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Review9.0(out of 10)
GearWrench ratcheting wrench solo

GearWrench 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches

If you’ve ever had to get underneath a truck to change out some shocks or even replace brakes, having a nice set of ratcheting wrenches is a godsend. For mechanics who use wrenches, the new generation of ratcheting models is adding some convenience features that simply weren’t found in past generations of tools. The GearWrench 120XP […]

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 […]

Review7.8(out of 10)
Ridgid telescoping basin wrench sink

Ridgid Telescoping Basin Wrench Review

It didn’t take long after replacing my first sink faucet to realize I needed a basin wrench. After that, it was a matter of finding which ones I liked best. Having used several basic models over the years, one thing I really like about the Ridgid telescoping basin wrench is its built-in LED light and […]

Ridgid Inner Tube Core Barrel Wrench

Ridgid Inner Tube Core Barrel Wrench

Ridgid Inner Tube Core Barrel Wrench Improves Durability with Replaceable Inserts Here at PTR, we don’t end up covering much of the core drilling end of the industry. It’s an incredibly necessary part of the industrial construction process though. When you’re investing millions of dollars putting thousands of tons of steel on a ground location, […]

Craftsman MACH Series

Craftsman MACH Series Shows off Innovation

The Craftsman MACH series of hand tools are designed for speed and efficiency. While Craftsman is already well known for their durability and strength, they have added some innovative features to so that your time on the job is well used. Craftsman MACH Series 10 piece Wrench Set It’s tough to think that you could […]

Crescent R2 Rapid Wrench Preview

Crescent R2 Rapid Wrench Preview

The R2 (R-squared) Rapid Wrench from Crescent is advertised to supposedly replace your entire socket set. Now, if your idea of using tools is the occasional non-rusty nut or wingnut, then this might be the tool for you. If anything, it might be fun to see the look on your Dad’s face when you give it to him on Fathers’ Day (the look will undoubtedly be some form of “What exactly IS this thing?”) The answer is a bit more complex. The R2 Rapid Wrench by Crescent (now a licensed name from Cooper Hand Tools) is part ratchet, part crescent wrench-turned-sideways and passed through a multi-dimensional wormhole.

Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review

Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review

With the recent reintroduction of the Kobalt mechanics tools, we have been eager to put our hands on a set to see what they are all about. The Kobalt 63 Piece Mechanics Tool Set (0338513) that we got in includes some of the most common 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive Metric and SAE sizes sockets that you will need. Things like a 72 tooth ratchet and fully polished chrome plating on all the tools comes standard along with laser etching and red/blue colored markings for easy identification of SAE (standard) and MM (metric) sizes. With an ever-growing line of mechanics tools, it looks like Kobalt is not just about quality, but also variety. They want to make sure that they have what you need to do your projects – and they enlisted the help of Hendrick Motorsports to make sure they did it right this time.

Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

Black and Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench Review

If you loved the original ReadyWrench, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the new Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench that adds a new level of functionally to an already handy tool. For those of you new to the concept of the ReadyWrench, you will appreciate the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker’s RRW100 Ratcheting version. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented this is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for many household tasks that might involve using a socket set or a wrench. Ratcheting ReadyWrenchThe Black & Decker RRW100 Ratcheting ReadyWrench takes the success of the original ReadyWrench and adds a reversible ratcheting feature that makes it perform much like a socket and ratchet. This tool combines 16 popular standard and metric socket sizes in one and is based on a simple concept that uses two rotating heads that have 4 different socket sizes each (compatible with 8 different SEA and metric sizes).

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench Review

When storage space is critical, the compact size and versatility of the Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is an ideal do-it-yourself tool for light-duty tasks that might involve turning a wrench. With 16 of the most common metric and standard socket sizes represented, you should be able to tackle everything from furniture assembly to putting that new riding toy together for your child.