Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Review9.0(out of 10)
Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor CMEC6150

Craftsman CMEC6150 6-Gallon Air Compressor Review

The excellent Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor is part of the company’s hard-to-miss refreshed and expanded lineup. We use it to inflate tires on ministry vans, tires on neighbors’ bicycles, and as the power source for framing nailers. Here’s how this reliable compressor works. Pros Enough power to inflate our high-pressure passenger van tires We couldn’t […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Ridgid MobilAir 8-Gallon Air Compressor

Ridgid MobilAir 8-Gallon Gas Compressor

We’ve come a long way in the restoration of the Parker Street neighborhood of Lakeland, Florida, but gaps still exist in the infrastructure. Sometimes there’s no access to electricity in the homes we work on. Often the wiring is so poor before a rehab that a large tool would trip a breaker. For our framing and repair […]

Review7.7(out of 10)
Powerhorse 3000 PSI Pressure Washer Featured 2

Powerhorse 3000 PSI Pressure Washer (87035) Review

Pressure washers are a mainstay of property maintenance. The cost of hiring a contractor often leads homeowners and business owners alike to purchase their own units. Unfortunately, expectations often fall to disappointment when the unit they purchase falls short of the professional performance they thought they were bringing home. Northern Tool offers their Powerhorse 3000 […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Tormek T-4 Water Cooled Sharpener

Tormek T-4 Water Cooled Sharpener Review

Bladesmiths, or knife smiths if you prefer, spend years honing their craft. Some of the top knife makers in the world have knives that can sell for thousands of dollars. They carefully select their materials and consider their design before they even begin to consider putting metal to the grinding stone. When it’s time to […]

Wolverine Wellington Boot Review

Wolverine Wellington Boots Review

Clint DeBoer and I got our hands, well feet actually, on a couple of the latest Wolverine Wellington boots: the Cabor and Roscoe models. What is the Wellington style? That would be your high-sided, slip-on boots. The most readily available image in your mind is likely cowboy boots. Not all of them are just like […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Gear Armour Side Loading Ratchet Strap

Gear Armour Side Loading Ratchet Strap Review

Gear Armour Side Loading Ratchet Straps are an innovative solution to a problem that’s been around, well, since ratcheting straps first hit the market. Anyone who has used them probably reacted the same way I did the first time – How in the world does this go together? Even though it gets better with regular […]

Husqvarna M-ZT 52 Zero Turn Lawnmower Review

My experience with zero-turn mowers and lawn equipment, in general, started over 15 years ago when I worked as the head of the service department for lawn & garden at Ag Pro, a local outdoor power equipment (OPE) dealer. Around 2003, while working for a local non-profit ministry, I started my own professional lawn business. […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Echo CS590 chainsaw

Echo Timber Wolf CS-590 Chainsaw Review

When I was asked to review the Echo Timber Wolf CS-590 chainsaw as a heavy-duty saw, I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical. I am used to some of the other big-name commercial saws and Echo just is not a brand that is traditionally mentioned in that mix. As I began to take a […]

Red Wing 6″ Waterproof Men’s Boots with BOA Lace

As the Director for Parker Street Ministries, my work calls for me to have to go from a meeting where I’m dressed in normal clothes to swapping out chainsaws, loading furniture, roofing a house, or helping someone move. Having a good pair of all-purpose boots is huge. Add to that the fact that I live […]

Klein Tools Illuminated LED Fish Rod Tips Preview

Klein Tools Illuminated LED Fish Rod Tips Preview

So check this out – Klein Tools just released an illuminated fish rod tip for its line of fish tapes (Cat. No. 56119). It features a bright white, omni-directional LED that can be used to illuminate the area when fishing above ceilings, in attics, through walls, in crawl spaces and under raised floors. What’s great is that this is an inline accessory, so it has a threaded base and tip that can allow for either a hook or bullet nose attachment to be connected. The ends are also both tapered so it shouldn’t create any issues or additional drag when pushing and pulling through conduit or other open spaces. And we thought glow rods were handy…