October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Hardware & Fastener Reviews

When Pro Tool Reviews does hardware and fastener reviews, we cover a lot of products. To us, hardware and fasteners include all types of screws, nails, deck clips, deck fastening clips, and other devices you may find in the hardware aisle of your local retailer or supplier. We’ve covered the new Senco Mantis deck clip system, the RemoveRite reusable screws for construction, Makita Impact Gold bits, and more. Hardware and Fastener Reviews in the Field We have even delved into more technical considerations of fasteners. Case in point is our article Are Impact-rated Bits Worth the Money? and Should I Use Square, Philips or Torx Drive Deck Screws? We even discuss the best nails for pressure treated lumber and fastener drive types. Finally, without the right fastener, your decking, framing, or carpentry project can fall apart…literally. Fasteners make the project, and knowing which can hold up is important. This is another reason to also check out the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. They highlight the most innovative fasteners in the industry that help solve a problem or change the way we employ fastening in projects.

Tytan High Yield Adhesives application

Tytan High Yield Adhesive Solutions

Tytan High Yield Adhesive Replaces Up To A Case of the Competition With Just One Can Selena USA introduces Tytan High Yield Adhesive solutions that include subfloor, drywall, and landscaping adhesives. These adhesives work for multiple home-building applications and other construction trades where adhesives are needed. Selena USA is a part of Selena Group Manufacturers […]

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Hidden deck fastening systems are all but a must for professional builders these days. Not everyone demands them, but discerning customers prefer the clean look. As a deck builder, offering a hidden fastening system immediately gives the impression that you are a more skilled professional than those that don’t. Senco has joined the hidden fastener […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Kreg Jig K4 Featured

Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System

Craftsmen of all skill levels desire to create things that are a combination of useful, sturdy, and handsome. For centuries woodworkers have created functional items, many of which are works of art, and most of which must be assembled because they haven’t been carved from a single piece of wood. It’s easy to see why […]

RemoveRite Duplex Screws

RemoveRite Duplex Screws – Reusable Screws for Construction

When we visited Las Vegas earlier this month for World of Concrete, one of the companies we came across was RemoveRite, makers of what they call the Duplex Screw. RemoveRite’s Duplex Screws are ingeniously designed to work in just about any temporary structure setting. Here in Florida, we have to deal with this little thing […]

Hammerhead Impact Bit Kits

Hammerhead Impact Bit Kits Have Arrived

Hammerhead came back on the market by updating the the Compact Impact Driver/Auto Hammer and offering a new Compact Laser Measuring Tool. To complement the Compact Impact Driver, we now also have Hammerhead Impact Bit Kits. These three kits offer impact rated bits for most situations that you’ll run into as a homeowner or DIY […]

Pro Plug System

Pro Plug System for PVC Decks

The Pro Plug System for PVC Decks Leaves Professional Results New from Starborn is the Pro Plug System designed to leave professional, clean results on your next deck project. When you look at the typical deck build, there are screws. That’s just the way it is. Some folks prefer to drive them flush, others to […]

Review5.5(out of 10)

EB Tools KwickGripper Review

When EB Tools sent us their nail-pulling KwickGripper, we thought we were in for a treat. The tool is designed to give you greater leverage, more flexibility when pulling nails and more options for getting at a fastener that needs to be removed from a tough spot. The design is something that has more leverage […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Schlage keypad lit

Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt Review

I saw something interesting at the 2013 International Builders Show. Schlage (which, by the way, is pronounced “shlayg”) showed off its new line of Camelot touchscreen deadbolts that retail for around $185. These are deadbolts that let you enter a code to gain access in lieu of a key. While I haven’t ever locked myself […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
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Starborn Smart-Bit Deck Screw Depth Setter Review

There are times when you get to review a fastening device that really surprises you. At least that was the result of testing the Starborn Smart-Bit Deck Screw Depth Setter. It’s a simple accessory that quickly and easily pops into your corded or cordless driver or drill and allows you to configure the depth for […]

Outlaw Fasteners driver bit screw

Outlaw Fasteners – The World’s Best Screw?

Outlaw Fasteners’ new Deck Screw is impossible to talk about without innuendos flying left and right. And it’s not our fault, their Kickstarter video practically broke the Guinness Record for dropping more innuendos than we ever thought could possibly be jammed into a 4 minute video. Still, the new Outlaw Deck Screw impressed us enough […]