Category: Reviews
DeWalt Orbital Sander DWE6421 Review

DeWalt Orbital Sander DWE6421 Review

Sanding can be a slow, messy and tedious process. But, it doesn’t have to be. The Dewalt DWE6421 is a 5” random orbit sander.  It has a single speed 3 amp motor that spins the pad at 12,000 OPM.  A counterweight design reduces vibration for improved comfort for long sanding sessions. The body of the sander ...

Gearwrench 120XP Ratchet Review

Gearwrench 120XP Ratchet Review

Ratchets are used instead of wrenches to speed up the process of moving a fastener.  The more positions a ratchet has, the more it can turn a fastener in a tight space. The Gearwrench 120XP ratchet mechanism has 120 positions.  It achieves this by utilizing a double stacked pawl that alternates with each ...

Wiha Precision Screwdrivers Review

Wiha Precision Screwdrivers Review

Stripping a screw is a pain.  Stripping a tiny screw is worse.  If you want to work on today’s small electronics, a good precision screwdriver set is a must. While looking for a replacement set of precision screwdrivers, Wiha was recommended more than any other brand.  I looked on forums, spoke with cell phone ...

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Gen2 Hammer Drill and Impact Combo 2598-22 Review

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Gen2 Hammer Drill and Impact Combo 2598-22 Review

With advances in battery and motor technology over the past few years, power tools are getting smaller than ever while also delivering the power of tools much larger just a few years earlier. The 2598-22 M12 drill and impact set is a great example of this.   The kit includes a hammer drill, hex impact, 4.0 ...

Knipex Pliers Wrench Review

Knipex Pliers Wrench Review

The Knipex Pliers Wrench is the most interesting tool I’ve come across in a long time I hate adjustable wrenches.   The mechanisms are sloppy at best and seem to always get worse with age.  I usually end up having to hold the adjuster with my thumb while holding the wrench to keep the jaws from moving. ...

Bosch GLL30 Laser Level Review

Bosch GLL30 Laser Level Review

A leveling line laser is a great tool for both DIYers and professionals. The Bosch GLL 30 is an affordable cross line laser that can make projects from hanging pictures to framing wall a whole lot easier. The GLL 30’s housing is plastic and compact, weighing around a half pound.  There is an On/Off switch on ...

Milwaukee M12 Ratchet Review

Milwaukee M12 Ratchet Review

Compared to wrenches, ratchets and sockets make moving fasteners easier.  The Milwaukee M12 ratchet takes it to the next level. The 3/8 model tested has a 12 volt motor delivering 30ft-lbs of torque.  It has a variable speed paddle style trigger that allows for adjustments in speed to prevent overtightening on ...

Felo Frico 500 Series Screwdrivers Review

Felo Frico 500 Series Screwdrivers Review

Screwdrivers are an important tool for everyone.  Having a good set can be the difference between an easy fix and frustration. The #2 Phllips is one of the most commonly used screws in America.  It is also one of the most demanding.  An ill-fitting driver can cause a number of issues from stripping the screw ...

Vessel Impact Driver JIS Review

Vessel Impact Driver JIS Review

Removing the rotor screws on an imported vehicle can be a real pain…Unless you have the right tool Most people try to remove them with a Phillips screwdriver or a power impact.  Both of those just strip the screw requiring one to drill out the screw to remove.  The issue is, those screws might look like a ...

Gearwrench 20 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set Review

Gearwrench 20 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set Review

The Gearwrench 35720 20-piece ratcheting wrench set is a good starter set consisting of wrenches in the following sizes: SAE: 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16 and 3/4 in Metric: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18mm The wrenches feature a nice chrome finish with an open end and a ...