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September 26, 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.

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 […]

Kapro Tape Measures Action

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 […]

Sola Big Red Digital Level with Bluetooth

Sola Big Red Digital Level Now with Solatronic Module We recently had the chance to take a look at the Sola Go! Smart Digital Level with Bluetooth. We liked it for its convenience, price tag, and innovative features. The Sola Big Red Digital Level offers a lot of the features that we liked so much […]

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. […]