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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Steinel Precision Heat Gun Review | HG 350 ESD

Steinel Precision Heat Gun Features Quick Heating for Targeted Connections Between working in the communications industry, flying racing drones for fun, and the plethora of electronics our family has, there’s always a need for a heat gun. I got my hands on a Steinel precision heat gun to see how well this German brand compares […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun 2688-21 Review

Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun Needs No Cords, No Butane There are a lot of uses for heat guns and in my line of work, we use them primarily for heat shrink connectors in our communications systems. The idea of a no cord, no butane system is appealing, so we put the Milwaukee M18 Heat Gun […]

Fluke Networks Pro3000F60 Tone and Probe Kit Review

Fluke Networks Pro3000F60 Tone and Probe Kit Filters Out Unwanted Noise Tone and probe systems are incredibly useful for identifying and tracing cables and wire. They’ve been around for a long time and the principles are pretty simple. So simple, in fact, that almost anything with an electrical field sends a signal to your probe. […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee UTP Stripper

Milwaukee UTP Stripper Review

Milwaukee has recently released an easy-to-use, lightweight, and compact solution for folks working with a lot of CAT 3-6 universal twisted pair wire. The Milwaukee UTP Stripper features everything you’ll need for convenient, one-handed stripping. With such a simple tool, Milwaukee is going to have to do something to stand out from the value brands. It’s clearly […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Milwaukee Electrician Snips

Milwaukee Electrician Snips Review

For those of you in the electrical, installation, telecom, and network fields, Milwaukee has a new lineup of various VDV handtools and accessories. As one of the first releases in this series, the Milwaukee Electrician Snips adds some additional functionality to your standard wire snips. While there’s not much here on the feature side that […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Milwaukee Punchdown Tool

Milwaukee Punchdown Review: Get Your Punches in with Milwaukee

For the network and telecommunications guys out there, a good punchdown tool makes the working day run a whole lot smoother. When the job requires wiring up a bunch of jacks and panels, a jankety punchdown tool can take its toll on your hands after a while. A good tool, however, won’t leave you feeling […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee Ratcheting Crimper

Milwaukee Ratcheting Crimper Review: 48-22-3075

Milwaukee has released their line of professional networking and telecommunication installation tools, and today we’ve got our hands, er, hand, on the new Milwaukee Ratcheting Crimper. This new tool in the company’s VDV lineup claims to give you consistent and accurate crimps with RJ11 and RJ45 modular jacks. With an in-line head, it has the potential […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Milwaukee Multipick

Milwaukee Multipick Review: 48-22-2145

Milwaukee recently sent us a few tools from their expanding line of communication installation hand tools. In the next few weeks, we’ll take a closer look at the entire group. Today, we’re looking at one of the multi-use tools that covers a variety of tasks – the 4-in-1 Milwaukee Multipick. There’s a big difference between […]