Tag Archives: Cutting & Chisels

CRKT Homefront with Field Strip Technology

CRKT Homefront with Field Strip TechnologyI am an unabashed enthusiast of WWII history. I can thank my grandfather for that. He was an airplane mechanic for the Army Air Corps in the Pacific and I was a kid fascinated with flight. I’d check out a WWII aircraft book from the library before going up for a visit and he would […]

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6 Methods for Cutting Drywall

6 Methods for Cutting DrywallPreparing drywall to be fastened to a stud takes a little more skill than you might think. The panels are heavy and unwieldy in their 4-foot wide x 8-, 10-, or 12-foot sheets. Moisture resistant drywall for use in bathrooms is even heavier. You may be able to install a panel on a wall alone, […]

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Hults Bruk Akka Forester’s Axe

Hults Bruk Akka Forester’s AxeI’ve had a fascination with axes for as long as I can remember. I own several and carry one with me anytime I’m traveling more than a few miles from home. A good axe is versatile – it’s a tool for cutting firewood, preparing shelter, processing fresh game, and even for defense among many other […]

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Milwaukee Gen II Combination Wire Pliers Review

Milwaukee Gen II Combination Wire Pliers ReviewWhen we reviewed the Milwaukee 6 in 1 Combination Pliers and the Milwaukee 6 in 1 Long Nose Pliers several years ago, we felt they were an adept tool that offered a lot of features most electricians would find extremely useful. Indeed, our own Ben Parker who does this kind of work for a living, agreed wholeheartedly once we put one […]

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Southwire XT Mini Stripper Review

Southwire XT Mini Stripper ReviewSouthwire added two brand new products to its lineup for stripping wire. The new XTS-01 handles wire from 1/0 to 1000 mcm and the Southwire XTS-02 wire strippers handle smaller wire from #6 all the way to 1/0. We were connecting some additional wire as part of running electrical conduit for our shop. For this […]

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Zero Tolerance 0909 By Les George Review

Zero Tolerance 0909 By Les George ReviewZT Knives and Les George have done it again with another great knife. Last year we reviewed the excellent ZT 0900 and this year, ZT and Les have returned with a new design – the Zero Tolerance 0909. My first impression of this knife was that it was a big folder, yet had great ergonomics! More detail […]

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Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knives – Gen 3

Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knives – Gen 3Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knives Gaining Two More Members this Spring The original Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knife changed the game by introducing a flipper based utility knife and making us all wonder why we didn’t think of that before. The new models build on the features we all know an love from the previous two generations. […]

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Wiss Folding Pocket Knife Announced

Wiss Folding Pocket Knife AnnouncedWiss Folding Pocket Knife Features Radical, Functional Design Wiss, a 168 year old brand under the Apex Tools Group, doesn’t seem to showing their age at all with a radical new knife design. The Wiss Folding Pocket Knife features a blade design reminiscent of a Clingon weapon from Star Trek, but there’s function behind it. […]

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Kickstarter Campaigns: The Leveraxe

Kickstarter Campaigns: The LeveraxeLeveraxe Designer has an Ax to Grind with Tradition A while back we shared a video on our social media channels of a Finnish man by the name Heikki chopping wood with the craziest looking ax we’d ever seen. What was even crazier was how effective it was. Thus we were introduced to the Vipukirves Leveraxe – […]

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CRKT Forged By War Program

CRKT Forged By War ProgramTypically here at Pro Tool Reviews, we just cover EDC style knives. We all carry some form of blade whether it’s a folder, multi-tool, utility knife, or even the occasional fixed blade. While I personally like to carry something tactical that can double as an EDC, our niche isn’t necessarily the defensive/tactical market. If I’m […]

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