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October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Crescent

We review the most recent Crescent tools to let you know which ones stand out from the competition and serve automotive technicians and DIY applications the best.

Crescent K9 Angle-Access Jaws Pipe Wrenches

Tough Angles? No Problem for Crescent K9 Angle Access Jaws Plumbers don’t often get the most ideal workspaces. In fact, it’s rare when they get unrestricted access to, say, a leaky pipe. Rather, plumbers often have to find the leverage they need from harsh angles, which often results in the wrench slipping off the pipe […]

Crescent Pipe Wrench Evolves to Loose Weight, Improve Bite

Crescent Pipe Wrenches Lose Weight and Improve Bite

Crescent Pipe Wrench Line Now Includes Lighter Weight, Angled Attack Options One of the coolest new tools we saw at STAFDA 2019 in Nashville comes from Crescent. New Crescent pipe wrench models now include lighter options and others with a more versatile angle of attack. On the lightweight side of things, 5 of the new […]

Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrenches Review

Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrenches Review

Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrenches Take Their Turn at a New Design Traditional ratcheting wrenches have yet to conquer the concept of an open-ended design. At least until now. Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrenches have a solution that we’re taking a closer look at. Design Crescent X6 Ratcheting Wrenches start with a combination wrench design. They have […]

Crescent Tools: Trusted By the Trades

Crescent Tools: Trusted By the Trades

Crescent Tools is rolling out a new brand identity and it marks some major changes. With a name that goes back more than 100 years, Crescent Tools is part of the Apex Tool Group with more than 30 brands under their flag. Several of these are going to come together, though. Starting in 2018, five brands […]

Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers 01

New Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers Headed to Stores

Crescent recently announced its new Crescent Fiberglass Rip Claw Hammers available in 16- and 20-ounce sizes. The hammers feature a non-slip flared foot handle, nylon-jacketed solid fiberglass core, Permabond construction between the handle and lacquered head, magnetic nail starter for one-handed nailing overhead and in tight spaces, and a forged finish with contrasting polished strike face, poll, cheek […]

Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System

Apex Tool Groups leading hand tool brand, Crescent Tools, has launched its new Crescent Connect Modular Clamp System. After the Crescent CMTS4 Switchblade Multi-Purpose Cutter, it looks like Apex is on a roll. The major draw for this system is the ability to connect multiple clamps together and rotate them in order to hold several […]

Crescent CMTS4 Switchblade Multi-Purpose Cutter

Crescent has come out with a unique new multi-tool aimed at DIY enthusiasts in the CMTS4 Switchblade. The Switchblade features a base handle with four interchangeable heads. The serrated blade head is great for cutting through rope and shingles. It also includes a bottle opener and wire cutter/bender. The straight blade head has applications on […]

Crescent R2 Rapid Wrench Preview

Crescent R2 Rapid Wrench Preview

The R2 (R-squared) Rapid Wrench from Crescent is advertised to supposedly replace your entire socket set. Now, if your idea of using tools is the occasional non-rusty nut or wingnut, then this might be the tool for you. If anything, it might be fun to see the look on your Dad’s face when you give it to him on Fathers’ Day (the look will undoubtedly be some form of “What exactly IS this thing?”) The answer is a bit more complex. The R2 Rapid Wrench by Crescent (now a licensed name from Cooper Hand Tools) is part ratchet, part crescent wrench-turned-sideways and passed through a multi-dimensional wormhole.