Principle of operation


Lifting mechanisms are widely used in production, construction, service enterprises. The most common of these are hoists and winches.

Having a similar principle of operation, these devices differ in the direction of movement of the load. Tali are designed to lift and hold loads. The purpose of the winches is to move in the vertical and horizontal direction.

The action of these mechanisms is based on the transformation of the rotational movement of the drum, on which the cable or chain is wound, into the translational movement of the load attached to this cable or chain.

The variety of types of winches and hoists is based on different types of drives and gearboxes that transform their movement. Structurally, these products consist of a body or frame, a drum for winding a chain or cable, a gearbox, a brake and a drive device.

Types of winches


According to the type of drive, mechanisms are distinguished with manual or electric drive. In the first case, the muscular strength of a person is used to move the load, in the second case, the rotational energy of the electric motor.

Manual mechanisms are divided into:

  • worm;
  • drum;
  • chain;
  • lever.

In devices with a worm drive, the rotation of the drum is carried out using the «endless screw» of Archimedes. For mechanisms with a worm gear, a large gear ratio is characteristic.

Drum mechanisms transmit the rotation of the handle to the drum through a gearbox of several gears.

Such mechanisms are distinguished by simplicity of design and high reliability.

The chain drive converts the movement of the chain thrown over the drive wheel into rotational movement of the shaft. These hoists are highly efficient and allow the hoist to be hung from a beam, driving the chain from floor level.

In lever devices, the drum is driven by the translational movement of the lever and a ratchet mechanism (ratchet). Lever devices have a minimum weight and dimensions.

When using an electric drive, the rotation of the drum is performed by an electric motor through a gearbox. The composition of such units additionally includes switching equipment for controlling and protecting the electric motor, limit switches and a push-button control post.

The electric motor can be either 220V or three-phase 380V.

Depending on the traction element, winches and hoists are divided into:

  • chain;
  • cable.

Less commonly, a textile tape is used as a traction element.

Specifications of winches


  • Traction force on the cargo drum. Characterizes the load capacity of the mechanism, usually 200-25000kgf;
  • Rope capacity of the drum. It ranges from 10 to 630 running meters;
  • Rope winding speed. It is in the range of 0.03-2m/s. For units with a large rope capacity, 2 values ​​\u200b\u200bare indicated — on the first and last turns;
  • Number of speeds;
  • Rope diameter. Usually ranges from 6 to 40 mm;
  • Unit weight. Depending on the carrying capacity, it ranges from several kilograms to tons;
  • Dimensions. Determined by load capacity and design;
  • Execution. Versions are available for indoor and outdoor use, explosion-proof design, etc.
  • The force on the handle or lever at rated load. This value is tens of Newtons (only for lever or drum devices);
  • Type of electrical network, power consumption of the electric motor.

    Depending on the load capacity, electric motors with a power of hundreds of watts to tens of kilowatts are used (only for units with an electric drive).

For hoists, the characteristics are also indicated:

  • lift height. It ranges from units to tens of meters;
  • Traction and load chain parameters. The diameter and size of the chain link is determined primarily by the load capacity of the fixture.



Functionally, both devices are designed to move goods. However, there is some specification.

Waists are mainly designed to lift and hold objects. They can also be used for horizontal movement. In this case, the hoist is attached to a special carriage moving along an I-beam.

In this design, the lifting mechanism is called a hoist. The trolley drive in this case can be mechanical or electric.

Winches are used to move loads in any direction. Functionally, the following groups are distinguished:

  • Traction. Designed for lifting or moving loads;
  • Shunting. They are used when it is necessary to move freight cars at railroad warehouses;
  • Auxiliary and drilling. Specialized units for lifting equipment to drilling sites from receiving bridges, working with casing pipes;
  • Scraper. They are used to move parts of rocks during mining.



In the minimum version, the winch package includes packaging, a passport and, of course, the mechanism itself. Moreover, in some cases, the kit does not include a traction element — a cable or a chain, they are purchased separately, taking into account the required length and section.

Separate models are additionally equipped with clamps or brackets for mounting to a surface or a metal beam. Fasteners are available for I-beams and round pipes.



Winches and hoists are offered by manufacturers in a complete set sufficient for work, but additional accessories are used to expand the functionality.

  • cables and chains — replacement of failed ones (cable break), and to increase the working stroke;
  • hooks and slings, used to lift massive and dimensional objects, cargo of complex shape;
  • magnetic grippers designed for fixing loads made of ferromagnetic materials;
  • grips — used to hang the device to pipes and I-beams;
  • blocks are used to increase the load capacity of the device;
  • movable carriages and carriages with an electric drive are used for suspension of a hoist to I-beams for horizontal movement of goods.



Each lifting mechanism is designed for its purpose and scope. At the same time, solutions aimed at solving problems in this area are laid down in the design. However, devices of different types have characteristic features.

First of all, the scope and efficiency of application is determined by the type of drive.

Devices with a mechanical drive do not require electricity and are used in the field, they do not have an electrical part, their design is simpler and, therefore, has a lower price.

The advantage of an electric drive lies in its high efficiency. If frequent use is required, moving massive objects over long distances without an electric drive is not advisable.



Modern winches and hoists are reliable, however, in the process of working with them, there are some disadvantages that complicate operation:

  • the use of gearboxes with a worm gear sometimes leads to jamming caused by the relative sliding of the worm turns and the teeth of the mating gear;
  • low quality of the metal leads to bending and deformation of parts, especially at maximum loads;
  • insufficient quality of welds at maximum loads causes their divergence, and the failure of the winch;
  • some manufacturers do not have a lifting rope in the package, it is purchased separately;
  • insufficient lever length for lever-type devices, significant effort is required to lift the load;
  • devices with an electric drive have insufficient cable length to the control panel, the installation height of the drive must correspond to the cable length;
  • low-power winches with an electric drive for connection to a 220V network are equipped with a short cord that needs to be lengthened;
  • electric drives tend to overheat during active use, this is especially evident at maximum loads;
  • when purchasing a lifting mechanism, the maximum load capacity and the length of the cable are incorrectly estimated, lay a certain margin of load capacity.

How to choose a winch


When choosing a lifting device, first of all, pay attention to the parameters of the load and the height (distance) of the lift. At the same time, a certain margin of carrying capacity of the winch or hoist is provided.

The load capacity margin is 15-30% of the nominal value.

It is also required to take into account that when using a winch, for lifting loads, the value of the load capacity is 2 times less than the pulling force.

The length of the traction element is selected in accordance with the required lifting or moving height. The stock of cable or chain on the drum should be 5-10 turns. A larger supply of the traction element leads to an increase in the mass of the unit and the cost.

Decide on the frequency of use, and the required speed of work. In the case of frequent use of the winch, an electric drive cannot be dispensed with; if it is supposed to lift loads from time to time, limit yourself to a manual drive.

In addition to energy independence, a manual winch is more reliable in operation and much cheaper.

When using an electric drive, it is required to check the compliance of the electrical network with the power consumption and the number of phases of the electric drive, or take care to purchase an autonomous generator of the appropriate power.

In the case of choosing a device with a manual drive, it must be taken into account that the worm gearbox is slower than the gear one. The installation height is also taken into account — only chain-driven devices can be suspended at a height, gear and lever devices require direct force on the lever or handle.


When choosing between a cable and a chain, the lifting height is taken into account; chains are used when lifting loads to a height of 3-5 meters.

An important factor when choosing is the weight and dimensions of the device.

Especially pay attention to the weight of the mechanism if it is intended to be used non-stationary or at height.

Overall (installation) dimensions must be checked if it is necessary to fasten the winch to the supporting surface.

Considering the design of the lifting device, pay attention to the following points:

  • diameter of the drum, it should not be too small to prevent damage and breaks in the rope;
  • the reliability of fastening the cable to the drum, the cable must be securely held in the unwound state;
  • body material, drum, fastening parts, brake parts must be of high quality, their breakage and deformation lead to the failure of the load;
  • quality of welds, unevenness and other welding defects are not allowed;
  • threaded connections must be fully tightened using lock washers and nuts to prevent unraveling;

When choosing an electric drive, pay attention to the control panel — an emergency stop button is required, it is desirable that the buttons be covered with a silicone cover to protect against dust and moisture.

Which lifting device is better


It is impossible to determine the best device, the best lifting device is the one corresponding to the task being solved with the best price-quality ratio.

The load capacity of the mechanism is selected from the condition of operation with a load of 70-85% of the nominal, which corresponds to the optimal ratio of cost to load capacity. For an actively used mechanism, the use of an electrically driven device would be the best solution.

In terms of product durability, purchasing products from European brands or reputable Russian manufacturers will be the right choice.



Instructions for the operation of lifting mechanisms are given by the manufacturer in the passport or instruction manual for each specific product.

General maintenance instructions include periodic inspection and tightening of threaded connections, lubrication of friction components and parts, inspection of cables and rigging.

When operating lifting devices, it is necessary to observe certain safety measures:

  • observe the general safety regulations when working with lifting mechanisms;
  • before use, inspect and check all components of the unit, special attention to the cable or chain;
  • for stationary winches or hoists, the fastening elements are checked;
  • it is impossible to allow overloads exceeding the nominal (passport) values;
  • it is strictly forbidden to use winches and hoists with a faulty brake;
  • do not unwind the rope to the last turn;
  • when using an electric drive, the electric motor is connected only to the electrical network corresponding to the passport data; the electric drive must not be connected bypassing the standard protection circuits.

When operating lifting mechanisms, special attention is paid to the correct slinging of the load. The material, quantity and slinging points are determined based on the shape and weight of the load.



Each manufacturer indicates the terms of the warranty in the passport for the product. The warranty does not apply to consumables and products with mechanical damage. The warranty period for lifting mechanisms is from 12 months.


neispravnosti-remont-spare parts

Winches are very reliable devices, but malfunctions occur during operation:

  • traction element damage – a damaged cable or chain must be replaced;
  • gear jamming — shift of the shafts due to the loosening of bolted connections, bolted connections must be tightened and locked;
  • increase in the required force on the lever or handle — check the condition of the lubricant and, in its absence, lubricate the parts;
  • loud noise in the gearbox — check the condition of the lubricant, wash and lubricate the gearbox.

Malfunctions when using an electrically driven device:


  • electric motor does not starta possible reason — the circuit breaker in the protection circuit has tripped, low voltage in the network or the contactor coil is faulty;
  • when the remote control is off, the electric motor continues to work — sticking of the magnetic system of the contactor, sticking of the limit switches;
  • undervoltage — check the cross section of the supply cable, the voltage on the input shield;
  • current or thermal protection trips — first exclude the possibility of overloading the drive, check the elements of the electrical circuit for burning.
  • motor hums but does not rotate under load — the motor runs on two phases (if three-phase), in the event of a hum from a single-phase motor (applies to three-phase motors as well) — it is possible that the bearing is worn, as a result, under load, locking (jamming) occurs;
  • very hot brake pads — check the uniformity of the fit of the pads, the clamp and, if necessary, adjust;
  • spontaneous lowering of the load — a malfunction is caused by weak clamping of the brake pads or their oiling. The surface of the pads is washed and the clamping is adjusted;
  • electromagnetic brake noise caused by a gap between the armature and the core of the electromagnet, eliminated by adjusting the gap;

Minor repairs and maintenance are carried out directly during the operation of the winch or hoist. In case of a serious malfunction requiring disassembly of the gearbox, brake mechanism or electric drive, it is better to contact a specialized organization.

Repair of the electrical part of the device is carried out only by a specialist with the appropriate electrical safety approval group.

The replacement of loaded parts must be carried out only with parts supplied by the manufacturer of the device.

winch manufacturers

At the moment, many Western and CIS manufacturers represent their products on the market. The range and features of the products of some of them are presented below.



DENZEL is a German brand of hand and power tools. Lifting equipment of this brand is represented by cable hoists with an electric drive with a lifting capacity of up to 1 t and a lifting height of up to 12 m.

The kit includes fasteners for fixing on the pipe. For horizontal movement, a carriage with an electric drive is offered for installation on an I-beam.



Einhell is a German tool manufacturer. The company produces cable hoists with an electric drive with a nominal value of up to 1000 kg and a cable length of 11.5 m.

The complete set includes fastenings for installation on steel beams. The control panel is protected by a silicone casing that prevents the ingress of dust and moisture.



Fit is a manufacturer of electric, pneumatic and hand tools. Lifting equipment of this brand is represented by:

  • manual lever winches with a lifting capacity of up to 4t and a cable up to 3m;
  • drum winch with manual drive with a lifting capacity of 1 t and a cable of 9.5 m

Hand winches are offered in a reinforced version — with two symmetrical gears. For greater convenience and safety, the stopper is placed closer to the lever.



Jet is an international concern producing machine tools, hand tools, lifting equipment. The range of lifting equipment includes:

  • manual cable hoists with a lifting capacity of up to 10 tons and a lifting height of up to 12 m;
  • manual lever hoists with a lifting capacity of up to 3 tons and a lifting height of up to 12 m;
  • electric hoists with a load capacity of up to 400/800 kg and a lifting height of up to 18/9 m;
  • lever winches with a lifting capacity of up to 3 tons;
  • electric winch with a lifting capacity of 250 kg and a lifting height of up to 60 m;
  • tourist winch with electric drive with a pulling force of 450 kg and a rope up to 4.5 m

Some winches do not include a rope, sold separately. Lever winches have a telescopic arm design with a shear pin that acts as an overload protector.

The company offers additional equipment: electric carriages for electric hoists, movable carriages, clamps for fixing the hoist on an I-beam.


craft tool

Kraftool is a German brand of professional hand and construction tools. The company produces manual chain hoists. The range includes mechanisms with a nominal value from 1 to 5 tons and a lifting height of up to 5 m.

Hoists of this company are made of high quality carbon steel, lifting parts of tool alloy steel. Products of this company are distinguished by compact dimensions and low weight. The locking mechanism with self-return ensures high reliability of operation.



Prorab is a Russian brand representing electrical and construction tools. The company offers under its own brand hoists with electric drive up to 1t, lifting height up to 6m and speed 4m/min.



Sorokin is a Russian tool manufacturer specializing in car service equipment. The company mass-produces several types of lifting equipment, covering the entire range of lifting capacities.

The range includes manual winches:

  • drum up to 1.3t and cable length up to 15m.
  • lever up to 3t and cable length up to 1m.
  • traction up to 5.4t and cable length up to 20m.

The trademark also presents a line of hoists and hoists:

  • lever hoists up to 9t and up to 1.5m high;
  • chain hoists up to 20t and up to 3m high;
  • mobile chain hoists up to 10t and up to 3m high (the chain hoist is combined with a carriage for installation on an I-beam);
  • hoists with electric drive up to 5t and lifting height up to 15m.

In addition, automobile winches are produced for:

  • for SUVs with a carrying capacity of up to 7.7 tons;
  • for installation on ATVs with a carrying capacity of up to 2 tons;
  • hydraulic electric winches for tow trucks with a lifting capacity of up to 9 tons.

Products of this manufacturer are made of high quality materials, which ensures reliability and durability. The design allows you to replace regular cables or chains with traction elements of increased length.

Some models use a textile tape as a traction element. In addition to the main units, the line includes additional accessories: consoles, blocks, slings, ropes and chains.



ZUBR is another Russian brand. In the segment of lifting devices, the range is quite wide. A stationary winch with a manual drive up to 900 kg, lever automobile winches with a lifting capacity of 2 and 4 tons are serially produced.

Among the hoists are available mechanisms with a chain drive up to 5t and a lifting height of up to 12m and with a lever drive up to 5t and a lifting height of up to 1.5m. Lifting mechanisms of this company are simple in design and reliable in operation.

The key to their durability is the quality of the materials used — all parts are made of high quality carbon steel, and the chains are made of hardened tool steel. The gear ratio is optimally matched, which ensures efficient operation with little effort on the traction chain.

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A vise is a mechanical device that is used to hold workpieces in place. The tool is used in situations where a safe distance from the workpiece, rigid fasteners or free hands are needed.

