Wright recently released a new 3-in-1 scaffold ratchet (#4488) that features a built-in 1/2″ square drive, 7/8″ open-end wrench, and an interchangeable plastic soft-faced non-sparking hammer. Designed to be lightweight and compact, the WrightGrip SB ratchet is safe and easy to use at scaffold-building heights.
If you recall, SK Hand Tools recently declared bankruptcy. It was rumored that Ideal Industries would make a bid to buy the debt-stricken hand tool manufacturer. This rumor has turned out to be true, although the sale has not yet been finalized
Lowes is having a half-off sale on their Kobalt 4pc air tool kit. The kit features an air hammer, twin-pawl air ratchet, impact wrench, what looks to be a blower, and a slew of accessories (sockets, chisels, bits, and more). You can order for in-store pickup, or take advantage of Lowe’s free shipping offer on […]
With their pivoting box ends, Craftsman’s ratcheting elbow wrenches are anything but ordinary. Possibly inspired by similarly styled indexable ratchets, these elbow wrenches are designed for use in tight spaces and situations where a fastener may be obstructed. Curious about whether these new wrenches were innovative, gimmicky, or both, we set out to review them. In the end, […]
Stanley’s Blackhawk Universal QuickRatchet set (SAE) features a flex-head handle that accepts multiple ratcheting attachments. Included in the set are six 12pt socket wrench sizes (3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 3/4″), a 1/4″ square drive head, 3/8″ square drive head, 1/4″ hex bit driver, and 6 screwdriver bits.
Compared to a non-wireless inspection tool, a wireless borescope allows for more convenient or remote viewing. What’s the point of whipping out a gooseneck inspection camera if you cannot easily see the screen! When I found out that Dewalt was including a wireless inspection camera with their upcoming 12V MAX product line launch, I immediately […]
Looking for a Wright 3440 3/8″ compact palm-size flex-head ratchet similar to the one featured in our Most Valuable Tool contest? The first online Wright distributor that comes to my mind is Ohio Power Tool, which also offers a pretty decent selection of Wright ratchets and other hand tools. The compact 3440 ratchet is intended for […]
Craftsman’s World’s Best Dad socket and ratchet set has dropped in price recently to $10. We’ve been tracking this set for a while, but the price never seemed right at $25-$30. This 3/8″ SAE set includes a Craftsman Professional ratchet, 6pt sockets in sizes 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, and 1″, and a wood […]
Frequent ToolGuyd commenter Teicher sent us a tip that Lowes has taken 50% off Kobalt’s 10pc combination wrench sets at Lowes. That’s a very, very good deal! It looks like Kobalt’s 20pc 1/4″ socket set is also on sale at 50%-off. These sets are all made in the USA, and will be valid thru May 31st […]
I’ve had Craftsman’s 2008 Holiday Tool Preview catalog on my desk for a few months now, but have not quite found the right time to talk about it. Actually, I don’t think that there will ever be a good time to talk about it – it’s not exactly a simple or straightforward issue. The thing […]
Wera’s new Koloss 1/2″ drive hammer ratchet has finally arrived! I received a sample from ChadsToolbox that I’m currently testing, but I just couldn’t wait that long to post some teaser pics of it. Check out the gallery at the end of this post!
I just checked the prices on Wera’s Zyklop ratchets, and they appear to be the lowest they’ve ever been! Over at ChadsToolbox, the 1/4″ Zyklop ratchet is $54, the 3/8″ ratchet is $60, and the 1/2″ is $$66. If you can find a Wera coupon code, that’ll drop the prices even further! Prices for these […]
Right now Amazon has some great pricing on Bondhus BriteGuard Balldriver L hex wrench sets. Bondhus’s long length 13 piece SAE set covering sizes 0.050 to 3/8″ is currently priced at about $13 ~$21, and the 15 piece metric set covering sizes 1.27 to 10mm is priced at $17.20 ~$20. If you don’t need as many sizes, […]
Take a look at this KR Tools adjustable wrench with built-in 1/4″ drive ratchet that we came across. Quite a few thoughts come to mind, but at no point did we look at the tool thinking “boy, we could really use a tool like that.” We’re quite sure that some people would be able to […]
Our fourth and final featured “Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest” entry is for a hand impact tool. These tools can be used to manually free frozen, rusted, or other such stubborn or stuck fasteners. This is what 2WYKD had to say about the tool: Maybe I think this is the most valuable because […]
There are times when a tool leaves us absolutely speechless, and this is almost one of those times. Behold, a digital adjustable wrench which gives torque readings. We would scream “cheesy gimmick” at the top of our lungs if not for the attention-grabbing $395 pricetag. Surely this cannot simply be an overpriced gimmick tool, right? […]
Gearwrench 7pc flex-head ratcheting wrench sets are on sale at Sears for $30 per set until tomorrow, Sept 26th! You can opt for in-store pickup, but free shipping is also available on the SAE set today only, and on orders over $125 through tomorrow. The metric set is only available for in-store pickup. (In other […]
Today we’re taking a quick look at the relatively new Gearwrench Double-X hemostat. Similar in design to Gearwrench’s Double-X pliers, these hemostats are designed to hold and clamp onto objects in hard to reach areas. Hemostats are clamping forceps that (in a non-medical sense) are preferred over pliers when dealing with small or delicate parts or when working in tighter […]
Wera’s Zyklop ratchet is claimed to be “faster than a speeding bullet.” While this may not be entirely accurate, the Zyklop is as speedy a ratchet as we’ve ever seen. The Zyklop is based off of a traditional swivel ratchet design and incorporates several new user-friendly features. First, a Zyklop ratchet head can be locked at 0°, […]
Grip-on locking pliers are the bee’s knees. Seriously. Grip-on offers a wide selection of locking pliers styles, their prices are fair, and their tools are of superb quality and feel. Grip-on’s pliers are available with an enamel coating as shown above, or uncoated. The ones we have are uncoated, and are spectacular to use. Grip-on […]