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April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Stanley

Stanley yellow utility knives

Stanley Expands Line of Utility Knives

Stanley Adds 3 New Utility Knives to Portfolio Stanley might make more utility knives than any company in existence…although several others seem to be vying for the crown. Their continued work in utility knife development continues to bear fruit as they released three more models. These Stanley Utility Knives provide the perfect solution for working […]

Stanley Safety Knives

Stanley Safety Knife Overview

As a business owner, you can be held liable for some pretty silly things. While OSHA doesn’t have any hard and fast regulation for utility knives, they do estimate that each serious laceration can cost a business around $38,000 in direct and indirect costs. Well, Stanley, God bless ’em, is working to address our proneness to error. […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Stanley FatMax Tape Measure Review

Stanley FatMax Tape Measure Review: 25′ Auto-Lock Model FMHT33338

We all love a good tape measure, and Stanley Fatmax has been cranking out great ones for a while now. Specifically, I’m talking about the Stanley FatMax tape measure in one of its newest 25′ form factors – the FMHT33338. It’s a popular choice amongst tradesmen, and for more than a few good reasons. Its […]

Stanley Retractable Utility Knives

Stanley FatMax Auto-Retract Safety Knife Review

I would not say that a major part of the job description around the PTR offices revolves around cutting into boxes and plastic, yet we do a fair amount of it. We do happen to receive a lot of packages in the mail, and we’ve found that having knives handy comes in, well, handy. Undoubtedly, […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Stanley I-Beam Level

Stanley I-Beam Level 42-480 Professional

When we think of professional-grade tools for demanding applications, it’s easy for our thought processes to sort of begin and end with the some of the sleeker, sexier name brands. Your Milwaukee’s and Makita’s and DeWalt’s make some impressive tools that generally perform well and look good doing it. But, their prices can run a bit […]

Stanley Bow Saw FatMax angled

Stanley Bow Saw Preview 24 inch FatMax

We’ve covered some impressive Stanley products lately, like the Stanley Fatmax Professional Grade Water Hose. We also covered construction hand tools from sister brands, including the Bostitch Anti-Vibe hammer tacker. Now, we’re turning our focus towards their line of Stanley bow saws. Originally found in China, the bow saw has a unique design and function. The shape […]

Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet

Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet Delivers Smaller Arc Swing

Recently, Stanley improved upon their line of automotive tools by introducing the Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet.  With twice the amount of teeth than a traditional 60 tooth ratchet, this ratchet requires half the arc swing to engage the pawls, providing better access to fasteners in tight spaces. The new ratchet features a grooved, ergonomic handle […]

Stanley Build Your America 2016

Stanley Build Your America 2016

The 3rd annual Stanley Build Your America continues the satisfying tradition of giving back to the community. Stanley Build Your America 2016 participants nominate and vote for a USA public charity or private foundation to be one of three grand-prize winners that will receive $10,000, and an assortment of Stanley Black & Decker products valued at […]

Stanley Fatmax hose

Stanley Fatmax Professional Grade Water Hose Review

Hoses may not seem like a “Pro” tool, but if you work with concrete, airless sprayers, or pressure washers, then having a good hose will save you time and money. Recently, the Stanley Fatmax Professional Grade water hose was launched by Bond Manufacturing. The new hose is the first product in a series of proprietary solutions […]

Stanley Storage and Workspace Solutions Gobbles Up Lista

Stanley Storage and Workspace Solutions Gobbles Up Lista

This week Lista announced that it has merged with global leading tool and storage manufacturer Stanley Black and Decker. Stanley’s Vidmar division, like Lista, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of storage products. Lista is a Massachusetts company well-known for its excellent storage cabinets, mobile cabinets, workbenches and […]