Vice device

Principle of operation

The simplified design of the vise consists of two jaws and a locking mechanism with a handle, designed to tightly clamp parts during processing.

One jaw is immobile because it is attached to a static vise body or bed, while the other jaw supports movement by sliding.

The locking mechanism consists of the following elements:

  • Lead screw — connected to the jaws, passes through the design of the vise. Most often it has a trapezoidal thread and is made of steel. The movement of the screw is controlled by a handle which is located at the outer end.
  • The base plate or bed is most often made of cast iron. There are durable steel and lightweight duralumin variations.
  • Sponges — often replaceable with screw fastening. The movable lip is usually cast iron. Soft variations involve the manufacture of this part from plastic or non-ferrous metals.

The tool is fastened to the surface using screws or clamps. Less common models with magnetic fixation. Flat base or heavy weight designs are available without fasteners.

When the screw is rotated clockwise, the movable jaw moves towards the bed, due to which the part is fixed. When rotated counterclockwise, the handle moves the sliding jaw away from the fixed jaw and opens the gap between them.

Rigid fixation helps when sawing, drilling or otherwise machining clamped parts.

Vise types

Types and characteristics

The main types of vices are locksmith, machine, carpentry and manual.

Locksmith vice


An all-metal tool that mounts on a workbench or table and is bolted to the base.

  • The design distinguishes chair and parallel vise.
  • Available in stationary and swivel options, allowing you to work at different angles.
  • The width of the jaws is 45-200 mm.
  • The stroke length of the movable lip reaches an average of 140 mm.

Parallel Vise


  • They are divided into rotary and non-rotary. The former rotate parallel to the base around the axis by 60 degrees or more. Fixed models are rigidly fixed, designed to work in one position.
  • The movable jaw moves when the screw is rotated parallel to the fixed part.
  • The base of the tool is cast iron, and the moving parts are made of carbon steel.
  • Overhead jaws of high-strength models are made from U8 tool steel, complemented by a cross-shaped notch, fastened with screws to the main jaws after hardening.

Chair vise


Obsolete design type. Previously, they were attached to the base in the form of a chair. Modern fixtures are fixed on workbenches.

  • The structure is made of forged steel. Consists of a body, supplemented with sponges.
  • The working surface of the jaws is reinforced with screw-on hardened plates or a layer of U8A steel is welded onto it.
  • The working surface inside is covered with notches for strong fixation of workpieces in a vise.
  • The fixed sponge is equipped with a paw for fixing, the rod is clamped with a bracket.
  • The width of the jaws is 100-180 mm. According to the opening length, options are available for 90-180 mm.
  • The jaws are moved by turning a screw with a rectangular thread, and moved apart by inserting a screw into a tubular nut.

Models are most often equipped with an anvil platform. The bed is a construction of a base and a rotary disk, which are connected in the center with screws or additionally fixed with a back ring.

When the screws are loosened, the ring releases the mobility lock.

According to GOST 4045-75, the types of locksmith vise differ from those presented. Three types are declared:

  1. general purpose;
  2. with swivel jaw;
  3. with additional pipe jaws.

The standard applies to models with a jaw width of 63-200 mm. Rotary and non-rotary manufacturing options are assumed with or without accelerated idling.

Machine vise

Machine tools

A tool of increased accuracy, which differs from locksmith models in the absence of backlash or its small run-up. Designed for production work.

  • They are fixed on industrial workbenches for machining large parts.
  • For the convenience of adjusting parts, they are often equipped with a rotary mechanism.

They are divided into basic and sinus, additionally a different number of axes is provided:

  • Basic or stationary — the part is attached perpendicular to the tool.
  • Sinus — the workpiece is fixed at an arbitrary angle.
  • Multi-axis — supports rotation along several coordinate axes.

Machine vices for domestic use are also available, but they are smaller in size than production models.

Hand vise


Compact tool for processing small parts, does not need to be fixed to tables. There are two types that differ in the fixation system.

  • With sponges – consists of a jumper with a screw, steel lips and a handle. The convergence of the jaws is achieved by turning the handle. The cone is located on the reverse side, enters between the shanks of the jaws, causing their compression.
  • with levers — they look like snap-on pliers. They have a locking mechanism, which consists of two levers that clamp the jaws.



Used when working with wood and plastic blanks. More often they are fixed with screws to the table or bed. Available with front clamp.

  • Wooden spacers are usually attached to the jaws to hold the workpiece without damaging the surface of the workpiece.
  • Overlays are provided so that no marks are left on light or softwood parts.
  • Front mount models are suitable for vertical surfaces.
  • There are models with a combined clamping device — a combination of cast iron and wood.

Some carpentry vise models are equipped with quick clamping screws for easy positioning of the movable jaw and pre-clamping.



The advantages of a vice are usually considered in accordance with their type.

Benefits of a vise


  • Sponges are most often hardened, which gives them additional wear resistance.
  • The anvils present in most models are resistant to mechanical damage.
  • Models with a swivel mechanism support rotation up to 360°.
  • Weight and dimensions are often small.

Benefits of a chair vise


Chair models differ from other types in a set of advantages:

  • It is possible to clamp long parts.
  • Due to the spring, when the screw is unscrewed, the jaws are quickly unclenched; full turns are not required to lower the workpiece.
  • Simplicity and strength of design.

Machine tools

Machine tools

  • Increased clamping force makes it suitable for clamping large metal parts.
  • The high-strength case maintains serious mechanical loadings.
  • Most often, a protective coating is provided that counteracts corrosion of the body.
  • Suitable for high precision work.
  • There is no backlash — the fixation of the workpieces is rigid.

Benefits of a hand vise


  • Support easy disassembly for inspection.
  • Do not require fasteners and organization of the working space.
  • The play in the hinges is minimal, and often completely absent.
  • Suitable for small precision work.
  • The handle is often covered with santoprene, so the tool does not slip out of the hands during operation.
  • Clamping of flat parts with an extended contact area is possible.
  • The most common manufacturing material is carbon steel.
  • The only type of vise suitable for quick and correct work with mounted aluminum profiles, metal tiles.

Benefits of a carpenter’s vice


  • Suitable for soft workpieces.
  • Fixing the jaws flush with the surface of the workbench allows you to process large parts in a single plane.
  • Increased stroke of the sponge solution.
  • A wide range of fastening systems are available, models without frames are suitable for clamping directly on the finished structure, without the need for preliminary disassembly.



Instances made of cast iron are less durable compared to steel products. The remaining inconveniences are associated with the individual characteristics of each type.

Cons of locksmith vise


  • Most often they have a backlash.
  • Sponge alignment is required, which is not always possible without the use of a professional tool.
  • Rapid wear of the lock washers requires their regular replacement.
  • Long parts are difficult to clamp across the jaws.

Cons of a chair vise


  • The fragility of fastening the tool on the workbench and grip.
  • Capturing narrow objects during clamping is possible only with the upper parts of the jaws, and wide objects with the lower ones. This is because their working surfaces are not parallel to each other in all positions.
  • Clamps cut into the part, leaving dents on it.
  • An open threaded screw becomes dirty and prone to rapid wear.

Cons of a machine vice

Machine tools

  • They are oriented to lifting parts due to the skew of the sponge along the vertical, therefore, with uneven laying, traces of a vise remain on the workpiece.
  • To level the warp under the base of the movable sponge, you have to slip the foil or use a vise, capturing the parts only with the upper edge.

Cons of a hand vise


  • The small width and run-up of the jaws do not allow the processing of large elements.
  • The correct clamp is only for soft metals, but the teeth that most handheld models are equipped with leave dents on it.
  • Not suitable for working at an angle without additional tools.
  • It is impossible to clamp the overall part in the desired position.

Cons of a carpenter’s vice


  • Not suitable for machining parts with increased rigidity.
  • More often applicable only as a household improvised tool.
  • Models without workbenches are unpopular due to reduced grip rigidity.
  • Variations with workbenches often come in an expanded configuration, demanding on space and lighting.

How to choose a vise

How to choose

When choosing a vice, the scope of their application and the dimensions of the workpieces that are planned to be installed in them are taken into account.

Locksmiths — require increased clamping force when machining parts, so rigid models are preferred from steel, rather than from powder metal.

  • The lead screw with a triangular metric thread wears out quickly, and the clamping force is not enough to process large workpieces.
  • The weight of the structure indirectly characterizes its strength.
  • For processing parts in a vertical position, modernized locksmith vices are selected. Their base rotates 360°. More often equipped with an enlarged anvil.
  • For round blanks, models with a body equipped with prisms are preferred. These vices are more often used with a slider.


joinery – Pay attention to the diameter of the auger and the uniform alignment of the rods. Parallel movement is assumed when screwing in.

  • If the tool runs unevenly, the risk of damaging the workpieces increases.
  • Additionally, the clamp pads are inspected; when selected, they are checked on a piece of plastic. It is important that there are no marks or dents on the surface.
  • In models with a workbench or bed, the evenness of the plane is visually checked. To do this, you need to stand in such a way that the nearest corner of the bed is at eye level — flaws become noticeable when the plane looks like a string.
  • The front vise is only available with screw mechanism and guide rod. It is worth considering whether this is convenient for current operational needs.


Machine tools — are selected for processing materials of increased rigidity, so functionality is a priority.

  • Jaws for fixing the workpiece are of a lower height than in other types.
  • Compared to a bench vise, the design is more rigid.
  • The tool clamps the part at a specific angle and maintains rotation around a vertical axis.

When choosing, the material from which the tool is made is taken into account. Hardened steel models are preferred.

If this option does not fit into the budget, try to choose a device with steel moving parts, as they are subject to the greatest wear.

Anti-corrosion treatment of the tool is important — the coating is most often applied to threaded parts, but it is also found in one piece.

Machine tools

Double machine — support the simultaneous processing of several parts, but are inconvenient for constant household use.

Sinus — are used in complex processing of parts. They support the slope of the fastening of the part in several mutually perpendicular planes.

Manual — when choosing, it is worth checking the parallelism of the jaws, the quality of convergence and the size of the gap.

  • Handle play is a sign of a tool with which there will be difficulties.
  • The width of the working gap in the open state is a parameter that determines whether the workpiece will enter the tool. The gap in manual models is usually small, so you should carefully try on the dimensions.
  • Check to see if the teeth are making indentations on the soft metal. In such a case, a tool with a lower clamp thread height is preferred.


The swivel base for fixing the tool is convenient to use, but reduces the rigidity of the structure. The rotation mechanism is the weakest link of the tool, so this functionality is selected only in cases where work is impossible without it.

When choosing, it is worth determining the size of the angle, which is often required during work. Variations with a minimum angle of rotation and models that rotate 180 or 360 degrees are available.

Static models are more reliable, but the selection of the attachment point is hampered by the parameters of the workbench. With non-standard blanks, additional devices for fixing are more often used: baiting with bolts or gripping with a clamp.

Which vise is better

Which is better

Determining the best vise by type cannot be correct, since their functionality is different. In this case, the evaluation of the working elements of the structure is applied.

  • Jaw sizes. Wide jaws prevent workpieces from slipping during operation. The effective surface area is increased by the use of pads, but vices are preferred, which come with wide jaws to begin with.
  • Movement of the movable jaw. The vise rarely opens to full width, but the deep travel makes the clamping versatility. If the tool is not selected for single use, models with a maximum stroke length are preferred.

When choosing, remember that the stroke is determined not only by the height of the workpiece — you also need a margin for entering the part.

  • Lever. It should be convenient, since it is with this detail that the main interaction will occur. Large-diameter metal handles are more convenient than rod-type counterparts.

The pressure adjustment when clamping the part should not be tight. This parameter depends on the length of the working part of the handle — the distance from the center of the screw to the tip.

How to use a vise


Proper operation of the vice consists in the timely care of the tool and the observance of a number of precautions.



Keep the threaded and moving parts clean by wiping with a solvent-based cloth after each use to keep your vise in good working order.

Lubricant – parts and assemblies are treated with engine oil to maintain smooth opening of the movable jaws. The procedure also contributes to protection against corrosion:

  • fully spread the jaws and apply a layer of lubricant;
  • close and open the parts several times to evenly distribute the coating.

Rust — mechanical cleaning is ineffective, more often special anti-corrosion compounds are additionally used.

  • apply the substance to the rust and leave overnight;
  • clean the surface of the tool with a metal brush until the rust comes off;
  • Rinse off the substance with water and dry the vise completely.

Precautionary measures

Precautionary measures

Vices are designed for certain loads. Failure to comply with the conditions of the instructions threatens the instrument with premature failure.

  • Locksmith models are sensitive to the difference in the volume of parts — it weakens the fixation of the lips. This type of equipment is not suitable for processing hot steel parts.
  • It is unacceptable to lengthen the vise handle, especially in clamping models, as it increases the load on the structure.
  • Models with a bed are fixed only on flat surfaces for safety reasons and to prevent breakage of workpieces.

In parallel models, it is important not to bend the clamped parts in order to avoid damage to the mechanism.



Warranty obligations apply to equipment with the correct set of documents:

  • Coupon with serial number, date of purchase, stamp of the seller. In some cases, the buyer’s signature is required.
  • Documents confirming the purchase: invoice, cash or sales receipt.

Manufacturers’ obligations do not apply to the following items:

  • interchangeable accessories — depending on the model, more often these are lips or cams;
  • devices for surface mechanical protection — casings, couplings;
  • parts with rapid wear or limited resource — guides or rollers made of plastic and rubber, bearings.

Warranty service will be denied if the tool has signs of mechanical damage, has been used for other purposes, or has been worn out as a result of improper care.

Malfunctions and repair of a vice

Faults and repairs

The functional parts of the tool or the body are more likely to wear out.

Hull destruction

Hull destruction

Occurs due to excess loads or weakness of the metal. Pieces break off in models made using cast iron elements. Repair involves welding the damaged element and the base. It is carried out in the service or at home.

Nickel or iron-nickel electrodes are more commonly used. Welding of the bodies of vice nuts is carried out by the gas-powder method.

Screw wear

Screw wear

The stem and nut with a trapezoidal thread are removed, after which it is replaced by an analogue.

In the absence of an analogue, it is machined independently using a turning tool:

  1. Alternatively, a suitable part is turned using a drilling machine or a hacksaw, a grinder with a cutting wheel.
  2. The threaded part is cut off from the stem.
  3. In the rest of the rod, holes are drilled along the axis of symmetry.
  4. The parts are aligned with a pin and then welded.

Detent pin wear

Detent pin wear

Symptom — The shaft will unscrew, although the part remains clamped and cannot be removed. Repair is laborious, requires a complete disassembly of the tool and turning a new pin. The main problem with the replacement is the assembly. The vise performance depends on its correctness:

  1. On the cleaned base, the main lips are pushed as deep as possible to the side of the body (usually it is located on the left).
  2. The strips are installed and fastened in turn, then for their rigid fixation it will be necessary to move the lips slightly in the opposite direction.
  3. A screw clamp and the lead screw itself are inserted inside, after which the structure is fixed with a nut.
  4. A new pin is mounted, previously lubricated with lithol.
  5. The protective cover is installed and fastened with screws.
  6. The tool is screwed to the base.

The listed malfunctions cannot be repaired without improvised equipment or similar parts. If not, the tool will require service repair.

Vice Manufacturers


Some manufacturers do not provide warranties for household hand tools, the obligations apply to professional models.



Ukrainian manufacturer of hand tools and equipment. Vice metalwork with function of turn. Warranty from 1 year.



Manufacturer from Canada. Budget models of pneumo-electric and hand tools. Bench and machine vise Hand tools are not guaranteed.



American manufacturer focused on hand tools. Bench vice with an anvil made of fine-grained cast iron. The manufacturer’s warranty is lifetime, but dealers in Russia declare a period of 1 month.



Manufacturer from Germany. Mostly hand tools are presented, including a vice with clamps. Warranty period from 12 months.



Russian manufacturer, several brands of budget tools. Locksmith vise and bed are available. Warranty period 14-25 months depending on the tool.



German manufacturer specializing in household tools. Vice from aluminum machine and universal. Warranty 5 years.



