Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Hand Tool Reviews

Hand tools make up a large portion of the equipment we carry every day. Pro Tool reviews pays close attention to recent innovations. Our hand tool reviews include knives & cutting tools, wrenches, chisels, fastening tools, hammers, and more. These hand tools covers the gamut from one end of the industry to another. Possibly our favorite series is our best framing hammer review. In that head-to-head review we compared nine popular models. This type of comparison isn’t always possible, but we do test out these tools on the jobsite. Hand Tool Reviews for the Pro Tradesman This is also where you’ll find popular lighting products and even folding knives from Kershaw, CRKT, and Zero Tolerance. Even Milwaukee Tool has new Fastback knives for use by contractors and tradesmen in the field. We try to review as many of these types of tools as possible. This helps us remain a leader in reporting industry trends. This is particularly important when manufacturers add new features or make tweaks to their products. Sometimes they revamp an entire line. Other times they include something that only slightly improves a hand tool over a previous model. It all adds up.

Review9.6(out of 10)

Hooyman Axes and Hatchets Review

Even if you have a full suite of chainsaws and log splitters, you still need quality hand tools to help with your cutting and splitting chores. We’re taking a closer look at Hooyman axes and hatchets to see how well they translate our muscle into cutting efficiency. Hooyman Hatchets Hooyman has two hatchets to choose […]

Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Torque Wrench Set Review

Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Torque Wrench Set Review

Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Nails the Right Torque With a Twist I have a deep hatred of over-torqued fasteners. In some cases, it’s a minor irritation. In others, I have to replace a fastener or part, lose time, and spend more money in the process. The Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Torque Wrench Set is specifically designed to […]

Review9.8(out of 10)

Lenox Fast Snap Utility Knife Review LXHT10597

Oh, Snap! Lenox Fast Snap Utility Knife Breaks New Ground Most of us that use utility knives frequently can appreciate the convenience of snap-style blades. Breaking them off and finding where the pieces fly off to are challenges we have to deal with, though. The Lenox Fast Snap utility knife deals with these issues in […]

Review9.7(out of 10)

Hooyman Sledge Hammer Review

Hooyman Sledge Hammers Make a Tough Job Easier on Your Arms When you’re manually breaking up concrete or driving a wedge, you need a sledge and they’re not all created equally. We got our hands on several Hooyman sledge hammer options to get an idea of what sets them apart. Hooyman Sledge Hammer Hooyman sledge […]

Knipex CutiX Universal Snap Knife

Knipex CutiX Snap Knife Cuts with Precision, Without Bending or Breaking Snap-off blades are great for their utility. When your sharp edge dulls out, you simply snap off the tip to reveal a new, sharp edge. However, because of the design of the blade, you have to be careful with the pressure you apply while […]

Gearwrench Hex Key Sets

Gearwrench Hex Keys | From Basic to Brilliant

From homeowners to professionals, everyone needs hex keys. Not all are created equal, though, and Gearwrench hex keys have you covered from basic sets through some of the best designs you never knew you needed. Gearwrench Hex Keys | Basic Set Let’s start with your basic set of hex keys, or Allen wrenches if you […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic Torque Wrench Review | 750 Ft-Lbs 85082

Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic Torque Wrench Successfully Blends Technology And High Strength Any mechanical engineer will tell you that proper torque settings can be the difference between success or catastrophic failure. The Gearwrench 3/4-inch electronic torque wrench is designed with both the brains and brawn to tackle high-torque jobs and with outstanding precision. Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic […]

DeWalt ToughSeries Screwdrivers Feature

DEWALT TOUGHSERIES Screwdrivers

DEWALT TOUGHSERIES products are designed to be the most durable hand tools DEWALT has made to date. We’re teaming up with DEWALT to tell you more about how TOUGHSERIES screwdrivers are built to withstand your toughest jobs. Each screwdriver in the line starts with an S2 steel blade that offers a higher strength than chrome […]

DEWALT TOUGHSERIES Tape Measures

DEWALT TOUGHSERIES Tape Measures

DEWALT TOUGHSERIES Tape Measures Focus On Durability and User Experience Tape measures are crucial to nearly every job but they don’t always hold up as well as we’d like. DEWALT TOUGHSERIES tape measures are built to survive the jobsite with features designed to make your measuring tasks easier. We’re teaming up with DEWALT to tell […]

How To Use A Rivet Gun

How to Use a Rivet Gun

When you need to fasten sheet metal or plastic together, one of the more viable methods on the market is the rivet gun. This tool really comes into its own when accessing the back end of the joint proves problematic. Plus, rivets tend to be relatively inexpensive and come in a wide variety of sizes […]