Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.5(out of 10)
Fluke 87V multimeter

Fluke 87V Multimeter Review | Industrial Features

Many consider the Fluke 87V multimeter the premier comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance tool of its kind. As a result, it also commands a premium price. The first Fluke 87V meter was introduced in the late 1980s, and we picked up the latest version to test out on some commercial job sites. First up came a […]

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 […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Klein HVAC Clamp Meter

Klein HVAC Clamp Meter with Differential Temp

I’m an HVAC Pro in Central Florida, so my phone rings off the hook from April through early October. The heat’s been relentless this summer but on the upside, I’m thankful that it means a lot more work for me. Make hay while the sun is shining, as the saying goes. Today, I’ve set aside […]

Southwire Electrical Test Kit Available At Lowe’s

There are a handful of tools that should be filed under the heading, “tools everyone should own.” A hammer, a drill, a level, screwdrivers, a tape measure, a few rolls of duct and electrical tape, etc. Add to that list a few items for electricians and DIYers that are packaged together and available exclusively from […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester Review

Fluke T6-1000 Electrical Tester Review

Every trade has its hazards – it’s why tradesmen get paid the big bucks, right? Well, maybe not. In any event, the electrical trade probably has the most invisible hazards of them all. Carpenters can see a spinning blade might cause injury. It’s clear to plumbers why wastewater is detrimental to their health. But is that line live? Does […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter

Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter

Electricians have to measure things that can’t be seen, so having a reliable meter is essential to the job, especially since danger is hidden throughout electrical service. Like most electricians, I have a particular brand of meter that I favor but today I’m giving the Klein Tools AC/DC Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Meter a shot. That’s […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Southwire MaintenancePRO Smart 1000A Clamp Meter

Southwire Smart Clamp Meter – MaintenancePRO 1000A Review

As the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and so it is with electrical service. Monitoring and assessing function are essential for performance, safety, and preventing costly damage down the road. The Southwire Smart Clamp Meter (MaintenancePRO Smart 1000A) is loaded with features for doing just that. I took the […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
FLIR DM284 Thermal Imaging Multimeter

FLIR DM284 Thermal Imaging Multimeter

Improvements in tool technology from one generation to the next are typically marginal simply because leaps and bounds can’t happen every day. But every so often a tool receives a significant innovation and, if it happens to be a tool of your trade, you consider yourself fortunate. Your job gets easier, your workflow more efficient, and […]

Pro Tool Reviews: A Pirate's Life for Me

Pro Tool Reviews: A Pirate’s Life for Me

As some of you may already know, I recently suffered a retinal detachment that has taken me out for a bit. While that puts all of my current review projects on hold, I’m undaunted in my attempts to at least make fun of myself along the way. In honor of my current look sporting an […]

Southwire 15190T MaintenancePRO Multi-meter

Southwire 15190T MaintenancePRO Multimeter Review

If you’re an electrician, your multimeter is like your Swiss Army knife. It handles most of what you need on the jobsite for verifying your work and troubleshooting issues. The Southwire 15190T MaintenancePRO multimeter aims to speed up the process of taking measurements as well as offer the convenience of remote control, recording, and reporting. The meter is […]