Tool Reviews

1 Ryobi Power Tool Review: P238 18V One+ Impact Driver

Ryobi Power Tool Review: P238 18V One+ Impact Driver

Ryobi makes some really fine power tools and we take a look at different variations from time to time. If you're like us, once you get to know your tools you being to appreciate variations because your projects are never the same. Below are a few of ...
9.5
2 Kobalt 24-Volt Max Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Cordless Drill Review

Kobalt 24-Volt Max Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Cordless Drill Review

First, lets's talk about what is included with the Kobalt 24-volt drill. It comes with a 24-volt max 2.0Ah Li-ion battery, charger, belt clip, double-ended driver bit, bit holder, auxiliary handle and a soft bag. Second, the drill weighs about 4 ...
9.3
3 DeWalt (dcd771c2) Drill/Driver Kit  Review

DeWalt (dcd771c2) Drill/Driver Kit Review

I just purchased the DeWalt (DCD771C2) 20V MAX cordless drill driver. I needed a driver with slightly more power than what I currently had in my shop. Frankly I had some bolts that were stuck in a miter saw stand from the factory and I needed ...
9.4
Editor choice 4 Ryobi Drill Review – P215 18V

Ryobi Drill Review – P215 18V

Many times in the lab I find that I need to drill a good clean hole into something. Whether that's an electronic enclosure, control panel, robotic platform, or a printed circuit board there are lots of holes to drill. And I need a quality tool for ...
9.3
5 iFixit Mako Driver Kit – 64 Precision Bits for Electronics Repair Review

iFixit Mako Driver Kit – 64 Precision Bits for Electronics Repair Review

This is the last of the precision screwdriver sets I have tried out. I plan on sharing results with you in this review and then in another post comparing all of the screwdriver sets side by side to determine which I think is best. This iFixit Mako ...
9.6
6 XOOL 80 in 1 Precision Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit with Portable Oxford Bag for Repair Cell Phone, iPhone, iPad, Watch, Tablet, PC, MacBook Review

XOOL 80 in 1 Precision Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit with Portable Oxford Bag for Repair Cell Phone, iPhone, iPad, Watch, Tablet, PC, MacBook Review

I've been thinking about Christmas gifts since it's almost the beginning of October. What would make a great stocking stuffer for an electronics hobbyist or professional? Take a look at this kit with me and see what you think. If you're looking for ...
9.2
Editor choice 7 Syntus Electronic Repair Tool Kit Review

Syntus Electronic Repair Tool Kit Review

As we have been researching electronic repair tools for our latest tool reviews we have been curious. Is there one set that will do everything we need and yet still be affordable? This set comes pretty darn close. Not only does the set include 56 ...
9.4
8 Best Choice 9-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set | Phillips, Flat and Torx Star Review

Best Choice 9-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set | Phillips, Flat and Torx Star Review

Besides Phillips and flathead screws, oftentimes when building we run into Torx or hex screws. So it's nice to have a set that includes Torx screwdrivers. This shafts of the screwdrivers in this set are made of chromium-vanadium steel, so you know ...
9.3
9 ORIA Precision Screwdriver Kit, 126 in 1 Screwdriver Set Review

ORIA Precision Screwdriver Kit, 126 in 1 Screwdriver Set Review

If you're like me you sometimes work on larger electronics like stereos or other cases where the screws can be in an awkward position. At these times it's always nice to have a flexible shaft to reach those hard to get to spots.. This precision ...
9.1
10 Precision Screwdriver Set from Kaisi Review

Precision Screwdriver Set from Kaisi Review

When I first started working with electronics the only screwdrivers I had in my possession were big and bulky - the kind I used for household repairs. It soon became evident that smaller, more precise tools were required for electronic building and ...
9.5
11 Lifegoo 5 Piece Mini Pliers Flush Side Wire Cutter Repair Precision Plier Set Review

Lifegoo 5 Piece Mini Pliers Flush Side Wire Cutter Repair Precision Plier Set Review

Over the summer I did a big cleanup of the workshop and found a set of precision pliers in a zipped case. I don't know how long I've had them, maybe 20 years, but they were in pristine condition without a speck of rust. They are on back on the ...
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12 Neiko 01924A 3-in-1 Automatic Wire Stripper Review

Neiko 01924A 3-in-1 Automatic Wire Stripper Review

I hate stripping wire. I admit it. Wire stripping requires practice and a skilled hand. If the wires are small gauge, well then most of the time I end up accidentally cutting them instead of stripping them.  But not anymore. I purchased the ...
9.1
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