Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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 […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
SONIC Impact Sockets

3/4″ 6pt. SONIC Tools Impact Sockets Review

Sometimes you get to do something nice, and having the right tools makes it easier to do that more often. Our mission (and we chose to accept it) was to rehab a bucket truck for a local outreach ministry. This also, of course, gave us the perfect opportunity to see if a set of 3/4″ […]

Review9.8(out of 10)
Sonic Tools S10 toolbox truck

Sonic Tools S10 Toolbox Review

The toolbox. Is there a more centric piece to any garage, shop, or shed? I think not. Of course, just mentioning a toolbox can be a very subjective topic. This one term can be defined by many things. It might be the small sheet-metal box that your grandfather gave you containing a hammer, pliers, and […]

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 […]

2016 Rolex 24 race at Daytona Speedway

2016 Rolex 24 Race with Sonic Tools

Every once in a while we get to go to fun events close to home to hang with a cool tool company. Recently, we checked out the 2016 Rolex 24 race at the Daytona International Speedway and spent time with Sonic Tools USA. Sonic Tools is an Internet direct tool company that’s been around internationally for […]

Kobalt universal socket set

Kobalt Pass-through Socket Set and Universal Socket Set

The Kobalt Pass-through Socket Set and Universal Socket Set are getting ready to hit stores in time for Christmas, and we got a sneak peek at these two new tool kits. Kobalt has been really big on improving its line of automotive tools ever since their debut of a brand new line of Kobalt mechanics tools back […]

GearWrench Impact Socket Sets - GearWrench 84949N socket set

GearWrench Impact Socket Sets Preview

9 New GearWrench Impact Socket Sets Available This Month GearWrench will be adding nine new impact socket sets beginning this September. This will be an addition to their existing impressive impact product line. The new GearWrench impact socket sets are made from impact grade chrome molybdenum alloy steel for exceptional strength and durability. To reduce […]

DeWalt 204-piece mechanics tools

DeWalt Mechanics Tools – Sockets, Ratchets and Wrenches

DeWalt showed off its new line of professional mechanics tools, a set of several different kits, each containing ratchets, sockets, and wrenches. Here’s the kicker—they are only available at Sears. This is new for DeWalt and at the company’s press event this year, the company said these tools aren’t competing directly with Sears’ Craftsman mechanics […]

Kobalt 27-Piece Xtreme Access Socket Set Review

Kobalt 27-Piece Xtreme Access Socket Set Review

The new trend in sockets, which Kobalt has fully embraced with its 27-pc Xtreme Access Socket Set, is the universal SAE/Metric spline drive that fits 6 & 12 pt, spline, star, square and even most rounded sockets. But Kobalt also utilized a new 4-in-1 solution that has the ratchet surrounding the socket, leaving the center open. Why is that important? With the center open , your bolt can pass right through, letting you use the same socket for both shallow and deep applications. Combined with the specialized drive system, this 27-piece socket set covers nearly all the bases for most general socket use.