Knife & Chisel Reviews & Buying Guides

From folding pocket knives and utility knives to woodworking chisels, we put our hands on everything that cuts or slices. When Pro Tool Reviews evaluates pocket knives, we look for blade steel, handle design, sharpness, and ergonomics. A knife has to fit your hand well and offer an edge that doesn’t dull after just a few cuts. Utility knives have found a place in our heart and we use them for nearly everything in the shop. The best utility knives feature either a snap-off blade design or easy-to-replace single blade system. We look at how easily the blade extends and retracts. The blade storage also affects how well a utility knife ranks in our system. For chisels, we take into account steel hardness and the overall design of the tool. From “demo” chisels to fine woodworking and carpentry chisels you want to understand the intended use and advantages of each of these tools.

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 […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
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 […]

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Dremel 4V Cordless Electric Scissors

Dremel’s Cordless Electric Scissors Are At The Cutting Edge of DIY Tools Have a ton of cutting to do with manual scissors? Help is on the way for DIYers, crafters, and anyone who hates clamshell packaging with the release of Dremel 4V cordless electric scissors. Dremel 4V Cordless Electric Scissors: The Big Deal In the […]

Review9.8(out of 10)

Lenox Fast Snap Utility Knife Review LXHT10597

Oh, Snap! Lenox Fast Snap Utility Knife Breaks New Ground Most of us that use utility knives frequently can appreciate the convenience of snap-style blades. Breaking them off and finding where the pieces fly off to are challenges we have to deal with, though. The Lenox Fast Snap utility knife deals with these issues in […]

Knipex CutiX Universal Snap Knife

Knipex CutiX Snap Knife Cuts with Precision, Without Bending or Breaking Snap-off blades are great for their utility. When your sharp edge dulls out, you simply snap off the tip to reveal a new, sharp edge. However, because of the design of the blade, you have to be careful with the pressure you apply while […]

Crescent Wiss M1P Aviation Snips Feature

Crescent Aviation Snips Expand HVAC Line

Upgraded Crescent Aviation Snips Give HVAC Pros More Options Crescent has upgraded the line of tradesman aviation snips with new handle colors and a black oxide coating. They claim these black oxide-coated compound Crescent aviation snips will deliver over half a million cuts. That’s enough to complete over 700 residential HVAC installs. Crescent Aviation Snips: […]

Toughbuilt Scraper Utility Knife (Retractable)

Toughbuilt Tackles Three Tasks in One Tool Toughbuilt launched a first-of-its-kind retractable utility knife. It pulls triple duty as a utility knife, scraper, and light-duty pry bar. We love to multitask and can appreciate a tool that combines a couple of key uses into one. The Toughbuilt Retractable Scraper Utility Knife makes for super simple […]

Irwin ProFlip utility knives

Irwin ProFlip Folding Utility Knives

Folding Utility Knives Designed for One-Hand Use When you’ve got things to cut, but only have one free hand, well, that’s when the perks of the Irwin ProFlip Utility Knives really make a difference. With Irwin’s ProFlip mechanism, you can quickly open and close these knives with one hand. The Irwin ProFlip line includes both […]

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Stanley Utility Knives 2021 Lineup

Stanley Adds 3 New Utility Knives to Portfolio Stanley might make more utility knives than any company in existence…although several others seem to be vying for the crown. Their continued work in utility knife development continues to bear fruit as they released three more models. These Stanley Utility Knives provide the perfect solution for working […]

KNIPEX StepCut Cable Shears

KNIPEX StepCut Cable Shears

Knipex Design Avoids Cable Crushing Cuts One of the things that can happen when cutting larger cables is you begin to deform or “crimp” the ends with the blades of your cutters. The Knipex StepCut Cable Shears address this when cutting solid, multi-core stranded copper, and aluminum cables up to 1/0 AWG. With its design, […]