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 Right Angle Drills [Ranked]

Right angle drills (also known as close quarter drills) enable you to access really tight and small spaces compared to standard-sized, straight-line drills (Source). Variable speeds provide adjustable torque for different applications (Source). Plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other professional servicemen find them invaluable specialty power tools- great for pipe installations, threading electrical wire- any application that requires […]

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The 5 Best [Ranked] Rotary Hammer Drills

A rotary hammer drill (aka a “roto-drill” “rotary hammer” or “hammering drill”) is a type of rotary drill that includes a ‘hammering’ action (Source).  This hammering ability generates short and rapid hammer thrusts powerful enough to pulverize brittle surface material, making it easier and quicker to get drilling done (Source).  They are often referred to as […]

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The 5 Best Tri-Dollies [Ranked]

Tri Dollies

Three-wheeled furniture moving dollies provide a convenient means of moving bulky, heavy objects.  These 3-wheeled furniture rollers can slide beneath a pool table or sofa, sitting in the tri-dolly’s recess, and help you to transport seemingly immovable objects (Source).  Some buyers even keep the tri-dollies in place- especially in tool-shops where you can conveniently re-position […]

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The 5 Best Electric Jackhammers [Ranked]

Electric Jackhammers

A jackhammer (also known as a demolition hammer or pneumatic drill) is a pneumatic, hydraulic or electro-mechanical tool that marries a hammer with a chisel (Source). The way they work, an internal hammer is driven up and down, repeatedly striking a hard surface to break it up (Source). We took a look at 5 electric jackhammers- these […]

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The 5 Best Magnetic Wristbands [Ranked]

Magnetic Wristbands

Magnetic wristbands are great for handymen who need to store small metal bits and screws on their wrists as they do repairs at home or on a construction site (Source). They effectively provide you a ‘third hand’. Most of the magnetic wristbands we examined were weakly magnetized- the exception was the 9-magnet Magnelex wristband. ​Ideal for gripping nails, […]

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The 5 Best Jab Saws [Ranked]

Jab Saws

Jab saws (also known as wallboard, sheetrock or drywall saws) feature a long, narrow, serrated blade ideal for performing clean cuts of various building materials like drywall and sheet-rock (Wikipedia). The wallboard saws we examine below are all fixed blades, as opposed to folding or retractable options. You can purchase a single edged (Stanley FatMax, Wallboard […]

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The 5 Best Hanging Tool Cabinets [Ranked]

Hanging Tool Cabinets

Wall-mounted tool cabinets are designed to organize your garage or workshop- providing a spacious resource for your hardware, tools, and various supplies (Source). Hanging wall cabinets generally feature 2 or 3 door fronts with a variety of adjustable and fixed shelving elements inside (Source). Unfortunately, buyers we spoke with complained about the quality of many of the […]

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The 5 Best Sheet Metal Seamers [Ranked]

Sheet Metal Seamer

Sheet metal hand seamers are specialty tools that let you bend, flatten and crimp sheet metal and non-ferrous metals with precise control and power (Source). These specialty hand tools are primarily used in the metal trades, including but not limited to roofing, residing, commercial HVAC installations, and commercial building environments (Stortz).  The American-made (source) Klein Tools Hand Seamer […]

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The 5 Best Grommet Pliers [Ranked]

Grommet Pilers

Grommet (or eyelet pliers) enable you to press eyelets & grommets into a variety of different materials for lacing and threading purposes (Source). Now, when it comes to the grommet pliers, if you’re working on heavier materials, it’s best to use a grommet press, or some other means, to drill the hole, and then use the eyelet pliers […]

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The 5 Best Magnetic Tool Holders [Ranked]

Magnet tool holders are designed to sturdily grip metal, installing in your garage, shed, wood shop, kitchen, office, anywhere you can mount into a wall (Instructables).  You can mount a ton of different things- screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, spanners, extensions, ratchets, saw blades, pliers, knives, sockets, fasteners, scissors, screws, scotch tape dispensers, ammo magazines or any other kind […]

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