October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Review

Clean up on any construction site is arguably one of the most important aspects of the job. Whether you’re attempting to please your customer, keep the jobsite organized, or working towards code compliance, jobsite cleanliness requires constant effort. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum takes some of the hard work out of cleanup with […]

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum Preview

Metabo has a pretty solid track record with us when it comes to dust extraction and collection. After all, their corded HEPA All-Purpose Vac won our Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout at the end of last year. This time, Metabo has developed up a smaller, more compact HEPA vacuum, and this time, it’s cordless. The Metabo […]

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Coming Soon

DeWalt is announcing that they’ve added an OSHA-approved dust extraction solution to their roster of cordless tools. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor joins the other 120+ Table-1 compliant solutions that the brand currently offers to help limit the exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust during drilling, cutting, and grinding applications. Of the hallmark […]

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It's Here!

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It’s Here!

There’s a new OSHA compliant Ridgid shop vac available at your favorite Home Depot. Well, it’s not actually new from top to bottom. Ridgid is has a new filter/bag setup that’s going to make some existing models HEPA and OSHA compliant. What’s really compelling here is the price. The least expensive model in our OSHA-compliant […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ryobi 18V 3-Gallon Project Wet/Dry Vacuum

Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum: 18V One+ P3240

PTR co-founder Tom Gaige just finished helping my friend, Jeff Hogan, wrap up a new workshop next to his house. As one of the more knowledgeable DIYers in my local area, I put the new Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum in his hands to see what he thinks and how he implements into his system […]

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter GAS18V-3N

There’s another cordless vacuum coming to a job site near you. The Bosch cordless wet/dry vacuum has a few elements to its feature set that you might not expect in a first generation product like this. Obviously, the big deal is the fact that this is a cordless vacuum. You only need one Bosch 18V […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Not everyone needs a Table 1 compliant dust extractor or even a big wet/dry shop vacuum to tackle cleanup needs. Sometimes, lightweight and compact is much more convenient for small cleanup jobs. That’s where the new Hitachi cordless stick vacuum comes into play. It’s a small capacity vacuum that clearly has a lot of uses […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

In our Best Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide, we break down a host of models. There’s everything from value pricing to premium and small capacity to large. DeWalt is a surprisingly new player to the scene. The $90.72 DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac and its brethren are part of a new lineup from Alton Industries, who […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid 16-Gallon Wet Dry Vac WD185101

Ridgid 16-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac WD1851 Review

If you haven’t had the chance yet, go ahead and check out our Wet/Dry Vac Buying Guide, where we look at a bunch of the available professional level shop vacuums on the market today. There’s a little something for everyone in that article, but if value and suction are first and foremost on your list […]

Review7.5(out of 10)
Shop-Vac 4-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Shop-Vac 4-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

For our recent Best Wet/Dry Vac Buying Guide, we took a look at 13 of the most popular and newest models of shop vacuums available (or, in this case, available soon). We looked at small, medium, and larger capacity models to see which vacuums had the best performance, power, fit and finish, feature sets, and […]