Monday, December 5, 2011

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Channellock Ratcheting Screwdriver & Laser Level


A few days ago I received Channellock's 13 ‘N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver and the 620L Professional Laser Level to review. Boy oh boy do I get excited to try out new tools!

I started with the Channellock 13 ‘N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver as I am always excited about a good screwdriver. The very first thing you notice about the 131 driver is its weight and quality. The driver is heavy and solid and feels great in your hand.

The bits are hidden in the handle (like many drivers out there), but slide out and back in for easy access. I HATE drivers that require you to twist off the cap to get at the bits and Channellock came up with a great solution with the slide out tray. The next feature I raved over is part of the bits themselves. The bits have tiny spring loaded ball bearings to help them stay in place when driving! I know everybody reading this has had bits stay in the screw or simply fall right out of the handle before. Channellock fixed that issue with another clever solution.


I must say the Channellock 13 ‘N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver is the best driver I have used.  The innovative solutions to common problems and the smooth and hardy ratcheting mechanism really make it the best.

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The next tool I had the fun of trying out was the 620L Professional Laser Level. The 620L is a simpler tool than the driver but no less impressive. Like the driver you notice the weight of the tool right away, this thing is solid and clearly built to survive banging about in a toolbox.


The level can measure 3 different angles and has a built in laser to project the level to the far wall or surface. The built in laser is bright and uses AAA batteries, none of these expensive and hard to find watch style batteries!  This level also incorporates rare earth magnets to stick to metal surfaces for hands free use.


Overall I am very impressed with both of these fine tools from Channellock. Both the driver and level are of fantastic quality and are clearly designed to spend a lifetime in your toolbox. Although the level is a specialized tool and will be used accordingly, I will use the 13 ‘N 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver every single day.

To learn more about Channellock, visit Channellock.com, as well as Channellock on Facebook and Twitter.


Thank you to Channellock for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.





Good luck in the drawing!