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.

Review9.5(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 […]

HART 275-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

HART 275-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Video

Price and quality combine to make a great value in the HART 275-piece mechanics tool set. Featuring 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2-inch drives with sockets in both metric and SAE sizes, it rounds out with hex bit sockets, star bit sockets, deep well sockets, nut driver bits, hex keys, and a multi-bit driver with a 48-piece […]

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 […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review | 80944

Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review | 80944

Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Comprehensively Tackles Sub 1-Inch Jobs Many brands make comprehensive mechanics tool sets and they’re a great way to get started. One of their shortcomings is they often contain the most basic versions of each tool. The Gearwrench 232-piece mechanics tool set gives you the value of a large set with […]

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 […]