Dremel vs. Router

Dremel vs. Router: Can One Tool Substitute for the Other?

​One question that we seem to get a lot of is: “can a dremel be used as a router?” Or, “can I use my dremel tool in place of a router?” While these are perfectly good questions, the answers aren’t necessarily as straightforward as ‘yes’ or ‘no’, so we figured we’d take the time to go

Dremel vs. Drill

Dremel vs. Drill: Which Tool Is Best For Your Job?

​Considering that they both essentially just spin around really fast on an axis, have you ever wondered or asked yourself what the real difference is, other than size, between a dremel vs a drill? It’s a fair enough question, to be honest, and we get plenty of people asking whether they might just use one in

DeWalt vs. Ryobi Power Tools

DeWalt vs. Ryobi Power Tools: Is DeWalt Worth the Extra Money?

When looking for a set of new tools for around-the-house jobs, the first thing most any pragmatic homeowner or DIY’er will do is compare prices and check out the swath of customer reviews available for each brand online. And out of the half-dozen or so top name brands out there to choose from, the DeWalt

Stanley vs Craftsman

Stanley vs. Craftsman: Which Budget Tool Option is Better?

You wouldn’t believe how many inquiries we get about Stanley vs Craftsman tools: which brand is better, who has the better warranty, etc etc etc. Depending on who you’re talking to, simply bringing up the topic is likely to spark a never ending debate. And this is only concerning their line of sockets, ratchets, and

Electric vs. Pneumatic Impact Wrench: The Best Choice For Your Needs

If you’ve recently been bitten by the power tool bug and find yourself doing a lot of online shopping and general perusing, you’ve no doubt noticed that air powered (pneumatic) tools are substantially less expensive than their cordless electric counterparts. Why is this? Are electric tools really that much better? Are pneumatic tools any good at all?Quick

miter saw vs table saw

Miter Saw vs Circular Saw: Do you Really Need Both?

The ​Miter Saw vs Circular Saw conversation features two of the most popular power tools in the DIY world, and advertising will certainly have you believe that you need both. Is this true? Well, not exactly. While each tool definitely has its own specific uses and distinct advantages, you certainly don’t need both to have a functional garage

makita vs porter cable

Makita vs Porter Cable: Brand to Brand Comparison

​The showdown between Makita vs Porter Cable is one we’ve anticipated for a while now.  In this in-depth article, you’ll learn all you need to know to make the  most informed buying decision.  Time to learn!Quick Look: Top Combo KitsMakitaFor decades now, Makita has been establishing itself as one of the true leaders in the

rotozip vs. dremel

RotoZip vs. Dremel – Which Multi-Tool is Better?

Having such a massive variety of power tools out there to choose from is great, but it can be a bit of a double-edged sword at times as well: when there’s a specific tool out there for every job imaginable, it can become a headache trying to decide which one you need. This can be especially

miter saw vs table saw

Miter Saw vs. Table Saw – Which One Makes The Cuts You Need?

Along with the circular saw and cordless drill, miter saws and table saws are two of the most common power tools out there; walk into any halfway serious DIY’ers garage or workshop, and you’re liable to find both. But what’s the difference between a miter saw and a table saw? Obviously if a lot of people

Scroll Saw vs. Jigsaw

Scroll Saw vs. Jigsaw – Choose The Right Tool For Your Job

Tool terminology is a funny thing. I had an old friend a long time ago call me up to tell me about this awesome ‘saber saw’ he had picked up for a few bucks at a garage sale, and asked me if I knew anything about the manufacturer.“Saber saw”, I asked? I’d never heard of such a

pin nailer vs brad nailer

Pin Nailer vs Brad Nailer – What’s the Difference?

Finish carpentry is a major part of most any home renovation project, and all of the jobs that go along with it (trim, baseboards, crown molding, wainscoting, door/window casing, etc), are made much easier with some sort of pneumatic finish nailer. There are essentially four different types of guns in the ‘finish nailer family’: 15 and