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October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Southwire

Our Southwire tool reviews put the new Southwire Made in America hand tools in the hands of professional electricians. We also cover their more sophisticated products. These include the Southwire LED string lights, releasable cable ties, and Southwire 600MCM ratcheting cable cutter. We aim to capture the pro journeyman electrician’s take on how these tools perform on the job. We do head-to-head testing and also test the features and functions of cutters, crimpers, and wire strippers. Our Pros also tell you exactly what you need to know. More and more of Southwire tools get manufactured in America each year. As a result, we’re seeing an increased interest from professional tradesmen who want them in their tool bags. Southwire Tool Reviews for Journeyman Electricians The Southwire tools below encompass everything you’ll likely use as an electrical worker. We cover everything from cable pullers to conduit benders and LED low bay lights.

Southwire Voltage Detector and Tester 41161N

Southwire’s Tester Works for Beginners and Experienced Electricians Alike Sure, all the bells and whistles that appear with improvements can be helpful, but most of the time, we keep coming back to the simplest tool because of its simplicity. Take the 41161N Southwire Voltage Detector and Tester as an example. It’s so simple to use […]

Southwire Electrician’s Hammer Nails a Trade-Specific Design

Southwire Electrician’s Hammer Hits the Romex Staple on the Head Electricians have cause to swing a hammer from time to time. And, while you can get the job done with just about any hammer, the Southwire Electrician’s Hammer could make your job a whole lot easier with its design. Hammer Time How many different ways […]

Southwire 5-in-1 Stubby Nut Driver

Southwire 5-in-1 Stubby Nut Driver

Southwire 5-in-1 Stubby Driver Replaces an Entire Set of Drivers Right around 3-1/2″ long, the Southwire 5-in-1 Stubby Nut Driver won’t take up a whole lot of space in your tool bag. Even better than that, its 5-in-1 design replaces 5 individual tools that could potentially crowd the party. Drive You Nuts The palm-sized Southwire […]

Southwire Phone Pouch: Protect Your Technological Assistant

Southwire Phone Pouch Does a Lot More Than Just Hold Your Phone Your cell phone is likely one of the more expensive pieces of technology that you carry around with you day in/day out. Why not protect it as much as possible? The Southwire cell phone pouch ensures that, even on the job, your phone […]

Southwire Made in America Screwdrivers and Nut Drivers

Southwire Made in America Screwdrivers and Nut Drivers

Southwire is expanding their series of Made in America hand tools, moving from the pliers we initially saw and into drivers. The Southwire Made in America screwdrivers and nut drivers feature a little different design. We’ve been using them for a while and really like what we’re seeing and feeling so far. Get a Grip […]

Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords Reduce Theft Losses

Southwire Custom Print Extension Cords Offer Color and Print Options to Reduce Losses Southwire custom print extension cords give you some colorful options along with custom printing. It’s not just a customizable gimmick, it’s designed to help you reduce jobsite theft losses. Many major construction firms include tool theft as part of their bidding processes. […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Southwire ProBuilt Hang-A-Light 120-Watt LED Review 1110120LED

Southwire ProBuilt Hang-A-Light 120-Watt LED Review 1110120LED

Southwire ProBuilt Hang-A-Light 120-Watt LED Blasts 15,000+ Lumens of Area Lighting LED lighting takes on many forms and Southwire’s ProBuilt brand makes some of the best in the business. The Southwire ProBuilt Hang-A-Light 120-Watt LED uses a steel safety cage and is designed to replace less efficient temporary lighting for construction and any application where […]

Southwire Bender

Southwire Conduit Bender Review

Southwire Conduit Bender Becomes Our Electrician’s Go-To Bender The Southwire conduit bender series are built-to-last tools with a couple of features you won’t find on every competitor. I’ve been installing conduit on a big job recently and my review of the Southwire MCB1 is just around the bend. PROS Easy-to-see cast bender markings on both sides […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Southwire Lantern

Southwire 6300-Lumen Jobsite Lantern Review

The Southwire 6300-Lumen Jobsite Lantern area light boasts several excellent features for permanent installation or portable use. Its 360º light pattern useful for safety lighting in a variety of settings and the price ain’t too bad, either. PROS 5000K LED light Metal carabiner clip and floor stand give you multiple hanging/standing options 10-foot cord power […]

Southwire Side Cutting Pliers

Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers SCP9TPCB

Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers Combines 8 Functions in 1 Tool Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers continue the company’s move into forged multi-tools designed to meet the needs of electricians. This is an 8-in-1 tool, upgrading their previous side cutter combo tool. Southwire Side Cutting Combo Pliers Design and Functions The Southwire SCP9TPCB have the […]