Hand Tools reviews

Night Stick Pro Flashlight/Floodlight – XPP-5422G

Night Stick Pro Flashlight/Floodlight XPP-5422G Looking for a jobsite grade flashlight for your toolbox?  Here it is. The Night Stick Pro from Bayco is one tough light. Plus it’s safety rated to be used in hazardous workplace environments and is intrinsically safe. Intrinsically safe lights are designed to eliminate “sparking” which can cause explosions in […]

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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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