Hand Tools reviews

Channellock #87 Rescue Tool Review

Shorter, Lighter Design Offers First Responders Pocket-Size Rescue Tool The new Channellock #87 Rescue Tool fits a nitch that other tools in the industry don’t. This tool fits nicely in a firefighter’s turnout pocket and light enough not to hinder movement. In addition to the lighter, smaller design the following features including: The cutting tool […]

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Veto Pro Pac Open Top Tool Bag Review

Veto Pro Pac OT-LC and OT-XL Open Top Tool Bags Once again I had the pleasure of testing some Veto Pro Pac Tool Bags and this time I tested the Open Top bags, OT-LC and OT-XL to be more specific. A couple of months ago I tested the Veto Pro Pac Model LC and found […]

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DEWALT ® Launches Its First-Ever Line of Hand Tools

TOWSON, Md. (April 5, 2011) – DEWALT announced today the launch of its new line of hand tools, which will be available beginning in June 2011. The line includes more than 100 professional-grade products including utility knives, pliers, wrenches, tape measures, hammers, saws, toolboxes and more. Professionals trust DEWALT products because they are optimized to […]

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Veto Pro Pac Review – Model LC

Veto Pro Pac – Model LC Tool Bag Until recently I hadn’t been a big fan of “Tool Bags” because frankly none of them have ever really impressed me. Moreover carrying around a Tool Box isn’t much fun either. Well I’m happy to say that I’ve found a Tool Bag System that has me very […]

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Channellock® 8″ 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier Review

New Channellock® 8″ 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier Channellock® has been releasing some great tools this year and the new Channellock® 8″ 368 High-Leverage Linemen’s Plier is another example. Last Fall I also reviewed their new 9.5″ Linemen’s Plier which is a slightly larger version of this one. The big improvement with both of these new […]

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IRWIN Tools – New Products and Demonstrations

Test Drive – IRWIN Tools at Bristol Motor Speedway Earlier this month I traveled to Bristol, TN to spend some time with the folks from IRWIN Tools learning about their products and attending the Ultimate Tradesman Competition. I also had the pleasure of watching a Nascar Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and experiencing an amazing […]

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IRWIN Universal Handsaw Review

Universal Handsaw – Fast Cuts – Fine Finish The folks at IRWIN Tools sent me their all new Universal Handsaw to test out. Now you might be wondering what can possibly be new and exciting about a handsaw and I’m happy to say engineering has finally caught up to one of our oldest trusted tools! […]

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Tools of the Weird: What if Faberge Made Tools?

A Most Egg-celent Drill The ornate wooden device in the photo may look like it was designed as a gift for Russian royalty, but it’s no mere ornament. It is actually a highly functional and surprisingly effective tool. When it was crafted 500 years ago in France, this pump drill was the very height of jobsite technology. […]

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Black And Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench

Black And Decker:  The Ratcheting Ready Wrench I had heard of the original Ready Wrench but had not used it. The new Black And Decker Ready Wrench with ratcheting feature is a useful, handy tool to have in the tool box.  I find that I use just a  few different size sockets or wrenches, but keep […]

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“Powerless” Table Saw – Jointmaker Pro v2

Jointmaker Pro v2 – By Bridge City Tool Works Occasionally I see a tool that just blows my mind. I recently discovered an amazing new tool (thanks to the folks at Charles & Hudson) which truly is a hand powered table saw! The Jointmaker Pro v2 from Bridge City Tool Works is an amazing tool […]

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