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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Automotive Tool Reviews

When talking about automotive tool reviews, we include impact wrenches, socket sets, and storage. Like the DeWalt DCF899P2 20V impact wrench, those tools might operate on a battery or air. Pneumatic impact wrenches used to be the only game in town. Recently, battery advances have yielded powerful handheld cordless tools that compete with air tools. That’s a major convenience potential for automotive mechanics and vehicle Pros. Take the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-inch Variable Speed Polisher, for example. This tool, and others like it, have the potential to change the auto detailing industry. Automotive Tool Reviews for Mechanics Also, our automotive tool reviews get put into the hands of automotive professionals. This lets our sockets, wrenches, ratchets, and other hand tools receive a fair shakedown. Tools specific to the automotive industry need to be tested by mechanics who know good tools from bad. Tool storage is another area that falls under this category, and we deliver thorough reviews of workbenches, cabinets, and tool chests. In the end, a professional knows that time and money go hand-in-hand. Good auto mechanics tools make all the difference.

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools — Ratchets, Wrenches, Sockets, and Breaker Bars

A few years back, Milwaukee launched a line of sockets and ratchets covering 1/4″ and 3/8″ drives. Then, Milwaukee expanded the lineup to include 1/2″ drives, including a couple of breaker bars. Now, the Milwaukee mechanics tools lineup has been fleshed out even further with Extended Handle Ratchets and Stubby Ratchet models. Milwaukee Extended Handle […]

Hart 20V Grease Gun

Hart 20V Cordless Grease Gun

Hart Grease Gun Fleshes Out Cordless Line for Mechanics The Hart line of cordless DIY tools continues to expand…and at this point, the 20V line has grown pretty deep. Case in point: the Hart 20V Grease Gun. This somewhat niche tool joins the lineup to simplify the process of greasing down your fittings. What’s the […]

Makita 18V LXT interchangeable ratchet

Makita 18V Interchangeable Ratchet (XRW01)

Makita Launches Interchangeable 3/8″ and 1/4″ Square Drive Ratchet Ideal for the automotive Pro or enthusiast, the Makita 18V LXT Interchangeable Drive Ratchet presents two tools in one. With interchangeable 3/8″ and 1/4″ anvils, the Makita XRW01 halves the number of ratchets you need to keep up with under the hood. Straight From Makita’s Mouth […]

Wurth Zebra 1-2-inch socket set

Wurth Zebra 1/2-inch Socket Set Review

As we’ve said before, not every socket set has to fall in the master mechanics set category. Sometimes you just need the basics. Having run into my fair share of impromptu projects and breakdowns over the years, the Wurth Zebra 1/2-inch Socket Assortment Set looked like a handy set to keep in my truck. It […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Blind Rivet Tool

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Rivet Tool with One-Key (2660-20)

Milwaukee Cordless Blind Rivet Tool Gives More Reasons to Ditch Hand Tools The Milwaukee M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool with One-Key technology delivers fast cordless riveting. Compared to hand tools, the new Milwaukee 2660-20 M18 FUEL pop rivet tool looks extremely versatile and dramatically speeds up riveting. Milwaukee on the M18 Fuel Blind Rivet Tool […]

Hart 1/2 inch impact wrench

Hart 20V 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench HPIW01

Hart Impact Wrench a Perfect Addition to DIY Mechanic’s Toolbox Hart has added another option to the stable of helpful cordless tools, this time focusing on the garage. The Hart 1/2″ 20V Impact Wrench supplies the impact power to handle your lugnuts and larger nuts and bolts, all without the hassle of air hoses and […]

Metabo HPT High Torque Impact Wrench

Metabo HPT MultiVolt 3/4-inch High Torque Impact Wrench WR36DAQ4

Metabo HPT MultiVolt Impact Wrench Power It seems like everyone is releasing larger impact wrenches at once. The Metabo HPT WR36DAQ4 represents the brand’s entry into the higher- torque stratosphere of impact tools. With both corded and cordless power options, the Metabo HPT MultiVolt 3/4-inch High Torque Impact Wrench brings that big torque to wherever […]

Milwaukee High Torque Impact Wrench

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3/4-inch High Torque Impact Wrench

Milwaukee Provides the Most… Milwaukee tells us that the M18 Fuel High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench provides the most powerful, most compact, and most repeatable impact wrench in the industry. No doubt that these are some bold claims. But, what kind of numbers are we actually talking about? Milwaukee High Torque 3/4″ Impact Wrench Key […]

DeWalt DCF896

DeWalt 20V Mid-Torque 1/2″ Impact Wrench with Tool Connect DCF896

New Addition to DeWalt Impact Wrench Family Showcases Technology Updates Using the successful blueprint of the rest of the DeWalt Impact Wrench family, the DCF896 Mid-Torque Impact Wrench (which they call “Mid-Range”) joins power with technology. The 20V Impact Wrench uses Bluetooth to communicate with the DeWalt Tool Connect app to track, manage, and customize […]

Ingersoll Rand 20V Brushless High-Torque Impact Wrench W7152

Is Ingersoll Rand’s 1/2″ Impact Wrench the Most Powerful in its Class? Ingersoll Rand would answer with a resounding “yes”. With its finely tuned impact mechanism and IQV Intelligent Control System, the Ingersoll Rand W7152 20V High-Torque Impact Wrench can transition between max torque and hand-tight fastening. With this type of flexible power, IR believes […]