Hand Tool Reviews & Buying Guides

Hand tools make up a large portion of the equipment we carry every day. Pro Tool reviews pays close attention to recent innovations. Our hand tool reviews include knives & cutting tools, wrenches, chisels, fastening tools, hammers, and more. These hand tools covers the gamut from one end of the industry to another. Possibly our favorite series is our best framing hammer review. In that head-to-head review we compared nine popular models. This type of comparison isn’t always possible, but we do test out these tools on the jobsite. Hand Tool Reviews for the Pro Tradesman This is also where you’ll find popular lighting products and even folding knives from Kershaw, CRKT, and Zero Tolerance. Even Milwaukee Tool has new Fastback knives for use by contractors and tradesmen in the field. We try to review as many of these types of tools as possible. This helps us remain a leader in reporting industry trends. This is particularly important when manufacturers add new features or make tweaks to their products. Sometimes they revamp an entire line. Other times they include something that only slightly improves a hand tool over a previous model. It all adds up.

Irwin Strait-Line tape measures

Irwin Strait-Line Tape Measures

Irwin Strait-Line Tape Measures Promise High Durability And Reach Tape measures might be consumables, but that doesn’t mean we want to replace them frequently or use junky ones. Many tape measures can’t hold up under the demanding applications of professional work for long. Irwin is challenging this idea with its Strait-Line tape measures. With three […]

Malco Eagle Grip Locking Pliers

Malco Eagle Grip Locking Pliers and Clamps Review

Can These Eagle Grip Locking Pliers Truly Beat the Competition? When we crafted our what tools are made in the USA article, we didn’t realize we would eventually get deluged with tools…tools made right here in the United States. Case in point—we got sent Malco Eagle Grip locking pliers and clamps to try out. Billed […]

Hart Impact Sockets

HART Impact Sockets for Impact Wrenches

HART Impact Sockets Up Your Impact Wrench Game Without Breaking Your Wallet So you bought an impact wrench and you’re ready to get to work. To save some money, you’re just going to use the chrome sockets in the mechanics set you have. As you reach for them, there’s a nagging feeling that maybe there’s […]

General Equipment BittyBreaker Manual Impact Breaker

General Equipment BittyBreaker Reduces Cost And Footprint Breaking is a tough, loud, dirty job that’s uncomfortable for both the operator and bystanders. But what if you could get some of those jobs done with a lighter, quieter tool? The General Equipment BittyBreaker is one option worth considering. General Equipment BittyBreaker Manual Impact Breaker: The Big […]

OLFA SK-16 Concealed Blade Safety Knife

OLFA SK-16 Concealed Blade Safety Knife

OLFA’s SK-16 Safety Knife Makes The Cutting And Blade Changing Process Simple From professional electricians to warehouse workers, it’s hard to find a Pro who doesn’t use a good knife to make their job easier. In many work environments, it’s doubly important to have a strong knife that also reduces the risk of injury. Accidents […]

Hammers laid out

Best Framing Hammer for Pros

Arguably one of the oldest tools known to humanity is the hammer. The irony is that we’re still trying to come up with new ways to improve it! While it might be a prehistoric tool, it’s unlikely to go extinct any time soon since most homes (at least in the USA) are still constructed out […]

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Kershaw Flatbed Folding Pocket Knife

Kershaw Flatbed Folding Pocket Knife Review

Kershaw Flatbed Is An Affordable, Functional EDC Pocket Knife Without even looking at the Kershaw Flatbed pocket knife, the name indicates a highly functional utility. Our knives have to work for a spot in our pockets and we wanted to know if there’s more to this one than just a name. Kershaw Flatbed Pocket Knife […]

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure 93LDM100C

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure Offers Simple Operation And Affordable Price The Klein compact laser distance measure (93LDM100C) has quite a few differences when compared to the discontinued 93LDM65 model and the laser measure built into the NCVT-6 voltage tester. Is simpler better? Let’s take a look. Using the Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure Range […]

Bosch GLM165-27CG Laser Measure

Bosch GLM165-27CG Blaze Green Beam 165-Foot Laser Measure

Bosch GLM165-27CG Laser Measure Reaches New Heights Bosch is definitely no stranger to the laser measure scene and they’ve recently introduced a few newcomers to their Blaze lineup. Bosch’s 165-foot laser measures have come a long way since the GLM165-40 we reviewed back in 2018. Today, the Bosch GLM165-27CG 165-foot laser measure boasts impressive technology […]