Manufacturer from Russia, focused on budget hand and power tools. Swivel, carpentry and manual vices are available, there are models with a clamp. Hand tools are not guaranteed.

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Review of the 10 Best Stihl Chainsaws

A chainsaw is an indispensable tool for summer residents and residents of the private sector. To work with it was comfortable and useful, you need to choose the right model.

Stihl 170 — compact and functional

Chainsaw Stihl 170 - compact and functional

The compact and ergonomic sawing tool Stihl 170 is suitable for moderate-sized work in the garden or in the country. The chainsaw is equally good at logging and trimming trunks.


  • power — 1.8 hp;
  • vibration level – 4.9 m/s2;
  • oil tank volume — 145 cm3;
  • working volume — 30.1 cm3.


Pros Calm 170

  • Weight 3.9 kg. It gives simplicity and maneuverability in movements.
  • The QuickStop brake automatically disables all running processes on overloads.
  • Anti-vibration system.
  • Affordable and safe circuit setup.
  • The Elasto Start design guarantees a quick tool start.


Cons Calm 170

  • loud noise when turned on;
  • frequent maintenance is required;
  • no air and HD2 filters;
  • there is no “smart” lubrication system that delivers oil to the right areas.

Stihl 180 — lightness in every movement

Chainsaw Stihl 180 - lightness in every movement

The Stihl 180 is designed for low-intensity timber construction and gardening.


  • power — 2 hp;
  • vibration level – 7.2 m/s2;
  • oil tank volume — 145 cm3;
  • working volume — 31.8 cm3.


Pros Calm 180

  • Weight −3.9 kg.
  • Brake QuickStop.
  • Anti-vibration system.
  • The modified compensator prevents emissions and reduces fuel consumption.


Cons Calm 180

  • loud noise during operation;
  • no air and HD2 filters included;
  • there is no «smart» lubrication system and single-lever switching, which makes operation easier and more productive.

Stihl 211 — compact and reliable

Chainsaw Stihl 211 - compactness and reliability

Small, but powerful enough for its parameters, the model is designed to work in the garden. Not intended for sawing logs with a diameter of more than 10 cm.


  • power — 2.3 hp;
  • vibration level – 3.5 m/s2;
  • oil tank volume — 265 cm3;
  • working volume — 35.2 cm3.


Pros Calm 211

  • Single lever control system. Cold and hot start can be done with one click.
  • The automated brake stops working in a fraction of a second under extreme loads.
  • The advanced anti-vibration system minimizes vibrations for a more comfortable operation.
  • With the preheating of the carburetor, the tool is operated even in winter.
  • The pre-filtered air filter pushes the heavier particles out.
  • The Ematic lubrication system delivers every drop of oil to the correct compartment as precisely as possible. This saves up to 50% on lubrication.
  • Four-channel technology increases engine efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.
  • The fuel tank opens effortlessly.
  • The design of the chain prevents hand contact with sharp parts.


Cons chainsaw Calm 211

  • noisy work.
  • no HD2 filter.

Stihl 230 – practical and comfortable

Chainsaw Stihl 230 - practical and convenient

Stihl 230 is more versatile than the previous model. Perfectly copes with logging and construction works of any complexity.


  • power — 2.7 hp;
  • vibration level – 7.35 m/s2;
  • oil tank volume — 200 cm33;
  • working volume — 42.8 cm3.


Pros of the Stihl 230 chainsaw

  • Single-lever push system expands device control options. Automated brake to stop processes under extreme conditions in a few moments.
  • An advanced anti-vibration system smooths out strong vibrations that adversely affect human health with the constant use of such equipment.
  • Side tension chain design prevents contact with sharp chain.


Cons chainsaw Calm 230

  • high noise threshold;
  • no air and HD2 filter.

Stihl 250 — unconditional convenience

Chainsaw Stihl 250 - unconditional convenience

The power reserve of the Stihl 250 is enough for long-term work on the preparation of firewood, for the construction of a wooden building or cutting down a tree with a diameter of no more than 30 cm.

Characteristics of the chainsaw Stihl 250

  • power −3.1 hp;
  • working volume — 45.4 cm3;
  • mental tank volume – 200 cm33;
  • vibration level – 6.2 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 250 chainsaw

  • Chain brake system QuickStop brake. It instantly stops work in a critical working situation.
  • The presence of a primer causes manual fuel supply to the carburetor.
  • Pre-heating of the carburetor makes it possible to carry out work even in winter outdoors.
  • Fast and easy chain tension function.


Cons chainsaw Calm 250

  • noise at work;
  • frequent maintenance;
  • no additional filters;
  • an accurate lubrication system is not provided;
  • there is no built-in system for simply opening the fuel tank.

Stihl 260 – reliability proven by experience

Chainsaw Stihl 260 - reliability proven by experience

The model is popular with those who are often engaged in logging work of any complexity, building from wood, cultivating and thinning dense thickets of various plants, and passing cutting in small forests.


  • power — 3.5 hp;
  • working volume — 50.2 cm3;
  • the volume of the mental tank — 290 cm33;
  • vibration level – 4 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 260 chainsaw

  • System brake QuickStop brake.
  • Lightweight and safe anti-vibration design.
  • The depression valve reduces the force and intensity of pressing the start button.
  • Accurate dosage of oil.
  • The compensator regulates all working processes in the carburetor, which ensures long-term operation without breakdowns and frequent maintenance.
  • Quick, easy and safe chain tension design.
  • A catalyst is a device that reduces emissions by 80%.


Cons chainsaw Calm 260

  • noise at work;
  • not equipped with air and HD2 filters;
  • there is no built-in precise lubrication system.
  • decent cost.

Stihl 361 — special dynamics

Chainsaw Stihl 361 - special dynamics

The Stihl 361 is designed for comfortable harvesting, thinning loose vegetation and timber.

Not recommended for cutting trees with a trunk diameter greater than 30 cm.


  • power — 4.6 hp;
  • working volume — 59 cm3;
  • the volume of the mental tank — 325 cm33;
  • vibration level – 3.6 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 361 chainsaw

  • advanced anti-vibration system;
  • the depression valve reduces the level of starting pressure, which simplifies the process of work;
  • the QuickStop brake system provides an instant stop of work;
  • oil supply pump with high precision dosing of lubricant;
  • four-channel system increases engine efficiency and reduces fuel consumption;
  • the weight of 5.6 kg makes it possible to work continuously.


Cons chainsaw Calm 361

  • noise during operation;
  • high price;
  • no air and HD2 filters;
  • there is no «smart» oil supply system.

Stihl 362 — innovations that make work easier

Stihl 362 chainsaw - innovations that make work easier

The medium-duty Stihl 362 handles all types of forestry work. But at the same time, you can not cut wood with a diameter of more than 30 cm.

If you need a tool for small cuts and neat refining, then the model in question will not work.


Characteristics of the chainsaw Stihl 362

  • power — 4.8 hp;
  • working volume — 59 cm3;
  • the volume of the mental tank — 325 cm33;
  • vibration level – 3.5 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 362 chainsaw

  • The M-Tronic system automates engine start and adjusts fuel consumption depending on the operating mode.
  • The combo lever is the same for cold/hot start, as the automatic system recognizes the operating mode, so manual switching is not required.
  • The HD2 filter effectively filters even fine particles, while being easy to clean and replace without the use of additional tools.
  • The pre-filtered air filter removes heavier particles to the outside.


Cons chainsaw Calm 362

  • noise at work;
  • high price;
  • there is no device for accurate dosing of oil into the desired area of ​​​​the equipment.

Stihl 440 – versatility and high performance

Stihl 440 chainsaw - versatility and high performance

Differs from previous models in high performance. Handles any gardening job and cuts down medium trees in lightly planted forest.


  • power — 5.4 hp;
  • working volume — 70.7 cm3;
  • the volume of the mental tank — 275 cm33;
  • vibration level – 7.5 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 440 chainsaw

  • simple and quick start is provided by a depression valve;
  • additional functions in the form of warming up the carburetor ensure uninterrupted operation of the tool at sub-zero temperatures;
  • automatic brake for safety;
  • the compensator regulates the operation of the carburetor, extending the life without additional maintenance;
  • safe chain adjustment system;
  • quick opening of the fuel tank without additional devices.


Cons chainsaw Stihl 440

  • M-Tronic system is not provided;
  • noise at work;
  • lack of air and HD2 filters;
  • there is no precise oil supply system.

Stihl 660 — reliability and professionalism

Chainsaw Stihl 660 - reliability and professionalism

The model is often found in sawmills, when felling timber. This equipment has been assigned a professional consumer class.


  • power — 7.1 hp;
  • working volume — 82 cm3;
  • the volume of the mental tank — 360 cm33;
  • vibration level – 7 m/s2.


Pros of the Stihl 660 chainsaw

  • modified design that suppresses strong vibrations;
  • built-in depression valve makes work more efficient;
  • an easy start function is provided;
  • improved lubrication system extends the life of the equipment.


Cons chainsaw Stihl 660

  • Weight 7.2 kg.
  • High noise level.
  • No air and HD2 filters.

Which chainsaw is better to buy

Which model is better to buy

A universal chainsaw with acceptable technical characteristics and a high level of equipment is the 362 model. It is good for those who often use such a tool in their area and in the professional field.

If the work on the garden plot does not differ in duration, then the 180 model will be the best option. For finer and more maneuverable work, the 170 modification is ideal.

For those who constantly use such a tool at a professional level, the most powerful version of the 660 configuration will be ideal. Almost identical to the 440 model, but it is inferior to the previous one in power.

Model Rating

Model Rating

  1. Stihl 362;
  2. Stihl 211;
  3. Stihl 250;
  4. Stihl 660;
  5. Stihl 440;
  6. Stihl 361;
  7. Stihl 180;
  8. Stihl 170;
  9. Stihl 260;
  10. Stihl 230.

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3 types of the best rangefinders for hunting

The best laser rangefinder binoculars

The best laser rangefinder binoculars

The shape of the product is a classic binocular tube (double, under both eyes). The difference from binoculars lies in the built-in laser system for determining distances. One of the best designs is the Veber 8×42 RF1200 binoculars with a laser rangefinder.

The device is intended for observations of distant objects, including in the field. The rangefinder function allows you to determine the distance behind the tracked object.


The body is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy. The design of the binoculars is resistant to mechanical stress. The top has an anti-corrosion coating.

An additional layer of rubber coating prevents the tool from slipping out of the hands, protects against drops of moisture and dust.

To protect the lenses in the transport position, covers are provided for the objective and the eyepiece. Additional flexible fastenings to the body protect against loss.

The aiming drum is equipped with a relief surface, which contributes to the convenience of focusing on visual sharpness. Adjustment is carried out according to the individual characteristics of the eyes.

best laser rangefinder binoculars

Adjustment of the distance from the eyeball to the eyepiece lenses is performed by rubber swivel-retractable eyecups. The binoculars have a seat for mounting on a tripod.

A feature of the optical scheme of the visual device is the use of roof prisms. Thanks to this technical solution, the image is different:

  • high contrast;
  • a clear picture (sharpness);
  • excellent color reproduction.

The luminosity of the optical device makes it possible to conduct observations in twilight conditions. At a distance of 1 km, the field of view is 122 m. The instrument is compact in size.

The built-in laser rangefinder, operating on semiconductors, forms a beam that is safe for human eyes. Measurement accuracy at a distance of up to 1200 m is ±1 m.

Measurement data is displayed in the right eyepiece on the LED display. For its illumination, the usual white light was chosen. Scanning starts after pressing the control button.

The binoculars have four measurement modes:

  • Standard. No indication. Optimum mode — up to 1200 m. The most commonly used method of measurement with an average reflectivity of the observed object. The maximum minimum distance starts from 5 m.
  • RAIN. It ignores reflections from rain or dew drops, snowflakes, ice and other reflective suspensions in the air.

The best laser rangefinder binoculars

The minimum initial distance with reliable measurement results starts in the range of 50–150 m (depending on climatic conditions and illumination).

  • REFL. It is used for work with objects with high reflectivity: reflective surface, snow-white coating, polished plane, etc.

For normal conditions, it is not recommended to use — the result may be too high.

  • Range over 150 m. Ignore small obstacles that are closer than 150 m in the field of view of the binoculars. For example, twigs, foliage of trees or shrubs.

Advantages of Veber 8×42 RF1200

Advantages of Veber 8x42 RF1200

  • compactness;
  • clear clear picture;
  • stable determination of distances within 100–1000 m;
  • moisture protection;
  • the ability to use at dusk;
  • the presence of a tripod attachment point.

Cons Veber 8×42 RF1200

Cons Veber 8x42 RF1200

The most significant drawback noted by the owners is the price. But given the positive qualities, the device justifies the investment.

Specifications Veber 8×42 RF1200

Magnification, times 8 Type of laser semiconductor
Eye relief, mm sixteen Measurement accuracy, m ±1
Angular field of view, ang. sec 7 Battery CR2, 3v
Lens diameter, mm 42 Weight, kg 1.23
Field of view at a distance of 1200 m, m 122 Case color black
Instrument dimensions, mm 173x135x64 Housing material metal alloy
Stable measurement range, m 5–1200 Exterior finish of the case rubber cover

Cons Veber 8x42 RF1200

The package includes:

  • binoculars with built-in laser rangefinder;
  • caps for lenses, 2 pcs.;
  • double eyepiece cover, 1 pc.;
  • bag-case;
  • neck strap for optical instrument;
  • set for preventive care of optics;
  • accompanying documents — instruction manual and warranty card.

The manufacturer’s warranty period is 1 year. Country of manufacture — China. The birthplace of the Veber® brand is Russia. The head office is located in St. Petersburg.

The best laser rangefinder for hunting

The best laser rangefinder for hunting

The device is designed to calculate distances in the field — hunting, fishing, traveling. Additional application — as a magnifying spotting scope. The top among hunters is the Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100.


The rangefinder is made according to the vertical scheme. The case of the device is highly protected from atmospheric precipitation, fog, has buoyancy (does not sink in water).

Multi-coated lenses and a water-repellent Rainguard coating provide bright, high-contrast images. Due to this, water does not cover the optics, but is concentrated into droplets, providing a clear picture.

The device is equipped with a microprocessor, ASC-chip. The luminous flux of the laser beam is in the invisible area. This is important — the rangefinder is designed for hunting and flashes of radiation can frighten off potential game.

Three measurement modes are provided:

  • Standard. No indication. Auto Scan (Electronic Image Acquisition) is in use. Performs analysis at a distance of 5–1100 meters.
  • Bullseye (literally — an accurate shot). The distance to the object is calculated against the background of objects with stronger illumination (reflected signal).

The indicator is taken to the nearest target of interest to the hunter. Another name for the function is closest target priority.

The best laser rangefinder for hunting

  • Brush™ (literally — ignoring interference). The distance to an object located among the interference is determined — tall grass, bushes or trees. Another meaning is the priority of a distant goal.

The ARC function will help determine the angle of inclination to the target. The list of actions includes calculating the parameters to the object according to the type of weapon used, for example, a classic bow or a gun. A list of the ballistic group of weapons is given in the instructions for use.

Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

  • compact design;
  • small mass;
  • ease of use and configuration;
  • a wide range of functions;
  • accuracy of measurements;
  • the ability to work in fog and twilight;
  • waterproof housing;
  • convenience of the power supply change unit — in other models you have to use a metal circle (for example, 2 rubles) to open the lid.

Cons Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

Cons Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

  • yellowness of the lenses (subjective assessment);
  • no battery indicator on the display.

Specifications Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

Distance to the building, m 1097 Protractor measurement range, deg. -60 – +60
Distance to the tree, m 777 Protractor error, deg. ±1.0
Distance to a large animal (deer), m 435 Field of view, feet at 1000 yards 367
Minimum distance, m five Exit pupil diameter, mm 4.8
Measurement accuracy, m ±1.0 Eye-Relief (exit pupil), mm 22.5
Ballistic Calculator eat Lens diameter, mm 24
Display type liquid crystal Magnification, times five
Reticle illumination absent Eyepiece focus eat
Scan Mode available Place for a tripod eat
Rain mode built-in tightness complete protection against moisture
Close Target Priority eat Overall dimensions, mm 41x108x71
Far Target Priority eat Weight, gr. 193
Small Object Mode eat Power supply battery, CR2, 3V
Selecting weapons in the ballistic calculator eat

Cons Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC black 204100

The package includes:

  • laser rangefinder;
  • case;
  • cord;
  • battery;
  • disk with a description of the operation;
  • optics care kit;
  • instructions and warranty card.

