Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Level Reviews, Measuring & Squares

The following reviews of measuring tools includes tape measures, box levels, squares, and laser measuring devices. That last category is becoming more and more extravagant. Advanced laser measures can be used for both distance as well as calculating volume and area from multiple measurements. For level reviews, new measuring tools include laser systems that can generate horizontal, vertical, and plumb lines simultaneously. Level Reviews, Squares & Measuring Tools on the Jobsite Aside from the tools mentioned above, we also review new smart tools with Bluetooth functionality so tradesmen can understand what works—and what’s gimmicky. There’s also the new Bosch digital levels, Milwaukee InkZall liquid paint markersEmpire Level laser etched squares, and the Fluke VT02 Visual Infrared IR thermometer. As technology improves, our reviews continue to analyze and compare modern tools against the trade and true performers. In this way we can see if new advances improve or just make more complex the tools we use. The last thing we want is to slow down the process of layout and measuring.

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros 2022

Finding the best bubble level doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration in spite of the vast number of options out there. In general, there are plenty of reputable choices. Sometimes, you just need to know what other Pros are using to validate your thoughts. Known also as a spirit level, here are some […]

Best Tape Measure Reviews

Best Tape Measure Reviews for 2022

Tape measures are a staple in everyone’s toolbox from the most seasoned Pro to the greenest DIYer. Ranging in length and price, most cost less than $30. But are all tape measures created equally? Of course not. We’re breaking things down into the categories our Pro team says are most important when they’re looking for […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure

Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure Review OX-P506025

Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure Targets Premium Competitors Tape measures are a staple in everyone’s toolbox from the most seasoned Pro to the greenest DIYer and range in both price and length. But are all tape measures created equally? Certainly not. The OX Tools Pro Tuff Blade tape measure targets the premium end […]

Klein Tools 93LDM100C compact laser distance measurer

Klein Tools 93LDM100C Compact Laser Distance Measurer

The Klein Tools 93LDM100C compact laser distance measurer has quite a few differences when compared to their previous 93LDM65 model. Find out what changed, and which features were dropped in favor of a more lightweight, streamlined system in the new compact model. 93LDM100C Compact Laser Distance Measurer – The Big Deal For starters, the first […]

Milwaukee Green Laser

Milwaukee M12 Green Single-Plane Laser

Adding to the already extensive lineup of Milwaukee cross line laser levels, the company is releasing the M12 Green Single-Plane Laser (3631-21). Built for focused leveling applications, they claim that the newest edition in the M12 laser lineup delivers more power and visibility than previous models, as well as an easier setup. Milwaukee M12 Green […]

Swanson Aluminum Speed Square Review

Swanson Aluminum Speed Square Review

The Swanson Aluminum Speed Square is one of our top 10 go-to tools in the framing and construction business. It is simply one of the tools you will invariably keep in your tool belt. You’ll find yourself using it for cutting simple lumber. You can also make complex angle calculations and measurements on roofing trusses. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Review PM 20-CG A12

Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Level Review PM 20-CG A12

Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Level Targets Jobsite Tough Design We’ve been super-excited about Hilti Nuron cordless tools, but today we’re shifting our attention to the 12V line. The Hilti 12V green cross line laser level is on our radar, and we wanted to see how the PM 20-CG A12 compares to other lasers […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Ox Tools Pro Tuff Box Level

Ox Tools Pro 48-Inch Tuff Level Review OX-P503412

The OX Pro Tuff Level Helps You Keep A Level Head(er) No matter what kind of construction you find yourself in, you can’t do your job effectively without a level. While there are plenty of options, some are better than others. So where does the OX Pro Tuff level fit in the grand scheme of […]

Best Heavy-Duty Tape Measure | DeWalt Tough Series

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 […]

Square

How to Use a Combination Square

If I could have only one woodworking measuring and layout tool, other than a tape measure, it would be a 12” combination square. It is, without a doubt, the most versatile layout tool I own. A speed square comes in a close second. Some of the many uses for a combination square are not immediately […]