Tag Archives: Drills & Drivers

Hilti 12V Cordless Tools Review

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 […]

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Porter-Cable 20V Max Impact Wrench

Porter-Cable recently announced an extension of their Get Linked system of tools with the launch of the Porter-Cable 20V Max Impact Wrench. It’s the company’s first cordless impact wrench and is engineered with residential contractors and mechanics in mind. The impact wrench features a 1/2-inch hog ring anvil that helps the motor deliver 330 ft-lbs of […]

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Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Drill-Driver and Impact Driver

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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Bosch HDS183 Brushless Compact Hammer Drill

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 […]

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Ryobi HJP004 12V Compact Drill/Driver Kit

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 […]

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Metabo Cordless 2-in-1 Tapping Tool and Drill Driver

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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Milwaukee M12 1/4-inch Ratchet Review

The concept of a socket for turning rods, bolts, or fasteners has existed since the middle ages. But the tool we’d recognize as a ratchet today didn’t exist until J.J. Richardson invented it in the 1860s. Since that time heads and sockets have become hexagonal, but the indexed ratchet has remained quite similar to its […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge Hydraulic Driver

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge Hydraulic DriverWhen we first used Ridgid’s Stealth Force Pulse Driver, I wondered why no one else had brought an oil impact driver to the market. It’s quiet operation paired with faster driving was game-changing to the point of earning a 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Award. Makita followed suit with a smaller, less powerful model and Ryobi’s […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Surge Hydraulic Driver

When we first used Ridgid’s Stealth Force Pulse Driver, I wondered why no one else had brought an oil impact driver to the market. It’s quiet operation paired with faster driving was game-changing to the point of earning a 2016 Pro Tool Innovation Award. Makita followed suit with a smaller, less powerful model and Ryobi’s […]

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Porter-Cable 20V Max Brushless Drill & Impact Driver

Porter-Cable 20V Max Brushless Drill & Impact DriverHaving 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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