The warranty period set by the manufacturer is 24 months. Manufacturer China. US brand origin.

The best laser rangefinder-monocular

The best laser rangefinder-monocular

The difference from binoculars is that the design provides for one spotting scope. It is used for taking metric indicators, monitoring moving and stationary objects. One of the best models in its class is ADA Shooter 400 А00331.


A laser rangefinder-monocular is an electron-optical device that combines in one body the functions of a spotting scope, a distance meter and speed parameters of a moving object. The data is displayed on one screen.

The capabilities of the device allow you to take readings from a stationary target or when it is moving slowly. The wavelength of light (950 nm) is in the invisible part of the spectrum.

Due to the low power of the luminous flux, the radiation is safe for humans. The IR laser does not give out the observer — it does not leave a visible point (marker) on the observed object.

Model purpose:

  • light roulette;
  • determining the speed of a moving target;
  • visual observation;
  • calculation of ballistic parameters for hunting;
  • taking measurements during sporting events, for example, when playing golf.

The best laser rangefinder-monocular

ADA Shooter 400 А00331 will be useful for travelers, athletes and trainers, hunters and builders.

The device is equipped with useful features:

  • low battery indicator;
  • automatic power off;
  • speed calculation;
  • calculation of metric indicators;
  • determination of the ballistic trajectory to the target.

Advantages of ADA Shooter 400 A00331

Advantages of ADA Shooter 400 A00331

  • concentration of all parameters in one field of view, on one display;
  • advanced functionality — from domestic use to the analysis of sports or hunting events;
  • accuracy of measurements;
  • application as a speed sensor (radar);
  • wide field of view;
  • customization for your own eyes;
  • the presence of a built-in sight;
  • ease of use;
  • one of the cheapest in its class.

Cons ADA Shooter 400 A00331

Cons ADA Shooter 400 A00331

  • there is no seat for a tripod;
  • no memory.

Specifications ADA Shooter 400 А00331

Distance range, m 6–400 Angle of view, hail. 7
Error, m ±1.0 Exit pupil index, mm 3.9
Speed ​​value, km/h 0–300 Diopter correction ±4.0
Deviation, km/h ±5.0 Application temperature, °C -20 – +50
Wavelength, nm 905 Power supply CR2, 3V
Objective lens diameter, mm 24 Weight, gr. 185
Eyepiece lens diameter, mm sixteen Overall dimensions, mm 104x72x41
Magnification, times 6

Cons ADA Shooter 400 A00331


  • device;
  • transport case;
  • belt;
  • optics care product;
  • user manual;
  • package.

Warranty 24 months. The birthplace of the Hong Kong brand. Manufacturer China.

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Review of 5 types of the best laser rangefinders

Laser rangefinder is a technological device for determining the distance by means of a laser beam. Models are divided into pulse and phase.

Principle of operation

Pulse . The principle of operation is based on the constant value of the speed of light. Knowing the travel time, the distance to the desired object is calculated. The luminous flux is supplied in short pulses.

They have high power, are used to measure large distances — from a kilometer to cosmic scales.

Phase . The work is based on the property of the light flux to change the modulation phase (in simplified terms, the oscillation parameters) when reflected from an object. The distance is calculated by the processor based on a series of measurements.

The measurement accuracy is ±0.5 mm, which is comparable to the magnitude of a low-frequency light wave. They have low power, the measurement range does not exceed 1 km. The devices are quite cheap. The main direction is application in household devices.

8 types of the best laser rangefinders

Types of devices:

  • household rangefinder;
  • binocular rangefinder;
  • device for hunting;
  • device for the machine;
  • building level with a laser sight;
  • rangefinder-monocular;
  • inexpensive laser rangefinder;
  • rangefinder-roulette;
  • rangefinder with goniometer.

The best household laser rangefinder

The best household laser rangefinder

Household devices include devices with a limited set of functions and a measurement range of up to 30–50 meters. Among the models, according to consumer reviews, the best can be considered ADA Robot 40 А00241.

The device is used to determine the distances to the object indoors and outdoors. Equipped with additional computing functions:

  • addition;
  • subtraction;
  • determination of the volume of the room;
  • area calculation.

The design allows measurements in daylight and twilight.

Sliding heel-support is provided. It is convenient when working in hard-to-reach places and corners.

The case is made of impact-resistant high-quality plastic. Rubber anti-slip pads are provided for a secure hold.

The result is displayed on a liquid crystal screen (display) with a blue backlight. Additional information — battery charge indicator.

Advantages of ADA Robot 40 А00241


  • accuracy of measurements;
  • speed of action, reaction time does not exceed 3-5 seconds;
  • reliability; withstands a fall from a height of 2-5 meters onto a solid base;
  • ease of use;
  • many functions for the construction of such a class;
  • affordable price.

Cons ADA Robot 40 А00241


  • intensive use requires high-capacity power supplies; conventional batteries run out quickly;
  • screen flickering; does not affect the performance of the device, but introduces discomfort during operation;
  • lack of a seat for a tripod.


Verification No Number of reference points 3
Entered into the State Register No Place for a tripod not provided
Equipped with a built-in sight No Weight, kg 0.155
Measurement range with/without reflector, m -/40 Function «hunting and tourism» not provided
Measurement accuracy, mm ±1.5 Laser class 2
Supply voltage, V 1.5 Wavelength, nm 635
Number of batteries, pcs. 2 Operating temperature, °C 0–40
Size AAA Package box
Overall dimensions, mm 116x54x35

The best household laser rangefinder

The package includes:

  • rangefinder;
  • case, strap;
  • power supply (battery);
  • user manual;
  • box.

Model ADA Robot 40 A00241 has passed the Russian certification. The warranty period is set by the manufacturer for 2 years. The brand is from Hong Kong. Country of origin — China.

The best laser rangefinder and level in one package

The best laser rangefinder and level in one package

The combination of a range finder and a bubble level in one body made it possible to increase the accuracy of measurements in the horizontal plane. The main direction of professional application is construction objects.

At the same time, it is successfully used by summer residents in their areas. One of the popular models Zubr EXPERT DL-50 34933.

The functionality of the light device is similar to a mechanical tape measure. But the measurement procedure is greatly simplified. Especially at distances over 10 meters.

The design includes five functions for taking readings:

  • determination of the linear distance to the object;
  • calculation of the total area;
  • calculation of the wall area;
  • calculation of the total volume;
  • application of the Pythagorean function — calculation by a triangle.

The function of continuous calculation of indications is provided. The light device is used for marking. Determines the distance between adjacent objects — tracking.

The best laser rangefinder and level in one package

This allows you to accurately display equipment and household items (furniture). The case is made of impact-resistant polymer material with external anti-slip pads.

Additional list of features:

  • addition, subtraction of results, entering into memory;
  • automatic shutdown of the laser beam after 30 seconds, the device — 180 seconds;
  • the presence of a sound signal;
  • reference points — front, rear, tripod;
  • reflection on the display of the battery discharge;
  • seat for a tripod;
  • additional screen illumination.

Pluses Zubr EXPERT DL-50 34933


  • reliability;
  • accuracy of indications;
  • small dimensions and weight;
  • the ability to work in dusty line conditions;
  • mount on a tripod — at long distances, hand swings do not affect;
  • it becomes possible to record the results, to carry out other actions.

Cons Zubr EXPERT DL-50 34933


The main remark is the need to use a reflective screen in sunny weather.


Verification absent Power supply, battery 9V, 6LR61 crown
Entry into the State Register No Reference points, pcs. 3
Integrated sight not provided Place for a tripod provided
Measurement range with/without reflector, m 0.5/50 Measurement accuracy, mm ±2.0
Laser class 2 Light beam length, nm 650
Application temperature, °C 0–40 Function «hunting, tourism» not provided
Overall dimensions, mm 104.7x61x32 Speed, sec 0.5
Weight, gross, kg 0.36

Zubr EXPERT DL-50 34933

Contents of delivery:

  • rangefinder;
  • transport bag-case;
  • individual silicone case;
  • a strap for a bag and a strap for the device;
  • pencil;
  • calculator;
  • power supply;
  • instructions for use.

Warranty period up to 5 years. Country of origin China. The birthplace of the brand is Russia.

best inexpensive rangefinder

best inexpensive rangefinder

An inexpensive rangefinder with the necessary set of functions costs up to 3000 rubles. It is used to repair premises with a maximum measurable distance of up to 20–40 meters. The model meets these requirements. INSTRUMAX SNIPER 20 IM0105.

Compact and lightweight device performs the main operations:

  • determines the horizontal distance;
  • fixes vertical values;
  • calculates the area of ​​the room.

A tracking function is provided — a continuous measurement procedure. Allows you to identify and install various equipment or household utensils in the room (for example, a kitchenette or wardrobe).

The case is made of impact-resistant polymer material. Dust and moisture resistance comply with IP54 standards. Management is carried out by means of three buttons.

The device is completed with the liquid crystal display of high definition. Lighting provided. There is a sound accompaniment of ongoing measurement operations.



  • compactness, low weight;
  • low price;
  • providing the necessary functionality — measurement, calculation;
  • accuracy of measurements;
  • Ease of controls;
  • clear screen, easy to read information;
  • energy-saving mode — automatic switching off of the laser and the device;
  • the ability to take measurements alone;
  • real excess of the measured distances, the possibility of taking readings from a distance of 30-35 meters.



  • lost in deep pockets due to its compact dimensions;
  • single line display of data;
  • «nasty» sound in tracking mode.


Verification absent Place for a tripod No
Entry into the State Register No Accuracy, mm ±3.0
Integrated sight not provided Weight, kg 0.104
Range with/without reflector, m Hunting-tourism function No
reference points 2

best inexpensive rangefinder


  • laser device;
  • belt;
  • power supplies;
  • instructions, warranty card;
  • package.

The warranty is set to 1 year. Manufacturer China. The birthplace of the brand is Russia.

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The advantage is the ability to perform measurements alone at a distance of 10–20 meters or more. The best representative in its class — light rangefinder Bosch DLE40.


The case of the device is made of impact-resistant plastic with an anti-slip rubber coating. Moisture and dust resistance meet the requirements of IP54. Convenient operation is provided by intuitively located buttons.

The liquid crystal display displays information in a three-line mode. The screen size allows displaying information visible to the naked eye without the use of additional lighting devices (except for personal glasses).

Functions performed:

  • determination of linear distances horizontally;
  • removal of vertical indicators;
  • measurement of lengths, removals;
  • addition and subtraction of received digital data;
  • calculation of areas and volumes of premises.

The device is used indoors or outdoors. The sensitivity of the rangefinder makes it possible to work in bright sunny weather or at dusk.

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Regardless of the degree of illumination, the display will give a clear picture. The response time does not exceed 0.5 seconds.

The power saving mode is turned on automatically. If idle, the device will turn off:

  • laser after 20 s;
  • device — 5 min.

A device for precise aiming at the target is provided on the body — a slit sight. Stores in memory the results of the latest measurements and calculations.

To create a stable position of the rangefinder during operations, a seat for a tripod is made in the body.

Advantages of Bosch DLE 40 0.601.016.300


  • reliable durable case with protection against atmospheric and dust influences;
  • measurement accuracy regardless of illumination;
  • the presence of a function of continuous measurement (targeting);
  • the ability to work in hard-to-reach places;
  • minimum distance limits (from 5–7 cm);
  • sound accompaniment during measurements (reminiscent of a soft click of a camera shutter).

Cons Bosch DLE 40 0.601.016.300


  • lack of calculations according to Pythagoras;
  • display backlight is not provided;
  • when working at height, it is necessary to fix it on the arm — in the standard design this possibility is not available.


Verification not provided Wavelength, nm 635
Place for a tripod available Laser class 2
Integrated sight not provided Power supply battery, accumulator
Distance with/without reflector, m 0.05/40 Weight, kg 0.180
Measurement accuracy, mm ±1.5 Overall dimensions, mm 58x100x32
reference points 2 Application temperature, °C -10 – +50

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The package includes:

  • light device;
  • power supplies, 4 pcs.;
  • case-holster with the ability to wear on the belt;
  • user manual.

Warranty period 12 months. Malaysian manufacturer. Brand — Germany.

The best laser rangefinder with goniometer

The best laser rangefinder with goniometer

Laser device with an additional function — the determination of the angle of inclination. The option is necessary for work with inclined surfaces, for example, with stair railings. One of the best devices is a rangefinder-inclinometer Bosch GLM 80.


The body is made of durable polymer. Drops from low heights are allowed. Made in moisture and dustproof version. Equipped with anti-slip pads. Performs:

  • measurement of distances in horizontal or vertical planes;
  • calculates the area of ​​walls, floor, room volume;
  • defines the angle of inclination.

The height is calculated in one operation — by measuring the hypotenuse, taking into account the readings of the angle sensor. The device can be used as a digital level (need to add a calibrated bus).

The tilt function is useful when displaying sloping surfaces — wheelchair ramps, stair railings.

The model is equipped with additional functionality:

  • addition or subtraction of the received data;
  • automatic storage of the latest data on 10 measurements;
  • memory for 20 data;
  • display backlight;
  • automatic laser shutdown after 20 seconds;
  • timer function;
  • the presence of a sound signal at transitions through 0 and 90 degrees.

The rangefinder is equipped with auto-rotation of the image on the liquid crystal display. When changing the tilt angle, the screen follows the horizontal display lines. This allows you not to turn your head into an uncomfortable position.

Advantages Bosch GLM 80 0.601.072.300


  • compact size, light weight;
  • screen auto-backlight;
  • wide functionality;
  • long operating time on a single battery charge;
  • measures the slope, convenient as a digital level;
  • speed of transition to working condition;
  • non-slip, not afraid of dust;
  • accuracy of readings in normal and bright sunny weather (up to 40-50 meters).

Cons Bosch GLM 80 0.601.072.300


  • data may be distorted in bright backlight;
  • insufficient strength at the folding stop;
  • complexity of vertical and angular calibration.


Verification absent Wavelength (power), nm, (mW) 635, (
Place for a tripod available Weight, kg 0.14
Integrated sight not provided Overall dimensions, mm 51x111x30
Limit of measurements with/without reflector, m -/80 Power supply Li-ion battery
Accuracy of linear indicators, mm ±1.5 Standard voltage, V 3.7
Angular values, deg. 0–360 (4×90) Battery capacity, Ah 1.25
Minimum displayed value, deg. 0.1 Number of measurements per charge 25000
Error, deg. ±0.2 Automatic laser shutdown, sec five
Operating temperature, °C -10 – +50 Switching off the device, sec 300
Laser class 2

The best laser rangefinder with goniometer


  • laser rangefinder;
  • protective bag with the possibility of fastening on the belt;
  • lithium battery;
  • USB charger;
  • accompanying documentation: certificate of conformity, warranty card.

The recommended service life is up to 7 years. Warranty period is 1 year. Brand — Germany. The manufacturer is Malaysia.

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Review of 8 types of the best pneumatic spray guns

Pneumatic spray gun is a tool used when performing paintwork, applying primers, liquid rubber and other materials on various surfaces.

The distribution of the paint is made by compressed air, which creates a spray jet as it passes through the nozzle. A compressor is used to supply air.

Pneumatic spray gun


  • high pressure (HP);
  • high volume at low pressure (HVLP);
  • low volume at medium pressure (LVMP);
  • low volume at low pressure (LVLP).

An important indicator of the effectiveness of each type is the percentage of loss of sprayed material:

  • HP — about 55%;
  • HVLP — up to 35%;
  • LVMP — less than 35%;
  • LVLP — up to 20%.

