Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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 […]

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor XCV08 Review

Makita is pushing hard to make the convenience of cordless tools Table 1 compliant for OSHA silica dust standards along with adding convenience to other cordless tools in concrete and woodworking. One of the major focal points of this effort surrounds AWS – Auto-Start Wireless System. With several tools available now, at the heart of the […]

Review7.6(out of 10)
Ridgid 6-Gallon Wet Dry Shop Vac 01

Ridgid 6-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac: WD0670

Are you trying to blow down or vacuum up the mess in your shop, but need to do it on a tight budget? Do you need a tool that’s small, light, and highly portable? Ridgid has a solution just for you, and it will only set you back a cool $49.97 at Home Depot. In […]

Dust Right Wall Mount Dust Collector: Model TADC-34WN

Dust Right Wall Mount Dust Collector: Model TADC-34WN

For jobsite use, we talk a lot about portable dust extractors. If you’re not mobile, dust extraction can become a semi-permanent setup in your shop. One of the advantages is a lot more CFM (air volume) than you get with most portable units. Take the Dust Right wall mount dust collector. Their model TADC-34WN is capable of […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Hitachi Dust Extractor Review RP350YDH

Hitachi Dust Extractor Review RP350YDH

One of the models that didn’t make our initial dust extractor shootout is the new Hitachi dust extractor. Like several other brands, it was in the works, but not here in time to make the testing deadlines. Not to worry, now that it’s here, there’s plenty to talk about – including its striking similarities to […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
DeWalt DWV012 HEPA Dust Extractor Review

DeWalt DWV012 HEPA Dust Extractor Review

The number one question we got following our dust extractor shootout was, “Where’s DeWalt?” We had a little trouble getting our hands on the DeWalt DWV012 for good reason. On September 23, 2017, OSHA’s updated silica dust regulations went into effect and what followed was a lot of people scrambling to get compliant dust extractors. […]

Review7.7(out of 10)
Ryobi EverCharge Cordless Stick Vacuum feature

Ryobi EverCharge Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

It’s hard not to recommend the Ryobi ONE+ platform to Pros. That may sound contradictory, but I find it hard to argue with a platform of more than 100 tools. Additionally, most of those tools cost less than $100. I mean, who else makes a cordless inflator for under $40? If you don’t need the highest […]

Ryobi Cordless Shop Vac P770

Ryobi Cordless Shop Vac Review P770

The new Ryobi cordless shop vac leads the charge for the latest generation of Ryobi cordless vacuums. Having just wrapped up our dust extractor shootout, it’s nice to move into the simpler world of shop vacs. The promise of the Ryobi P770 is to cut the cord without a loss of performance. That sounds great […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti VC 150-10 XE

Hilti VC 150-10 XE Dust Extractor Review

What with all the hoopla lately regarding the new OSHA guidelines for acceptable levels of silica dust exposure, we’ve been on a mission to find the best products that conform to the new safety standards. As part of that commitment, we recently ran a head to head shootout between OSHA-compliant dust extractors that include HEPA filters and […]