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May 18, 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.

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Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator R87044

Ridgid Digital Inflator Presents a Helpful Solution The Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator (R87044) has all the features you’d want for a cordless inflation tool. It features an easy-to-read, easy-to-set digital pressure gauge, onboard and easily accessible accessories, and a motor that Ridgid claims provides the fastest truck tire fill from flat to full. At around […]

Ridgid 18V R87028B SubCompact impact wrench

Ridgid 18V SubCompact 1/2-inch Impact Wrench R87028B

Ridgid continues to expand its line of SubCompact tools, adding a 1/2-inch impact wrench to the mix. As part of that line, the Ridgid 18V SubCompact 1/2-inch impact wrench (R87028B) brings a key tool for auto mechanics. Our in-house Pros perked up when they heard about this new addition. Pros Smaller head size gets into […]

Worx 20V Buffer

Worx 20V Cordless Orbital Buffer and Polisher WX856L

Worx 10-inch Buffer Yields Pro Results Put a professional-looking shine on your car with the Worx 10-inch 20V Orbital Buffer (WX856L). This ergonomically-designed buffer eliminates cords for a take-anywhere approach to auto detailing. We just took a look at the Hart cordless buffers. As both brands target the DIY consumer market, we thought we’d weigh […]

Hart 20V Inflators

Hart 20V Inflators for High Pressure and Volume

Flat to Full in No Time at All Hart, with its ever-expanding line of 20V tools, adds two cordless inflators to its stable of helpful DIY products. The HPIF01 Inflator provides a solid option for inflating anything from balls to tires, while the HPIF50 Dual Function Digital Inflator adds a high volume option and more […]

Hart 20V Buffers

Hart 20V Cordless Buffers in 2 Sizes

Hart Expands Cordless Lineup With Budget-Friendly 20V Buffers The Hart 20V lineup now includes two cordless buffers designed for conveniently taking your polishing work to the project, rather than the other way around. With both a 6″ model and a 10″ model available, you’ll have the tools to tackle most basic projects—large or small. Hart […]

Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set 07131300

Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set Review

The Wurth Zebra Pass-Through Reversible Ratchet Set (07131300) is a small metric set that makes for a nicely portable set for mobile mechanics. In the shop, it can get you out of a bind on long bolts and threaded rod where a normal socket would bottom out. Depending on the vehicle, that might show up […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Innova CarScan Pro 5610 ODB2 Scanner

Innova CarScan Pro 5610 ODB2 Scanner

We took the Innova CarScan Pro 5610 and put it through a variety of scenarios to detect problems across 4 different vehicles. Based on its easy-to-use interface, wide vehicle coverage, and mobile phone support software—this tool floats to the top of our “recommended” list for anyone looking for an economical ODB2 diagnostic tool. Pros Easy […]

Wurth 12-Point Double Box End Wrenches Extra Long

Wurth 12-Point PowerDriv Extra Long Double Box End Wrenches

I give the Wurth 12-point PowerDriv Extra Long Double Box End Wrenches high marks all around. They’re reliable, reasonably priced, slim, and simple. Generally, I find “simple” better for longer wrenches like these. I used them on several jobs, from replacing an alternator to accessing bolts in more remote engine compartment locations. Pros Long length […]

Wurth Zebra T-handle ratchet screwdriver

Wurth Zebra T-Handle Ratchet Screwdriver Review

The Wurth Zebra T-Handle Ratchet Screwdriver offers the automotive Pro a wide range of color-coded bits and lots of control. I’ve used it extensively, especially for interior fasteners, and found that it remedies a couple of tool headaches and makes my work more efficient. We “T’d up” this tool in my automotive shop space where […]

Snap-On trim pad tool

Snap-on Trim Pad Tool Set Protects Interiors

Strong Enough to Remove Fasteners, Gentle Enough for Your Car’s Interior We’ve pulled our share of door panels to replace everything from window regulators to speakers. Removing clips from door panels and other trim pieces can sometimes present a challenge. You need to get the right amount of leverage behind the fastener head. Without the […]