Pneumatic spray gun

The best spray gun for thick paint

The best spray gun for thick paint HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14

HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14 It is designed for finishing surface coating with various types of paints and varnishes (LKM). The device is based on the use of LVLP technology. This allows:

  • reduce paint consumption;
  • create a soft and fine spray;
  • generate a minimum amount of spray mist.

The design of the finishing gun allows you to smoothly adjust the supply of the working material, change the shape of the torch, and also guarantees a change in inlet pressure without sudden jumps.

Pros HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14


  • used in work with a wide range of coatings;
  • smooth and precise paint supply to the working area;
  • the quality of the coating is ensured by the high quality of the nozzle, air cap and adjusting needle;
  • the working part of the tool is made of stainless steel, which guarantees the absence of corrosion;
  • comfortable process control is provided by a trigger mechanism with soft and smooth, low resistance, pulling the trigger;
  • changing the shape of the torch (round or flat) can be achieved with one hand;
  • the presence of a large number of replacement kits;
  • reliable grip is provided with a relief surface of the handle;
  • the presence of a «single» type of key for all nuts;
  • coating workflow is characterized by low fire and explosion hazard.

Cons HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14


  • the presence of factory lubrication causes significant loss of time in preparing the device for work;
  • fasteners are seated with a large amount of torque or on glue — this causes significant effort when unscrewing;
  • lack of understandable and intelligible for beginners instruction manual.

Features HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14


The current method of spraying paint LVLP Tank capacity, cm³ 600
Nozzle working size, mm 1.4 Fitting size 1/4″
The location of the storage tank (tank) top Connection type thread
Recommended working pressure at the inlet, atm. 2.5–3 Flare coverage, cm 18–28
Air consumption for spraying, dm³/min 110

Equipment HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14


  • packing box;
  • spray gun (spray gun);
  • instructions for use;
  • additional nozzle Ø 1.4 mm.

Additional accessories HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14

Optional accessories:

  • fitting-adapter «mother» or «father»;
  • extension hose.

The product HUBERTH R500 RP20500-14 is made in Germany (the birthplace of the brand). The manufacturer’s warranty for the tool is 6 months.

The best spray gun for water-based paint

The best spray gun for water-based paint KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001

KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001 used for the formation of coatings from liquid paints and varnishes and anti-corrosion mixtures. The paint is applied by air spraying. The tool is used in the following areas:

  • mechanical engineering;
  • building;
  • Automotive industry;
  • living conditions.

The best spray gun for water-based paint KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001

Thanks to successful design solutions, the painting device has universal functions:

  • application of various coatings;
  • formation of anticorrosive coatings;
  • wood protection;
  • preservation of products;
  • disinfection and decontamination;
  • applying decorative mineral chips;
  • work with stencils.

The applied paints need to be diluted to the set viscosity. Recommendations are given in the operating instructions for the device. The supply of working material is carried out from a tank with an upper location or a paint pressure tank.

The air cap allows you to create different types of torch — it depends on the viscosity of the material used and the volume of painting operations.

Instead of a tank, you can use traditional plastic bottles from mineral water or soda. For this, an adapter with a seat is made.

Advantages of KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001


  • simplicity of design;
  • a wide range of liquid coatings;
  • the ability to use in industrial and domestic conditions;
  • long service life;
  • affordable price.


  • the onset of physical fatigue when working on an outstretched arm with a fully filled tank;
  • increased working pressure of compressed air.

Characteristics of the spray gun KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001


Productivity when spraying paint, m²/hour 60 Compressed air consumption with filling tank, m³/min 0.2
Consumption of paintwork materials from the tank, dm³/min 0.5 Compressed air consumption with paint pressure tank, m³/min 0.3
Consumption of paintwork materials with a paint pressure tank, dm³/min 1.55 Dimensions, mm 165x44x60
Viscosity of the working solution according to VZ-4, s 30–35 Mass in the assembled state with a tank, kg 0.8
Working pressure at the inlet, MPa 0.4–0.5 Nozzle diameter, mm 2.0

Complete set KSOM SO-71 V 018-2001


  • package;
  • user manual.

Producer Russia. Warranty 2 years.

The best industrial pneumatic spray gun

The best airbrush industrial pneumatic Metabo FB 2200 HVLP 0901054460

Metabo FB 2200 HVLP designed for continuous operation without interruption. This allows you to form a uniform uniform coating without visible boundaries between paint layers.

The use of the HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) system made it possible to improve the quality of the coating with less consumption of the starting material.

The working resource is increased due to the use of metal parts in the design. The comfortable embossed handle prevents the tool from slipping during the painting process.

The half-liter capacity of the paint tank contributes to an increase in the total coating time.

The design feature of the gun allows you to gently adjust the flow of paint. This contributes to the formation of coatings with different thicknesses.

Advantages Metabo FB 2200 HVLP 0901054460


  • low weight of the tool in its class;
  • reducing the total consumption of the source material, reducing the reverse rebound of the paint;
  • smooth adjustment of compressed air supply and liquid coating;
  • stable flame shape;
  • increased volume of the tank;
  • high quality workmanship;
  • the possibility of using low-power «amateur» compressors with a volume of about 250 cm³.

Cons Metabo FB 2200 HVLP 0901054460


  • expensive for home use.


Compressed air consumption, dm³/min 200 Tank location upper
Paint tank volume, dm³ 0.5 Compound thread
Inlet pressure parameters, atm. 4.5 Mass in the assembled state, kg 0.75
Nozzle size, mm 1.5 Overall dimensions in packing, mm 170x110x190

Metabo FB 2200 HVLP 0901054460


  • user manual;
  • additional nozzle Ø 1.5 mm;
  • polymer glass 500 cm³.

The brand is from Germany. Manufacturer — Italy. Manufacturer’s warranty up to 3 years.

The best spray gun without a tank

The best spray gun without tank SATAjet 1000 K RP 132134

SATAjet 1000K RP 132134 It is used to cover small and large surfaces with preparatory, roughing and finishing painting materials.

One of the advanced technologies used is RP liquid spraying (modernized high pressure coating). This contributes to paint savings by reducing paint mist.

The high accuracy of manufacturing wide internal channels, polishing of the surface made it possible to achieve the use of a starting material with a high viscosity index. The operating temperature has reached 50°C.

The spray gun is used in conjunction with a pressure tank or high pressure pump. The mirror polishing of the nickel-plated outer surface contributes to the ease of cleaning the instrument.

Advantages of SATAjet 1000K RP 132134


  • high speed of the expiration of the working material;
  • wide torch;
  • the air cap is equipped with special channels that prevent the accumulation of paint material during the working process;
  • wide and smooth internal channels contribute to better outflow of paint;
  • the hose for supplying the working medium is fixed with the gun by means of a Teflon ball valve, a special branch pipe or through a quick coupling;
  • rational consumption of compressed air allows the use of a spray device with small compressors;
  • working air nozzles are made of brass;
  • painting nozzle and adjusting needle are made of high quality steel;
  • the outer surface of the device is covered with an additional protective layer;
  • self-regulating air seals contribute to reliable tightness;
  • the presence of an integrated pressure gauge for adjusting the speed of the air flow.

The device is characterized by economical consumption of paint

Cons SATAjet 1000K RP 132134


  • high price;
  • use for professional purposes only.


Compressed air consumption, dm³/min 410 The value of the working pressure, atm. 10
Fitting size 1/4″ Compound thread
Weight, kg 0.483 Equipment package
Nozzle size, mm 1.7

SATAjet 1000 K RP 132134


  • spray gun;
  • key;
  • tool cleaning brush;
  • instructions for use;
  • packing box.

The brand is from Germany. Manufacturer — Germany.

The best spray gun for car painting

The best spray gun for painting a car Jonnesway JA-6111

Johnnesway JA-6111 it is used for all types of painting work, but it is especially effective when painting cars. The tool is easy to operate. The housing and replacement parts are resistant to many aggressive substances found in the paint.

Two types of tanks are used — standard and larger capacity. In addition, they are made from different materials. One is nylon, the other is aluminum alloy.

This made it possible to increase the time of continuous operation and to use containers for working with liquids with different aggressiveness.

The design provides for the possibility of adjusting the supply of compressed air and paint. The feed rate and flow power are set by screws located on the fixture in the lower and trimming parts.

The nozzles are made of high-quality anti-corrosion steel, which significantly increases the overall tool life.

Pros Jonnesway JA-6111


  • the ability to work with many liquids with different chemical activity;
  • the use of substances with different viscosities — soils, protective mastics, nitro-paints and others;
  • allows you to use all types of paintwork materials;
  • perfect coating;
  • the presence of additional interchangeable nozzles;
  • the overall efficiency in the use of paint compositions reaches 65%;
  • simplicity of design, convenience and ease of use;
  • exactly complies with HLVP regulations.

Cons Jonnesway JA-6111


  • increased (subjectively) consumption;
  • expensive for home use;
  • a case for storing tools and spare parts is desirable.


Type of paint spraying HLVP Paint tank volume, dm³ 0.6
Regular nozzle size, mm 1.4 Air inlet size 1/4″
Location of the paint tank upper Mass assembled, kg 0.7
Type of docking thread Assembly dimensions, mm 170x325x135
Air consumption, dm³/min 396

Equipment Jonnesway JA-6111


  • packing box;
  • spray gun;
  • replaceable nozzle;
  • storage tank;
  • user manual.

The brand is from Taiwan. Manufactured in Taiwan.

The best spray gun for primers and liquid rubber

The best gun for primers and liquid rubber DeVilbiss PRi Pro

Liquid rubber is a paintwork material that, when dried, forms an elastic coating. Differs in the high sealing properties and the increased viscosity.

It is a kind of mastics on a water-polymer basis. Hence the specific requirements for the spray gun for applying this material.

DeVilbiss PRi Pro is the best for application with similar types of mastics. Provides high-quality drawing on a surface of painting structures. Designed to cover various primers, including modern grades.

Good for working with liquid rubbers and putty. Belongs to the professional class.

The tool has a durable body that allows you to easily change the working nozzle without changing the adjusting needle and air cap. Thus, it is possible to customize the device for a certain type of material.

Adjusting screws change the speed and power of the air flow, provide the required amount of the working painting medium. The air cap adjusts the shape of the torch.

The main elements are made of durable anti-corrosion metal, which allows you to increase the resource of the tool.

Pros of DeVilbiss PRi Pro


  • the ability to work with a liquid medium of various viscosity and chemical aggressiveness;
  • anti-corrosion coating;
  • uniform application of intermediate and top coats;
  • customization for a certain type of painting material;
  • easy nozzle change without reconfiguring the entire fixture;
  • low weight in working condition;
  • simple and convenient for work in auto repair shops.

Cons of DeVilbiss PRi Pro


  • does not justify its cost when buying for home use.


Input parameters of compressed air, atm. 2.0 Head brass with additional protective electroplating
Air consumption, dm³/min 350 Nozzle material stainless steel
The size of the threaded connection at the inlet of the air duct 1/4″M Adjustment needle material stainless steel
Storage tank volume, dm³ 0.56 Torch size, cm 33–34
Tool weight without tank, grams 604 Average consumption of working material, g/m² 160–200
Weight of the tool with a tank, grams 778

DeVilbiss PRi Pro Package Contents


  • spray gun;
  • storage tank with a top location;
  • universal collapsible key;
  • special torx tool for changing the seal of the adjusting needle;
  • identification rings (set);
  • certificate of conformity, instructions for use;
  • packing box.

The brand is from the UK. Country of origin — UK. Warranty 12 months.

The best low pressure spray gun

The best low pressure spray gun MASTAK 671-013C

Exceptionally simple and robust design MASTAK 671-013C. Convenient to use. It is used with many types of coatings. Popular with auto repairers. It is used in conjunction with low pressure compressed air injection equipment (according to the HLVP system).

The design feature of the model — an inlet pressure of compressed air of 2 atm and modern spray technology — allows you to create an indicator of 0.7 atm at the outlet.

The result is up to 30% savings in paint material. The process becomes not only economical, but also environmentally friendly — less formation of harmful suspension in the surrounding space.

Lightweight forged durable metal body allows you to operate the tool for a long time without repair work. The nozzle and the adjusting needle are made of high quality stainless steel.

An optional repair kit will help you quickly replace worn o-rings and a weakened spring.

Pluses MASTAK 671-013C


  • simple, lightweight and easy-to-use design; a beginner will master the instrument in a short time;
  • durable and reliable metal case;
  • economical in operation;
  • does not form harmful swirls during the working process of applying coatings;
  • high-quality application of finishing and intermediate coating;
  • work with a large list of paint compositions;
  • the ability to adjust the supply of the working coloring matter, power and speed of the air flow;
  • long time of operation;
  • additional kit.

Cons MASTAK 671-013C


  • expensive, beneficial only for professional use.

Characteristics :

Air consumption, l/min 250 Nozzle size, mm 1.3
Storage tank volume, l 0.6 Mass assembled, kg 2.7
Connection type thread Paint accumulator location upper
Compressed air pressure indicator, atm. 2

Complete set MASTAK 671-013C


  • case for storage and transportation;
  • additional repair kit;
  • spray gun;
  • container for paint;
  • manometer (a device for measuring air flow indicators);
  • brush for cleaning the gun;
  • wrench for disassembling the tool or tightening connections;
  • additional fitting;
  • three additional filters for cleaning paintwork materials.

The brand is from Taiwan. The origin of the product is Taiwan.

The best spray gun from an autocompressor

The best spray gun from an autocompressor Caliber KRP-0.8 / 0.12 VB PROFI 00000034612

Peculiarity Caliber KRP-0.8/0.12 VB PROFIspray gun powered by an autocompressor — low air consumption (up to 100-120 l / min), the duration of the process does not exceed 2-5 minutes, the tank capacity is up to 0.1-0.15 liters.

Hence, the requirements for the compressor: air supply from 60 l / min, minimum outlet pressure from 5 atm., the presence of a receiver. The mismatch between the parameters of the power plant and the painting unit leads to the following problems:

  • poor quality coating;
  • overheating and failure of the compressor;
  • short operating time, not exceeding 2-5 minutes.

The most optimal use of the airbrush. Of the spray guns, the best is Caliber KRP-0.8 / 0.12 VB PROFI 00000034612.

The model is used for the following purposes:

  • spraying paintwork coatings of low viscosity;
  • work with templates;
  • artwork.

The design allows you to adjust the shape of the torch, the amount of supply of painting materials. There is a hook for storage on the rack.

The ribbed surface allows you to securely fix the tool in your hand. The trigger during the workflow is adjacent to the handle, which allows the operator to use only one hand.

Pros Caliber KRP-0.8 / 0.12 VB PROFI 00000034612


  • light weight;
  • low air consumption;
  • convenient location of the trigger;
  • the ability to work with small surfaces.


  • low power;
  • limitation on the covered area;
  • short working time.

Characteristics Caliber KRP-0.8/0.12 VB PROFI 00000034612


Air consumption, no more than, dm³/min 68 Nozzle size, mm 0.8
The volume of the painting tank, dm³ 0.12 Tank location top
Fitting size 1/4″ Compressed air pressure parameters, atm. 7
Type of connection at the inlet to the air duct thread

Complete set Caliber KRP-0,8/0,12 VB PROFI 00000034612


  • spray gun;
  • storage tank;
  • certificate of conformity, instruction manual;
  • packing box.

The birthplace of the brand is Russia. Country of origin China. Warranty 1 year.

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Review of 8 types of the best laser levels

Laser level — equipment for building perfectly straight lines in several planes. With its help, measurements are carried out in the construction, industrial, architectural fields. The device is also suitable for domestic use.

Principle of operation

Principle of operation

It consists in the formation of the projection of the laser beam on specific surfaces. The resulting lines or points are a guideline for performing various work.


Markup for:

  • plaster beacons;
  • drywall installation;
  • laying tiles;
  • wallpaper pasting;
  • production of furniture of specific sizes;
  • electrification work.

There are about 5 classifications of a laser type device. If necessary, choose one model, you must be guided by 8-10 factors — the most important characteristics.

