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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


pliers

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 […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Klein Hybrid Pliers J215-8CR Vogue

Klein Hybrid Pliers with Crimper

It’s clear that working efficiently is the key to happy customers and more invoices. But ways to streamline our work don’t always jump out at us when we’ve always done it that way. I have a tool pouch with wire strippers/cutters, pliers, crimpers, and maybe some screw shears. How much more efficient can I be? […]

types of Pliers

Types of Pliers and Their Uses: Training the Apprentice

Pliers are some of the handiest tools to have around because they can be used for cutting, twisting, clamping and more. When we look for a pair of pliers to purchase, we always take note of the handle material, how tight the hinge feels, how precise the cutting surface or teeth are in the jaws and of course the over all quality of the tool.

Southwire Made In America Angled Head High-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Plier

Southwire Made In America Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Southwire recently unveiled their new line of Made In America electrician’s hand tools and we’ve been pretty excited. For one thing, all of these new Southwire tools are Made in the USA products. In addition to bringing manufacturing work back stateside, the new lineup features the same commitment to quality and durability as their other products. […]

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 […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Southwire 8-Inch Hi-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Southwire 8-Inch Hi-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Just as there are different strokes for different folks, there are different pliers for different electrical tasks. My analogies and rhymes might not be as smooth as my tool reviews, but I think you get the picture. Needle-nose pliers can reach, hook, and wrap; Linesman’s grasp, crimp, push, pull, and cut; and Diagonal Cutters allow […]

Milwaukee Locking and Specialty Tools

Milwaukee Torque Lock Line Expands

We saw Milwaukee Torque Lock Pliers and Clamps for the first time two years ago and knew they were going to be something special. Jon Bucklew reviewed them and confirmed our suspicions, along with leaving us a standing request to get any more of the line Milwaukee might be willing to send his way. Milwaukee has announced 20 […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee Gen II Combination Wire Pliers panel

Milwaukee Gen II Combination Wire Pliers Review

When we reviewed the original Milwaukee 6 in 1 Combination Pliers and the Milwaukee 6 in 1 Long Nose Pliers several years ago, we felt they were adept tools that offered a lot of features most electricians would find extremely useful. Indeed, our own Ben Parker who does this kind of work for a living, agreed wholeheartedly once we put them […]

Klein Side-Cutting Pliers Upgraded J2139NECRN

Klein Journeyman High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers

Klein Journeyman High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers Upgraded with Wire Stripper/Crimper Side-cutting pliers have been known for generations as “Kleins”. This goes way back to 1857 when Matthias Klein first forged the tool that would carry his name, even when it’s made by another brand. Klein has taken their highly successful Klein Journeyman High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers and upgraded […]

Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers

Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers with Torque Lock

Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers Set to Expand Torque Lock Offerings Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers are coming soon as either traditional locking pliers or with a rubber overmold. At 7″ and 10″ sizes, all four models will feature Milwaukee’s Torque Lock adjustment system. The Torque Lock adjustable screw is a flattened out ring that makes thumb adjustments a […]