Tool Reviews & Buying Guides by Trade

If you want to read articles and reviews that are trade-specific, try our Tool Reviews by Trade section. This organizes our site into topics suited particularly for a specific trade such as plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing & siding, concrete/masonry, and carpentry.
Tool Reviews by Trade Craft
Roofing and siding pros will find pneumatic roofing nailers as well as tools like cap staplers and hammer tackers. Tile & Flooring Pros will gain easy access to our tile saws, flooring staplers, and floor scrapers. As a painting professional, reviews of airless sprayers and cordless sprayers may interest you the most. You can count on one thing: whatever your craft, you need good tools. Our tool reviews by trade will help you drill down to quickly find the information you need. If you want to avoid anything that sits outside of your trade, this way helps you do it. If you can’t find a tool here, let us know.

Review8.0(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Cordless Heat Gun

Ridgid 18V Cordless Heat Gun R860435B

Ridgid 18V Cordless Heat Gun Takes Butane Out Of The Equation A heat gun is one of those tools that when you need it, there many reasonable substitutes. The R860435B Ridgid 18V Cordless Heat Gun hits the market with some upgrades over the previous butane-fueled model (R860434). Should you upgrade? Let’s take a closer look. […]

Ryobi USB Lithium rotary tool

Ryobi 4V USB Lithium Rotary Tool FVM51K

Ryobi Rounds Out Crafting And DIY Tool Lineup With 4V USB Lithium Rotary Tool Ryobi continues its run in the rotary tool game with the release of the 4V USB Lithium rotary tool (FVM51K). What should you expect from this multipurpose crafting tool? We got our hands on one to find out exactly what it […]

EGO 21-Inch Select Cut XP Self-Propelled Mower With Speed IQ

EGO Select Cut XP Self-Propelled Mower With Speed IQ

EGO Adds Smart Drive Technology To Your Self-Propelled Mowing Experience Compared to traditional push mowers, self-propelled mowers can save you time and don’t require you to exert as much energy. EGO took this concept and improved upon it with the EGO Select Cut XP Self-Propelled Mower With Speed IQ. We dug deeper to see how […]

Greenworks 24V Cordless Trim Router

Greenworks 24V Cordless Compact Trim Router

Greenworks 24V Cordless Trim Router Carves Out Time For Woodworking Cordless routers are a dream come true for many carpenters and woodworkers. It’s a tool they’ve been dreaming of since the first battery-powered tools came out. There are a lot of options out there and we got our hands on the Greenworks 24V cordless trim […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Green Machine Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Review

Green Machine 25-Inch Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Review

Easily Keep Your Hedges In Shape With The Green Machine 25-Inch Hedge Trimmer We’ve run the gamut with the latest Green Machine tools since its launch and it’s time to move past mowing and string trimming to focus on the hedges. The Green Machine 25-inch cordless hedge trimmer has some familiar features and we put […]

General Equipment BittyBreaker Manual Impact Breaker

General Equipment BittyBreaker Reduces Cost And Footprint Breaking is a tough, loud, dirty job that’s uncomfortable for both the operator and bystanders. But what if you could get some of those jobs done with a lighter, quieter tool? The General Equipment BittyBreaker is one option worth considering. General Equipment BittyBreaker Manual Impact Breaker: The Big […]

Hammers laid out

Best Framing Hammer for Pros

Arguably one of the oldest tools known to humanity is the hammer. The irony is that we’re still trying to come up with new ways to improve it! While it might be a prehistoric tool, it’s unlikely to go extinct any time soon since most homes (at least in the USA) are still constructed out […]

Ryobi 4V Power Carver Kit FVH51K

Ryobi 4V Power Carver Prioritizes Portability Ryobi is really upping their game when it comes to making tools for hobbyists and crafters. It’s now branching out into tools that require less power but are still strong enough to get the job done. We’ve talked about Ryobi USB Lithium battery-powered tools before, but this time we’re […]

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Green Machine Targets High Value In Mid-Level Price Range You may have noticed a new outdoor power equipment brand showing up as you search Home Depot’s website: Green Machine. We got our hands on both Green Machine battery-powered lawn mower models to see where they fit in the wider range of cordless options and if […]

Masterforce 20V Cordless 12-Inch String Trimmer Review

Masterforce 20V Cordless 12-Inch String Trimmer Review

Give Your Lawn A Finishing Touch With The Masterforce 20V Cordless 12-Inch String Trimmer Masterforce isn’t a household name around here in Central Florida, but it certainly is in America’s Heartland where you can find it at your local Menards. Today we’re taking a deeper dive into a relatively new category for the brand: lawn […]