Category Archives for "Tools"

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.

The 5 Best Drywall Screw Guns [Ranked]

In the old days, if you were hanging dry wall you’d have to drive 6,000 drywall nails a day to attach 3,000 square feet of drywall.That’s the old way. Luckily, we now have specialized power tools to make working with drywall much, much easier.A drywall screw gun is similar to a drill, but is designed […]

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The 5 Best Tool Backpacks [Ranked]

Tool Backpacks

Tool backpacks are ideal work accessories for contractors and technicians who need to transport large quantities of specialty tools and maintain easy access to them while on job sites (Source). Tool backpacks commonly feature a variety of strategically sized and located internal/external pockets, top carrying handles, impact and water resistant molded bases, padded shoulder straps, and […]

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The 5 Best Cabinet Table Saws

Cabinet table saws get their name from their cabinet-style base (Source). As opposed to contractor saws that are designed for jobsite portability, cabinet table saws are more substantially constructed and designed to exceed the performance requirements of professional and hobbyist woodworkers (Source). As well, this brand of table saw is constructed from sturdier components (iron and steel) […]

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The 5 Best Chainsaw Sharpeners [Ranked]

Chainsaw Sharpeners

Chainsaw sharpeners are designed to revitalize dulled links (Source). This makes chainsaws more gas-efficient and safe to use (Source). These sharpeners are designed to accommodate the most common types (.404, 3/8, .325) and if you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact the manufacturer prior to purchasing (Source).  Probably the biggest buying consideration you’ll have to make is […]

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The 5 Best Tool Vests [Ranked]

Tool Vests

Tool vests provide technicians and hobbyists a comfortable and convenient way to store gear- keeping a variety of tools on hand for easy access (Source). They typically feature strategically placed pockets and adjustable shoulder straps to accommodate different-sized users and bulkier winter clothing (Source). Contents How They CompareThe Stanley Fatmax, Holmes, and Leapers tool vests are lightweight, […]

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The 5 Best Crimping Tools [Ranked]

Ferrule crimping pliers are specialized hand tools that crimp different sizes and types of of ferrules, terminals, and connectors (Source). These crimping tools will solderlessly conjoin two pieces of metal by manipulating one or both of them in a way that makes them bind to one another (Source). The result of this ‘conjoining’ is referred to as […]

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The 5 Best Drain Cleaning Machines [Ranked]

Drain Cleaning Machines

Drain cleaning machines offer a more powerful alternative for home owners and professional plumbers to clear out clogged drains than traditional snakes (Source). Many homeowners opt to purchase a lightweight, auto-feeding drain cleaner like the Ridgid K-30 because it quickly pays for itself unclogging nasty debris from home sinks rather than calling in a plumber for […]

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The 5 Best Telescoping Extension Ladders [Ranked]

Telescoping ladders are lightweight & portable extendable ladders, built from aluminum, that are designed for professional and residential use (Source). They generally work by press-and-release buttons that enable you to ratchet the rungs to different heights (Source). If you weigh over 200 lbs you might be best served purchasing a traditional extension ladder because some buyers in […]

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The 5 Best Compact Circular Saws [Ranked]

Compact circular saws are lightweight, electric-powered, mini saws that employ a flat, round blade to cut a variety of materials- generally metal, plastic, wood and even stone (with a diamond cutting edge) (Source). Great for one-handed use, they employ ergonomic handles with with on/off triggers switch and metal/plastic guards to ensure the saw-operator doesn’t accidentally come […]

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The 5 Best Dial Test Indicators [Ranked]

Indicators refer to various types of instrument gauges employed to surgically asses diminutive distances and angles, amplifying them to make them more obvious (Source). As the name implies, they provide an ‘indication’ to the user’s naked and undiscerning eye that which they can’t see. When it comes to choosing between horizontal or vertical dial test indicators, one […]

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