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Everybody needs tools around the home for those nagging and sometimes emergency home repairs. In this product category, we review some of the best tools on the market whether you are a DIY enthusiast who’s just having some fun undertaking a project in your garage. And we also review more professional equipment. For example, tools for auto mechanics that need to complete complex vehicular maintenance tasks. Whatever you are looking to do, these product reviews should help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting the cool you need to complete your task.

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The 5 Best End Nipper Pliers [Ranked]

End Nipper Pliers

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. End cutting pliers (or nippers) are designed to perform flush cuts of soft wire and are frequently used to extract smallish nails (Source). Some buyers use them just for pulling nails, while others use them to cut hard-to-reach nails, nipping […]

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  • Updated May 9, 2021
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The 5 Best Rolling Knee Pads [Ranked]

Rolling Knee Pads

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Rolling knee pads are designed to spare you the painful knee and back aggravation if you work on your all fours for extended periods of times (Source). Besides freeing you from knee and back soreness, these knee pads with wheels also improve […]

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  • Updated May 7, 2021
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The 5 Best Magnetic Sweepers [Ranked]

Magnetic Sweepers

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Magnetic sweepers are magnetized push brooms on wheels that can pick up metal waste (staples, nails, pins and other metal debris) inside and usually outside your home, as well (Source).They typically include a release button to easily dispose […]

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The 5 Best Mini Metal Lathes [Ranked]

Mini Metal Lathes

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The home mini-lathes we examine below are generally good for someone who wants a durable and well-designed machine that can fit in a small location. These lathes provide toolmakers, model makers, gun hobbyists, and the DIY machinist a way to […]

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  • Updated May 7, 2021
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The 5 Best Power Caulking Guns [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Powered caulk guns (battery or pneumatic) simplify caulking- an indispensable solution if you have a large weatherizing or home-repair project to complete (Source). These corded air or electric-powered, cordless caulk guns are true time-savers, significantly reducing the amount of […]

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The 5 Best Breaker Bars [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Breaker bars are lengthy, non-ratcheting bars that are used together with socket wrench style sockets (Source). Breaker bars are great loosening extremely tight fasteners. Their length (compared to extendable ratchets) enables you to apply significantly more torque than standard […]

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The 5 Best Portable Tool Chests [Ranked]

Portable Tool Chests

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Portable toolboxes are handy mobile work stations for home-repair DIY hobbyists or professional service technicians (Source). Some of the portable toolboxes come with wheels designed to be hauled about the worksite like the Bostitch rolling toolbox, the Keter Masterloader, […]

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  • Updated March 13, 2021
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The 5 Best Padlocks [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. In this post, we examined five of the best-selling padlocks. Padlocks are small locks that have been in use for centuries to help secure belongings and keep out intruders (Source).How do they work?Most padlocks use a key to open, while […]

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The 5 Best Spindle Sanders [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. In this post, we examined 5 of the best-selling spindle sanders. These sanding tools, sometimes called oscillating spindle sanders, are machines in which the sanding drum protrudes from a table top. The sander rotates as well as moves up and down. […]

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The 5 Best Hand Powered Drills [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Hand drills are sometimes panned as old-fashioned tools, but they offer a high degree of control for serious woodworkers.   In this post we examine five of the best selling rotary drills on the market and see how they […]

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  • Updated June 1, 2020
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