Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Wrenches, Drivers, Pliers & Socket Reviews

In this section we provide reviews of screwdrivers, pliers, drivers and wrenches. We’ve also reviewed larger systems like the Sonic Tools S10 toolbox and the new GearWrench air impact wrenches. Our reviews also include specialty tools like the Ridgid telescoping basin wrench and the Milwaukee Cheater pipe wrench. Of course, socket sets make up part of the mix as well. Drivers and Wrenches on the Jobsite While at first you won’t think about sockets on a construction jobsite, the truth is there’s a lot of crossover. From driving lag bolts to performing maintenance on OPE equipment, sockets and wrenches play an important role. Drivers and wrenches take on a particularly important role when you factor in the needs of electricians. We try, whenever possible to draw distinctions between commonly-popular features and those particularly relevant to electricians. Case in point: the use of insulated screwdrivers for high voltage or similar applications.

Milwaukee Deep Impact Socket

Milwaukee 1/2-Inch Deep Impact Socket Set Review

Milwaukee Sockets Make a Deep Impact on Shockwave Lineup When it comes to impact sockets, there are a lot of quality choices out there. We’ve been using the Milwaukee 1/2-inch deep impact socket set for a while to see if you should consider these over some of the other options out there. Pros Sturdy hardshell […]

Knipex Tools Insulated Screwdrivers

Knipex Releases 13 Insulated Screwdrivers with Helpful Features Knipex Tools has released the 98 series of insulated screwdrivers. Now with 13 models in total, these insulated screwdrivers come in slotted, Phillips, and square tips and protect up to 1000V. Knipex also designed the 98 series screwdrivers with the sort of helpful features that make us […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Wurth Zebra Ratcheting T-Handle Screwdriver Set

Wurth Zebra Ratcheting T-Handle Screwdriver Set Review

Wurth Zebra Ratcheting T-Handle Screwdriver Offers Multi-Bit Driver Versatility In the past, we have reviewed the Wurth Zebra 3K T-Handle TORX Driver as well as the Wurth Zebra T-Handle Socket Head Screwdriver. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Wurth Zebra Ratcheting T-Handle Screwdriver, a convenient tool that offers more versatility than a standard […]

Milwaukee Aluminum Cheater Adaptable Pipe Wrench

Milwaukee Helps You Cheat Your Way to Plumbing Success In 2016, we saw the first Milwaukee Cheater pipe wrench hit the industry. Five years down the line, the new Milwaukee aluminum Cheater adaptable pipe wrench builds off of that original model. It features a brand-new, all-in-one design and quick-slide handle that can be adjusted to […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench

Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Flex Head Ratcheting Wrench Review

How do take an already excellent ratcheting combination wrench and make it even better? Add a flexible joint! We got our hands on the Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Ratcheting Flex Head Wrench Set to see how it compares to the dual-ratcheting wrenches we fell in love with. Pros Ratcheting closed end Slim profile fits into tight […]

Gearwrench PitBull Pliers | Man’s Best Friend on the Job

GearWrench Unleashes Pitbull Pliers on the Trades Auto mechanics and tradesmen prize the best pliers that can grip, turn, and cut well. However, it isn’t often that we get all three at once. The Gearwrench PitBull Pliers look like a pretty compelling option. Not only do they seem to grip, turn, and cut well, but […]

Knipex Pipe and Connector Pliers

Knipex Pipe and Connector Pliers 81 11 250

Knipex Pipe and Connector Pliers Feature Plastic Inserts For Gentler Loosening Knipex Tools has introduced some pretty fancy-looking inserts for the Pipe and Connector Pliers series. However, it’s not all about the eye-catching looks. These inserts feature a soft blue outer layer and a firm red inner layer that apply a firm yet gentle pressure […]

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools — Ratchets, Wrenches, Sockets, and Breaker Bars

A few years back, Milwaukee launched a line of sockets and ratchets covering 1/4″ and 3/8″ drives. Then, Milwaukee expanded the lineup to include 1/2″ drives, including a couple of breaker bars. Now, the Milwaukee mechanics tools lineup has been fleshed out even further with Extended Handle Ratchets and Stubby Ratchet models. Milwaukee Extended Handle […]

Review9.4(out of 10)

Wera Screwdriver Review | Series 300, 900, and 100 iS

We Tested Several Wera Screwdriver Sets to See if You Should Rebel Against Tradition Ask nearly any Pro what their favorite screwdriver and there’s a good chance they won’t have to think more than a second before answering. For several years, my answer has been Wurth Zebra series. However, there are a lot of people […]

Wurth Zebra 1-2-inch socket set

Wurth Zebra 1/2-inch Socket Set Review

As we’ve said before, not every socket set has to fall in the master mechanics set category. Sometimes you just need the basics. Having run into my fair share of impromptu projects and breakdowns over the years, the Wurth Zebra 1/2-inch Socket Assortment Set looked like a handy set to keep in my truck. It […]