Hand Tools reviews

OLFA LA-X Utility Knife Review

OLFA LA-X Utility Knife Review Let me get this out of the way, I’ve always been a traditional utility knife user. The kind that takes a trapezoid-shaped blade that can be flipped end for end when it gets dull. Fixed blade, retractable, flip-style all use the same blade. There’s one company though that went a […]

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Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper

Klein Heavy Duty Wire Stripper K12055 Review I’m an electrician, and I’ve long thought that wire strippers had very little purpose to me except for when I needed a bolt cutter.  The pliers have always been lousy and my linesman pliers can strip wires almost as quickly.  Why should I bother carry around another tool.  […]

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Bernzomatic Torches

Good Bye Old Friends Two of the first tools I ever bought are now among the recently departed from my toolbox inventory. Back in 1975, I bought a flint spark igniter along with a MAP gas torch to sweat a few water lines for my new house and install some air lines in my garage. […]

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New Ridgid Concrete and Tile Tools

New Ridgid Concrete and Tile Tools The isles at your local Home Depot are going to be changing a little bit in the next couple months. If any of you have ever been through the tile isles at Depot you may have heard of a brand called QEP. Well, that brand is now being replace […]

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Diamondback Tool Belt

Diamondback Tool Belt Denali Rig Review Most carpenters consider their tool belt as an extension of their body.  It’s where these craftsman keep their tools that help them complete their day to day tasks.  Every tool has it’s own home within our tool belts and we can reach down and grab them without even looking.  […]

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Tool Driven Builder Hammer

Tool Driven Hammer Review Recently on the market The Tool Driven Builder Hammer is taking a new approach to making a more user-friendly hammer. The claim is that a lighter handle will reduce stress to the user’s arm and joints. A lighter handle is achieved by using carbon fiber composite and Kevlar. This makes for […]

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Empire Digital Level True Blue 24″

EMPIRE DIGITAL LEVEL TRUE BLUE 24” The brand new 24” Empire Digital level has hit the market. This is the newest addition to Empires already impressive line of hand levels. There is a full line of these digital levels and they are the industries first auto calibrating digital level. DIGITAL LEVELS LOADED WITH FEATURES We received […]

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Rolgear Multi-bit SILENT Ratchet Screwdriver

Rolgear 15-in-1 Screwdriver Review As a remodeling contractor, I’m a fan of ratcheting and multi-bit screwdrivers, as they allow multiple tool options with one tool. I recently came across the Rolgear screwdriver which has a unique and innovative gear mechanism. What I mean by that is that it’s completely silent, and there is no lost […]

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Veto Pro Pac TECH OT-MC Tool Bag

Veto Pro Pac TECH OT-MC Bag Review Time is money, and it seems that few contractors have a clear understanding of how to improve operational efficiency. There’s a lot of things that can be discussed in that previous sentence but one ground ball is tool organization. The RIGHT tool for the job, and the RIGHT […]

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Kershaw Reverb Knife

Kershaw Reverb Knife Review The new Kershaw “Reverb” manual folding knife has just been released, and just in time for father’s day.  This new knife is perfect for hiking, camping or as an everyday knife.  Kershaw has been producing quality knives in all shapes and sizes since 1974 and the Reverb knife is no exception […]

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