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Home Depot Product Quality & Engineering Laboratory Tour

Did you know that The Home Depot had a Home Depot Product Quality & Engineering Laboratory? We didn’t, though once we saw it, we’re not sure how any major retailer of power tools could do without one. Starting the Home Depot Product Quality & Engineering Laboratory Tour Our Home Depot Product Quality & Engineering Laboratory tour started off […]

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Makita 18V Trim Router? You’ll Have to Wait

Makita recently introduced its first cordless brushless Makita 18V Trim Router – the DRT50Z – in Australia. The router features the same style base form factor as the corded version RT0701C, which is available in the US, as well as a variable speed control dial and a lock/unlock button. The rest of the specs, well, […]

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Updated ANSI Cut Resistance Standards

We recently received a very helpful graphic to go along with the new ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut resistance standards from our friends at Magid. Cut resistance standards have caused confusion in the past because they can differ between countries and testing methods. Time will tell if these new standards eliminate the confusion, but for now they do look more intuitive. […]

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Top 5 Ridgid Cordless Tools Pros Need to Know About

If you’ve been hanging around Pro Tool Reviews much, you know we have several reasons to love Ridgid cordless tools. First, the tools tend to be a great value that come with Pro level performance. And often, they’ll come out with class-leading tools, so they’re not just an entry level brand. Contrary to popular belief, […]

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Milwaukee Hole Saw Factory Tour and Hole Dozer Manufacturing

Fresh off our checking out Milwaukee SawZall blade manufacturing, Ryan Rudzinski started off our Milwaukee Hole Saw factory tour with a look at the Hole Dozer bimetal hole saws. In 1992, Milwaukee hole saws were made in their Brookfield, WI facility. During 2004, they moved manufacturing to their Greenwood facility. In 2015 the Hole Dozer was announced. It broke norms by including […]

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Solid State Battery Technology Set to Dominate Lithium-Ion

When lithium-ion battery technology replaced nickel cadmium and metal hydride, we really felt like we arrived in power tool industry. It reality, we did. Cordless tools are finally able to replace corded models with enough power and runtime to use all day. But all that might change again with the successful development of a solid-state […]

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Why Use a Metal Cutting Circular Saw Instead of a Normal Circular Saw?

So you’re looking at the new circular saws out there and start to wonder, “Hey! I have a regular circular saw, why use a metal cutting circular saw when a normal one does the same job? Can’t I just slap a metal blade on that saw and get the same result?” It’s a fair question […]

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OSHA Silica Dust Permissible Exposure Limit – UPDATED

Update – April 6, 2017 OSHA has just announced that the planned enforcement of the new regulations has been moved from June 23, 2017 to September 23, 2017 – another 3 months of (wait for it) breathing room before you have to be in compliance. OSHA Silica Dust Permissible Exposure Limit Being Reduced for 2016 […]

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Top 5 Cordless Drill Accessories Every Pro Must Own

So you’re about to show up on the jobsite for your very first day of work. Maybe you’re young and the construction industry is completely new to you or maybe you’re coming in from a different trade, but suddenly it hits you – I don’t want to look like a total newbie on my first […]

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