October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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Porter Cable Kit

Porter-Cable Kit Builds More Than a Ramp

Porter-Cable Kit Makes a Great Father’s Day Gift The new Porter-Cable kit featuring four 20 volt cordless tools was exactly what I needed to fulfill my Step-dad’s Father’s Day wish. Mom told me he was looking for a cordless drill and circular saw. She had the Home Depot and Lowe’s ads up looking for a […]


New DeWALT LED Work Lights On The Way

DeWALT LED High Output Halogen Replacement Lights Are Coming Soon DeWALT LED work lights are hitting store shelves with more on the way next month.  First up are a pair of high powered LED work lights designed to replace their halogen cousins. The DCL060 (DC Power only) and DCL061 (AC or DC power) boast an […]

Blackfire Clamplight Lantern and Waterproof LED Lights

Blackfire recently gave us a peek at their new Clamplight Lantern. The Clamplight was designed with outdoorsmen in mind and seems to have plenty of followers among camping enthusiasts. The versatility of the design means that there are plenty of applications around our shops and job sites as well. This is more of a versatile light than a […]

Kobalt 4 Tool Combo Kit 20V Review

When Kobalt Tools got into the lithium-ion cordless power tool business back in 2011, I initially raised my eyebrows. I was curious, and they made a rather grand entrance, with end cap displays all over Lowe’s and tons of fanfare and media attention. When I got my hands on their tools, my eyebrows raised even […]

Milwaukee M18 4 tool kit

Milwaukee M18 4 Tool Kit

“Buy quality tools, and they’ll last you a lifetime.” This phrase, which I learned from my dad, was burned into my mind when I was in high school. Every so often, I thank him for teaching me this valuable lesson at such a young age. The last time I bought a cordless combo kit was about […]

Milwaukee 2361-20 LED Flood

Milwaukee 2361-20 M18 LED Flood Light Preview

When we attended the 2013 Milwaukee press event earlier this year, I saw a new tool that really caught my eye…particularly because I was staring at the LEDs when it was turned on (don’t do that!) The new Milwaukee M18 LED Flood Light runs on the M18 RedLithium battery platform and claims best in class […]

Festool Debuts SysLite LED Worklamp KAL 100

Festool SysLite LED Worklamp KAL 100

When the little ‘ole Festool SysLite LED Worklamp KAL 100 was announced we decided to give them a look. The new Festool SysLite LED Worklamp (model KAL 100) includes the lamp, a wall charger, car charger and a carrying bag. It’s simple – or at least it looks simple on the outside… which is just how Festool likes […]

Coast EAL20 Emergency Area LED Light Review

Coast EAL20 Emergency Area LED Light Review

Coast’s Emergency Area Light (EAL20) is a simple, yet effective product. This is the kind of light you want to spend the money on simply because it works, it won’t break, and it’ll last forever. Forget the outdoor or camping lights of the past, Coast has brought the lantern into the 21st century. It’s got LEDs, standard ‘D’ cell batteries, durability, and stamina to last for around 100 hours. We’ll break all this down for you, but I have to warn you – it’s a light. This isn’t a terribly complex review, nor does it need to be. When a product works as advertised, and it’s impressive, the review sort of writes itself.

3ST Launches Li-ion LED Work Lights

3ST Launches Li-ion LED Work Lights

It seems like everybody’s getting into the game with portable LED work lights. The latest to hit the market is a company called 3ST Industry. They unveiled some all-purpose LED work lights with a rechargeable Li-ion battery power pack. Why is this even news? The product is made in Taiwan and you’ll probably see it […]

Ridgid Fuego R968 18V Compact Combo Kit

Ridgid R968 18V Compact Combo Kit

The Ridgid Fuego 18V Compact Combo is certainly one of the most compact combos we’ve seen to-date on the market. If you measure torque vs. weight, this it has a lot going for it, especially the newly redesigned drill/driver and impact driver. The combo includes two compact lithium batteries, and like all Ridgid tools, it remains compatible with all Ridgid 18V slide-mount Ni-cd or Lithium-ion batteries. These tools also come with the insanely cool Lifetime Service Agreement that guarantees the batteries and tools for life.