September 28, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.4(out of 10)
Makita 18V Cordless Ratchet Feature

Makita 18V Cordless Ratchet Review XRW01

Makita is answering the call from mechanics to add an 18V cordless ratchet to their deep line of LXT tools. The Makita XRW01 certainly checks off a box by joining the system, but it’s more than just your everyday design. Pros Slim handle design Less than 3 pounds with battery Interchangable 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch square […]

Makita 18V LXT interchangeable ratchet

Makita 18V Interchangeable Ratchet (XRW01)

Makita Launches Interchangeable 3/8″ and 1/4″ Square Drive Ratchet Ideal for the automotive Pro or enthusiast, the Makita 18V LXT Interchangeable Drive Ratchet presents two tools in one. With interchangeable 3/8″ and 1/4″ anvils, the Makita XRW01 halves the number of ratchets you need to keep up with under the hood. Straight From Makita’s Mouth […]

Hart Socket Sets For Mechanics

Hart Socket Sets for Mechanics

Hart Socket Sets That are a “Must Have” in Your Shop We know that a good socket set is indispensable in the workshop or home garage. So, we took a look at the various socket sets and mechanic’s tools that Hart has available for your wrench-swinging needs. The lineup is actually a lot more robust […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Wurth 3/8-Inch Dust-Protected Ratchet

Wurth Dust Protected Ratchet Review

Wurth Dust Protected Ratchet Extends Service Life If the idea of a dust protected ratchet is new to you, you’re not alone. There haven’t been many options available in the US. We got our hands on a Wurth Dust Protected Ratchet to take a closer look at the design and how effective it is as […]

Wurth Zebra 3/8-Inch Socket Set Review 096512022

Wurth Zebra 3/8-Inch Socket Set Goes Wherever the Job Takes You We all love our master mechanics sets, but there’s still room in our lives for smaller sets. Nearly finished with by 1982 Porsche 924 restoration, I’ve been carrying the 22-piece Wurth Zebra 3/8-inch socket set around to make occasional adjustments and for general use […]

Milwaukee Packout Ratchet and Socket Sets Now Available in Organizers

Organize Your Portable Ratchet Sets The Packout Modular Storage System continues to grow with some additional solutions for transporting and organizing ratchet and socket sets. Available this June, three Milwaukee Packout Ratchet and Socket Sets can come in their low-profile organizers. Or, for those that already have the Packout system and ratchet sets, Milwaukee will […]

GEarwrench 90-Tooth Ratchets

Gearwrench 90-Tooth Ratchets with Standard and Flex Heads

Gearwrench Rolls Out New Ratchet Lineup for 2020 Ratchets have long been a staple in the Gearwrench catalog, but the brand continues to roll out improvements. The new Gearwrench 90-tooth ratchets, now coming in standard and flex head options, are stronger and more comfortable ratchets that provide better access. Lose Your Baby Teeth The Gearwrench […]

Milwaukee M12 Digital Torque Wrench green LEDs

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Ratcheting Digital Torque Wrench – Hands-on

Sometimes a company surprises you with something new. That happened when we saw the Milwaukee M12 FUEL Ratcheting Digital Torque Wrench. This tool combines an M12 FUEL cordless ratchet with a digital 100 ft-lb 3/8-inch or 150 ft-lb 1/2-inch torque wrench. Of all the new M12 FUEL brushless tools announced at the NPS19 2019 media […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Sonic Tools Two-Way Torque Wrench

Sonic Tools Two-Way Torque Wrench Review

The well-built Sonic Tools Two-Way torque wrench makes a satisfyingly loud click when it overcomes the torque setting. It also has some great features that help it sail past the “average” click torque wrench. At $210, it falls well below Snap-on pricing but runs higher than comparable budget models. Several factors make the case for […]

SK X-Frame Ratcheting Wrench Web 01

SK X-Frame Ratcheting Wrench

One of my biggest complaints when using a socket set is that I’ll inevitably run into space where the ratchet and socket won’t fit. Enter stage right the ratcheting wrench with a much slimmer profile. But when there’s barely enough room to swing the wrench, frustration can build quickly. For those ultra-tight areas, there’s the […]