How to choose a laser level

How to choose

Important parameters:

  • Price. When buying equipment for the home, you should not overpay. A simplified version will satisfy the needs of a simple layman who has started cosmetic repairs, rebuilding garages, summer verandas.

When choosing a model for permanent work, rely on «charged» designs. They are more expensive, but in terms of functionality they win dozens of times.

  • Working hours. For uninterrupted many hours of work, electronic devices are used. The pendulum mechanism works for 20 minutes with stops for recharging.
  • Type of laser level. Spot equipment is used for accurate measurements of premises. Linear models are suitable for creating perfectly flat surfaces.

Rotary equipment forms, in addition to verticals and horizontals, inclined planes.

How to choose

  • projection distance. An important indicator. The minimum projection distance will not allow you to work on large large construction sites, where the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe premises starts from 40 m2.
  • The number of projections. For periodic use at home, it will be enough to purchase a product to create two intersecting projections.

Serious tasks in workshops and work sites are only solved with a level with a large number of projections.

  • Measurement error. An indicator of 0.3-0.4 mm / m indicates that the device is more powerful, functional — for professionals. With an indicator below, models for home use are produced.
  • Operating temperature range. The ability to use equipment in open areas at sub-zero temperatures is a huge plus.
  • Self leveling feature. It will be great if the limiting angle is 5 degrees, and the compensator is adjusted during operation in a minimum time. The function of turning it off is a sign of a quality model.

How to choose

  • Attachment type. On the street or in an open area, you will need stable support for the device. The tripod mount and wall-mount element are an important parameter.
  • Hull protection. Determined by label. «IP54» is a standard protection that allows you to use the device in the rain or in a dusty area.
  • Equipment. The standard set includes a bag / case, special glasses, flat targets, a charger and a battery.

Secondary parameters

Secondary options:

  • Design. Shape and shade may vary. They do not affect the quality of work.
  • store format. Companies that sell goods on the Internet or have their own store offer basically the same conditions for purchasing the product.

In both cases, there are discounts, promotions, convenient payment methods, competent advice, delivery, and a guarantee.

The best laser level

What should be the best laser level:

This is a functional item with a solid body, tripod mount and wall mount. The presence of 5 outgoing beams makes it possible to determine the search point at a great distance.

When the switched on equipment is not used for 20 minutes, an automatic shutdown is activated. The function allows you to save energy.

The ability to rotate 360 ​​degrees allows you to make markings on other walls without moving the model.


  • Range — 25 m.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.4 mm/m.
  • Horizontal plane — 360˚С.
  • Working time — 15 hours.
  • Tripod socket — ¼.
  • Protection against dust and water splashes — IP54.

The best laser level


  • Functionality. Such equipment is used in many areas. Due to the ability to make a 360-degree turn and high leveling accuracy, it is used in topographic and geodetic works.
  • Ease of use. A modern device is many times simpler and better than the solutions of the end of the last century.


  • Price:. The more functional the device, the higher its cost.

The best 360 degree laser level

KaiTian 5 Lines 6 Pointts is the best 360 degree laser level

Kaitian 5 Lines 6 Pointts in demand by professionals due to the ability to cover the entire working area. The maximum angle of rotation will allow you to make notes for the installation of various structures on all walls of the room quickly, without rearranging the device over and over again.

The body is made of metal, only the upper part is made of hard, durable plastic.

The device can work without stops for about 10 hours.

During this time, you can have time to do all the planned activities for the day. There is a socket for connecting an adapter, which will also allow you to work from the network.

Installed compensator on magnetic dampers. It quickly returns to its original position even after strong shocks. An automatic pendulum lock is provided.

KaiTian 5 Lines 6 Pointts is the best 360 degree laser level


  • Working distance — 50 m.
  • Number of beams — 5 pcs.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.1 mm/m.
  • Operating temperature range — from -10 to +35 ˚ С.
  • Time of continuous work — 10 hours.
  • Tripod thread — 5/8″.

KaiTian 5 Lines 6 Pointts is the best 360 degree laser level


  • Maximum functionality. A rotary dial and a full-fledged plumb — these functions are also available in the model.
  • Line clarity. The thickness of the red planes is about 1.5 mm.


  • Lack of attachment options. There is only one standard thread — 5/8 inch.
  • Dimensions. Refers more to bulky products.

The best outdoor laser level

The main purpose of a laser level is to build planes within covered areas. On the street, such devices are not as effective as indoors. Ermak 659-023 will achieve high accuracy, but within 25 m.

The equipment has a solid body. For normal work on the street, a tripod is included.

The device in operation will scan the necessary wall, inform about changes in the inclination of the study of the plane, and automatically mark the horizon line.


  • Working distance — 25 m.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.4 mm/m.
  • Operating temperature range — from -10 to +40˚ С.
  • Time of continuous work — 3 hours.


  • Compactness. Light weight makes it easy to carry the device for many hours.
  • Versatility. Can be used at any time of the year, both hot and cold.
  • Price. Loyal value.


  • Sets down relatively quickly. It will last only 3 hours, the rest of the time will have to be charged.
  • Minimum working distance. Not suitable for large projects, so it is better to take it for home use.

best line laser

Bosch PLL 360 Set - the best line laser

Frame Bosch PLL 360 Set made of high-quality plastic well protects the internal mechanisms from dust and moisture. Rubberized pads prevent slipping and compensate for the force of impact when falling.

Suitable for both home and professional work. The beam position mode is switched quickly — using the «MODE» button.

Features include the ability to combine horizontal and vertical lines. When working on the stairs, it will be possible to tilt the crosshairs in any direction.


  • The working length of the red beam is 20 m.
  • Measurement error – ± 0.4 mm/m.
  • The average leveling time is 4 s.
  • Duration of work — 15 hours.
  • Weight — 500 g (including batteries).

Bosch PLL 360 Set - the best line laser


  • Leveling accuracy. Typically, devices of this class have a lower indicator.
  • The plane of the lines. Makes a 360 degree turn, so you can comfortably turn around and make lines on other walls.


  • Restrictions on the scope of work. More suitable for small rooms: bathrooms, corridors and other sections of «Khrushchev».
  • Battery requirement. Only the «native» battery is suitable, analogues of identical sizes are not worth buying.

The best professional laser level

Condtrol xliner combo set - the best professional laser level

Condtrol xliner combo set: accumulates the functions of a laser level, a plumb line and an axle builder. The case is made of impact-resistant plastic and is equipped with rubber pads to distribute the force of impact when falling.

The device uses an optical system that has no analogues. With three independent emitters, you can build horizontal, vertical projections.

The device is easy to operate: there is a button responsible for turning the power on and off to switch modes. If necessary, the user can use the blocking of the compensator.

There is an automatic self-leveling system. If the position deviates more than five degrees, the beams will flicker.


  • The working length of the red beam is 50 m.
  • Measurement error – ± 0.2 mm/m.
  • Duration of work — 20 hours.
  • Weight — 390 g.
  • Operating temperature — from -20 to +50 C.

Condtrol xliner combo set - the best professional laser level


  • Functionality. The device is powerful, so it will be possible to work with it when performing any repair and construction work.
  • Full set. The set comes with a case, tripods for wall mounting, glasses.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions. In winter, in sub-zero temperatures, it can be used on snow-covered sites.


  • High price. The device costs a lot of money.

The best rotating laser level

Bocs GRL 300 HV - the best rotating laser level

Best in class Bochs GRL 300 HV. Ideal for industrial production. The body is made of metal. Below there are elements made of solid plastic.

Both automatic and manual alignment options are available. Comes with a remote control.

The model runs on NiMH — a modern device with low self-discharge. The battery is charged only after a complete discharge.


  • Range — 30 m.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.1 mm/m.
  • Horizontal projections — 1.
  • Turned projections — 1.
  • Weight — 1800
  • Operating temperature — from -10 to +50 C.

Bocs GRL 300 HV - the best rotating laser level


  • Large working radius. 150 m — measurement range with the device. The model will allow you to comfortably turn around and work on a large object.
  • Antishock function. To warn of fluctuations of the device, uneven surface.
  • Rich equipment. A tripod that increases the stability of the model. Case, batteries — 2-3 pcs.
  • Working temperature. It will be possible to turn on the device at the construction site at the first frost.

Bocs GRL 300 HV - the best rotating laser level


  • High price. The model costs more than 35,000 rubles.
  • The weight. It has impressive dimensions that will not allow you to move for a long time with the device in your hands.

The best laser level with a plumb line

KAPRO 895 All Lines - the best plumb line laser

KAPRO 895 All Lines projects two vertical planes and one horizontal plane with a 360 degree sweep. In the work, four laser crosses are formed on the wall and one on the ceiling. To transfer lines from one surface to another, there is a button located on the side of the case.

The plumb function is needed when planning frames, partitions, electrical outlets and switches, horizontal and vertical alignment of walls.

The equipment differs in a convenient arrangement of the control panel. Four buttons for turning on and switching modes are at the top.


  • Range — 30 m.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.4 mm/m.
  • The accuracy of the upper plumb line is 0.5 mm/m.
  • The accuracy of the lower plumb line is 0.7 mm/m.
  • Vertical — 2.
  • Horizontal projections — 1.
  • Weight — 1800

KAPRO 895 All Lines - the best plumb line laser


  • Lots of verticals. Convenient for complete finishing of the apartment, including connecting sockets, etc.
  • Complete plumb. A model with a large number of lines and a 360-degree horizon allows you to make clear markings on several surfaces at the same time.


  • Big sizes. Uncomfortable when moving.
  • High price. It belongs to expensive products, so not everyone can buy it.

The best point laser level

Geo-Fennel Duo-Pointer - the best point laser level

3 projection options Geo-Fennel Duo-Pointer allow you to accurately model the lines for installation. The equipment is excellent for designing partitions, vertical engineering communications.

The device is attached to metal surfaces due to the magnets built into the pro-rubber case. Lightweight and compact device for work.

Geo-Fennel Duo-Pointer - the best point laser level


  • Range — 30 m.
  • Leveling accuracy – ± 0.2 mm/m
  • Horizontal plane — 360˚С.
  • Working time — 15 hours.
  • Protection against dust and water splashes — IP 54.

Geo-Fennel Duo-Pointer - the best point laser level


  • Price. The simplest of all types of equipment, therefore inexpensive.
  • Compactness. The device has a small weight, which is convenient for repeated carrying.
  • Retreat signal. There is a sound and light signal that is triggered when there is a deviation from the permissible limits.


  • Opportunities. This model is used to solve simple everyday problems. With it, it will be easy to carry out markings for fastening for shelves, paintings. Used for wallpapering.

The best three-plane laser level

ADA CUBE 3D PROFESSIONAL EDITION - the best three-plane laser level

ADA CUBE 3D PROFESSIONAL EDITION: projecting one horizontal and two vertical lines. Due to the ribbed texture of the case, the model will not slip out of your hands while working.

Rubber elements provide protection against mechanical damage.

To save energy, unused laser lines are turned off using the side button.


  • Operating range — 20 m.
  • Accuracy – ± 0.2 mm/m.
  • Projection — 3 pcs.
  • Tripod socket — ¼.
  • Protection against dust and moisture — IP54.
  • Weight — 324 g.

ADA CUBE 3D PROFESSIONAL EDITION - the best three-plane laser level


  • Rugged housing. Models are not afraid of falling.
  • Rich equipment. Comes with carrying case, tripod and batteries.


  • Low accuracy. More suitable for household needs, homework.

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Review of 18 types of the best metal scissors

Cutting sheet metal and blanks is not an easy task. Scissors for metal will allow you to cut out the contour of even an extraordinary configuration.

But this is provided that they are chosen correctly. In order not to drown in the assortment of such a tool, take a closer look at the best models.

The best manual scissors for metal

Erdi Bessey D17ASSL

Scissors Erdi Bessey D17ASSL are a lever structure. Such a tool is classified as universal.

Purpose — continuous cutting along a smooth and rounded path, as well as figured cutting on carbide sheet metals. The presented tool has a left orientation.

Pros of Erdi Bessey


  • The basis of the working mechanism is a double linkage. Such a construct is designed to reduce the force of pressing the hand on the tool, and helps to increase the cutting ability.
  • Blades are made of high speed steel HSS with micro teeth. This allows the processing of high-strength metals.
  • The handle is made of forging die and can withstand heavy loads.
  • The lock latch excludes accidental opening of the mechanism.
  • Silicone handles soften the force of pressing, minimizing pressure on the working hand.

Cons of Erdi Bessey D17ASSL


  • The weight of the scissors is 0.55 kg. For a tool of this modification, such weight can complicate the work.
  • Relatively high cost. But for this level of quality, it is acceptable.

The best electric metal shears

Makita JN 1601 - the best electric metal shears

Makita JN 1601 — carved electrical device. Purpose — straight and figured cut of sheet and corrugated steel material up to 2.5 mm thick.

The working head rotates 360 degrees and is installed in four positions. There are special grooves designed to determine the allowable processing thickness. Tool weight — 1.6 kg.

Pluses Makita JN 1601


  • versatility and maneuverability of performed operations;
  • simple replacement of the die and punch;
  • cut depth limiter;
  • ease of use provides a narrowed body design;
  • the start button is fixed, which makes the long cutting process less tiring;
  • small turning radius;
  • long electric wire increases the level of convenience in work;
  • plunge both from the edge of the workpiece and from the middle;
  • no deformation on the cut.

Cons Makita JN 1601


  • an abundance of small and sharp waste in the form of a crescent 4 mm wide;
  • inaccurate cut in places of differences in the thickness of the product;
  • noise in working condition;
  • the need to lubricate the punch and die before starting work.

The best metal shears for a drill or screwdriver

NP 1.8L Sparky 181875 — scissor attachment, which can be used in conjunction with an electric drill or screwdriver. Purpose — cutting along a linear or radius path.

Performs cuts on sheet metal with a thickness of not more than 2 mm, as well as on alloy steel blanks.

Pros of Sparky 181875


  • liberal price;
  • Ease of use;
  • the maneuverability of the device makes it possible to make cuts in hard-to-reach places;
  • suitable for any model of electric drill and screwdriver;
  • smooth cut without burr;
  • compact dimensions and weight — 0.5 kg;
  • complete set: additional matrix and punch, combined wrench, nozzle, handle;
  • small radius of the cut — 30 mm.

Cons of Sparky 181875


  • low permeability with a longitudinal cut in places of wavy bending;
  • with strong pressure, the handle may break;
  • does not make it possible to process sheet metal and workpieces with a thickness of more than 2 mm;
  • the main power tool used must be greater than 450 watts.

The best cordless metal shears

Makita BJS100RFE - the best cordless metal shears

Makita BJS100RFE are a professional grade design. Designed for use in places remote from electrical power.

Curvilinear and straight cuts of various levels of complexity are performed with a similar tool.

Pros Makita BJS100RFE


  • The tool is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which has a memory effect, no discharge when not in use, and powerful performance;
  • such a device is equipped with two batteries with a capacity of 3 Ah, which increases the duration of the workflow;
  • smooth cut edges without defects;
  • protection against accidental start-up with a light sensor;
  • the built-in fan cools the engine, protecting it from overheating;
  • automatic shutdown of the battery at a critical level of energy intensity protects it from complete discharge;
  • an additional indicator notifies you when the battery is fully charged;
  • minimum cutting radius — 3 cm;
  • streamlined body with rubber pads.

Cons Makita BJS100RFE


  • high price;
  • not recommended for use when processing drywall sheets;
  • cuts only metal up to 11 mm thick.

The best rebar shears for metal

Rothenberger Robolt 75013 - the best rebar shears for metal

Rothenberger Robolt 75013 — scissors intended for manual cutting of reinforcing bars of reinforcing and structural steel, fittings of types I, II, III, IV and steel wire. The tool belongs to the professional class.

Pros of the Rothenberger Robolt


  • scissor jaws are made of vanadium-manganese steel with additional induction hardening, which gives a hardness class of HRC 55/60;
  • cuts bar reinforcing steel with a diameter of up to 10 mm;
  • wear resistance;
  • rubber covers on the handles do not allow the tool to slip;
  • efficiency;
  • durability.

