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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Veto Pro Pac Model LC Tool Bag Review

Veto Pro Pac Model LC Tool Bag Review

I like a good tool bag. Veto Pro Pac’s Model LC Closed Top zippered bag is actually a GREAT tool bag. The reasons are varied but mostly its greatness centers on its flexibility and durability. I mean, when people grab a tool bag from… well, wherever they grab them, it’s often with the idea that they’re getting the best they can for the money and “hopefully” it’ll hold up. The Veto Pro Pac is for people who’ve already gone that route… and failed. It’s for the professional who understands what a tool bag should be, and what it shouldn’t. It’s designed by people who have, frankly, been there, and done that – and it shows. The Veto Pro Pac Model LC comes across as a bag you don’t have to baby. You can throw it, slam it, kick it around – it’ll be fine and so will your tools. And that made us happy. ‘Cause we like to throw and kick things around… and so we begin our review.

DeWalt Tough System 4-1 Systainers Preview

DeWalt Tough System 4-1 Systainers Preview

It was news last year when Bosch’s L-Boxx Container System took on Festool’s Systainers. Now it seems that DeWalt is getting into the game. As is typical with DeWalt, they are going all-in in an attempt to do it better, tougher and… uh, more tougher. We’d have to say – their new DeWalt Tough System […]

Dymo Rhino 5200 Label Printer Review

Dymo Rhino 5200 Label Printer Review

If you are a professional contractor, electrician, plumber, or like to keep your stuff organized and easy to find, by now you’ve likely heard of Dymo’s line of Rhino label printers. The Rhino labelers are one of few industrial quality products designed to serve the needs of journeymen and contracting professionals who need on-site labelers that can stand up to the tough elements and challenges faced on the jobsite. The company just released its Rhino 5200 to update and replace its already well-regarded RhinoPro 5000 label printer that has been an industry standard. The new product simplifies and augments an already impressive label printing tool. Dymo doesn’t just stop at the machines, however, they have an impressive and well-rounded line of label products that cover the gamut and function in almost any environment. This includes entry-level nylon tape, vinyl tape in multiple color choices and also permanent polyester labels which are hearty enough to work for outdoor use or application onto rough surfaces. We were happy to put our grubby hands on the new 5200 and, when we did, we were quite pleased with the results.

Kobalt Steel Tool Chest with Pioneer Stereo System Review

Kobalt Steel Tool Chest with Pioneer Stereo System Review

So I walked into Lowe’s about a month ago and spotted a new tool chest. Something was different about it. It was blue – no big deal there, but it had a strange door with no handle on the top right side of the top tool chest. Pushing it open I was greeted to the reveal of a Pioneer Stereo. Alas, had Kobalt finally unveiled a new tool chest with an integrated stereo that was slightly more manageable than their 53-inch behemoth stainless steel product? Indeed they had.

Festool T-LOC Updates Systainer Storage System

Festool T-LOC Updates Systainer Storage System

Festool is completely redesigning its Systainer system. The changes center around a new way of locking and stacking the storage boxes with a redesigned T-LOC system. The German supplier has redesigned the Systainer so that it will be opened, closed and joined/stacked with a single hand movement. Compared to the existing locking and stacking mechanism, […]

Bosch L-Boxx Tool Storage System Preview

Bosch L-Boxx Tool Storage System

At this year’s 2010 Global Leadership Tour, Don Briner, who works in Bosch’s Tool Organization and Storage department, gave us a nice preview of their upcoming adaptation of Sortimo’s L-Boxx tool storage system. The new products seem to compete directly with Festool’s Systainers (though Bosch was careful not to directly address this in their presentation). The L-Boxx obviously targets mobile work, but its simplification of the transport and storage of power tools, accessories and consumables makes it appealing to just about everyone.

Dewalt  Magnetic ToughCase Container First Look

DeWalt Tough Case Container Preview

The Dewalt Magnetic ToughCase Containers come in either yellow or black. Model DWMTC15 is yellow and contains 15 pieces that are geared toward driving and fastening duties. You’ll find lots of different bit heads for driving a variety of screw types. The 20 piece DWMTCIR20 is black and is geared toward drilling and impact duties. This set includes a lot of different fastener bits but also a couple of drill bits – all of which are designed to take the abuse that only an impact drill can deliver.

Kobalt 27 inch tool chest drawer

Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest Review

Kobalt Tools is redefining “value” with its newest line of stainless steel tool chests. We took a look at their 27-inch model with 5 drawer chest and 6 drawer roller cabinet and were soundly impressed by its construction quality, attention to detail and comprehensive features. This tool chest will quickly become one of your favorite tools in and of itself, and anyone not familiar with Kobalt’s tool storage products will want to take a closer look at what is offered.

Husky 26 inch 6 Drawer Tool Chest

Husky 26 inch 6 Drawer Tool Chest 26PCHTHD Review

All tool guys know that if you are going to have a man-sized collection of hand tools, then it is imperative to have a good storage system. What makes a mechanic project a breeze is when you can open a drawer, and right there at your fingertips is the exact socket or wrench you need. If you are looking for a bench-top tool box with ball bearing drawers, lots of storage and all steel construction, then chances are that the Husky 26PCHTHD 26 inch 6 Drawer Tool Chest will serve you well. This tool box has all the looks, features and quality of a high end tool box, but at a very modest price.