Hand Tools reviews

Wilton 6.5″ Multi-Purpose Vise

Wilton 6.5″ Multi-Purpose Vise (model 650P) Review I recently got a chance to test out the Wilton 6.5″ multi-purpose vise (model 650P). As an experienced steel fabrication shop manager and certified AWS welder, I understand the importance of a quality vise. Why? Because whether cutting, grinding, or fitting up metal joints for tack welds, it […]

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Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Strap Review

Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Strap We recently got the chance to test out a bunch of the Omegastrap 1″ Ratchet Straps. If you’ve ever had to move equipment or materials in a truck or on a trailer then you’ve used ratchet straps. Ratchet straps are amazing useful tools. They offer safety during transport and prevent damage […]

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Rack-A-Tiers 52300 Studball Magnetic Stud Finder

Rack-A-Tiers 52300 Studball magnetic stud finder Tool Review This is a review of the Rack-A-Tiers 52300 Studball magnetic stud finder, but first let’s take a little trip back in time. In 1977 the first electronic stud finder was designed and the Zircon Corporation put one into production shortly thereafter. Zircon was the sole producer of […]

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Fiskars Pro IsoCore Splitting Mauls Review

Fiskars Pro IsoCore Splitting Mauls Review Fiskars Pro recently added some new splitting mauls to their IsoCore line of tools. For this review I took a swing at the new 36″ 6.0 Lbs. maul and also the mini 14″ 2.5 Lbs. maul. I chose to test these models as opposed to one of their renowned […]

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Crescent Wiss Shears

Crescent Wiss Tradesman and Utility Shears As a Pro contractor, my biggest complaint with shears has always been that they aren’t powerful, durable, or comfortable for repetitive cuts. As a result, I’ll use my utility knife but that’s NOT always the best tool for the job. Crescent Wiss Shears is about to change all that! Wiss […]

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Stiletto TiBone 3 Hammer

Stiletto TiBone 3 Titanium Hammer Review There are two versions of the Stiletto TiBone 3 hammer; one with a milled steel face (TB3MC), and one with a smooth steel face (TB3SC). They’re both 17-1/2” long and feature curved rubber over-molded handles. The TiBone 3 hammers use titanium construction which translates to low recoil and less […]

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Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife

Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife Review I like all of the Milwaukee FastBack knives so when I first saw the Milwaukee FASTBACK 5-in-1 Folding Knife I felt it looked gimmicky. I’ll admit when you add a bottle opener to a tool you get me thinking you’re appealing to a DIYer on a weekend and not a PRO. Plus […]

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HART Tools 215 Piece Mechanics Tool Set Review

HART Tools 215 Piece Mechanics Hand Tool Set Review HART Tools continues to expand their lines of cordless battery powered tools as well as hand tools available exclusively through Walmart. This review will take a look at the new HART Tools 215 Piece Mechanics Hand Tool Set (Model #HHMTS404). HART’s mission is to provide homeowners […]

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Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife Review

Zero Tolerance Knife 0308 I’m a HUGE fan of ZT Knives, because of their quality. My preference for pocket knives is small, so I hesitated when I saw the size of the Zero Tolerance Coyote Knife. The ZT 0308 knife measures 8.9 in. (24.1 cm) and weighs 6.9 ounces. It has a beefy frame lock flipper […]

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Sigma 26 Inch Tile Cutter

Sigma 26” Tile Cutter with Pull Handle Review 9745 About 4 years ago now, I purchased this Sigma 26 Inch Tile Cutter, also known as a tile board, or a dry snap cutter. This snap cutter is designed to score and snap tiles, either ceramic, porcelain, or even glass, and due to its convenient size, it […]

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