Cons Rothenberger Robolt 75013


  • The weight of 2.63 kg is significant; during prolonged work, such heaviness reduces the efficiency of cuts.
  • High price.

The best carved metal scissors

Hitachi CN16SA - the best carved metal shears

CN16SA from Hitachi It is used for cutting sheets of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, both in a straight line and in left-hand and right-hand paths. Similar functions are provided by changing three positions.

Process sheets of various thicknesses with a cut width of 5 mm:

  • aluminum — 2.3 mm;
  • flat steel — 1.6 mm;
  • stainless steel — 1.2 mm;
  • multi-profile sheet — 1.6 mm.

Pros Hitachi CN16SA


  • minimum processing radius — 40 mm;
  • built-in ventilation system cools the engine;
  • versatility of cutting both in the transverse and in the longitudinal direction;
  • cutting speed — 2300 strokes / min;
  • the possibility of processing a sheet with a trapezoidal profile;
  • double insulation;
  • long electrical wire;
  • slide switch;
  • streamlined narrow body with rubber pads.

Cons of Hitachi CN16SA


  • It is difficult to find consumables on sale — a matrix and a punch. These accessories are available on order only.
  • There is no protection against accidental activation of the tool.
  • In the process of work, prickly chips are formed.

The best cutting shears for metal

Interskol NV-1,2 / 520 - the best cut metal shears

Interskol NV-1,2/520 designed to work with sheet and profile material. The punching cutting tool handles curly and straight cuts. The width of the cut being made is 1.2 mm with a maximum thickness of materials:

  • steel sheet — 1.2 mm;
  • aluminum sheet — 2mm;
  • non-metallic materials — 2.5 mm.

Pluses Interskol NV-1,2/520


  • The start of work is possible both at the beginning of the workpiece and in the middle. To do the last operation, a hole is necessarily drilled in the right place.
  • Air vents cool internal components.
  • Tapered knurled handle.
  • The cord is 3 meters long.
  • The leader in the mid-price segment of similar instruments.
  • Cutting smooth, shaped, corrugated and welded sheet from several elements.
  • With a workpiece thickness of 1 mm, the working speed is 2 m per minute.

Cons Interskol NV-1,2 / 520


  • accessories and consumables only under the order;
  • the complexity of replacing brushes and other consumables;
  • noise at work.

The best guillotine shears for metal

Enkor Corvette-551 95510 (27551) - the best guillotine shears for metal

Encore Corvette-551 — guillotine mechanism designed for cutting sheets. The upper cutting element is made in the form of a saber. This design directs all the pressure to the minimum area of ​​the workpiece.

Pluses Encore Corvette-551 95510 (27551)


  • uncomplicated design;
  • wear resistance of the working blade;
  • ergonomic dimensions: 138*30*8 cm;
  • the handle is covered with plastic, which prevents slipping;
  • fastening to a flat base provides stability;
  • a frame made of steel channel, which guarantees the strength of the entire structure;
  • does not require special maintenance and work skills.

Cons Encore Corvette-551 95510 (27551)


  • processes metal with a thickness not exceeding 1.5 mm;
  • maximum sheet width — 1 meter;
  • accessories only under the order.

The best metal shears for metal tiles

Makita JN 3200 - the best metal shears for metal tiles

Makita JN 3200
— a universal tool for processing and cutting various steel sheet material, up to 32 mm thick, including metal tiles. Performs straight and curly line processing.

Equipped with a powerful 660 W motor that provides a stroke speed of 1300 rpm.

Pluses Makita JN 3200


  • double insulation for protection;
  • lightness and streamlined design allows you to work with one hand;
  • the case is made of high-strength plastic, the gearbox is made of aluminum — such a tandem provides competent heat dissipation, which does not allow the mechanisms to overheat;
  • continuous operation mode for cutting at high speeds.

Cons Makita JN 3200


  • Makes a lot of noise while working
  • to cut corrugated material, it is necessary to rotate the matrix by 90 degrees and make a cut with a side turn;
  • during intensive work, consumables wear out quickly.

The best metal scissors for curly cutting

TITAN PPN55-16 - the best metal scissors for curly cutting

Scissors TITAN PPN55-16 embodied all the qualities that are necessary for a tool intended for curly cutting of metal. In addition to the main function, the device performs sheet processing along a straight path and an internal cut.

Pluses TITAN PPN55-16


  • start work from anywhere;
  • cutting line width — 5 mm, which allows you to work with a minimum amount of metal filings;
  • access to independent replacement of brushes;
  • versatility of the cutting direction;
  • high speed of the device — 2300 rpm;
  • minimum inner radius — 40 mm;
  • streamlined and ergonomic body.

Cons TITAN PPN55-16


  • the maximum allowable thickness of the processed material is 2 mm;
  • rapid wear of working elements;
  • high price range among similar electric tools.

The best curved metal shears

ERDI D123S - the best curved metal shears

ERDI D123S curved shears with lever transmission are designed for safe and efficient cutting of steel strip. The design allows you to cut with one hand.

Advantages of ERDI D123S


  • the working head is made of improved steel using turned casting technology;
  • processes steel tapes with a size of 32 * 1 mm;
  • induction hardening of working elements prolongs service life;
  • scissors are equipped with a clamp that securely fixes the tape, preventing it from slipping;
  • double linkage increases the level of cutting ability of the tool;
  • the shape of the lower blade pass under the packing tape;
  • ergonomic handles with curves under the arm.


  • high price range;
  • a lot of force pressure is applied to make a cut, which, with constant work, will complicate the process and reduce productivity.

The best left scissors for metal

Erdi Bessey D17AL - the best left metal shears

german scissors Erdi Bessey D17AL with a left-hand orientation are intended for direct and figured processing of sheet metal.


  • reinforced linkage, which allows the use at high loads;
  • jagged notch on the working surface prevents the workpiece from slipping during operation;
  • the handles are made using the forging technology of an ergonomic shape;
  • the presence of a latch that protects against accidental opening.

Cons Erdi Bessey D17AL


  • the possibility of processing metal up to 1.5 mm thick;
  • small length of the cutting surface — 2.4 mm;
  • tight mechanism when compressing the tool.

The best desktop scissors for metal

Stalex PBS-7 372302 - the best table scissors for metal

Table scissors for cutting metal Stalex PBS-7 are a versatile machine. Its design is suitable for work in small and large industries, as well as in auxiliary workshops and construction sites.

Advantages of Stalex PBS-7 372302


  • the absence of an electric motor allows you to place table scissors in any convenient place;
  • the gear transmission mechanism and the handle of the optimal length minimize the cost of forces when pressed;
  • the versatility of the design makes it possible to cut any materials: T-beams, shaped steels, sheet, profile, angle, strip steels;
  • height adjustable clamp;
  • high precision cutting ability;
  • rubberized lever eliminates the possibility of slipping;
  • there is the possibility of fastening to the surface;
  • easy to use and does not require the qualification of an employee working at the machine;
  • the maximum thickness of the cut material is 8 mm, the bar is 22 mm in diameter, the size of the angle used should not exceed 60 * 7 mm;
  • weight of 5.56 kg allows installation everywhere;
  • the body is covered with paint and varnish, which prevents corrosion.

Cons of Stalex PBS-7 372302


  • lack of electrical components and reduces productivity;
  • high price level.

The best right metal shears

JTC JTC2561 - best right metal shears

Metal shears 425mm curved JTC JTC2561 belong to the professional class. The design is designed for cutting metal when performing body work. The type of blade orientation is right.

Pros of JTC JTC2561


  • wear-resistant working blade;
  • curved cutting parts ensure efficient production of the working process;
  • open at a small angle;
  • universal dimensions: 50*85*20 cm.


  • metal handles are not rubberized;
  • significant weight of 1275 g can reduce the efficiency of work with a long work with the tool.

The best pneumatic metal shears

SUMAKE ST-6614K - the best pneumatic metal shears

air knife SUMAKE ST-6614К Designed exclusively for professional use in workshop or construction site conditions.

Such a tool is designed for cutting any sheet materials, but mostly metal. The automatic device is connected to a compressor whose pressure is not lower than 90 psi.

Pros SUMAKE ST-6614К


  • due to operation in the compressed pressure mode, such a tool has a longer working resource than analogues on an electric motor;
  • the case is made of metal, which reliably protects internal components from damage;
  • wide trigger element, convenient to use with any grip of the tool;
  • work on compressed air provides a low level of occurrence of an explosion or fire of equipment;
  • the design of the working mechanism is designed to work under heavy loads;
  • long-term operation of the tool does not lead to overheating or breakage, as well as to excessive consumption of energy resources;
  • light weight of 1.3 kg minimizes the energy consumption of the workflow;
  • Comes with 3 interchangeable blades.

Cons SUMAKE ST-6614K


  • work with the compressor requires qualified operators of pneumatic equipment;
  • high price level among similar equipment.

The best roller shears for metal

Pro Cut Off Tapco 10379 - the best roller cutter for metal

roller scissors Pro Cut Off Tapco 10379 — a vivid example of a high-quality model of equipment designed for cutting rolled metal.

Pros of Pro Cut Off Tapco 10379


  • cast body made of durable steel;
  • design reliability;
  • leaves a smooth cut edge without waves, dents and burrs;
  • cutting working surfaces are made of hardened hardened steel;
  • notch adjustment is provided;
  • simultaneous cutting up to two sheets;
  • For convenience of storage and transportation the strong case is provided;
  • compact dimensions — 37 * 27 * 19.5 cm allow you to use the roller knife anywhere;
  • wear resistant knives.

Cons of Pro Cut Off Tapco 10379


  • Well-coordinated work on the pipe bending machine of the manufacturer of such equipment. Compatibility with other machines is questionable.
  • High cost in the sector of such equipment.
  • Ability to cut sheet metal material up to 7 mm thick.

The best metal shears with an offset mount

Stubai - the best offset metal shears

Australian offset scissors Stubai are specialized tools designed for roofing work.

Designed specifically for continuous cutting of sheet or roll material with one hand. Straight and round cuts can be made.

The working bottom edge is on the right side.

Pros of Stubai


  • rounded blades are made of high-alloy steel using the technology of induction hardening of working blades;
  • additional equipment with springs is allowed to simplify the work process;
  • they leave a smooth edge, therefore they are often used as a leveling device that removes burrs;
  • Handles are painted to prevent corrosion.



  • without additional springs, the work process is difficult;
  • there are restrictions on cutting metal — the maximum thickness is up to 1.5 mm;
  • leader in the mid-price sector of similar instruments.

The best universal metal shears

Stanley 2-14-566 - the best universal metal shears

Universal cutting tool Stanley 2-14-566 designed for straight line machining. Cuts any material: steel, cardboard, wire and rods, plastic, leather, rubber, non-ferrous metal and much more.

Stanley Pros 2-14-566


  • the cast body is made of chrome-molybdenum steel, which increases the service life;
  • ergonomic two-component covers with palm rests are put on the working handles, which increase the comfort of the grip;
  • hook-lock provides additional security;
  • fasteners are made of chrome;
  • equipped with a double coil spring to increase productivity;
  • notch on the cutting surface eliminates the slippage of the workpiece;
  • The loop on the handle allows you to store the scissors suspended.

Cons Stanley 2-14-566


  • possible cutting of metal up to 1-1.2 mm thick;
  • quick wear of the unclamping mechanism, but it can be easily changed independently.

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Review of 12 types of the best drilling machines

Both the journeyman and the professional cannot do without such universal equipment as a drilling machine. It is used in various manufacturing and repair fields for making and processing holes, as well as threading.

To achieve high performance and convenience, it is important to choose the right model, taking into account the specifics of your work.

How to choose a drilling machine

How to choose a drilling machine

First of all, you need to decide in which mode the work will be done on the machine:

  • Craftsmen who plan to use the machine often and for commercial purposes should pay attention to the line of professional-grade models with a power of 600 watts and more.
  • For those who will use the machine for domestic purposes, simple models with a power of up to 600 watts are suitable.

Important parameters

Important parameters:

Another important point to consider is the characteristics of the holes being made:

  • For home use, drilling machines are chosen that make holes with a diameter of up to 16 mm.
  • For drilling large diameters, there are models that make holes from 20 mm to 60 mm. Most often, such units are indispensable in production.
  • Hole depth. The more powerful the unit, the thicker the material it can process.

Important parameters

Connecting the machine to the network:

  • 220 V — standard power of a household outlet;
  • 380 V — as a rule, such power is used in factories or in specially equipped workshops.

Important parameters

The following characteristics affect the productivity and comfort of work:

  • Equipment weight. The lighter the equipment, the easier it is to move it from place to place or take it to field sites.
  • Speed ​​shifter.
  • The light target allows you to quickly and accurately set the workpiece before processing.

Check if consumables are available. If they are brought only to order, then this can complicate the work.

Secondary parameters

Secondary options:

The protective transparent casing is a nice addition to the new unit. It does not affect the performance and quality of work.

If desired, the accessory can be ordered separately or made from improvised materials. Instead, it is safer to use special goggles.

A good half of the drill presses have mounting holes on the sole, but you can easily make them yourself.

The best vertical drilling machine

Einhell BT-BD 701 - the best vertical drilling machine

Einhell BT-BD 701 This household grade equipment is designed for precision hole making in small and large workpieces.


  • Belting;
  • power 630 W;
  • voltage 220 V;
  • spindle travel — 60 mm;
  • spindle speed — 220-2450 rpm;
  • weight — 35 kg.

Pros of Einhell BT-BD 701


  • number of gears — 12;
  • ease of management;
  • a transparent shield prevents chips from scattering during operation;
  • vise firmly fix the workpiece on the work surface;
  • fixation at any angle is available;
  • processing of large-sized workpieces is provided;
  • a rigid bed is attached to the work surface with special bolts.

Cons of Einhell BT-BD 701


  • applicable drills with a diameter of 3 mm to 16 mm;
  • there is no supply of cutting fluids;
  • drilling depth of workpieces — up to 60 mm;
  • noise at work.

Best Magnetic Cushion Drilling Machine

Proma MDMR-100 1001000 - the best magnetic cushion drilling machine

Proma MDMR-100 − professional class machine. Used in metalworking industry.


  • power 1800 W;
  • stroke — 220 mm;
  • voltage — 220 V;
  • dimensions — 59 * 30 * 37 cm;
  • magnet dimensions — 20 * 9.4 * 6 cm;
  • weight — 22 kg.

Pros Proma MDMR-100 1001000


  • The diameter of the drill used is up to 32 mm.
  • The material to be processed is metal.
  • Integrated lubricating coolant supply system.

The swivel base is made of a powerful magnet. It reliably adheres the device to the material and surface on which the equipment is located (if it is metal).

  • Convenient carrying handle.
  • Reverse function.
  • Electric motor overload protection.
  • Shaft torque limiter.
  • Ergonomic body.


  • High price. But it is justified by the functionality of the equipment.
  • Noise at work.

Best Horizontal Drilling Machine

DWMA-25 - the best horizontal drilling machine

PEMAL Malbork DWMA-25 − longitudinal drilling machine is designed for making and milling holes in wood and wood-based plastics. Assigned a class of specialized equipment. It finds application in small furniture and woodworking industries.


  • voltage — 400 V or 50 Hz;
  • drive motor;
  • electric motor power — 2.2 kW;
  • speed — 2800 rpm;
  • work surface size — 60 * 29.5 cm;
  • weight — 260 kg;
  • dimensions − 92*72*126 cm.

Pros of PEMAL Malbork DWMA


  • the depth of the holes to be made is up to 16 cm;
  • milling length — up to 17 cm;
  • the distance between the working surface and the tool is up to 1.5 cm;
  • deviation in the vertical plane — up to 45about;
  • processing of large workpieces;
  • increase in the working area of ​​the table;

Stops — limiters and cam clamp firmly fix the workpiece of any size and modification.


  • the diameter of the tool used is up to 25 mm;
  • noise at work;
  • requires qualified personnel for management and maintenance;
  • inconvenient for transportation.

