May 14, 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.

Southwire Made In America Cable Cutting Plier

Southwire Made In America Cable Cutting Plier

We recently had the chance to talk to our resident electrician, Ben Parker, about the new Made In America series of electrician’s hand tools from Southwire. Those of us without the same level of electrical experience as Ben might think one set of hand tools is more or less equivalent to the next one. But […]

Klein NCVT-4IR

Klein NCVT-4IR Non-Contact Voltage Tester w/ IR Thermometer

If you find yourself nervous about the possibility of jamming a tool into a livewire situation, Klein has just released a tool to help assuage your anxiety. The Klein NCVT-4IR Non-Contact Voltage Tester with IR Thermometer alerts you to AC current without you having to touch anything. Well, without having to touch anything besides the Klein […]

Klein Tradesman Pro Wide-Open Tool Bag

Klein Tradesman Pro Wide-Open Tool Bag

New, and available now from your favorite Klein vendors, the Klein Tradesman Pro Wide-Open Tool Bag is the latest tool bag in the company’s line of organizational solutions. As the name might suggest, the biggest selling point of this bag focuses on its ability to – you guessed it – open up really wide. And, […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Klein Adjustable Wrench

Klein Adjustable Wrench Review

Klein is moving further into the hand tool space with their new Klein adjustable wrench line. The series consists of four new models: 3 sizes of standard adjustable wrenches and a 2-in-1 Reversible Jaw Adjustable Pipe Wrench. We’ll get into the 2-in-1 in just a minute, but let’s start with the basics. So Are They […]

KLein Hex Head Slide Driver

Klein Hex Head Slide Driver Video Review

Pick two common hex head screw sizes you come across a lot. What did you choose? If you’re an electrician or an HVAC Pro, chances are you chose 1/4″ and 5/16″. And if that’s you, you’ll love the new Klein Hex Head Slide Driver in its 2-in-1 form. One way to make this multi-driver tool […]

Klein 8-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver

Klein 8-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver

Klein Tools recently introduced a new tool to their line of Slide Drivers. Similar to the 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver, the Klein 8-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver features a patented sliding, magnetic tip that transitions between 1/4″ to 5/16″ hex sizes. It also includes six other bits and nut drivers that make it an […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Milwaukee 102 x 77 Infrared Imager

Milwaukee 102 x 77 Spot Infrared Imager

One of the biggest hurdles to bringing thermal imaging to the masses is the high cost associated with it. Several products have moved into the sub-$1000 category, but even they’re a bit rich for some Pros to justify the leap from straight up IR thermometers to thermal imaging. But the Milwaukee 102 x 77 Spot […]

Milwaukee 2257-20 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager

Milwaukee Infrared Imager with 102 x 77 Display

What They Say Key Features The Milwaukee Infrared Imager features instant start-up for scanning large areas quickly and gives a high-resolution image with a simple temperature reading. Dual sense pixels respond quickly and cleanly, eliminating blurring between hot and cold details in complex environments.  It features 56:1 distance to spot performance, a fifteen-second image hold, […]

New Klein HVAC Meters

New Klein HVAC Meters For Temperature and Carbon Monoxide

Klein Tools recently introduced two new Klein HVAC meters, the ET05 and ET110. The Klein ET05 is a digital pocket thermometer that measures air, surface, or liquid temperature. The Klein ET110 carbon monoxide meter measures temperature as well as detects and measures concentration levels of carbon monoxide. Our HVAC Pro and Electrician friends will probably want to […]

Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver

Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver

Klein Tools introduces the Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver in the common ¼” and 5/16” sizes to eliminate changing tools while on the job. The unique patented tip slides back and forth between the two common hex sizes and features a rare-earth magnetic tip to hold screws in place while fastening. It utilizes a thumb […]