Hand Tools reviews

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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Rockwell Jawhorse Review

Rockwell Jawhorse No matter where my workshop has been over the years I’ve always needed sawhorses, clamps and supports to help me work alone. It never fails that I feel as though I need two more sets of hands to work effectively in the shop by myself. So when I saw the Jawhorse I was […]

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IRWIN Vise-Grip GrooveLock Pliers Review

IRWIN Vise-Grip GrooveLock Pliers Irwin recently introduced Vise-Grip GrooveLock Pliers in three different models including the Straight Jaw, V-Jaw and Smooth Jaw. Irwin recently sent us a pair of the Straight Jaw pliers to test and share our thoughts with all of you. Features Simple push of innovative press-n-slide button adjusts lower jaw 2X faster […]

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Channellock 4-in-1 Ratcheting Wrench Set (841S) Review

Channellock 4-in-1 Ratcheting Wrench Set (841S) Channellock recently introduced their new 4 ‘N 1 Wrench Set (Model 841S). The 4-in-1 Ratcheting Wrench Set does the work of 8 wrenches or socket. The folks at Channellock sent us this set to test and report out thoughts to all of you. Features SAE Includes ratchet sizes: 5/16″ […]

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Arrow T50 R.E.D. Staple Gun and Brad Nail Gun Review

Arrow T50 R.E.D.™ Professional Manual Staple Gun and 1″ Brad Nail Gun Arrow Fastener Company just released the all new T50 R.E.D.™ Professional Manual Staple Gun and 1″ Brad Nail Gun. The T50 R.E.D.™ professional manual staple gun and 1” brad nail gun features U.S. patented drive technology that enables the user to set a […]

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