless drill to date, the DeWalt DCD471 60V Max Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill seems attractive for MEP professionals. Not only will this right-angle drill tackle a wide range of large drilling jobs, but with an integral clutch and anti-rotational E-Clutch System keeps […]

Milwaukee 2807-22 Hole Hawg

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg Right Angle Drill

Improvements to Milwaukee Hole Hawg Smooth Out Rough-Ins Milwaukee Tool just announced that the next-generation of right-angle drills are coming, and they’ve been redesigned from the ground up. Milwaukee tells us they optimized these new-and-improved M18 Fuel Hole Hawgs to produce more power, runtime, and speed when used with new High Output battery packs. The […]

DeWalt 60V Max In-Line Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt FlexVolt In-Line Stud and Joist Drill Review DCD470

DeWalt FlexVolt In-Line Stud and Joist Drill Packs Powerful Performance The DeWalt FlexVolt In-Line Stud and Joist Drill shifts from its original form to a more elongated design to fit in tighter spaces. Despite the market’s insistence on calling this a DeWalt Hole Hawg, that’s really a Milwaukee name, but the designs are very similar […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Makita 18V X2 Right Angle Drill XAD03 Review

Makita 18V X2 Right Angle Drill XAD03 Review

The major players in the plumbing tool market have some competition with the announcement of the new Makita 18V X2 right angle drill. As Makita’s first cordless right angle drill in this class, it has some serious muscles to flex. Pros Powerful right angle drill with no cord Excellent runtime Excellent kit value Bind-up protection […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Ridgid MegaMax

Ridgid MegaMax 18V Octane Brushless Multi-Tool

We’ve talked a little bit about the benefits of Ridgid’s new Octane technology on their 18V platform. We also got to see one of the first applications with Ridgid’s 18V Octane brushless reciprocating saw. But it’s the new Ridgid MegaMax that really pushes the new battery/tool/communication system to show off what Ridgid has in mind […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max VSR Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max VSR Stud and Joist Drill

All tradesman see the value of cordless tools. For electricians, plumbers, and HVAC guys in particular, the ability to walk on to a job site and just get to work eliminates a lot of stress and saves time. As a guy who does a lot of rough-in work, going cordless means I don’t have to […]

Milwaukee D Handle Drill Right Angle kit

Milwaukee D Handle Drill with Right Angle Drive Review 1107-6

We reviewed the Milwaukee 1107-6 7 amp D-handle drill with the optional right angle drive attachment and were blown away by its powerful torque and drilling capability, especially in tight corners. This is a tool that, bar none, any serious contractor should have in their arsenal. This tool is not for bargain hunters, however as it will set you back quite a bit to benefit from its stellar performance.