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Milwaukee Force Logic 15T Crimper 2879

Milwaukee Force Logic 15T Crimper Designed to Reduce Muscle Effort and Wrist Strain At less than 18 pounds with a battery, the new Milwaukee Force Logic 15T Crimper is the lightest 15T crimper on the market. Combined with its inline design, rotating head, and centered grip, Milwaukee’s new crimper targets muscle strain and fatigue that […]

Channellock Insulated Pliers

Channellock Insulated Pliers

Channellock Insulated Plier Line Rated Up To 1,000 VAC Designed primarily for electricians and other Pros who need OSHA-compliant and rugged tools for the job site, Channellock Insulated Pliers are on their way to retailers carrying features that help get the job done quickly and safely. Best of all, they’re all be 100% made in […]

Southwire Forged Romex Stripper SNM1214HD

Southwire Forged Romex Stripper SNM1214HD

Cover Romex First Cut to Final Loop with One Tool Using New Southwire Forged Romex Stripper Southwire is expanding its hand tool lineup with a more robust line of strippers and cutters. Up first on our plate is the Southwire Forged Romex Stripper. From The First Cut to the Final Loop We put Southwire’s new […]

Ideal Electrical Extendable Screwdriver

Ideal Extendable Screwdriver Review

Electricians can drop a few tools and do more with less using the Ideal Extendable Screwdriver. This one screwdriver replaces up to eight or more drivers you currently carry. We placed this tool in the hands of one of our resident electricians. He quickly put it to work on some motor control panels used to drive […]

Ideal Adjustable Length and 12-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdrivers Video

Ideal Adjustable Length and 12-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdrivers Video

Ideal Adjustable Length and 12-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdrivers Save Time and Space We put Ideal’s Adjustable Length and 12-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdrivers in the hands of one of our electricians to see how using tools like this can make his job easier working on control boards in a pump manufacturing facility. The Ideal Adjustable Length Screwdriver features […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Southwire TechnicianPro Bluetooth Multimeter

Southwire TechnicianPro Bluetooth Multimeter 14090T

The Southwire TechnicianPro Bluetooth Multimeter distinguishes itself from the rest of the TechnicianPro lineup with its exceptionally useful Bluetooth capability. In this review, I’ll show you how it – and the rest of the meter’s functions – work on the job. PROS Excellent value compared to other CAT IV multimeters with Bluetooth capability Bluetooth capability […]

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Southwire Maxis XD-1 Circuit Puller

Pulling wire with a fish tape is one thing. Pulling branch home runs is another. For the kind of pulls that require more than just the muscles God gave you, there’s the new Southwire Maxis XD-1 Circuit Puller. Mechanical wire pullers aren’t new, but they’re big and expensive. The Southwire Maxis XD-1 Circuit Puller plugs […]

2018 Ideal National Championship winners

Ideal National Championship Annual Electricians Competition

We partnered with Ideal Industries this year to bring you a first-hand look at the 2018 Ideal National Championship for electricians. Dubbed the Ideal Nationals, there’s no more intense or visible display of trade skill in this field. The Ideal Nationals—in a nutshell—pit tradesman against tradesman in a national electricians competition to crown a champ. […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Klein Hybrid Plier Multi-Tool

Klein Tools Electrician’s Hybrid Plier Multi-Tool

The Klein Hybrid Plier Multi-Tool that I have today is the second tool of Klein’s new hybrid offerings. I’ve already had the opportunity to review the first in the series, the Hybrid Pliers with Crimper, and – spoiler alert! – I found them to be excellent. Well, these new hybrid pliers, which feature the seven most common electrician’s tools […]

Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Laser Pointer NCVT-5

Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Laser Pointer NCVT-5

The newest Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester is on its way with dual-range capability and an integrated laser pointer. It’s the latest in a line that includes models with a basic form, integrated flashlight, and integrated IR thermometer. The Klein NCVT-5 maintains the same general profile as the other testers in the line. The big difference […]