Battery and Charger Reviews

Our charger and battery reviews for cordless tools evaluate battery packs, battery chargers, and other technologies and accessories. We tackle cordless batteries, chargers, and accessories for everything from 3.6V to 120V systems. A few years ago we would have said from 3.6V to 36V. Recently, however, advances in outdoor power equipment have yielded battery packs with much higher voltages. Add new products like DeWalt FlexVolt technology, and you can see there is a lot of room for adept battery reviews. Even the new Milwaukee 9.0 Ah High Demand battery shook up the market with power reserves never before seen in cordless power tools.
Chargers and Battery Reviews for Tradesmen
For the average tradesmen, they want a battery that will last. A lot of times that goes along with the tool being used. Other times, however, a superior battery platform can also bring the best out of a cordless tool. Better batteries bring longer run-times and more power (thanks to higher power densities in lithium-ion batteries). When new battery technology and products come out, we let you know with our battery reviews and break down the facts.

Milwaukee M12 RedLithium High Output Batteries

Milwaukee M12 RedLithium High Output Batteries

Milwaukee M12 RedLithium High Output Batteries Make Their Debut In 2018, Milwaukee released the M18 RedLithium High Output batteries, which supported their M18 tool platform with much higher available power. Now, Milwaukee has announced that their M12 batteries will also join the RedLithium High Output lineup, designed to deliver more power and better performance for […]

Festool Wireless Mobile Phone Charger

Never Worry About Your Phone Dying Again With Festool’s Charging Block Few things annoy us more than our phone dying in the middle of the workday. Whether listening to music, making business calls, or covering a trade show—at some point, everyone has had a close call with their phone’s battery life. Festool just released its […]

Ridgid 6-Port Sequential Charger R86096

Consolidate Your Ridgid Battery Charging With One Convenient Device The Ridgid 6-port sequential charger (R86096) works with all Ridgid 18V batteries and offers twice the charging speed of its predecessor. Ridgid lauds the 6-port charger as a major upgrade in its battery charging line. Having reviewed the Ridgid Dual-Port simultaneous charger, we wanted to see […]

Ridgid 18V Dual-Port Simultaneous Battery Charger Review

Ridgid 18V Dual-Port Simultaneous Battery Charger Review

If you’re a fan of Ridgid power tools, you may have been hoping for an expansion in battery charger offerings. After all, advanced Max Output battery technology and a new generation of more compact tools have made Ridgid’s 18V lineup better than ever. There are two new offerings to satisfy your craving: a dual-port charger […]

DeWalt PowerStack Battery Video Review

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about lithium-ion pouch cells. Widespread in electronics, the technology is making its way into the power tool industry and DeWalt was the first to get it in our hands. In this video, we put the DeWalt PowerStack 1.7Ah battery up against standard round cell packs to see […]

Who owns Flex power tools?

Flex Stacked Lithium Battery | More Power, Shorter Charge Times

Flex Stacked Lithium Battery Levels Up Your Power Tool Game The power tool world is learning about the benefits of lithium-ion pouch cell technology. The Flex Stacked Lithium battery takes advantage of that tech and sends it to a whole new level. Flex Stacked Lithium Batteries Pouch Technology Pouch cells open up the possibility for […]

DeWalt PowerStack lithium-polymer pouches

DeWalt PowerStack Battery and Technology Review

Designed with stacked pouch battery cells instead of cylindrical cells, DeWalt PowerStack 20V Max batteries make some huge changes. DeWalt claims PowerStack batteries and technology provide more power with less weight and size. They give the case in point with their debut model, the DeWalt DCBP034 PowerStack 1.7Ah battery. This might be the biggest announcement […]

Ryobi USB Lithium Power Tools

Ryobi Introduces New USB Battery Platform Exclusive to the Home Depot, the Ryobi USB Lithium Power Tools provide cordless convenience and portability for small DIY projects around the home. Rather than forcing you to look around for the closest outlet, these tools run on the rechargeable USB Lithium battery platform. In addition to the battery […]

EGO 56V Stacked Lithium Battery

Flex 24V Stacked Lithium Battery | New for 2022

When we started making the shift to 21700 lithium-ion cells and advanced high-performance tools that can take advantage of them, many of us began wondering… what’s next? We have an answer to that question in the form of pouch cells and Flex 24V Stacked Lithium battery packs are coming. Flex 24V Stacked Lithium Battery | […]

Milwaukee battery warranty

Milwaukee Battery Warranty Period – Every Model and Pack Listed

We thought the Milwaukee battery warranty policy was fairly straightforward—until we looked into it. As it turns out, the company has different warranties for different batteries. How long the Milwaukee battery warranty is for each pack depends on the model(s) you purchased. The good news: Every Milwaukee battery pack sold comes with a warranty. This […]