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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.

AGM Glory G1S Thermal Camera Smarthphone Review

AGM Glory G1S Thermal Camera Smartphone Review

Thermal cameras can be a lot of fun to play with, but for some of us, they’re valuable pieces of diagnostic equipment that make our jobs easier. We got our hands on the AGM Glory G1S Thermal Camera Smartphone to see what kind of potential it has for professional contractors and tradesmen. AGM Glory G1S […]

FLIR VS80 High-Performance Videoscope Inspection System

Teledyne FLIR Introduces A Build-Your-Own Videoscope Kit On top of FLIR’s already extensive line of imaging tools, the company now offers you the chance to create your own VS80 videoscope system. With pre-built models as well as a variety of screen and camera combinations to choose from, you’re sure to find a package that suits […]

DeWalt Laser Distance Measures

DeWalt Laser Distance Measurers Compared

DeWalt has several models of laser distance measures. With a variety of features that support a range of leveling and layout applications, DeWalt Laser Distance Measures deliver a variety of accuracies and convenience to the jobsite. Ranging from 30-foot to over 330-foot working ranges, these LDMs all retail for less than $100 and some feature […]

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Ryobi Whole Stud Detector Review

You probably know a guy that tests the limits of well-worn jokes by holding a stud finder to himself and saying, “beep!” Maybe you are that guy…or maybe I am that guy. The Ryobi Whole Stud Detector won’t cut down on the bad (Dad) jokes, but it could help you quickly locate studs behind drywall. […]

Klein Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit

Klein Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit

Trace Wires Confidently With Klein’s Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit In the electrical field, there’s less room for error than in other trades. A key part of that is knowing exactly where wires and circuits are hidden behind walls and underground. The Klein Tools Advanced Circuit Tracer Kit aims to take the guesswork out of locating […]

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Best Laser Distance Measurer for 2022

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 […]

Stabila Pocket Tape Measures

Stabila Pocket Tapes Specialize in Determining Short Distances The Stabila Pocket Tape Measures come in compact casings, measuring lengths up to 26 feet. If your work won’t often call for measuring longer lengths, why carry all the extra bulk around? These compact tapes can safely store away in a pant pocket, fit into a tool […]

Klein Self-Leveling Green Planar Laser Level and Tripod

Klein Green Planar Laser Level and Tripod Join Forces to Simplify Layout Work Klein Tools has two more solutions for streamlining work that relies on precise alignment and layout. The Klein Self-Leveling Green Planar Laser Level is easy to read in any lighting condition while the compact tripod gives you a stable platform that adjusts […]

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Kapro Tape Measures | Optivision, Steel, and Power Reels

Kapro Measurement Tools Span The Trades Kapro tape measures cover a wide variety of practical applications needed in so many trade professions. Between the Kapro 510 Optivision Series, Kapro 500 Series, and 660N Power Reels, everyone from construction and carpentry Pros to landscaping technicians and weekend warriors have the right measuring tool for the job. […]

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V clamp meter

Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500V True-RMS Clamp Meter

With measuring 1500V DC solar panel installations, electricians have come across a new question: Most current AC/DC clamp meters carry a safety rating of CATIII 1000V. Can you use these tools to measure a 1500 V DC solar panel installation? The answer has some caveats. Fortunately, Fluke plans to bypass the problem with the Fluke […]