Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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 […]

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Ratchet

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Ratchet Series Coming Soon!

Milwaukee Tool has just announced a new tool for the M12 lineup due out in October. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Ratchet aims to replace pneumatic ratchets in the auto, assembly, maintenance, electrical, and plumbing industries. The M12 Fuel Ratchet will be the first cordless ratchet on the market that features a brushless motor. Milwaukee claims […]

Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet

Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet Delivers Smaller Arc Swing

Recently, Stanley improved upon their line of automotive tools by introducing the Stanley 120 Tooth Ratchet.  With twice the amount of teeth than a traditional 60 tooth ratchet, this ratchet requires half the arc swing to engage the pawls, providing better access to fasteners in tight spaces. The new ratchet features a grooved, ergonomic handle […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DeWalt Impact Sockets DWMT74739

DeWalt Impact Sockets DWMT74739

There’s no tool combination more iconic of a garage than a ratchet/impact wrench and socket set. From small to large, they quite literally deal with the nuts and bolts of automotive and industrial applications. We may wonder if the world really needs another set with so many manufacturers in the market (answer: yes, of course!), […]

Milwaukee 12-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set

Milwaukee 12-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set

Milwaukee Tool recently introduced an SAE and metric Milwaukee 12-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set with pivoting head and patented, proprietary sockets for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Pros. The sockets, whose sizes are hard-stamped into 2 flats on the sockets, feature a parallel flat design for wrench compatibility as well as geometry designed to reduce stripping […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 1/4-Inch Ratchet

Milwaukee M12 1/4-inch Ratchet Review

The concept of a socket for turning rods, bolts, or fasteners has existed since the middle ages. But the tool we’d recognize as a ratchet today didn’t exist until J.J. Richardson invented it in the 1860s. Since that time heads and sockets have become hexagonal, but the indexed ratchet has remained quite similar to its […]

Vessel hand tools

Vessel Hand Tools – Screwdrivers and Allen Wrenches

Every now and then we get tools sent to us from companies we’re unfamiliar with. When some Vessel hand tools came to our door our curiosity piqued around both the brand and the build quality of the tools. Japanese Vessel Co, Inc makes (in Japan) hand tools, bits & holders, air tools, air nippers, and even a gasoline impact […]

24 Hours of Daytona with SONIC Tools USA

Daytona is synonymous with speed—and Spring Break, but we’ll stay in context. Any gearhead drools at the opportunity to walk the infield, through the garage and pit area, and see the 31 degree banking of the turns from the inside of Daytona International Speedway.  So, when Sonic Tools USA called to ask if PTR would like to […]

DeWALT Air Tool

New DeWALT Air Tools Are Here

New DeWALT Air Tools Are Designed to Deliver Premium Performance We’ve got some new DeWALT Air Tools that have landed on store shelves at your local Lowe’s. This pneumatic tool family includes an impact wrench, drill, angle die grinder, ratchet, and palm sander. We’ve got the palm sander on the way in for testing, but […]