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Knife & Chisel Reviews & Buying Guides

From folding pocket knives and utility knives to woodworking chisels, we put our hands on everything that cuts or slices. When Pro Tool Reviews evaluates pocket knives, we look for blade steel, handle design, sharpness, and ergonomics. A knife has to fit your hand well and offer an edge that doesn’t dull after just a few cuts. Utility knives have found a place in our heart and we use them for nearly everything in the shop. The best utility knives feature either a snap-off blade design or easy-to-replace single blade system. We look at how easily the blade extends and retracts. The blade storage also affects how well a utility knife ranks in our system. For chisels, we take into account steel hardness and the overall design of the tool. From “demo” chisels to fine woodworking and carpentry chisels you want to understand the intended use and advantages of each of these tools.

Metabo 18V Shear

Metabo 18V Shear SCV 18 LTX BL 1.6

Metabo 18V Shear Takes the Work Out of Metal Cutting In addition to the Metabo 18V nibbler we looked at recently, the company also expanded its cordless line with the 18V Shear (model Metabo SCV 18 LTX BL 1.6). And, like Metabo’s other metal cutting solution, this one benefits from the brand’s 2nd-gen brushless motor […]

Klein High Leverage Cable Cutter

Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter 63225

Klein Cuts More Cable With Less Force The Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter (63225) uses cable-gripping shear-type jaws and a high-leverage design to power through aluminum, copper, and communications cable. And, what’s more, the improved knife design on this cable cutter means that you’ll have to apply a little less force than you would with previous […]

Metabo 18V Nibbler

Metabo 18V Cordless Nibbler NIV 18 LTX BL 1.6

Metabo 18V Nibbler Takes the Bite Out of Working With Sheet Metal Metabo tells us that, with the introduction of their 18V cordless nibbler (NIV 18 LTX BL 1.6), the metalworking world will now have access to the best size to power ratio, slimmest grip, and fastest cutting available in its class. Presumably, this is […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Lansky Standard & Deluxe Knife Sharpening Systems Review

Lansky Knife Sharpening System Standard & Deluxe

Having a dull knife can cause both cutting problems and safety issues. Those issues can be over if you start using a Lansky Knife Sharpening System. These systems give a consistently sharp edge every time you use them. Is it the best knife sharpening system out there? That would be a loaded question. With an easy-to-use multiple-angle guide and […]

GearWrench 40-Piece Tap and Die Sets

Gearwrench 40-Piece Tap and Die Sets

GearWrench Tap and Die Sets Innovate We’ve used a variety of tap and die sets over the years. GearWrench has two 40-piece tap and die sets that look very handy for cutting new threads. The two kits give you the option of cutting threads in either SAE or Metric. Gearwrench makes these kits available in […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Zero Tolerance 0707

Zero Tolerance 0707 EDC Folding Knife Review

Zero Tolerance 0707 Features a Sleek, Lightweight Design As a tool guy, my EDC pocket knife does a lot of dirty work in less than ideal conditions. While that’s not the kind of environment I envision taking the Zero Tolerance 0707 into there’s a lot to be said for this sleek, lightweight knife. Pros Sleek […]

Gerber Prybrid

Gerber Prybrid Utility Multi-Tool Knife Review

Gerber Prybrid Knife Combine 8 Tools in One If you think that the Gerber Prybrid Utility Multi-Tool knife’s main claim to fame revolves around its integrated pry bar, well…well… well, you’d be right. But, if that’s the only thing you think makes this a unique tool/EDC knife, you’d be selling it short. Gerber has managed […]

Milwaukee Fiberglass Bolt Cutters

Milwaukee Fiberglass Bolt Cutters

Milwaukee Fiberglass Bolt Cutters Dedicated to Power Utility Trades Out as of November 2020, Milwaukee Fiberglass Bolt Cutters provide an innovative take on this tool. The Milwaukee 48-22-4218 bolt cutters directly target hard-working power utility Pro with features that enhance both safety and functionality. These fiberglass bolt cutters not only provide insulation against electrical shock, […]

Crescent Pocket Knives

Crescent Pocket Knives | 4 Stylish Models

Will One of These Crescent Pocket Knives Become Your Next EDC? For some of us, a pocket knife could well be the only tool that we have on hand all day, every day. For that reason, we like our every-day-carry (EDC) to be strong, sharp, and safe. With that in mind, the Crescent line of […]

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife (44228)

Let Your EDC Tackle Your Wire Stripping Klein realizes that half of you electricians likely use your pocket knives as wire strippers anyway, so they’ve gone ahead and designed a knife that actually does the job well. The Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife tackles wire stripping duties for your common solid and stranded wire sizes, without […]