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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.5(out of 10)
Southwire Surge Guard 50A 34951

Southwire Surge Guard 50A – Model 34951

The Southwire Surge Guard 50A provides a fortress of protection for your RV’s electronics—and inhabitants. It protects against both inconsistent power delivery and power surge events at the site. I’ve been using it to monitor the service and protect my Highland Ridge Open Range 427BHS fifth wheel RV. Pros Total protection with both line and […]

best circuit breaker finders tracers

Best Circuit Breaker Finders and Tracers Tested

As an electrician, I have some opportunities to work on some great commercial job sites. When I say “great” I mean intensely complex and challenging. In comparison to some of those larger projects, residential remodels feel like a refreshing change of pace. It also lets me dust off and use some tools that have been […]

Klein Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester

Klein ET310 Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester

The Klein ET310 Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester conveniently combines two critical diagnostic tools into one. I’m using it while adding outlets and fixtures in a retail store. Combine it with the new Klein Tools Voltage Tester ET45 and you’ve got a powerful circuit tracing and testing duo. Pros Easy-to-use and accurate locator […]

Klein Tools 4-in-1 Electronics Pocket Screwdriver

Klein Tools 4-in-1 Electronics Pocket Screwdriver

Klein’s knack for productive multi-function hand tools is on full display in the Klein Tools 4-in-1 Electronics Pocket Screwdriver. I’ll show you its helpful functionality and some of the tricks it has up its sleeve. Pros Precision bits for control panel terminal blocks and other specialized work Rotating cap and rubber grip offer great control […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Klein CL380 clamp meter hard jaws

Klein 400A Digital Clamp Meter Review CL380

The hard-jawed Klein 400A Digital Clamp Meter CL380 offers standard professional features and a remarkably easy-to-read reverse-contrast LCD display. It’s been assisting me with service work including today’s task: installing a new circuit for a dryer in a mobile home. Pros Reverse-contrast LCD display is very easy to read in all light conditions Includes all […]

1620 Shop Pant Review

1620 Shop Pant Review – Unbreakable Work Pants?

The 1620 Shop Pant has set out to break our pattern of working in cheap, uncomfortable, disposable workwear. For its premium price, the Shop Pant promises unmatched comfort and durability with stretchable, abrasion-resistant fabrics. I put on my pants like everyone else—but let’s see if I’m much more comfortable when I work. Pros Significant stretchability […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Greenlee Flex clamp meter measure current

Greenlee 10-inch Flex Clamp Meter Review CMF-110

The Greenlee 10-Inch Flex Clamp Meter takes all the measurements your hard-jawed meter can’t take. It’s pulled me out of more than one bind so far, and I expect it will do it again. Here’s how it works that magic. Pros Coil reaches around cables in crowded and tight spaces where a hard-jawed clamp meter […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Klein Tools Dual-Laser Infrared Thermometer

Klein Tools Dual-Laser Infrared Thermometer IR10 Review

Klein Tools Dual-Laser Infrared Thermometer Combines Meaningful Function and Value in an Excellent Diagnostic Tool The Klein Tools Dual-Laser Infrared Thermometer is an indispensable tool for preventative maintenance and diagnostics in several trades. It has the right combination of features and price to get the attention of our resident electrician, so we put it in his […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Klein Magnetic Wristband

Klein Magnetic Wristband – Get a Grip on Your Loose Screws!

There’s some skepticism surrounding the idea of the Klein Magnetic Wristband. Maybe it’s about the look. Just fasten the hook-and-loop band around your wrist and you’ll immediately look cooler than Kenny’s recent selfie submission in the TrueWerk T.5 Werkhoody to Vogue. Sort of. Maybe it’s about understanding where the wristband does its best work. Pros 9 […]