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April 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Stanley yellow utility knives

Stanley Expands Line of Utility Knives

Stanley Adds 3 New Utility Knives to Portfolio Stanley might make more utility knives than any company in existence…although several others seem to be vying for the crown. Their continued work in utility knife development continues to bear fruit as they released three more models. These Stanley Utility Knives provide the perfect solution for working […]

Spec Ops Tools Review

Spec Ops Tools Review | Supporting Veterans and First Responders

Spec Ops Tools Exists to Provide Quality Tools While Supporting Veterans We’ve spent the last couple of months getting to know Spec Ops Tools. Their story is bigger than just producing tools and if you have a heart for our military and first responders, it’s a story worth knowing. Who is Spec Ops Tools? According […]

Gerber Prybrid

Gerber Prybrid Utility Multi-Tool Knife Review

Gerber Prybrid Knife Combine 8 Tools in One If you think that the Gerber Prybrid Utility Multi-Tool knife’s main claim to fame revolves around its integrated pry bar, well…well… well, you’d be right. But, if that’s the only thing you think makes this a unique tool/EDC knife, you’d be selling it short. Gerber has managed […]

Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Top 10 Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

From the time the calendar rolls from December to January, we have World of Concrete on the brain. As the largest show we attend each year, it gives us the chance to use many tools that we’ll put through a full review later in the year. Narrowing down our list to the top 10 best […]

OLFA MXP best snap-off Utility Knife

OLFA Aluminum MXP Knife Review

Aluminum MXP OLFA Knife Increases Durability Without Breaking the Bank OLFA sets the standard in utility knives when it comes to blades. Now aluminum MXP OLFA knife models are increasing the overall durability of the body itself. Pros Sturdy aluminum handle with steel blade channel Rubber overmold design support right and left-handed grips Snap-off blades […]

Stanley Safety Knives

Stanley Safety Knife Overview

As a business owner, you can be held liable for some pretty silly things. While OSHA doesn’t have any hard and fast regulation for utility knives, they do estimate that each serious laceration can cost a business around $38,000 in direct and indirect costs. Well, Stanley, God bless ’em, is working to address our proneness to error. […]

Utility Knife Pro Lifehack - Do More Than Cut Boxes

Utility Knife Marking Tool Lifehack for Pros

If you’re a tradesman or just particularly handy, then you naturally value resourcefulness. Sometimes we don’t have a tool at hand and need to improvise because the situation demands it. In a prior article, we talked about using a square nose shovel for removing shingles. Today, we’re taking a quick look at the utility knife […]

Stanley Retractable Utility Knives

Stanley FatMax Auto-Retract Safety Knife Review

I would not say that a major part of the job description around the PTR offices revolves around cutting into boxes and plastic, yet we do a fair amount of it. We do happen to receive a lot of packages in the mail, and we’ve found that having knives handy comes in, well, handy. Undoubtedly, […]

PTR Live Episode 103: The Measure of a Tape's Quality

PTR Live Episode 103: The Measure of a Tape’s Quality

Just in case you haven’t seen PTR Live Episode 103, we have the breakdown right here! Of course, we hope you’ll enjoy the entire show, but if you want to skip around to specific parts, check out the time stamps. Feel free to click on the links below most of the topics to get to […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita 12V Max Multi-Cutter Review

Makita 12V Max Multi-Cutter Review

With a drawer full of OLFA utility knives and blades, I never really thought of designing a tool to replace them. On the other side of the country, Makita has been working on a cordless solution. Enter stage left the new Makita 12V Max Multi-Cutter. As part of the CXT line of 12V Max tools, […]