Circular saws have traditionally fallen into the two distinct yet similarly serpentine-sounding categories of sidewinder and worm drive. The categories generally differ in motor orientation and design, weight, torque, RPMs, and perhaps most significantly, a worm drive’s left side blade and a sidewinder’s right side blade. But manufacturers today are producing saws that blur the blade orientation distinction and so, of course, we have to talk […]
Lithium-Ion blowers are the category that every commercial lawn care Pro loves to hate. No matter what the marketing claims, cordless blowers just don’t push the kind of power that Pros need. But where does that leave the property owner that doesn’t need 200 MPH speeds couple with 600 CFM or more? Cordless blowers are […]
Toro recently introduced the 22-inch Toro Recycler with PowerReverse and Personal Pace operator controls, a walk-behind mower with a self-propel drive system that works in both forward and reverse. This new feature delivers power to the front wheels to help power the mower in reverse, while the rear wheels sense and adjust to the user’s preferred walking […]
One of our readers posed the question on Facebook – “Should I buy a drill or an impact driver?” That’s a great question and one that comes up pretty early in the apprenticeship training process. Here’s the short answer – buy a drill if you can only afford one, but get a kit with both […]
In a crowded field of lithium-ion blowers, the Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower enters the scene looking like some sort of futuristic death ray straight out of Dr. Who. While Ryobi does claim “gas-like power” with their 40V lineup, there’s no doubt their target user is the homeowner. So let’s dispense with the commercial lawn […]
With all the developments in battery powered outdoor power equipment (OPE), one thing has been elusive. There are not many sources for battery powered riding mowers. The Mean Green Nemesis NXR mower was the first we personally saw, but its $8,999 starting price hardly seems affordable for the average homeowner. The Ryobi battery powered riding mower […]
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Hilti recently introduced the cordless Hilti AG 600 A-36 Angle Grinder designed for notching, grinding, and finishing steel beams, plates, and mesh; cutting and grinding cast iron pipes, steel and stainless steel profiles, and cutting and grinding struts, threaded rods, and sheet metal. Powered by the Hilti B36/5.2 CPC Li-Ion battery pack, this 5-inch grinder […]
The new DeWalt 20V Max Brushless Circular Saw has hit the market with upgrades we expected to see from their next generation. It’s got an XR brushless motor and 7-1.4-inch blade capacity. That DeWalt brings those upgrades over their previous model is a no-brainer. The question that remains is what kind of cutting power you get […]
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It happens – a product goes out that’s been tested to death, but something happens in the real world that doesn’t happen in other tests and a product undergoes a recall. It’s all in the name of safety for the consumer. This time we’re looking at a Kobalt mower recall and Greenworks mower recall. It’s […]
As Managing Editor of Pro Tool Reviews and an avid endurance athlete, I’m a sucker for comfortable clothing for work and workouts. While I try to dress up a little for media events, you’ll find me in a dry fit shirt anytime I can get away with it. When I saw the new Milwaukee Workskin Light […]
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