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May 16, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


HVAC Tool Reviews

If you work in HVAC, you know the value of tools like a pair of Milwaukee straight cutting aviation snips or a Klein infrared thermometer. Our HVAC tool reviews cover all the products in air mechanical that make that job possible. New technologies are bringing more cordless and multi-function tools to Pros. That cuts down on weight by making tools smaller and also eliminating multiple tools when just one will do. Smart tools are also coming into play as they allow for the capture and retrieval of data for inspections and bids. HVAC Tool Reviews for Air Mechanical Pros From color coded aviation snips to thermal imaging products, HVAC technicians use tools on every job that have to perform. If a tool promises one thing and doesn’t deliver—it’s out the door. That goes for a new multi-function hand tool or a test & measurement device that promises to be “smarter” than the average thermometer. Professional tools have got to work, and our evaluations ensure that they do.

Review7.8(out of 10)

Ridgid R9000K 12V Drill and Impact Driver Kit

The Ridgid R9000K 12V Drill and Impact Driver Kit pairs together a couple of compact tools that on paper, spec out very well. In fact, in terms of speed and torque, these are more powerful than 12V kits that cost $50+ more than the $129.99 you’ll pay for this one. I was kind of surprised […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best Lightweight Cordless Drill

Bosch 12V Brushless Compact Drill/Drivers

When I agreed to review the Bosch 12V Brushless PS32-02 drill and PS22-02 driver, I decided I would use this as an opportunity to cross a bunch of items off of my to-do list.  Now, it’s not that I don’t have cordless drills of my own, but we all know that there’s nothing like a new […]

Installing Radiant Barrier pole barn

Installing Radiant Barrier in a Shop Using AtticFoil

To solve the problem of a very hot work environment, we set about installing radiant barrier in a shop using AtticFoil. We chose AtticFoil for several reasons, including the fact that they manufacture rolls in multiple sizes. While AtticFoil sells more 48-inch rolls than anything else, we selected 26-inch wide rolls to span our shop […]

Klein Borescope

Klein Borescope Inspection Camera

Watch Exciting Episodes of Your Jobsite From Your Phone With the Klein Borescope Inspection Camera The Klein Borescope Inspection Camera casts images directly to your Android or iPhone devices via a WiFi connection instead of using an onboard display. Depending on your comfort with technology, it might just be a big step forward for your […]

Bosch Connected Comfort

Bosch Connected Control Thermostat Review

It’s inevitable as time marches forward that smart technology is going to make into more and more homes. If you’re a general contractor, offering options like the Bosch Connected Control Thermostat is a nice touch that makes that remodel or new construction feel that much more professionally built. Let’s face it – how many times […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Ideal 12-In-1

Ideal 12-In-1 Multi-Bit Screw and Nut Driver Review

Does your tool pouch have way too much going on in it right now?  Are you pressed for space, and do you find that you have 8 lbs of drivers crammed into a 6 lb pouch? Ideal Industries has a space-saving solution for you to consider. The Ideal 12-In-1 Multi-Bit Screw and Nut Driver, if the […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ideal Dual Compartment Backpack

Ideal Tool Backpack Review: HUGE Storage Capacity

Tool storage and transportation can sometimes be a bit of a bear. Selecting the right tool to carry your tools can be challenging; with so many tool bags, tool chests, tool boxes, and backpacks on the market, we’ve got a lot of options to consider. Different trades will have different demands, and a “one-size-fits-all” approach […]

Klein Adjustable Wrench Video Review

Klein Adjustable Wrench Video Review

Klein adjustable wrench options run in the realm of size and features that will have HVAC Pros and electricians reach for, but is that really a surprise? It wasn’t for us, either. So if you’re looking on the smaller side of what adjustable wrenches offer, check out these premium models from Klein! If you’d rather read […]

Southwire Made In America Terminal Crimper

Southwire Made In America Terminal Crimper

Today, we’re looking at the last set of pliers in our series on the new Southwire Made in America line of electrician’s tools. If you’ve been keeping up with what’s going on with everything else in this particular lineup, nothing of what’s about to be said should come as much of a surprise. The Southwire Made […]

Southwire Made In America Compact Wire Stripper

Southwire Made In America Compact Wire Stripper

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Southwire’s Made in America Ergo Wire Stripper. At the risk of being redundant, this week, we’re looking at the Southwire Made in America Compact Wire Stripper. I give the forwarning here, because, at a glance, there doesn’t seem to be too many differences between the two […]