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May 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review8.3(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V Blower Featured Image

Kobalt 80V Blower Review

Editor’s Note: This blower has been discontinued. This review originally published in October 2017. Kobalt and Greenworks made waves this year in OPE when they unveiled their 80V lineups. This pushes the power in terms of voltage well beyond the 56V platform we saw from EGO and doubles the standard 40V landscaping tools on the […]

Review5.5(out of 10)
Kobalt 80v max Chainsaw Performance

Kobalt 80V Chainsaw Review

We’ve had the opportunity to see several new lithium-ion powered chainsaws this year. What started as a novelty has developed into a serious landscape tool and even professionals are surprised at the power that’s being delivered through these small cells. Serious contenders for pro attention start with Husqvarna’s 36V model, jump to EGO’s 56V solution, […]

Review8.7(out of 10)

CRKT Ruger Hollow Point +P Knife Review

If I had just one word to describe the CRKT Ruger Hollow Point +P it would be “Fast” and “Smooth.” Wait…that’s two words. Well, that’s because picking just either fast or smooth is like choosing which one of my two sons is my favorite. So let’s just say that these new models are both fast […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Zero Tolerance 0909 Featured 2

Zero Tolerance 0909 By Les George Review

ZT Knives and Les George have done it again with another great knife. Last year we reviewed the excellent ZT 0900 and this year, ZT and Les have returned with a new design – the Zero Tolerance 0909. My first impression of this knife was that it was a big folder, yet had great ergonomics! More detail […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Gerber Multi-Plier 600 with Sheath

Gerber Multi-Plier 600 Bluntnose Black Review

My very first ever multi tool was given to me at Christmas almost 20 years ago. It was nothing fancy; it was in fact a very small multi tool with a small keychain hoop to attach my keys. Since then I’ve owned, held, and used many multi tools. If you’re a multi tool/knife snob like […]

Review7.6(out of 10)
Snap-On Rave Open

Snap-On Rave From CRKT and Ken Onion Review

Snap-On teamed up with CRKT and Ken Onion to develop a shop knife that’s not afraid to get itself into applications that your nicer EDC’s would rather not find themselves in. The Snap-On Rave is built to work in a shop and be as tough as the pros that are also working there. We got […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Zero Tolerance 0900 Featured Image

Zero Tolerance 0900 Knife by Les George

My lovely wife asked me once “What makes a quality knife?” So I explained. Oh how she regretted asking that question (two hours later into our conversation). Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little here…but just a little. It’s hard for me not to get excited when talking about awesome knives. It’s almost like talking about […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V String Trimmer Featured Image

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer Review

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer First Impressions Kobalt made waves in our Lithium-ion mower shootout with their 80V mower. Not surprisingly, it’s just the first in a line of 80V OPE (outdoor power equipment) for 2015 that also includes the Kobalt 80V String Trimmer that we’re looking at today. Further down the line, we’ll also get […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Kershaw Emerson

Kershaw Emerson Knife Review

­­­The former boxing champion Muhammad Ali once said  “I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.”  Obviously the Champ was bragging about his speed, and he understood that speed was a factor to his winning record.  So why […]