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September 28, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: General Tools

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Best Circuit Breaker Finders and Tracers Tested

As an electrician, I have some opportunities to work on some great commercial job sites. When I say “great” I mean intensely complex and challenging. In comparison to some of those larger projects, residential remodels feel like a refreshing change of pace. It also lets me dust off and use some tools that have been […]

General Tools Moisture meter

General Tools Moisture Meter MM7 and MM8

Track Down Moisture with a General Tools Moisture Meter Finding the source of moisture that’s causing the mold issue around your house can is sometimes obvious even a casual observer. But when water stains or discoloration aren’t present, it can be a bear. Two new General Tools moisture meter models can direct you to the […]

General Tools Mini IR Thermometer

General Tools Mini IR Thermometer IRT205

General Tool Mini IR Thermometer Offers Easy-to-Use Design and Budget-Friendly Price We love a good IR thermometer for its ability to keep us from having to get super close for quick temperature checks. For instance, this morning I used the General Tools Mini IR Thermometer to check my morning coffee temperature. What, am I supposed […]

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

Cut Hardie Board With Your Drill and the Snapper Shear Pro At the 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas we got a sneak peek demo of the PacTool Snapper Shear Pro. This $99 power tool accessory fits onto any cordless drill and lets you easily cut HardieBacker fiber cement boards. You can do straight […]

Review7.5(out of 10)
General Tools 2-in-1 50-Foot Laser Tape Measure

General Tools 2-in-1 50-Foot Laser Tape Measure

We spend most of our time reviewing and writing about tools from the big name manufacturers since they are on the cutting edge of design and performance. But once in a while, we run across a tool from one of the other guys that catches our attention and seems like Pros will want to know […]

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Cordless Tool Technology Update

Earlier this year when we began to talk about Power Tool Innovations in 2016, we covered some of the ways in which cordless tools were making use of advanced battery technology, bluetooth communication, and even advanced LED chipsets. These tools are offering more power, better features, smarter functions, and they are appealing to a wider […]

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General ToolSmart Tools with Bluetooth Connectivity

General ToolSmart Tools include Bluetooth connectivity for capturing data to your smartphone and helping you perform calculations on the fly. While General Tools is no stranger to multimeters and inspection cameras, this foray into app-enabled Bluetooth connected tools is a decidedly huge step forward into the estimating and MRO markets. As more and more of our […]

General Tools Wood Moisture Meter

General Tools Wood Moisture Meter Preview

Introduced at the National Hardware Show was the General Tools Wood Moisture Meter. This meter is specifically designed for any carpenters, cabinetmakers, or other wood workers that are concerned about moisture content when selecting or working with their pieces. This can be incredibly helpful in environments where the humidity is a constant fight and you […]

Introducing Multi-Pro General Tools Screwdrivers

Having looked at General Tools PalmScope and included them in our inspection cameras comparison, we were interested when General Tools launched its new line of Multi-Pro Screwdrivers at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Featuring some innovative features, these are likely to find their way into your tool belt to replace other multi-bit screwdrivers. How […]

General Tools PalmScope and IRT/NCV/Flashlight Multi-Tool

General Tools has a pair of new offerings to kick off 2014: the DCS950 General Tools PalmScope video inspection system and the VR40 4:1 IR Thermometer with NCV Detector and Flashlight. The VR40 took home the Pro Tool Innovation Award for Thermal Imaging in the Tests and Measurements category. Here’s a closer look at the DCS950 […]