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The 5 Best Magnetic Sweepers [Ranked]

Magnetic Sweepers

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 of the accumulated screws, nails and other metal debris in the home workshop, outdoors, or in machining […]

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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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  • Updated September 20, 2019
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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 […]

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  • Updated September 25, 2019
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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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  • Updated October 10, 2019
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The 5 Best Hanging Tool Cabinets

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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  • Updated September 11, 2019
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The 5 Best End Nipper Pliers [Ranked]

End Nipper Pliers

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 off the edges of metal pieces, cutting cable ties, and home remodeling tasks (GarageJournal). One of our favorites […]

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  • Updated September 26, 2019
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The 5 Best Sheet Metal Seamers Reviewed

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 […]

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  • Updated June 5, 2017
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The 5 Best Grommet Pilers [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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  • Updated September 26, 2019
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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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  • Updated September 25, 2019
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The 5 Best Snap Ring Pliers [Ranked]

Snap Ring Pliers

Snap-ring pliers are engineered to both remove as well as to install snap rings. You may not use them a lot, but when you need one, they’re really the only tool to get the job done.  They work on snap (or retaining) rings, which are fasteners that hold assembles or components onto a shaft or in […]

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  • Updated September 24, 2019
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