Archives: Drill/Driver

Makita 18V 1/2″ Hammer Driver‑Drill

Makita 18V LXT Brushless Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver‑Drill Review – Model XPH14 Is more torque really required? Well, sometimes, everything is dependent on your application. Makita recently released the Makita high-torque hammer drill XPH14, a new and improved high-torque hammer drill. This hammer drill has a 2-speed brushless motor with a 1/2 keyless chuck. The Makita […]

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DEWALT 12V Screwdriver – 10 Year Look-Back Review

DEWALT 12Volt 1/4″ Screwdriver DCF610 A 10-year Look-back Review Back in February 2011, we tested this DEWALT 12V Screwdriver Kit (DCF610S2) When we tested it we were impressed with its size to power ratio. We felt that although it looks like a toy, it was designed and built with contractors in mind. The screwdriver is compact […]

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DEWALT 20V ½” Hammer Drill/Driver and ¼” Impact Driver Review

DEWALT 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit Review (Model DCK299D1W1) When Lowe’s recently asked us to test out DEWALT’s 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit (Model DCK299D1W1), we were excited to put them through the paces on the job site.  As all professionals can attest to, the hammer drill/driver and impact driver are at the […]

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DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review

DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review A hammer drill (AKA percussion or impact drill) is an essential tool for drilling into hardened materials such as concrete, brick, or stone.  It is also a tool rich in history. Versions of the hammer drill were used as far back as the 3rd century by the Han […]

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Festool T18+3 E Cordless Drill

Festool T18+3 Easy Drill Review Drill drivers are an important tool in the modern carpenter/craftsperson toolbox. As a result, the Festool Festool T18+3 E cordless drill kit came out, I was very interested to put it through its paces. Festool owns a brand reputation for high-end quality and performance and I wondered how this basic […]

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Kobalt XTR 24 Volt Max Cordless Drills Review

Kobalt XTR 24 Volt Max Cordless Drills Review Kobalt has expanded their venerable 24 Volt Max line of tools with the new XTR series that takes advantage of new and more powerful battery packs. To see the capabilities of the XTR batteries, Kobalt sent me two of their new flagship cordless drills for review. The […]

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DEWALT Power Detect Hammer Drill/Drill Driver Review

DEWALT DCD998W1 20V  XR 1/2 IN. Brushless Hammer Drill Drill / Driver With Power Detect     The first drill I bought was a combo kit of a cordless DeWalt impact driver and drill driver. Both are brushed and I still use them today, they’re workhorses. The impact driver is my day to day impact driver. […]

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Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver

Best 12V Cordless Multi-Head Drill Driver Head-to-Head This category has been around a long time, or at least there has been one multi-head compact cordless drill around for a long time and that’s the Festool CXS. As best we can tell the first version of it was released in Europe over 8 years ago (that’s […]

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HART 20V Cordless Tools Review

HART 20V Cordless Tool Offerings Review HART Tools has a whole new look and Tool Box Buzz was given the opportunity to review some of their 20V cordless tool offerings. HART’s new mission is to provide homeowners, DIYers, and first time project tacklers with affordable cordless tool offerings. Lets be clear, these are not professional […]

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DEWALT 12V Xtreme Sub-Compact Tools

DEWALT 12V Xtreme Sub-Compact Tools Review The DEWALT 12V XTREME sub-compact tools is a new line that we had to try out on our job sites. The new 12V Max Xtreme sub-compact series offers an impact driver, screwdriver, impact wrench, drill driver, and hammer drill. The Max Xtreme series is lighter, more compact, shorter in […]

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