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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Test and Measurement Reviews

Our test and measurement reviews address those products suitable for electrical and mechanical evaluation and testing. When diagnosing systems and components, these tools are invaluable. They must also have the features and durability to work well on the jobsite. We review electrical tools like circuit testers, multimeters, clamp meters, video inspection cameras, IR thermometers, and more. Our goal is to help electricians know which tools will get the job done quickly. We test and evaluate all of the most recent and popular tools from Klein Tools, Southwire, Greenlee, FLIR, and others. This lets us reveal which tools perform at better-than-average levels. Test and Measurement Reviews in the Field It may sound odd to be “testing” test and measurement tools, however manufacturer specifications only tell part of the story. The newest smart multimeters are using Bluetooth technology, and even circuit breaker finders and clamp meters are getting smarter. Rather than rely on manufacturer specs and marketing materials, Pro Tool Reviews determines whether productivity features are beneficial or just marketing.

Plott Carta Measuring and Mapping Wheel Review

Plott Digital Measuring Wheel Saves Time, Money, and Headaches Plott, a company that builds innovative solutions for both the DIY and construction sectors, introduced Carta. The Plott Carta is a truly digital measuring wheel that connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth. By connecting the wheel to the Lets Plott app, you can quickly create an […]

Milwaukee Digital Measuring Wheel

Milwaukee 12-Inch Digital Measuring Wheel

Milwaukee Aims to Provide the Most Efficient Measuring Wheel on the Market This June, Milwaukee Tool adds another innovative measurement and layout tool to their roster, and it goes beyond tapes or other manual measuring wheels. The Milwaukee 12” Digital Measuring Wheel (48-22-5112) builds upon the existing 6- and 12-inch products in the lineup with […]

DEWALT 20V MAX* 3 x 360 Green Line Laser DCLE34030G

DEWALT 20V MAX* 3 x 360 Green Line Laser DCLE34030G

DEWALT’s lithium-ion cross line laser really hit home with residential contractors and now we’re partnering with DEWALT to tell you about their latest expansion in laser technology—the DEWALT 20V MAX* 3 x 360 Green Line Laser. DEWALT 20V MAX* 3 x 360 Green Line Laser Design Basics Fundamentally, this is a 3-plane laser with one […]

best laser distance measurer meter

Best Laser Distance Measurer for 2021

Having used dozens of laser distance measures from various brands, it’s clear some key features make a difference. The very first laser distance measure I actually owned was a Bosch GLM15, and I still use it. Since I got that tool, laser distance measures have become more commonplace. They also come with new technologies and […]

Klein Tools GFCI Receptacle Tester with LCD

Klein Tester Displays Wiring Problems on Helpful LCD Screen The Klein GFCI Receptacle Tester detects common wiring problems, displays voltage, and inspects GFCIs. It’s small, handy, and with its LCD screen, convenient and simple to take a reading from quickly. Klein on the GFCI Receptacle Tester The RT250 was designed with unique features to make […]

Skil Laser Distance Measure

Skil 65-foot Laser Distance Measure Review ME9821-00

Taking Measurements As Easy as Pointing and Clicking The Skil 65-foot laser distance measure (ME9821-00) brings a no-nonsense measuring solution to DIYers and even entry-level professionals. Between the price, ease of use, and accuracy the Skil ME9821-00 brings, we find it a compelling choice. We also like the simplicity and innovation of the wheel measure. […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera

FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera Review

Flir C5 Combines Pro Features with Cloud Connectivity The FLIR C5 Compact Thermal Camera promises sharper diagnostic data and maintenance time/cost savings. It features a 19,200-pixel imager, Multi-Spectral Dynamic imaging (MSX), and a 5-megapixel visual camera. It lets you easily make notations, upload images to the FLIR Ignite Cloud on WiFi, and quickly create reports. […]

Klein IR1 Infrared Thermometer

Klein IR1 Thermometer with Targeting Laser

Klein IR1 Presents Affordable Option for Pros Anyone who spends any time on the job troubleshooting motors, electrical equipment, HVAC, or other applications could use a good IR thermometer. And Klein has come up with another affordable solution. The Klein IR1 Infrared Thermometer features a wide temperature range and a targeting laser to grab readings […]

Fluke T6-1000

Fluke T6-1000 PRO Electrical Tester

Check Your Voltage and Current at the Same Time on the Same Screen The Fluke T6-1000 Pro Electrical Tester tests your voltage, up to 1000V AC, and your current up to 200A. It does all this through the open fork and without test lead contact to live voltage. All you have to do is ground […]

Bosch 12V Thermal Camera

Bosch GTC400C 12V Max Connected Thermal Camera

Bosch’s First Thermal Camera Measures Thermal Variances Easily The Bosch GTC400C 12V Connected Thermal Camera is the company’s first stab at thermal detection, yet Bosch tells us that it presents the best value in the market already. With its fast operation, camera features, and Connected connectivity, this “first effort” will help trade Pros easily measure, […]