We saw Milwaukee Torque Lock Pliers and Clamps for the first time two years ago and knew they were going to be something special. Jon Bucklew reviewed them and confirmed our suspicions, along with leaving us a standing request to get any more of the line Milwaukee might be willing to send his way. Milwaukee has announced 20 […]
When 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 […]
Klein Journeyman High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers Upgraded with Wire Stripper/Crimper Side-cutting pliers have been known for generations as “Kleins”. This goes way back to 1857 when Matthias Klein first forged the tool that would carry his name, even when it’s made by another brand. Klein has taken their highly successful Klein Journeyman High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers and upgraded […]
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Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers Set to Expand Torque Lock Offerings Milwaukee MaxBite Locking Pliers are coming soon as either traditional locking pliers or with a rubber overmold. At 7″ and 10″ sizes, all four models will feature Milwaukee’s Torque Lock adjustment system. The Torque Lock adjustable screw is a flattened out ring that makes thumb adjustments a […]
Daytona is synonymous with speed—and Spring Break, but we’ll stay in context. Any gearhead drools at the opportunity to walk the infield, through the garage and pit area, and see the 31 degree banking of the turns from the inside of Daytona International Speedway. So, when Sonic Tools USA called to ask if PTR would like to […]
New Milwaukee Pliers Desgined for Specific Trades A total of 5 new Milwaukee pliers with trade-specific designs will be available in the market soon. The line-up includes crimping pliers, fencing pliers, ironworker’s pliers, 7″ nipping pliers, and PVC/oil filter pliers. Each of these hand tools feature comfort grips, forged manufacturing, and on-board reaming functionality. Together, the […]
Without a doubt, pliers are one of the handiest tools in any electrician’s toolbox. Recently, Klein Tools recievied a 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Award for their latest pliers – the Klein All-Purpose Pliers with Crimper. “We loved Klein’s original All-Purpose Pliers and they just got better! Klein removed the spring in the middle (which we liked) and replaced it […]
We got to visit Irwin Tools this year in Huntersville, NC to help them celebrate their 6th annual National Tradesman Day at the Irwin Tools 2015 Media Event. Irwin is a 13 year old brand—but only because Newell acquired it in 2002. If you take into account some of the companies that fall under the related brands, like Irwin, […]
If you’re going to design a tool specifically for rescue operations, you’ve got to do it right. All it takes is a whisper that it’s not effective and first responders won’t want anything to do with it. After all, their job is to save lives. They want the most effective tools on hand to help […]
Ideal Electrical has announced the launch of Ideal Electrical WireMan Linesman’s Pliers. This electrician’s tool is set to be the jump off point of their Made-in-America hand tool program. The new pliers will take advantage of Ideal Electrical’s Smart-Grip technology. This innovation boasts that it will provide electricians with handles that are resistant to perspiration, water, oil and chemicals. […]
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