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.

TEKTON – A Look At Some New Products

TEKTON has become a regular fixture at TIA. I've checked out several of their products over time and I've been consistently satisfied with the...

Milwaukee Torque Lock Locking Pliers – First Look

Every-time you go to Costco they have some sort of new take on the standard locking pliers.  They never seem to work...

Klein Hand Tools

We usually break out different tools into separate articles, but for this we decided not to.  The main reason is because we don't want...

Klein Journeyman Hex Key Set

Looking for some great Hex keys and a nice way to display them.  Well we may have just found the right set.  We got...

Proto DuraTek Screwdrivers

Well over a year ago rumors started creeping out that Proto was working on a new screwdriver design. Like any new Proto release, this...

Estwing Hammer Review

I am a huge fan of Estwing Hammers for three reasons.  First, they are built in the USA.  Second, they are built in my...

Wera Kraftform Kompact 25 Review

Awhile back we reviewed some of Wera's Kraftform screwdrivers. The handles were incredibly comfortable in the hand and the amount of science that went...

KLEIN Compact Ratcheting Modular Crimper VDV226-107 Review

I have no idea why I am writing this review as Dan deals with this type of work.  I have run some cat 5...

TEKTON Extra Long Ratchets – Superman Like Strength

A few months back we reviewed TEKTON's Composite Ratchets. While I reserve them mostly for situations where I don't want to mar the working...

Wera Kraftform Screwdriver – Review

Over the years I've seen screwdriver handles in nearly every conceivable shape. Round, square, triangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, and just about everything else. There really...

Channellock E-Series

Channellock has been around for a long time and makes some great hand tools.  Just about everyone owns at least one product from Channellock....

Proto Compo-Cast Hammers and More!

Proto has been on the move lately. After the updates to their ratcheting combination wrench, and ball pein hammer lineups (both reviewed by TIA),...

Proto Anti-Vibe Hammer – Review

When it comes to ball pein hammers, I've always preferred wooden handles. I've used metal and fiberglass, and while there are advantages to them,...

Proto Ratcheting Combination Wrenches – Review

Compared to most mechanics tools, ratcheting combination wrenches are relatively new to the market. Despite their short existence, they have firmly established their place...

TEKTON 7558 Tap and Die – Review

Taps and Dies are something I don't need often. On the rare occasion I need to tap a hole or thread something, I've typically...

Ridgid Sink Installer – Review

Plumbing is a love/hate type of thing for me. I enjoy the work, but I hate the situations in which I find myself having...

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