Hand Tool Reviews

Are you looking to buy new hand tools?  Do you know what brand or manufacturer to buy?  As you know there are so many brands, models and manufacturers to choose from, it's hard deciding which one is right for you.  Tools in Action tests and reviews the newest hand tools in the marketplace.  Below you can find a list of our recent hand tool reviews to assist you with your buying decision.  Don't go blindly into your purchasing decision.  Become an informed buyer and know the products in the marketplace.  After reading through our reviews if you still need help, take a look at the Power Tool Forum.  The forum is filled with awesome people who can help answer questions you have.  If you are looking to buy additional tools, take a look at our Power Tool Guides where you can search by different specifications.  Read our hand tool reviews below to get started with your research.

Carlyle Master Hex Bit Socket Set (BSH42)

Bit sockets are one of those tools that a lot of people take a minimalist approach to. People tend to buy a basic set...

New Socket Sets from TEKTON

Socket sets can be a funny thing. If you look across different brands, you'll find dozens of configurations covering different drive sizes, sizes, accessory...

Carlyle Tools: Power 90 Series Ratchets

As the American automobile market took off in the 1920's, the auto repair business took off with it, and naturally, the auto parts market...

EZ Red Extra Long Flex Head Spline Ratcheting Wrenches

If you've done much work on cars, equipment, or much of anything really, you've undoubtedly realized that there are certain situations where your wrench...

New Combo Wrenches From TEKTON

I've always advocated TEKTON as a great option for the budget minded wrencher, but combo wrenches were one of the weaker areas of the...

PowerStrike Hammer – Titanium is the Past

Hammers come in all different flavors.  The Powerstrike has some features that are not normally found in hammers.  It has a spring in the...

TEKTON Flex Head Bent Handle Ratchet (14967)

With all the buzz about the new Pittsburgh Pro ratchets, we overlooked a similar but unique release from TEKTON. Employing the same head design...

Blackhawk Impact Hex Bit Socket Set – UH1216CS

For the past 2 or 3 years I've been using the Harbor Freight impact hex bit sockets. They've held up pretty well, but at...

Revival of the Proto J100

The Revival Proto has finally given me the green light to tell the world that they have the first new batch of J100's in hand....

Proto Clik-Stop Adjustable Wrenches

Adjustable wrenches have been around in some fashion since as early as 1842 . While the origin of the basic style as we know...

TEKTON – American Made Pliers!

We've reviewed several TEKTON tools in the past and one thing we've been consistently satisfied with is the value they offer. If for no...

7 Piece Nutdriver set review

So it's no secret that I love Klein screwdrivers. It's something about the handles. The way they combine old school hard handle and a...

Mac Tools TD117COMBOS – Tap and Die Set

If you do any serious automotive, restoration, or general repair work and you need a Tap & Die set. Like anything else, you can...

Klein All Purpose Pliers – Today’s Modern Side Arm – J206-8C

Have you ever just picked up a product and it screamed quality right off the bat? Well that is the feeling I get with...

Mac Tools SPMR357B – Ratcheting Screwdriver Set

Truck brand tools are not for the faint of heart (or wallet). They are high quality tools built with the professional user in mind...

Blackhawk Tools – A Well Kept Secret

The Backstory Once upon a time you could walk into any local hardware or auto parts store and find a decent selection of high quality,...

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