August 5, 2021

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.

Lenox Aluminum Pipe Wrench

LENOX Aluminum Pipe Wrench

It Works Like a Pipe Wrench Should, Just Lighter Than You’d Expect LENOX Tools has added a line of pipe wrenches to their line of hand tool offerings. The LENOX Aluminum Pipe Wrench line sticks to the traditional design that you’ve come to expect with the notable exception of using aluminum as the wrench material. […]

Wurth Zebra 4-Piece Pliers and Cutters Set

Wurth Zebra 4-Piece Pliers and Cutters Set

We’ve been impressed so far with the Wurth ZEBRA tools. We’ve reviewed the Wurth Zebra side cutters and Zebra T-handle Torx drivers. Both seem to place a real emphasis on quality and ergonomics. Those two characteristics mark a great tool. Now, we got a chance to look at the Wurth Zebra 4-piece Pliers and Cutters […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Wurth Zebra 3K T-Handle Torx Drivers

Wurth Zebra 3K T-Handle Torx Driver 0613 914 7 Review

There’s a certain feeling when you wrap your hand around a quality hand tool. It fits in your hand just right and becomes an extension of your body that works with little thought. Then there are ones that you dread having to work with and plenty of other levels between the two. Today’s goal is […]

Lenox Ratcheting Pliers

LENOX Quick-Adjust Pliers and Pliers Wrench

LENOX V-Jaw Pliers Adjust Quickly and Easily In certain situations and at particular angles, adjusting your plier jaws can present some difficulty. The LENOX V-Jaw and Parallel Jaw Quick-Adjust Pliers have made fitting your tool to the pipe even simpler with a quick button adjustment. The LENOX Pliers Wrench works great for more delicate materials. […]

Milwaukee 7in1 High-Leverage Pliers

Milwaukee 7in1 High-Leverage Pliers

Having already reviewed the Milwaukee 6 in 1 combination pliers, and their 6 in 1 long nose pliers, we have a good feel for Big Red’s hand tools. In our opinion, electricians should equally find the new Milwaukee 7in1 high leverage pliers extremely useful. The big deal concerns the crimpers, but we want to go into all of the […]

Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

GearWrench Bolt Biters Now Removing Worn and Damaged Lug Nuts The GearWrench Bolt Biter Extraction Sockets have been a big hit in the industry since their 2019 launch. Building on that success, GearWrench has expanded the Bolt Biter line with the Lug Nut Extraction Sockets. Gearwrench designed these deep Bolt Biter sockets with more reach […]

Knipex Pliers Wrench

Knipex 12-inch Pliers Wrench with Expanded Jaws

New and Improved Knipex Pliers Wrench Comes in Two Finishes Knipex now has a couple of new additions to their 12-inch pliers wrench lineup. We love these tools as they adjust easily and provide excellent leverage. If you’ve lived on the moon the past few years, these tools combine the functions of pliers and wrench […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Wurth Side Cutter PLiers

Wurth Zebra Heavy-Duty Side Cutters (071401599)

Get Standard and High-Leverage Cutting from One Tool Using Wurth Zebra Heavy-Duty Side Cutters Wurth Zebra Heavy-Duty Side Cutters take the traditional side cutting plier and add an extra joint to give you some extra leverage when you need it. Wurth isn’t the first to give you a higher-leverage option and we took some time […]

Milwaukee Power Utility Wrenches

Milwaukee Power Utility Wrenches

Milwaukee Lineman’s Wrenches Join Power Utility Lineup We’ve been impressed with the level to which Milwaukee seems dedicated to expanding its efforts into the Power Utility trades. Joining the new fiberglass bolt cutters and tool storage solutions, Milwaukee has two lineman’s ratcheting wrenches that have some well-engineered features designed specifically for power utility work. Power […]

Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set 07131300

Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set Review

The Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set (07131300) is a small metric set that makes for a nicely portable set for mobile mechanics. In the shop, it can get you out of a bind on long bolts and threaded rod where a normal socket would bottom out. Depending on the vehicle, that might show up […]