Sometimes you get to do something nice, and having the right tools makes it easier to do that more often. Our mission, and we chose to accept it, was to rehab a bucket truck for a local outreach ministry. This also, of course, gave us the perfect opportunity to see if a set of 3/4″ 6pt. SONIC Tools […]
Every 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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The toolbox. Is there a more centric piece to any garage, shop, or shed? I think not. Of course, just mentioning a toolbox can be a very subjective topic. This one term can be defined by many things. It might be the small sheet-metal box that your grandfather gave you containing a hammer, pliers, and […]
The Southwire 8-piece screwdriver set includes eight different drivers. There are three slotted “cabinet” screwdrivers, two keystone slotted screwdrivers, two #2 Philips drivers, and a square (“Roberts” style) driver. While screwdrivers may not seem like an exciting tool to review (and indeed, for the most part they aren’t) there are some things to know about a tool you’re going […]
If you’ve ever had to get underneath a truck to change out some shocks or even replace brakes, having nice set of ratcheting wrenches is a godsend. For mechanics who use wrenches, the new generation of ratcheting models is adding some convenience features that simply weren’t found in past generations of tools. The GearWrench 120XP Universal […]
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Adjustable wrenches (commonly referred to by the brand name Crescent Wrench) are a staple in tool boxes around the country. These are popular among the trades, but nearly every professional has a use for them somewhere along the line. The Milwaukee Adjustable Wrench is my object of affection today and I want to know just what […]
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 […]
Milwaukee 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 […]
The Handee Clamp tool is a small thin tool that’s used to grab onto small bolts and clamps. It seems like the ideal tool for when you simply can’t get a bolt or clamp into position due to lack of clearance. The tool lets you manually rotate a dial on the end of the top to slide […]