We got to attend the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this year and spied a new development that signified yet another industry leader moving towards smart tech. The new Bosch Connected Power Tools use the Bosch Toolbox App to control things like kickback control, soft-start, and more for the newest Bosch power tools coming to market. […]
Searching for the best 12V cordless drill isn’t as easy as going after the best 18V cordless drill. It’s because people buy the two classes of drill for very different reasons. When it comes to the 18V class, you’re really looking for power and performance with a nod to ergonomics. When it comes to 12V […]
Bosch recently upgraded the design and function of its 18V Brute Tough drill series. The new Bosch DDH183 and Bosch HDH183 drills now feature KickBack Control to help reduce injuries in bind up situations, an upgraded all-metal chuck, and Bosch EC Brushless Motor. If you’re familiar with Bosch’s model numbering system, then you already know […]
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When I think of Hilti, I typically think of their impressive concrete tools or muscular cordless tools like their 4-speed 18V drill or the 36V circular saw. The announcement of the Hilti 12V cordless tools kind of came out of left field for me. Hilti’s batteries have been on another level compared to most cordless […]
Makita hopes to push the boundaries of the power-to-weight/size ratio of 18V tools with the introduction of the Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill-Driver and Impact Driver. These two new tools are in a new class as they are smaller and lighter than any of Makita’s premium offerings. The drill-driver and impact driver aim to embody […]
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It seems like new cordless drills and drivers are coming out every week. With plenty of brands to choose from, 12V and 18V classes, compact, heavy duty, brushed, brushless, drills, hammer drills, impact drivers, and all kinds of stuff in between, weekly updates are pretty much warranted these days. One of the most recent from […]
We spend most of our time reviewing the newest, most powerful professional-grade power tools (we are Pro Tool Reviews, after all!). But every now and then we’ll consider a tool that straddles the line between DIYer and Pro – a tool that might do everything around the house and even a good chunk of the work […]
Metabo recently introduced the unique Metabo Cordless 2-in-1 Tapping Tool and Drill Driver. Powered by Metabo’s brushless motor and LiHD battery system with Ultra-M technology, the tool features a four-sided quick tapping chuck that allows for both drilling and tapping accessories. Tapping mode automatically changes the rotation of the chuck and produces a threaded hole. The impulse mode […]
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Having spent the last few years working with the first generation Porter-Cable 20V Max Drill and Impact Driver, I was looking forward to the opportunity to review the newly released Porter-Cable 20V Max Brushless Drill and Impact Driver. I’m not sure if you caught it but the keyword here is “Brushless”. With advancing motor and […]
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As tool manufacturers compete, they push each other to create better products. Over the course of time we see once high-end features become standardized. Pros reap the benefits as we get tools that last longer, perform better, and do more work. Ultimately we can serve our clients better when we have reliable tools. Like all […]