Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Review9.0(out of 10)
Klein Adjustable Wrench

Klein Adjustable Wrench Review

Klein is moving further into the hand tool space with their new Klein adjustable wrench line. The series consists of four new models: 3 sizes of standard adjustable wrenches and a 2-in-1 Reversible Jaw Adjustable Pipe Wrench. We’ll get into the 2-in-1 in just a minute, but let’s start with the basics. So Are They […]

GearWrench Ratcheting Wrench Insert Bit Set

GearWrench Ratcheting Wrench Insert Bit Set – 41 Piece (81602)

It seems like manufacturers always look for new ways to put specialty fasteners in the most inconvenient locations. That’s all well and good when things are brand-new, but when it’s time for maintenance, these fasteners will inspire language we try not to use in front of our children. Fortunately, the GearWrench Ratcheting Wrench Insert Bit […]

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 […]

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.