Screw Gun vs Drill: What is the Difference?

  • February 7, 2019
Screw gun vs Drill - Which is Best for Your Project

At first glance, screw guns and drills can appear very similar. Because of the similarities, it can be hard to figure out which type of tool is the right one for you when you shop online. Product descriptions aren’t always straightforward, and we all know that the advertising department is fond of inflating what their […]

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Hammer Drill vs Impact Driver – What’s the Difference?

  • February 7, 2019
Hammer Drill vs Impact Driver - Which is Best for Your Project

If you need more power than you can get from a hammer or drill alone for your next project, you may be considering getting a hammer drill or impact driver. Both of these tools provide extra oomph, and can speed up tough projects, and allow you to do so some tasks that you may not […]

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Brad Nailer vs Finish Nailer: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • February 7, 2019
Brad vs Finish Nailers - Which is Best for Your Needs

Woodworkers all over the world use different kinds of nailers in both the build and finish phases of their projects. Brad and Finish nailers often have similar appearances, which leads to some people using them interchangeably. That’s too bad—if you know the differences between these two tools you can do more in the shop and […]

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Brushless vs Brushed Drill: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • February 7, 2019
Brushed vs Brushless Drill - Which is Best for Your Needs

At first, a brushless motor may seem like a marketing ploy to drive up a tool’s price, without adding anything extra of substance. The uninformed user might wonder if they’re paying a premium for something that won’t help them much while they work, and since the underlying principle that allows both motors to work is […]

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Pin Nailer vs Brad Nailer: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • February 7, 2019
Pin vs Brad Nailers - Which is Best for Your Needs

Pin nailers and bard nailers are similar-looking tools that have some overlap in function. While there are some things they can do equally well, there are some areas in which either tool excels, and by using the right tool for that task, you can maximize the quality of the final product, and save yourself some […]

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Rotary Hammer vs Hammer Drill – What’s the Difference?

  • February 7, 2019
Rotary Hammer vs Hammer Drill - Which is Best for Your Needs

Introduction If you need to put holes in concrete or masonry, you may have come across the rotary hammer and hammer drill. It can be hard to tell from product descriptions alone which is the right tool for your job, and which one would leave you wishing you had gone a different direction. We know […]

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Angled vs Straight Finish Nailers: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • February 7, 2019
Angled vs Straight Finish Nailers - Which is Best for Your Needs

If you’re in the market for a new finish nailer, then you’ve probably faced a decision between a straight and an angled finish nailer. While they generally serve the same purpose, the differences between the models can change the situations in which they work best. So, we’ve prepared a comparison of the two types of […]

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Crown Stapler vs Brad Nailer – Which is Best for Your Project?

  • January 31, 2019
crown stapler vs brad nailer

Crown staplers and brad nailers each have their strengths and weaknesses. While they sound like they are similar tools, they do well in different kinds of tasks, and while there is some overlap between the two, the amount of extra work they require on the same task varies greatly. Read on to find out which […]

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Jointer vs Planer – Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • January 29, 2019
jointer vs planer (featured image)

There are two things that are true about rough lumber. First, it’s entirely unsuitable as is for woodworking projects. Second, it’s a whole lot cheaper than regular lumber. Getting around the unsuitability and reaping the benefits of its relative cost is where the jointer and the planer come in. Both tools seek to help you […]

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DeWalt DW734 vs DW735 Planer: What’s the Difference?

  • January 20, 2019
man pushing wood on DeWalt DW734

In this comparison, we pit the DeWalt DW734 against the DW735. While similar in many respects, some differences make one a better choice than the other, depending upon your needs. Both will serve the DIY/home woodworkers and small professional users well. Both are billed as portable, but the user manual recommends two people transport the […]

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