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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 Needle Nose Pliers [Ranked]

Needle Nose Pliers

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Needle-nose pliers (they are called  long-nose pliers, pointy-nose pliers,  snipe-nose pliers, pinch-nose pliers) are both holding & cutting pliers frequently employed by electricians, arts & crafts types, jewelers, tradesmen, and home owners for common residential repairs (Wikipedia). They are […]

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  • Updated September 20, 2019
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The 5 Best Diagonal Pliers [Ranked]

Diagonal Pliers

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Diagonal pliers (also known as diagonal cutters, diagonal cutting pliers & wire cutters) are designed to cut wire, rather than gripping or pulling. Their jaws are especially sharp and engineered to cut efficiently and closely (Wikipedia). A high leverage design […]

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  • Updated March 20, 2020
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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 March 20, 2020
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The 5 Best Air-Powered Straight Line Sanders [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. A straight line sander vibrates in a straight line, rather than in circles. It’s commonly used for areas in which hand sanding is tedious or “blocking” is required. The majority are air-powered, a couple of them are electric powered […]

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  • Updated March 25, 2020
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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 March 17, 2020
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The 5 Best Miter Saw Stands [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Portable miter saw stands are designed to quickly deploy in seconds, transforming any garage or driveway immediately into a practical workshop. Broadly, they are designed to work not just with miter saws, but with benchtop planers, and scroll saws […]

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  • Updated March 24, 2020
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The 5 Best Slip Joint Pliers [Ranked]

Slip Joint Pliers

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Slip joint pliers are pliers that have a slot in one grooved jaw through which the other jaw will slide.  This enables the plier to grip objects of different sizes securely. All of the models we review below, besides […]

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  • Updated June 4, 2020
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The 5 Best Drywall Construction Stilts [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you need to hang drywall, paint, or otherwise work on an elevated area, you are undoubtedly aware of what a hassle it is to constantly re-position a ladder as you work your way around the room. For many […]

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  • Updated March 22, 2020
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The 5 Best Belt Disc Sanders [Ranked]

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Disc sanders are a type of power tool that attaches sandpaper to a rotating disk that is used to smooth and grind the surfaces of materials. The principle is that the belt sander will propel sandpaper at extremely high […]

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  • Updated March 22, 2020
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The 5 Best Cable Length Meters [Ranked]

Cable Length Meters

Top5Reviewed is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Cable length meters provide an easy and accurate means of determining cable length measurements.Our top pick is the the Klein Tools VDV501-089 VDV cable distance meter.This Klein Tools distance meter discovers the length of a particular cable by […]

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  • Updated March 20, 2020
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