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Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

My faithful impact driver recently bit the dust after several years of service. You can’t spend much time mourning old tools when there are jobs to do, so I immediately began a search for its replacement. I was impressed with the breadth of new choices and features. The market boasts more compact designs, longer battery […]

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Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit Review

The Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit is making us rethink the natural order of things when it comes to cordless power tools. Until now, there has always been a clear delineation between 18-volt and 12-volt tools. 18-volt tools have the most power and were built for heavy-duty applications while 12-volt tools are lightweight, compact, […]

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Makita XDT12M 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver

Makita has expanded its 18V LXT line with the release of the Makita XDT12M 18V LXT Brushless Impact Driver. The XDT12M weighs in at 3.3 pounds with Makita’s 18V LXT 4.0Ah battery, includes fastening control, four speeds, a 3-stage battery power indicator, and is protected with an interior seal inside the tool known as Extreme Protection Technology […]

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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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Pro Tool Reviews: A Pirate’s Life for Me

As some of you may already know, I recently suffered a retinal detachment that has taken me out for a bit. While that puts all of my current review projects on hold, I’m undaunted in my attempts to at least make fun of myself along the way. In honor of my current look sporting an […]

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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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Bosch PS42 12V Brushless 1/4-inch Hex Impact Driver

Bosch PS42 12V Brushless 1/4-inch Hex Impact DriverSince impact drivers are one of our favorite tools, our ears perk up when we hear about a new player on the field. Bosch recently announced the compact Bosch PS42 12V Brushless 1/4-inch Hex Impact Driver. Weighing just under 2 pounds with a 2.0 Ah battery and delivering a maximum torque rating of 975 inch […]

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Ryobi QuietStrike Pulse Driver Review

Ryobi QuietStrike Pulse Driver ReviewOil impact drivers have made a big splash over the past year thanks to the Stealth Force from Ridgid and Makita’s Oil Impulse Driver. They also showed that similar mechanisms can be designed for very different results with Ridgid displaying incredible power and Makita settling in as a screwdriving specialist. TTI’s value-priced brand entered the scene with […]

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