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Top 10 Tools at Milwaukee NPS 2017

Milwaukee NPS 2017 (that’s New Product Symposium) showcased the latest and upcoming tools for the next 6 months from the popular Pro brand. As usual, Pro Tool Reviews made the trip to cover the show on social media and gather our thoughts to give you an idea of what’s hot. For our video coverage, we […]

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DeWalt Tool Connect Just Got Better – And One-Key Isn’t Alone Anymore

DeWalt Tool Connect is the name of DeWalt’s smart tool connection that started with more of a fizzle than an explosion like Milwaukee’s One-Key system. The reason for the lackluster beginning is that it was all attached to a Bluetooth battery. Because you can easily remove the battery from the tool, any security considerations aren’t […]

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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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Top 5 Tool Upgrades That Need To Happen This Year

There are incremental changes that happen every year. The cordless sector, in particular, has seen huge innovation and growth because of it. While there are some really smart people behind tool technology, I have to admit that I think they’ve overlooked a few areas. Here are my top 5 tool upgrades that need to happen […]

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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

We’re in a glorious cycle of tool innovation that sees new cordless tools coming out every week. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to find a new drill or impact driver in that mix frequently. While Makita is pushing the envelope and coming out with their first cordless Rear Handle Circular Saw, the Makita […]

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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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