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 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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Best Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw Head-to-Head

Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saws Cordless one-handed reciprocating saws are a fairly new category compared to the long-standing king of demolition in full-size reciprocating saws. Born out of the desire for smaller, more compact tools, the one-handed reciprocating saw has become extremely popular with plumbing and mechanical contractors. For this head-to-head comparison six one-handed reciprocating saws […]

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Best Cordless Router – Head-To-Head

Best Cordless 18-Volt Router Advantages of a Cordless Router As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking and trim, creating chamfers, installing built-ins, mortising hinges, and sometimes to make on-the-spot moldings.  More and more contractors are cutting the cord on their job […]

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Best Full-Size Framing Nailer – Head-To-Head

Full-Size Pneumatic Framing Nailers Head-to-Head Testing Pneumatic nailers first started gaining ground in the construction world in the 1950’s. While the underlying technology hasn’t changed much; features, size, weight, and function have all been improved drastically. Even though pneumatic nailers can’t replace hammers on the job-site, they have become just as common. Newer building materials […]

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Best 9 Inch Cordless Cut-Off Saw

Battery Powered 9 Inch Cut-Off Saw – Head-To-Head Test An abrasive saw, or cut-off saw, is a circular saw which is typically used to cut metal and masonry. The cutting action is performed by an abrasive disc, similar to a thin grinding wheel. Technically speaking this is not a saw, as it does not use […]

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Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

Who Has The Best 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer? In the last couple of years many manufacturers have introduced battery powered, cordless finish nailers. With a battery powered nailer, there’s no need to worry about using a compressor or dragging round an air hose while you work. They’re ideal for climbing ladders or locations with […]

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Best 12-Volt Cordless Impact Driver

12-Colt Cordless Impact Driver – Head-To-Head Review It’s a good time to be a tool user! The tool market is flooded with different brands of power tools competing to outdo each other to create that perfect tool for the right application. While this is a good thing, sometimes the end result is having so many […]

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Best Cordless Angle Grinder Head-to-Head

Best 4-1/4″ to 6″ Cordless Angle Grinder Evaluation Angle grinders are an integral tool for many trades including the steel, automotive, masonry, and landscaping trades. Used for cutting and grinding steel, concrete, stone and masonry, angle grinders require significant power to get the job done. Until recently angle grinders were not considered to be a […]

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Best Benchtop Thickness Planer – Head-to-Head

Best Benchtop Thickness Planer Benchtop thickness planers are an essential piece of equipment for any woodshop. These planers are an excellent option for small home woodshops and contractors that need a portable option. While not big and powerful as full size shop thickness planers, benchtop thickness planers are still very capable of effectively planing a […]

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Best Hydraulic Oil Impulse Impact Driver – Head-to-Head

Best Oil-Impulse 1/4″ Impact Driver – Head-2-Head Hydraulic or oil impulse impact drivers are similar in purpose to traditional impact drivers. They are intended to drive small to medium sized fasteners, like small sheet metal screws and up to 3″ decking screws. The big advantage to these tools is that they are significantly quieter than […]

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