Hand Tools

Best “Ratcheting” Wrench?

Best “Ratcheting” Wrench? Craftsman, GearWrench, Blue Point, Proto, Wera, DeWalt, SK, Williams, Olsa, Jetech, Jaeger, Tekton, Capri Tools and Greenly

Ratcheting combination wrenches tested for working arc swing, open end and box end performance gripping a rusty bolt, and failure load for both ends of the wrench. I bought all of the ratcheting combination wrenches to ensure an unbiased review. So, thanks for your help and support! Short Story Long Story Ratching combination wrenches can …

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US versus German Pliers

US vs. German Pliers (WIRE CUTTERS)? Knipex vs. Snap-On, Irwin, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Craftsman, Wiha Are German-made pliers (WIRE CUTTERS) better than US-made ones? Knipex, Snap-On, Mac Tools, Irwin, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Craftsman, Wiha, Klein Tools, C.S. Osborne, Channel Locks, Illinois Industrial Tool, Kobalt, Doyle, Southwire. Diagonal cutting pliers are used for cutting through nails, screws, a …

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Scissors

Best SCISSORS? 14 Brands Brands: KAI, Gingher, Heritage, Klein Tools, Henckels, Fiskars, Bianco, Ultima Classic, Westscott, Livingo, KitchenAid, Singer, Scotch, Stanley. Scissors tested for sharpness and durability after cutting through 1,000 feet of paper, 20 passes through cardboard, 10 passes through aluminum sheeting, and 10 passes through cardboard. Short Story Long Story   Lots of …

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Multitools

Best Multitool (TOOL KNIVES)? Leatherman vs Gerber, SOG, Victorinox, DeWalt, Mossy Oak, Ozark Trail BRANDS TESTED: Leatherman Skeletool, SOG PowerAccess, Leatherman Charge+, Gerber Suspension, Gerber Gear, Ganzo, Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, DeWalt, Hart, Mossy Oak, RoverTac, Stanley, Ozark Trail and Havalon. Tested for initial knife sharpness and quality of knife steel by testing sharpness after …

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Miniature Bolt Cutters

Best Bolt Cutters? Knipex, Klein Tools, Kobalt, Tekton, Gedore, NWS, Porter, Workpro, Capri Tools 14 Bolt Cutters: Knipex, NWS, Gedore, Klein Tools, Porter, Capri Tools, ARES, Kobalt, Workpro, KC Professional, Great Neck, Tekton, Performance Tool and Jendfert. Bolt cutters tested for efficiency cutting through 16 penny nail, deck screw, drill bit, and hex allen key. …

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Tape Measures

Best “Tape Measure” Brand? BRANDS TESTED: Milwaukee, DeWalt, Stanley, Craftsman, Klein, Kobalt, Lufkin, Bauer, Komelon, Kutir, and Ming Hao. Tape measures tested for standout (reach), abrasion resistance, impact, retraction speed after exposure to sawdust and sand, magnet strength, and blade lock strength. I always purchase all of the products I test and the supplies used …

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