Reviews

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

Road Test, Part 1: The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus Carpet

We recently discovered that there are few things more fun that getting to purposefully dump a bunch of liquids on an unsuspecting carpet sample. Home Depot sent us a couple of carpet swatches, each of which boasts stain-fighting technology, along with commonly spilled liquids. Platinum Plus carpet is coated with […]

Bosch 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

Bosch 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver Review

Bosch has an update to their compact impact driver with this 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver (Model PS41-2A). It delivers more torque and higher RPM than the previous model but weights .2 lbs less at 2lbs. We like the improved form factor of the blunt casing as opposed to […]

Flip Ultra HD Video Camera Review

Flip Ultra HD Video Camera Review

We’ve had our Flip Ultra HD video camera for about two months now and have honestly thoroughly enjoyed it. We don’t often review electronics but we’re so impressed with this unit that we wanted to share our findings. We have various point-and-shoot digital cameras that shoot great video (not HD […]

Craftsman NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

Craftsman NEXTEC 12V Right Angle Impact Driver Review

The latest tool in the Craftsman NEXTEC line is the Right Angle Impact Driver. This is a fairly new category of cordless power tools and the Craftsman model is a definite stand out compared to some of the other multi-tool options. Hits: Svelte handle, power Misses: LED light only on […]

Dremel Trio Review

Dremel Trio Review

No that’s not a microscope, it’s a first-look at the Dremel Trio. This unique tool has almost as many functions as looks. Dremel has designed the Trio to work as a spiral jigsaw, edge sander and detail router. There are no other tools that can cut wood, drywall, acoustic and […]

Oscillating Tool Reviews

Oscillating Tool Reviews

The hot tool of this year has to be the oscillating tool. Almost every major manufacturer has produced an oscillating tool as the demand has begun to skyrocket now that the public realizes the many uses and advantages of this tool. We receive constant requests for reviews of oscillating tools […]

Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

Milwaukee Hackzall M12 Review – Mini Recip Saw

Milwaukee tends to breed a certain type of brand loyalty as their inked fans have proven. The Milwaukee Hackzall M12 follows in the grand tradition of Milwaukee tools but at a smaller size. This review of the Hackzall M12 will go over functionality, comfort and uses. Hits: compact size, cutting, […]

Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope Review

Ryobi TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope Review

The RYOBI TEK4 Digital Inspection Scope is the latest entry in a “getting crowded” inspection scope/camera category. Inspection cameras and scopes were once the domain of trade professionals and the cost vs. use was prohibitive to most homeowners. Not anymore. Keep reading for our complete review of the RYOBI TEK4 […]

SOG Flash II Knife Review

SOG Flash II Knife Review

We’ve got a thing for handy no-nonsense knives so it makes sense that we fell in love with the SOG Flash II so quickly. From the comfortable handle to the serrated edge, there are a number of small details that make this knife perform big. The black matte, glass-reinforced Zytel […]

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Black & Decker 24 Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Black & Decker has introduced an upgrade to their cordless trimmer/edger with a 24V model. It’s still light, strong and maneuverable but with much more power than their 18V offering. Hits: Ease of operation, Battery life, Clean, Power Boost Misses: One battery Uses: Trimming around trees in small to medium […]

Craftsman C3 19.2V Cordless Drill

Craftsman C3 19.2V Cordless Drill

If you’re seeking a top-notch cordless drill for a reduced price, check out the Craftsman C3 19.2V cordless drill (model 11910). It’s been replaced this fall by a newer model but can still be found for a ridiculously lower price. They are available on Sears Outlet for 84% off the […]

DeWALT Power Tool Reviews

DeWALT Power Tool Reviews

DeWALT tools have built a reputation for being tough on the jobsite but they’ve also become very popular among the DIY and remodeling crowd. Easily available at all major retailers, DeWALT has recently expanded their power tool lineup to include a 12V cordless group. We will share all of our […]

Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman continues to expand and improve their power tool line-up by offering durable and affordable tools that anyone can use. We’ll continue to update this page with all of our Craftsman power tool reviews so if you’re a Craftsman fan bookmark this page and keep checking back.

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

One of the most impressive tools we saw at the recent DeWALT 12V MAX product launch was their 1/4″ Screwdriver Kit. This cordless powerhouse feels durable enough for the jobsite but would also fit great in the hand of any homeowner, male or female. Hits: design, grip, free-standing, smooth trigger […]

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Dremel has a unique distinction within the tool industry as being a undisputed leader in its class with no real challengers. When you need a Dremel you need a Dremel and sometimes its hard to imagine working without one. We recently tested the latest their latest product the Dremel 8200 […]

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

We got a first look at the 18V Lithium 4 Tool Combo Kit from Porter Cable and it’s a beauty. Tools include: + Compact Drill/Driver + 6-1/2″ Circ Saw + Reciprocating Saw + Pivoting Head Flashlight Plus (1) extended runtime battery and (1) compact lithium battery including charger. Blades included […]

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

We heart oscillating tools. The variety of uses is incredible and we consider it a must-have power tool for any amateur to serious diy enthusiast. Craftsman has introduced a line of cordless tools one of which, the Hammerhead auto-hammer, we really loved so we came into this review with high […]

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

One of the most labor intensive do-it-yourself tasks is hammering. Not only can it quickly become extremely tiring but if you don’t have the right technique you may waste a lot of nails including your own! The Hammerhead Auto Hammer from Craftsman looks to make hammering standard and finish nails […]

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]

Lessons in Leaf Blowing

Lessons in Leaf Blowing

photo: TroyBilt Consumer Search doesn’t just provide reviews but they review the reviews and provide insight beyond the marketing spiel. We’ve recently found them useful for reviewing the top leaf blowers available today. There are recommendations for each class of leaf blower, from gas to electric to compact style and […]

New Home Nightmares…Shared Online

New Home Nightmares…Shared Online

The joy of owning and living in a new home has quickly turned to despair for some unfortunate buyers. These homeowners weren’t fooled into buying lemons from local builders but instead chose larger more reputable home building companies, which it turns out didn’t make a difference when it came to […]