Wrench Reviews & Buying Guides

We provide in-depth reviews of all types of wrenches, including combination wrenches, adjustable wrenches, pipe wrenches, and more. Our reviews also include specialty tools like basin wrenches and coverage of your everyday open end wrench that might be found in any mechanics tool kit.  Wrenches on the Jobsite We find a ton of wrenches in the hands of auto mechanics and plumbers. But what about other trades and applications? While you may not, at first, think about using wrenches on the typical construction jobsite, we actually find a lot of crossover in these hand tools.  From grabbing onto machined bolts to performing maintenance on OPE equipment, wrenches play an important role across a range of categories. Wrenches even take on a particularly important role when you factor in the needs of electricians. We try, whenever possible, to draw distinctions between universally-popular features and those particularly relevant to the various trades.

Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench

Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench – A Look Back

Sometimes tools don’t quite live up to the hype. Not too long ago, we did a worst power tools video on youtube and one of the entries was the Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench. Billed as a tool for those who have everything, the Black & Decker Automatic Adjustable Wrench promised convenience and speed. It […]

Klein Extra-Wide Adjustable Spud Wrenches

Klein’s Spud Wrenches Offer A Wider Reach Than Ever Before Klein Tools has made it a goal to eliminate the need to carry around multiple fixed-size wrenches. As an update to its lineup, Klein has increased the jaw width on two of its adjustable spud wrench models. We’re taking a look at the wrenches’ features […]

HART 275-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

HART 275-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Video

Price and quality combine to make a great value in the HART 275-piece mechanics tool set. Featuring 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2-inch drives with sockets in both metric and SAE sizes, it rounds out with hex bit sockets, star bit sockets, deep well sockets, nut driver bits, hex keys, and a multi-bit driver with a 48-piece […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review | 80944

Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review | 80944

Gearwrench 232-Piece Mechanics Tool Set Comprehensively Tackles Sub 1-Inch Jobs Many brands make comprehensive mechanics tool sets and they’re a great way to get started. One of their shortcomings is they often contain the most basic versions of each tool. The Gearwrench 232-piece mechanics tool set gives you the value of a large set with […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic Torque Wrench Review | 750 Ft-Lbs 85082

Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic Torque Wrench Successfully Blends Technology And High Strength Any mechanical engineer will tell you that proper torque settings can be the difference between success or catastrophic failure. The Gearwrench 3/4-inch electronic torque wrench is designed with both the brains and brawn to tackle high-torque jobs and with outstanding precision. Gearwrench 3/4-Inch Electronic […]

DeWalt ToughSeries Screwdrivers Feature


DEWALT TOUGHSERIES products are designed to be the most durable hand tools DEWALT has made to date. We’re teaming up with DEWALT to tell you more about how TOUGHSERIES screwdrivers are built to withstand your toughest jobs. Each screwdriver in the line starts with an S2 steel blade that offers a higher strength than chrome […]

Crescent Screw Biter Extraction Screwdriver

Crescent Screw Biter Screwdrivers Remove Mangled and Corroded Screws Working with damaged and frozen screws is just part of the job for any professional working in the trades. An impact screwdriver makes for a great solution to the problem. The Crescent Screw Biter Extraction Screwdriver delivers impact screwdriver functionality in a familiar form factor. It […]

Klein Slim-Head Ironworker’s Pliers with Comfort Grip

Klein Includes Cushioned Grip for Repeated Hardwire Cutting and Bending For a comfortable experience in a field that lends itself to hand fatigue, the Klein Slim-Head Ironworker’s Pliers feature a comfort grip that cushions your hand during the repeated twisting and cutting of soft annealed rebar tie wire. They’ve also launched a kit to retrofit […]

Crescent Z2 Pliers Feature 2

Crescent Z2 Pliers | Better Features, Excellent Value

When we got our hands on the latest Crescent Z2 pliers, we wanted to know what set them apart from the other high-quality options on the market. In short, it’s all about the features, and it’s not all bells and whistles. In designing the Z2 series, Crescent started where it matters most—with the people that […]