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October 17, 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.

Ingersoll Rand 1-inch Cordless Impactool Impact Wrench has 3,000 ft-lbs!

Ingersoll Rand Cordless 1-Inch Impact Wrench Cuts the Cord, Not the Power Ingersoll Rand is well-known in the fleet truck, oil & gas, power generation, and rail industries for the powerful pneumatic tools they make. Recently, they’ve expanded their cordless tools to do more without the need for air hoses or cords. The Ingersoll Rand […]

Hart 20V Cordless 3/8-Inch Ratchet HPRT01

Hart 20V Cordless 3/8-Inch Ratchet HPRT01

Take a Turn With the Hart 3/8-Inch Cordless Ratchet Ratchets are great for reaching into tight spaces to deal with nuts and bolts, but the constant back and forth motion is both mind-numbing and knuckle-busting. We took a closer look at the Hart 20V cordless 3/8-inch ratchet to see how it can alleviate those pains. […]

milwaukee m12 Compact Inflator Feature

Milwaukee M12 Inflator 2475-20 | Up to 120 PSI

Milwaukee M12 Compact Tire Inflator Quickly Fills Flats We’ve reviewed several battery-powered inflators and most do a decent job. The Milwaukee M12 Cordless Compact Tire Inflator (2475-20) focuses solely on tire inflation (high pressure). This 12V tire inflator stores easily on a shelf or in your work van or trailer, and we love the integrated […]

Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic ODB2 Tablet

Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic OBD2 Tablet

We used the Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic OBD2 Tablet to help us diagnose and solve problems across several vehicles. With a large easy-to-use LCD screen and wide vehicle compatibility, this tool does a bit more than your entry-level OBD2 scanner might accomplish. Pros Easy to use with intuitive LCD interface Wide vehicle coverage Does much […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Proto Smart Drive Torque Wrench Review

Proto Drive Smart Torque Wrench Review J6112BT

Proto Drive Smart Torque Wrench Successfully Merges Precision Torque and Technology Technology is making its way into nearly every facet of how we work, and the mechanic’s shop is no different. For those of us embracing it, the Proto Drive Smart Torque Wrench has the potential to change the way we set torque. Pros Excellent […]

Ryobi Speed Detail Polisher Polishing

Ryobi 18V ONE+ 3 in. Variable Speed Detail Polisher and Sander

Ryobi 18V 3″ Detail Polisher/Sander Brings Back Your Ride’s Sparkle The Ryobi ONE+ 3″ 18V variable-speed detail polisher and sander looks like another first for the Home Depot-exclusive brand. This tool fills a gap in the Ryobi line of automotive detailing solutions. It also nicely complements their existing line of cordless polishers. This compact 3″ […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Ridgid 18V Cordless Grease Gun Review R860445

Ridgid 18V Cordless Grease Gun Was Worth Waiting For There have been plenty of calls for a cordless grease gun from Ridgid. Not only does the Ridgid 18V Cordless Grease Gun fill the gap, but it also answers the call with a design that’s much more than basic. Pros 10,000 PSI max pressure and 9-ounce […]

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 […]