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September 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


lineman’s pliers

Crescent Z2 Pliers Feature 2

Crescent Z2 Pliers | Better Features, Excellent Value

When we got our hands on the latest Crescent Z2 pliers, we wanted to know what set them apart from the other high-quality options on the market. In short, it’s all about the features, and it’s not all bells and whistles. In designing the Z2 series, Crescent started where it matters most—with the people that […]

Southwire best linemen pliers

Southwire Made in America High-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers

Southwire recently unveiled their new line of Made In America electrician’s hand tools, and we couldn’t be happier. In addition to Southwire’s reputation for making quality electrical tools, we also appreciate the commitment Southwire is making to manufacturing tools here in the USA. Everything about these tools, from the forging to the grips, was made […]

Best Southwire Tools at STAFDA 2017 Video Recap

Best Southwire Tools at STAFDA 2017 Video Recap

Southwire is pushing deep into the electrical trade. While they’ve always been about wire, the focus on expanding their tool lineup has been impressive. On our booth tour to see the best Southwire tools at STAFDA 2017, there were some familiar items along with some brand new ones. Best Southwire Tools at STAFDA 2017 Made in […]

Review7.7(out of 10)
Jonard Lineman's Plier with Fish Tape Puller and Crimper

Jonard Lineman’s Plier with Fish Tape Puller and Crimper

The name “Linesman’s Pliers” is a bit of misnomer because the tool is used throughout the electrical trade. Pros use linesman’s pliers to grab, push, pull, straighten, bend, and twist wire; to cut wire and small diameter threaded rod; and to ream the burrs from conduit. Sometime after Mathias Klein forged his first (half) pair […]

Review8.6(out of 10)

Southwire 8-Inch Linesman’s Multi-Tool Plier

Any tool that can successfully combine several functions is worth considering: it means a lighter load, more space in the tool bag, and fewer things to lose! But merging tools can sometimes compromise the utility of the individual functions, so manufacturers must walk a fine line. Fortunately, Southwire’s been in this business for a while […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ideal WireMan Linesman Plier 30-3430 Logo

Ideal WireMan Linesman Pliers 30-3430 Review

Last month, we told you about Ideal Industries’ new campaign to bring more manufacturing into the United States. Their Made-in-America hand tool program is being spearheaded by the Ideal WireMan Linesman Pliers, and they were kind enough to send us a couple to review. Linesman pliers are going to be found in nearly every electrician’s tool […]