All posts by Kenny Koehler

Best Cordless Drill Under $150 – 2017 Buying Guide

We get it—you’re on a budget, and you want the best cordless drill under $150 to make the most of your money. There are a ton of options out there. We know what it’s like to stand in front of a dozen options at the local hardware store and wonder what’s the best choice. So […]

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TRUC Table: Integrated Work Space on Your Tailgate

What if you could attach a work table extension to your tailgate and avoid hauling sawhorses and plywood? That’s the basic idea behind the TRUC Table – the Transportable Rugged Utility Construction Table. Invented by Nate Dipillo, the TRUC Table offers an adjustable, stable platform to fit most work trucks. It can also be detached […]

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Makita XDT12 18V LXT Impact Driver Video Review

When Makita rolled out the XDT09 impact driver, we got to know QuickShift (now called T-Mode) mode that offered a combination of fast starts and controlled finishes in metal fastening applications. Now the Makita XDT12 takes its place in a rolling change with the only major difference being the addition of Assist Mode (A-mode). This […]

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Steel Will Druid 290 Folding Knife Review

It’s not every day that I get to take a fresh look at a newer knife company and one of their offerings. I accidentally stumbled upon Steel Will Knives on Instagram and was quickly hooked! Right away, I liked how their knife lines were conservative looking, functional and full of features. No fantasy fighters here. […]

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Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid and Ryobi (both TTI companies) decided to bust through the cordless barrier when it comes to belt sanders. The Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander runs on their 18V platform and, obviously, sports a brushless motor. It takes advantage of a 3 x 18-inch belt and a variable 400 – 935 FPM belt rate to […]

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Top 5 Ridgid Cordless Tools Pros Need to Know About

If you’ve been hanging around Pro Tool Reviews much, you know we have several reasons to love Ridgid cordless tools. First, the tools tend to be a great value that come with Pro level performance. And often, they’ll come out with class-leading tools, so they’re not just an entry level brand. Contrary to popular belief, […]

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Wolverine Jetstream CarbonMax Safety Toe Shoe

In my never-ending quest for the perfect footwear for work, I’m constantly chasing comfort. After all, the challenge isn’t producing a shoe with a safety toe, puncture resistance, and stability, it’s doing it in a way that doesn’t leave your feet begging for mercy at the end of the day. More often than not, I […]

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Solid State Battery Technology Set to Dominate Lithium-Ion

When lithium-ion battery technology replaced nickel cadmium and metal hydride, we really felt like we arrived in power tool industry. It reality, we did. Cordless tools are finally able to replace corded models with enough power and runtime to use all day. But all that might change again with the successful development of a solid-state […]

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Why Use a Metal Cutting Circular Saw Instead of a Normal Circular Saw?

So you’re looking at the new circular saws out there and start to wonder, “Hey! I have a regular circular saw, why use a metal cutting circular saw when a normal one does the same job? Can’t I just slap a metal blade on that saw and get the same result?” It’s a fair question […]

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Top 5 Cordless Drill Accessories Every Pro Must Own

So you’re about to show up on the jobsite for your very first day of work. Maybe you’re young and the construction industry is completely new to you or maybe you’re coming in from a different trade, but suddenly it hits you – I don’t want to look like a total newbie on my first […]

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