Head to Head Tool Reviews

Head to Head Tool Reviews: Not sure which tool is best for you? Having a hard time deciding which Brand offers the best performance?

Look no further than our Head to Head Tool Reviews here on Tool Box Buzz. A team of contractors and carpenters led by Rob Robillard and Todd Fratzel pit some of the best tools on the market head to head and give you detailed feedback.

Each head to head tool review starts off with specifically designed tests that allow us to showcase the tool in real world applications. During the testing we typically have 5-7 individuals with varying backgrounds use the tools so we can develop a matrix of results and opinions on the tools performance.

The results are used to develop our head to head tool reviews where we compare topics like: Ergonomics, Price/Value, Speed, Power, Accessories, Durability and Performance.

Our goal is to offer you a relative comparison of similar tools so you can make a decision about which tool is best for you. We're always looking for ideas so feel free to send us a note if there's a head to head tool review you'd like to see us do next!

Latest Head to Head Tool Reviews

Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill

Best Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Drill – Head -to-Head Arguably the most used tool of any trade and probably the most common power tool among homeowners and DIYer’s the ½” cordless drill is as common as it is useful, and versatile. The pistol grip cordless drill was developed by Black and Decker in 1961, but didn’t […]

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Cordless Jobsite Table Saw Head-To-Head

Cordless Table Saw – DEWALT vs. Milwaukee We recently tested portable job-site table saws in our Head-T0-Head to determine the Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw, however we excluded the cordless saws. In this head-to-head we’re pitting the two current cordless table saws against each other. The DEWALT 60V FlexVolt DCS7485T1 8-1/4″ against the Milwaukee M18 […]

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Head-To-Head

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw One of the most widely used power tools for carpenters is the table saw. For carpenters that don’t work exclusively in the shop a portable jobsite table saw is essential. For this Head-to-Head we’re focusing on corded portable 10″ jobsite table saws. We are not including cordless table saws in […]

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Cordless Right-Angle “Plumber’s” Drills

Milwaukee Super Hawg and DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill – Head to Head As cordless tool motors get stronger and more efficient and the battery packs that power them get bigger, a wider variety of heavy duty power tools are able to go cordless. When lithium-ion (Li) batteries hit the power tool market over a […]

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Best Tape Measure

Best Tape Measure Comparison Testing   Who Makes the Best Tape Measure? Tape measure and hammer brands often cause more debates on the job site than anything else, and I can see why. When you use a tool daily, hourly, or more, you become attached to it. One of the most critical tools required by all construction […]

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Best Dust Extractor – Head-To-Head

Best Dust Extractor Construction is a messy business and dust is one of the biggest evils in our industry. Not only can dust be destructive to personal property but is dangerous to our health. Recent OSHA regulations have highlighted how dangerous dust can be and how important it is to capture dust on the jobsite. […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw (High Capacity) – Head to Head

High Capacity Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing We recently did a cordless reciprocating saw head-to-head where we tested 10 different tools that all use a single battery in the 18V-22V range. We felt it was important to keep the lineup of models in the same voltage range to give a fair side by side […]

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Cordless Reciprocating Saw Head to Head

Cordless Reciprocating Saws – Head-to-Head Testing One of the most widely used power tools in the construction industry would be the reciprocating saw. The first reciprocating saw was introduced by Milwaukee in 1965 with their SAWZALL® Reciprocating Saw. Today, over 65 years later, we find the industry filled with full-size cordless reciprocating saws used on […]

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Impact Driver Head to Head

Impact Driver Head to Head Evaluation There’s no doubt that Impact Drivers have completely changed the construction industry and drastically improved both productivity and quality. Impact drivers allow users to more quickly install threaded fasteners while avoiding damage to the fasteners. In our latest head to head testing we’ve selected ten full size impact drivers […]

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Gas/Cordless Framing Nailer Head to Head

Gas & Cordless Framing Nailers Comparison Introduction The Tool Box Buzz crew assembled in Concord, MA to assess four gas powered nailers and one cordless framing nailer. Ambient temperatures during testing were roughly 20F and equipment was left out overnight to simulate standard field conditions. Framing equipment is often stored overnight in unconditioned spaces, or […]

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