Tag Archives: Hand Tools

Color Coded Aviation Snips Handles – Use the Right Snips

Color Coded Aviation Snips Handles – Use the Right SnipsAviation snips are the go-to tool for cutting sheet metal. They can typically handle up to 18 gauge CRS (cold rolled steel) or 22 gauge SS (stainless steel). Since every cut is different, manufacturers have been color-coding the handles on snips for a number of years. You want to use the right snips as those color coded aviation snips aren’t for […]

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Milwaukee Straight Cutting Aviation Snips Review

Milwaukee Straight Cutting Aviation Snips ReviewI have a secret. I’ve actually been using the Milwaukee straight cutting aviation snips for over 4 years now. I just never bothered to review them. The other day I used them yet again for something I take for granted—cutting some small pieces of flashing for a decking project. It was then I realized my […]

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Vessel Hand Tools – Screwdrivers and Allen Wrenches

Vessel Hand Tools – Screwdrivers and Allen WrenchesEvery now and then we get tools sent to us from companies we’re unfamiliar with. When some Vessel hand tools came to our door our curiosity piqued around both the brand and the build quality of the tools. Japanese Vessel Co, Inc makes (in Japan) hand tools, bits & holders, air tools, air nippers, and even a gasoline impact […]

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Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2016 Recap

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2016 RecapEvery year the Milwaukee New Product Symposium is one of the highlights of our editorial year. Rarely does anyone else come close to showing off the shear number of products that we’re able to get our hands on. Combine that with the fact that Milwaukee doesn’t bring a new tool to market without ensuring there’s […]

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Southwire RB1000 Bendstation Pro Rigid Workstation

Southwire RB1000 Bendstation Pro Rigid WorkstationThe Southwire RB1000 Bendstation Pro Rigid Workstation is a mobile bending platform used for bending and working with rigid and IMC conduit in 3/4″ and 1″ trade sizes. This non-powered tool utilizes a ratcheting shoe with sufficient leverage for an average-sized operator to easily bend conduit. The Southwire Bendstation unit is mounted to a workstation allowing for an […]

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Klein Heavy-Duty Nut Drivers Review

Klein Heavy-Duty Nut Drivers ReviewWith all the power tools running around and the lightning pace that cordless tools are setting, it can be tough to get excited about hand tools. Any time Klein tells me they have something new, they have my attention in a hurry. Tools like the new Klein Heavy-Duty Nut Drivers are the case in point. […]

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Milwaukee Cheater Adaptable Pipe Wrench

Milwaukee Cheater Adaptable Pipe WrenchMilwaukee Cheater is Industry’s First Adaptable Pipe Wrench Shipping to stores today, Milwaukee has announced the new Cheater pipe wrench. PTR’s initial sneak peek of the pipe wrench was last year when we attended the Milwaukee New Product Symposium. Last October, the Milwaukee Cheater received one of our prestigious Pro Tool Innovation Awards as a winner in hand tools. The Cheater stood out […]

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GearWrench Hooks And Picks Lineup Expanded

GearWrench Hooks And Picks Lineup ExpandedNew GearWrench Hooks and Picks Improve Reach and Strength Mechanic’s hooks and picks resemble the same tools you find in a dentist’s office for the same exact reasons – both need precision tools for hard to reach places. At the high end side of the Apex Tool Group, new GearWrench hooks and picks fill the […]

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Kreg Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp

Kreg Classic 2-Inch Face ClampKreg Announces Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp (and Renames the 3-Inch Model) Coming this March is the new Kreg Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp. It is a multipurpose clamp for wood projects that offers versatility and value. Since Kreg is introducing the Classic 2-Inch Face Clamp with a new name, the company has renamed their existing Kreg Face […]

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Milwaukee Hand Tools – Spring 2016 Update

Milwaukee Hand Tools  – Spring 2016 UpdateNew Milwaukee Hand Tools Introduced for Spring 2016 Milwaukee Hand Tools are welcoming several new members to the NBHD family. You can bet that the tape measure, PVC saw, basin wrench, cable cutting pliers, and hacksaw each have something unique to offer – it’s not just a “we have these, too” kind of mindset. All […]

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