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Irwin Vise-Grip Fast Release Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Review

Irwin Vise-Grip Fast Release Curved Jaw Locking Pliers Review

For a tool that was invented in 1924, the Irwin Vise-Grips just keeps getting better with age. In our arsenal of tools, a Vise-Grip is one device that has certainly not outlived its usefulness. The latest addition to the Vise-Grip family is the new Fast Release Curved Jaw locking pliers that are available in three sizes. These new pliers come with no-slip ProTouch handles and take only one hand to open and lock closed and offer some other significant improvements over “The Original” style Vise-Grips.

Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set Review

Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set Review

The Craftsman Evolv 101 Piece SAE and Metric Tool Set is an ideal starter kit since it comes with decent tools to tackle most home owner’s tasks that require turning a wrench or tightening a bolt. With a pretty wide variety of sizes in both the sockets and wrenches, this set is a pretty good gift for the young person moving out on their own for the first time.

Kobalt 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set Review

Kobalt 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set Review

Kobalt’s 10-Piece SAE Combination Wrench Set is made in USA and includes 10 different SAE sized wrenches from 1/4-inch to 7/8-inch. The wrenches are drop forged and have a nice textured grip so that they won’t easily slip out of hand during use. We found that even when our hands were oily, the wrenches stayed put. They also worked very well with gloves, which is important if you’re used to working with hand protection.

Kobalt 11-Piece Pliers & Wrench Tool Set Review

Kobalt 11 Piece Wrench Set Review

I love comfortable hand tools. Whether its a nicely designed hammer, or a great handle on a screwdriver, a well-designed tool that fits your hand perfectly is all the more easier to use. The 11-piece Pliers & Wrench Tool Set from Kobalt Tools is beautiful to look at and easy to handle. Though these tools are made in China, they seem to have a decent heft and quality about them that lets you know they will be around for years to come.

Irwin quick adjusting wrench

Irwin Quick Adjusting Wrenches Review

A Metric Adjustable Wrench? That’s right up there with a muffler bearing removal tool… or so we thought. Like many of the recent Irwin branded tools we have seen, this one definitely delivers. With professional quality, reasonable pricing, and great features, the Irwin Quick Adjusting Wrenches are a great new spin on a classic product!

Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench

Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench

For those who have everything there is always the automatic adjustable wrench. This product makes it easy to quickly adjust the jaws without having to remove the wrench from a tight space. Just activate the button and the AA battery-powered wrench will open as wide as 1-1/4 inches to accommodate even some of the largest bolts you’re likely to encounter around the house.