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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


utility knife

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, […]

OLFA Utility Knife

OLFA X-Series Utility Knife Review

A utility knife is a utility knife, right? Just grab the cheapest pack you can find at your local hardware store, use it for a week, throw it away, and repeat the process. So why should I spend more on the OLFA X-Series Utility Knife (XH-AL)? Is it worth handing over the extra coin? Like […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Best Klein Tools Gifts for Christmas

Klein Cable Skinning Utility Knife

Just a few months ago, I reviewed the Klein Diagonal Cutting Pliers because, as I told readers at the time if there’s one eternal truth about the electrical trade, it’s that wire’s need cuttin’. Well, hand-in-glove with wire cutting is wire stripping – or what is more accurately referred to as cable skinning as wire diameter […]

New DeWalt Utility Knives and Folding Knives

DeWalt Utility Knives and Folding Knives Preview

The new DeWalt utility knives and folding knives are aiming to be a cut above the rest.  The latest models in the line include retractable, folding retractable, carbon fiber pocket, and heavy-duty pocket knives with features meant to increase strength and durability. Our Take DeWalt Utility Knives When we got to use these at the DeWalt […]

Milwaukee Fastback Flip Utility Knife with Blade Storage

Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knives – Gen 3

Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knives Gaining Two More Members this Spring The original Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knife changed the game by introducing a flipper based utility knife and making us all wonder why we didn’t think of that before. The new models build on the features we all know an love from the previous two generations. […]

Klein Utility and Pocket Knives Expands

Klein Pocket Knives Enter the Market

Meet the New Klein Pocket Knives and Utility Knives Tough new designs and features specifically for the electrician are what the new line of knives from Klein is all about. The Klein Pocket Knives include 5 models, all equipped with 440A stainless steel blades, dual thumb studs for one-handed opening, and a pocket clip. The expansion also includes […]

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

2014 Pro Tool Innovation Awards – Hand Tools

Hand tools were likely the very first tools you got in your, well, hands. That’s because the nature of their design is basic – metal forged or cast into a shape. Along came improvements in the understanding of the chemistry leading to heat treatment and grips that were more comfortable and insulated against electricity. There’s […]

Milwaukee Self-Retracting Safety Knife

Milwaukee Self-Retracting Safety Knife

There are times when seemingly small changes or innovations make a big difference in the function, safety, or sheer joy of using a tool, but a utility knife is just a utility knife, right?. Milwaukee Tool Corporation shows us that even basic tools can be improved with the new Self-Retracting Safety Knife. This lightweight, all-metal designed […]

Milwaukee Snap-Off Utility Knives

Milwaukee Tool is expanding its hand tool offering with the introduction of several new Milwaukee Snap Off utility knives. For starters, the new snap-off utility knives feature an acetone resistant housing and blades made from iron carbide metal. Milwaukee tells us that the blade material will improve durability up to twice as long as standard […]