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Why Hoverboard Batteries Exploded and Power Tools Do Not

When you review tools daily, you tend to get a lot of questions. One of those questions came from a reader responding to one of our topical interviews with another publication. Essentially, they wanted to know why hoverboard batteries exploded but power tools don’t. It’s actually a great question. After all, you’d think the high-current […]

Best Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Reviews 2021

When you’re making the switch away from gas or corded power to battery power, hedge trimmers are a great place to start. They’re not as power-hungry as mowers and chainsaws, so they can run a long time without strapping a monster-size battery to it. The best battery-powered hedge trimmer models make the transition easy and […]

Hart 20V Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer Review

Hart Pole Hedge Trimmer Tackles Tall Hedges Conveniently and Safely Anyone who has ever tried to trim the hedges from the top of a ladder knows that’s a potentially unsafe and generally bad idea. Why not set yourself up with the right tools for the job? The Hart 20V Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer (HGPH011VNM) has […]

RIDGID 18V Brushless Brad & Framing Nail Guns Review

RIDGID 18V Brushless 18GA Brad and 21 ° Framing Nail Guns (Models: R09891B & R09894) Manufacturer: Ridgid Power source: 18v Battery Motor size: Brushless We recently got the chance to test out a couple of RIDGID 18V Nail Guns, the RIDGID 18V Brad Nail Gun with clean drive technology and the 21st Framing Nailer. Cordless […]

Woodworking Measuring and Marking Tips and Tricks

We get asked about woodworking measuring & marking tips and tricks all the time. If there is any single tool that anyone who works with their hands uses on a day-to-day basis, it is the venerable tape measure. At Pro Tool Reviews we believe in giving new apprentices, carpenters, woodworkers, or metalworkers the skills they […]

OSHA Table 1 Compliance for Silica Dust Regulations

Back in early 2017, OSHA announced new silica dust regulations and Bosch was the first company to proactively contact us to start the push toward education before the September 23rd deadline. That date has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of confusion running around about what you need and what you don’t. To help, […]

Kapro 905DG Optivision Digital Level Review

Kapro 905DG Digital Level Packs Innovation and Accuracy Into Jobsite-Tough Design We recently had the chance to take the Kapro 905DG Digital Level to the jobsite. Our experience with Kapro has historically been really positive. The brand specializes in accurate and durable level designs that stand out in something of a crowded market space. Case […]

The Best Tool for Cutting a Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash is a great way to dress up a kitchen. Often when doing a simple tile backsplash, some cuts are needed to get the tile around switches and receptacles. There are a few options and methods for doing these small cuts that don’t necessarily involve expensive or fancy equipment. Chances are you […]

Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack Concrete Vibrator

Milwaukee Mx Fuel Redefines Concrete Vibration The Milwaukee MXF371 Backpack Concrete Vibrator provides some distinct advantages over traditional means of consolidating your concrete pours. It operates on the Milwaukee MX Fuel battery platform, designed for tradesmen that need a battery platform to drive bigger tools for longer. Case in point, the Milwaukee MX Fuel Backpack […]