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August 3, 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.

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 […]

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 […]