Category: Hand Tools

Everyone needs a good set of hand tools. Most people have the basics like a screwdriver, needle nose pliers, hand saw, and other common hand tools. But, there are many more different hand tools than just these, there are actually so many different hand tools that we’ve decided to create an entire category dedicated to reviewing them. Hand tools are operated (as the name suggests) by your own hand, rather than an outside power source (usually) so you don’t need to be a professional or a builder to own a good set of hand tools. They’re a necessity in every household, so pick wisely!

Best Torque Wrench – Top Picks Reviewed & Rated (2020)

In a sea of mediocre products, it is hard to identify the best torque wrench. That’s what inspired us to create this guide to finding a torque wrench that suits your needs. Before we get started let’s briefly talk about what these reviews and buyer’s guide offer you, the reader. For a start we will […]

Best Adjustable Wrench – Top Models Compared & Reviewed (2020)

An adjustable wrench is an important part of any handyman’s tool collection. Furthermore having  a good adjustable wrench is often the difference between a job being easy and a job being hard. Adjustable wrenches are sometimes called “crescent wrenches”, however crescent wrench is actually just a particular brand of adjustable wrench and is the same […]

Best Framing Hammer – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide (2020)

For contractors, especially builders there are some tools which are simply must-haves. The framing hammer is one of these. The best framing hammer is subjective, yet most people who work with them have often settled on one brand for various reasons. If you’re still on the market looking for a good framing hammer then this […]

4 Best Ball Peen Hammers

Finding the best ball peen hammer (Also known as a ball-pein hammer, or a Machinists hammer) involves choosing a tool that is perfect for the projects you work on. There are a variety of factors to consider when looking for a good ball peen hammer, and in this article we will help you out by […]

Best Wire Strippers – top picks in 2020

If you need to strip wires there’s a large variety of tools you can use, but none can properly replace a good pair of wire strippers. Wire strippers are specifically designed to remove the rubber coating from the outside of a wire, which leaves the wire still intact without the rubber sheath left on it. […]

Best Needle Nose Pliers – Complete Buyer’s Guide

Needle nose pliers are a type of pliers often used to cut or hold onto electrical wiring. You may have also heard of these referred to as long nose pliers depending on where you live. If you’re an electrician, tradesman of any kind, or you’re just into hobby electronics then undoubtedly you’ve heard of or […]

Best Bench Vise for the Money – Buyer’s Guide

Whatever it is you do in your workshop, chances are you will need a bench vise. Having the best bench vise is quite likely absolutely crucial to getting your work done efficiently. We aim to help make your buying decision easier if you’re on the market for one. So you’re in the right place if […]

Best Hand Saw – top picks in 2020

We’ve created this guide to help you get the best hand saw for your needs, and your budget. Read on to go over all the details you must consider before you buy. The best hand saw will be durable and last a long time while still keeping its teeth sharp. It will also be made […]

Best Drill Press Vise – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Drill press vises are used to secure the work piece so that it stays firmly in place while you’re drilling. So as you can imagine there’s a large variety of applications for a good drill press vise. Some vises use miter gauge slots to stay in place and some others clamp to the table. The […]

Best Hacksaw – top picks in 2020

Finding the best hacksaw can be a daunting task. With the number of options available on the market, and the sheer amount of marketing BS out there it’s hard to know which one is going to give you good value for money. That’s where we come in with this guide to finding the best hacksaw. […]

Best Staple Gun – Top Models Reviewed & Rated (2020)

The staple gun is a hand tool for stapling, and in fact this tool is not limited to just stapling paper like some might have thought. A good staple gun can put staples into a variety of different materials like plastic, and wood. The staple  gun comes in a wide array of different styles, models, […]

Top 5 Best Pruning Saw – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

best pruning saw

Do the trees in your garden or backyard look neglected? Then it’s high time you get a pruning saw. A pruning saw is a tool used to keep trees in the right shape. Since the trees do not need a permit to grow branches, they go all-wild in the length and positioning. Now, it’s your […]

Best Digital Caliper – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide (2020)

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Those of you that partake in hobbies which require precise and accurate measuring will likely need a good digital caliper. Calipers which you read the measurement yourself with no digital numbers are also common (and cheaper) however a good pair of digital calipers has some major advantages over these. In this article we concentrate on […]