October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.5(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V DCV581H vacuuming

DeWalt DCV581H 20V Cordless Wet/Dry Vac Review

The cordless wet/dry vac has got to be one of the most handy products to hit the market since the dawn of cordless tools. In fact, if you consider cordless drills and drivers to be a “given”, then the cordless vac, like the new DeWalt DCV581H, has got to be the next most handy product […]

Bosch World of Concrete

2014 Bosch Tools Media Event at World of Concrete

Bosch showed off a ton of new tools at the 2014 Bosch Tools media event at World of Concrete event in Las Vegas this week. Their two overall themes seemed to be productivity (doing the job faster and better) and help & prevention. With new dust collection systems, brushless tools, new accessories, torque control features […]

Dust extractor shootout

Dust Extractor Vacuum Shootout – Makita, Fein, DeWalt, Hilti

In the last decade, dust extraction has definitely gone from “handy and convenient” to “absolutely essential.” This is particularly due to issues raised by the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program as well as existing guidelines and/or rules put forth by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupations […]

Makita VC4710 Xtract Vac

Makita Xtract Vac VC4710 Vacuum Preview

Makita just put out a new wet/dry vacuum it is dubbing the “Xtract Vac Jobsite Vacuum” (model VC4710). This 12 gallon vacuum is all about dust management and is powered by a 12 AMP motor that generates 135 CFM of suction power and an astounding 92″ of water lift. That’s a lot of suction. The […]

Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum Review

Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum Review

The Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Hand Vacuum continues on in the long tradition of portable vacuums that Dustbuster’s have been known for since their introduction in 1979. In fact, the term “Dustbuster” has come to define an entire market segment and it is often that we hear folks use the name Dustbuster, even when talking about other brands of hand held portable vacuums. We are glad to see that the folks at B&D are always looking for ways to keep the real Dustbuster fresh and full of features.

Ridgid WD7000 Smart Cart Shop Vacuum Review

Ridgid SmartCart Vacuum WD7000 Review

I wouldn’t have thought that a shop vac would get me excited. After all, they are nothing new and have been helping do-it-yourselfers and professionals clean up jobsites for years. But, winter is here and I find myself engaging in a lot of clean-up around the house lately. After using a traditional shop vac for several years and suffering the poor ergonomic design of the vacuums in general, I was excited to see a new form factor hit the market. Ridgid has quite possibly redesigned the genre by producing their WD7000 Smart Cart vacuum that offers, among other things, complete accessory storage and increased maneuverability. This is a very new kind of shop vac – and it’s broken the mold.

Ridgid WD7000 11 Gallon Smart Cart Vacuum

Ridgid WD7000 11 Gallon Smart Cart Vacuum

Most wet/dry shop type vacuums are all plagued with the same problems. There is nowhere to put additional attachments, hoses and cords are haphazardly dangling around and those pesky extension handles are always falling off. Ridgid attempts to remedy these problems with their new Smart Cart Vacuum WD7000.