The best drilling machine for the home workshop

SOROKIN 20.505 - the best drilling machine for the home workshop

SOROKIN 20.505 − drilling desktop unit is designed for processing through holes. Assigned household usage class.

  • key cartridge;
  • operating power — 370 W;
  • Belting;
  • spindle taper B16;
  • desktop — 19 * 19 cm;
  • overall dimensions — 57 * 41 * 26.5 cm;
  • weight — 25 kg.

Pluses SOROKIN 20.505


  • versatility: processing wood, metal and plastic;
  • number of speeds — 5;
  • economical single-phase motor;
  • refers to high-precision equipment;
  • the casing protects the working units from unwanted access and damage;
  • drilling depth adjustment;
  • table height adjustment;
  • Ergonomic design makes it easy to carry the device
  • use of the clamping mechanism;
  • work with large-sized workpieces;

Transparent shield protects the operator from chips without obstructing the work area


  • supply of lubricating-cooling liquid is not provided;
  • noisy workflow;
  • accessories only under the order.

The best drilling machine for a drill

Enkor 20090 - the best drilling machine for a drill

Encore 20090 — a stand used to secure the drill. It is applied both in auxiliary workshops, and on small productions.

  • weight — 7 kg;
  • dimensions — 57 * 26 * 8 cm.

Pros of Encore 20090


  • steel case;
  • cast iron base;
  • light weight is convenient for transportation;
  • ergonomic body;
  • hard vise holds the drill firmly;
  • drilling depth limiter;
  • drilling depth scale;
  • the processed case by paint is not subject to corrosion.


  • No vise included.

The best drilling machine for aluminum profile

OMERSAN KDM-201 is the best aluminum profile drilling machine

OMERSAN KDM-201 is a high-performance universal machine for working with aluminum profiles.

  • operating power of the drilling unit — 400 W;
  • drilling unit speed — 2500 rpm;
  • number of electric drives — 1 piece;
  • power of the main node — 1100 W;
  • speed — 3000 rpm;
  • in the main unit there is a cutting disc for aluminum;
  • the number of cutting discs — 1 pc;
  • dimensions — 65 * 50 * 80 cm;
  • weight — 31 kg.

Advantages of OMERSAN KDM-201


  • complete processing of aluminum profile blanks, 1 piece at a time;
  • processing at an angle of 90 and 45 degrees;
  • ergonomic body;
  • small size and streamlined body allow you to install the unit in any production;
  • high speed of production cycles.



  • high price;
  • management requires special knowledge;
  • work only with aluminum profiles.

Best Bench Drill

Einhell BT-BD 501 - the best bench drill

Einhell BT-BD 501 designed to work with materials of different density and hardness at different speeds.

  • operating power — 500 W;
  • Belting;
  • stroke — 50 mm;
  • speed — 280 to 2500 rpm;
  • weight — 22 kg;
  • operating voltage — 220 V.

Pros of Einhell BT-BD 501


  • number of speeds — 9;
  • accuracy in work is ensured by a special scale with different-caliber divisions;
  • transparent screen protects against chips;
  • processing of high workpieces;
  • versatility of working with various materials;
  • ergonomic handle and body;
  • light weight;
  • fixing the desktop at different angles expands the functionality of the device;
  • fixing the machine with bolts to the working base;
  • the size of the tools used is 16 mm;
  • does not require specialized skills in management and maintenance;
  • magnetic chuck.

Cons of Einhell BT-BD 501


  • noise during operation of the equipment;
  • there is no supply of lubricating-cooling liquids.

The best drilling machine for metal

Metalmaster TDR-20 - the best metal drilling machine

Radial drilling machine Metalmaster TDR-20 designed for making and subsequent abrasive processing of holes in metal blanks.

Assigned a professional class. But the compact body fits ergonomically into a small workshop.


  • voltage — 750 W;
  • spindle taper — MK-3;
  • voltage — 380 V;
  • weight — 354 kg.

Pros Metalmaster TDR-20


  • number of speeds — 5;
  • the diameter of the tool used is up to 20 mm;
  • scale for adjusting the depth of the hole;
  • end milling diameter – up to 16 mm;
  • face milling diameter – up to 63 mm;
  • use of a vice;
  • mounting holes in the base;

Adjusting the spindle speed makes it possible to accurately select the operating mode for a specific workpiece

  • moving the node along a straight path;
  • low vibration level during operation;
  • processing of various-sized blanks;
  • moving the coordinate table.


  • high price;
  • requires operator qualification;
  • no supply of cutting fluids;
  • accessories under the order.

best wood drilling machine

Hitachi B 16 RM - the best wood drilling machine

The Hitachi B 16 RM has been assigned a specialized class. Often purchased for work at home and for small-scale production.

Specifications Hitachi B 16 RM


  • key cartridge;
  • available material for processing — wood;
  • voltage — 220 V;
  • power — 750 W;
  • Belting;
  • available drill diameter — up to 16 mm;
  • rotation frequency — from 250 rpm;
  • rotation stroke — 85 mm;
  • weight — 71 kg.

Pros Hitachi B 16 RM


  • number of speeds — 12;
  • two-dimensional XY laser sensor for accurate marking;
  • drilling depth regulator;
  • microswitch for additional protection against injuries;
  • convenient speed switch;
  • the handle for feeding the cartridge is left-handed and right-handed;
  • ergonomic body;
  • Sturdy cast iron worktop that tilts the machine at a 45 degree angle.

Cons Hitachi B 16 RM


  • no supply of liquid cooling system;
  • noise at work.

The best drilling machine for concrete

KS-350 is the best concrete drilling machine

KS-350 – an updated and modernized model of a drilling machine for concrete. Belongs to the class of professional equipment.

Characteristics of KS-350


  • power — 330 W;
  • drill speed — 100-650 rpm;
  • weight — 34 kg;
  • dimensions − 105*38*25 mm.

Pros of KS-350


  • the diameter of the holes being made is 5-35 cm;
  • electronic and mechanical motor protection;
  • three-speed gearbox;
  • smooth adjustment of drilling speed;
  • adjustment of the angle of inclination of the bed;
  • level;
  • double-sided carriage gearbox;
  • the base plate is fixed with anchors or vacuum;
  • roller stroke feed.

Cons KS-350


  • a similar model is assembled by order of the consumer;
  • the operator and locksmith must have certain knowledge and experience;
  • accessories, consumables only under the order;
  • relatively high cost;
  • makes noise and vibrations during operation.

The best drilling machine for glass

MultiDrill - the best glass drill

Horizontal portable machine MultiDrill Designed for making holes in glass sheets or blanks. Assembly takes place in Italy on automated equipment. Suitable for small and large scale production.


  • power supply — 220 V or 50/60 Hz;
  • drill mount — straight tail;
  • weight — 8 kg.

Advantages of MultiDrill


  • number of speeds — 5;
  • steel spindle;
  • high-precision spindle alignment;
  • steel stable base;
  • attached to suction cups;

Processed material thickness range – from 4 to 20 mm

  • drill size — 4-75 mm;
  • compact dimensions;
  • availability of components and consumables under the order from official dealers;
  • supply of lubricating-cooling liquid, which can be replaced with water;
  • processing of a cloth of any size.


  • only special diamond drills are suitable;
  • noisy in operation.

The best Russian-made drilling machine

ZUBR ZSS-550 is the best Russian-made drilling machine

ZUBR ZSS-550 designed for making non-through high-precision holes.

Characteristics ZUBR ZSS-550


  • available drill size — up to 16 mm;
  • key type chuck;
  • spindle taper — MK-2;
  • power — 550 W;
  • processed material — metal;
  • coolant system is not provided;
  • voltage — 220 V;
  • weight — 48 kg;
  • number of speeds — 5.

Pluses ZUBR ZSS-550


  • adjustment of the depth of the holes being processed is provided by an ergonomic lever with plastic overlays;
  • multi-level speed modes — a guarantee of convenience and productivity of work;
  • translucent plastic overlay protects from chips and opens the view;
  • stable base;
  • the functionality of the desktop due to its movement.

Cons ZUBR ZSS-550


  • the impossibility of making through holes and their processing;
  • the size of the attached holes is up to 16 mm;
  • noisy move;
  • processing only metal blanks.

What is the best drilling machine to buy

What is the best drilling machine to buy

The simplest machine is the holder for the Enkor 20090 drill. It is indispensable for those who work in their garage or workshop. Minus — not suitable for large volumes and automation of the production process.

For a journeyman who specializes only in metal blanks of diverse configurations, the Metalmaster TDR-20 will become a reliable assistant.

If the price is scary, the Einhell BT-BD 501 is a good alternative. But they are only for metal processing. For carpentry, it is better to purchase Hitachi B 16 RM.

For those who need an accurate and versatile unit for processing any material in small-scale production or for working at home, the SOROKIN 20.505 is the ideal candidate. He wins in many ways:

  • universality;
  • speed modes;
  • small size;
  • work accuracy;
  • acceptable price.

What is the best drilling machine to buy

Our rating contains individual models that have a narrow specialization — what is needed for high-quality material processing on a conveyor scale:

  • metalworking production — Proma MDMR-100 1001000, for drilling and trimming of overall products — DWMA-25;
  • glass processing industry — MultiDril;
  • production related to the manufacture of blanks and individual parts from aluminum profiles — OMERSAN KDM-201;
  • A construction contractor cannot do without the KS-350 unit, since everywhere you need to quickly and efficiently drill a concrete structure.

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Review of 12 types of the best building hair dryers

A building hair dryer is similar to a regular hair dryer that emits warm air. Only it is many times more powerful and is used during repair and construction.

Building hair dryer

With it, you can:

  • produce synthetic wall decoration;
  • remove stickers;
  • remove vinyl coverings;
  • remove coatings containing varnish or paint;
  • peel off synthetic-based carpet tiles;
  • do heat shrink treatment;
  • soften or melt resin, solder, bitumen, wax;
  • solder thin-walled copper pipes;
  • create a mold from plastic and plastic pipes;
  • weld PVC film;
  • bend a wooden part;
  • get rid of air spots when sticking films.

The device and principle of operation of the building hair dryer

Device and principle of operation of the device

The design includes a ceramic insulator, inside of which there is a heating mechanism — an air heating coil.

A powerful electric motor is inserted into the body, which blows warm air out of the coil and provides not only performance, but also protection against overheating.

It works like this:

  • when you turn on the tool in the network and start it, the heating of the spiral turns on;
  • with the help of an electric motor, air is sucked in, passes through a spiral and is blown out;
  • depending on the power, the degree of heating of the spiral is regulated, and, consequently, the heating of the air.

How to choose a building hair dryer

Recommendations for choosing a building hair dryer

To choose the right tool, you need to decide exactly where and for what you will use it.

  • Building hair dryers are divided into two types: professional and household (normal). The first one has switches for operating modes: minimum, medium and maximum.

But it is better to choose devices where you can independently set a certain degree.

  • When choosing, you should pay attention to protection against overheating. The function will avoid tool breakage in case of long-term operation.
  • A heat shield would also be helpful. It is better if it is of high quality and removable.
  • You should pay attention to the handle, which is of two types: open and closed. The second type provides better security and ease of use.

The best rechargeable building hair dryers

The best cordless building hair dryer

This type is often powered by lithium-ion batteries. Operating temperature in the region of 300-500 °C. The output power is about 300 watts. The rechargeable hair dryer passes about a hundred liters of air per minute.

It is adapted for home use and short-term work in hard-to-reach places.

The device comes with a charger, several nozzles and instructions.


  • convenient to use in rooms where there is no outlet;
  • application in hard-to-reach places;
  • small sizes.

The best cordless building hair dryer


  • short duration of use;
  • rapid battery wear;
  • it is difficult to find a suitable battery;
  • weak power.

The best cordless building hair dryer


The cheapest cordless building dryer today is the Steinel BHG 360 Li-Ion. It works from 12 volts in the temperature range of 400-500 degrees.

A better model is Einhell BHA 2000/1 with the same parameters. In third place is the Zenit ZF-2000-1.

The best building hair dryers for concrete

The best building hair dryer for concrete

It is used for work with concrete coatings, drying and removing paint and varnish coatings. This type works from a network of 220 volts. Power consumption — about 1600 watts.

Per minute passes approximately 550 liters of air.

The kit consists of the tool itself, a set of nozzles, as well as instructions.


  • performance of a large amount of work;
  • fast heating of the heating mechanism;
  • performance of work related to concrete.

The best building hair dryer for concrete


  • high consumption of electricity;
  • inconvenience in use;
  • the need for an outlet.


The cheapest instrument of this type is Vitals Tf 202JSc. Works from a network, has 2 temperature conditions on 350 and 550 degrees. The next most expensive is Steinel HL 1610 S. And in third place is a similar model Steinel HL 1910 E.

The best building hair dryers for soldering

The best building dryer for soldering

On such models there is a temperature controller with fine adjustment, the air flow is directed, without spraying over the entire area. Can work both from the accumulator, and from a network. Working temperature reaches 300 degrees.


  • ease of soldering plastic structures;
  • smooth adjustment of the thermostat;
  • accuracy in the direction of air flow;
  • low electricity consumption.

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  • a small range of work performed;
  • low air temperature.


One of the cheapest tools of this type is FORTE HG 2000-2 with a power of 2 kW and a maximum temperature of 600 degrees.

Storm is considered the second in price with the same characteristics of temperature and power. The third place goes to Energomash TP-20002 with a capacity of 2.5 kilowatts.

The best building hair dryers for welding linoleum

The best building hair dryer for welding linoleum

The operating temperature ranges from 100 to 650°C. Tools consume one and a half kilowatts, which is quite a lot. There are models in 4 kW, which are considered professional. The package is standard.


  • high heating temperature;
  • longevity in work;
  • large spray area;
  • a large selection of nozzles for welding.
  • convenience in precision work.

The best building hair dryer for welding linoleum


  • high power consumption;
  • not suitable for fine work.


The most affordable tool is Belarusmash 2200. Russia 2500 is in second place, it is slightly more powerful, but also more expensive. The third place is occupied by URALMASH BT2500.

The best building hair dryers for roofing

The best hair dryer for roofing

It is characterized by specific nozzles that improve the quality of the roof. Has from 2 to 5 temperature modes. Power consumption is 1600 W, mains powered.


  • low electricity consumption;
  • three modes of air temperature;
  • functionality is fully suitable for the roof from the beginning of work to the end.

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  • short duration of continuous work;
  • not suitable for other types of work;
  • lack of a smooth change in operating temperatures.


One of the cheapest representatives of this type is the Intertool DT-2416 with a power of 1500 kW and a temperature of 300 degrees. In second place with the same parameters is Vitals Tf 202JSc. Third place went to Metabo H 16-500.

The best building hair dryers for paint removal

The best building hair dryer for paint removal

This tool is the simplest and without special customizable elements. There are two types of nozzles for removing paint and varnish coatings.

The temperature of the blown air is 100-300 degrees. The power consumption of such devices reaches 1500 kW per hour.


  • performance of fast and high-quality work on the removal of paint and varnish coatings;
  • the possibility of drying materials;
  • low power consumption.

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  • small functional set;
  • requires additional protection when working with paints and varnishes.


The cheapest model of this type on the shelves is the Steinel HL 1400 S, with a power of 1500 kW and a temperature of 300 degrees. The second cheapest is the Steinel HL 1610 S. And the third place is occupied by the Bosch PHG 500-2.

The best building hair dryers for PVC welding

The best building hair dryer for PVC welding

This type of building hair dryer has a large temperature range with smooth adjustment. The power of this construction tool reaches 4 kilowatts per hour. The tool kit comes with instructions and a set of nozzles for welding and other work.


  • multifunctionality;
  • smooth adjustment of the temperature of the blown air;
  • a large set of nozzles for different types of activities.

The best building hair dryer for PVC welding


  • high electricity consumption;
  • short duration of work.


In the ranking of the cheapest, the first place is occupied by the Craft CHG 2200E with a power of 2.2 kW and a maximum temperature of 550 degrees. In second place is the Intertool DT-2420 and in third is the Craft CHG 2000.

The best building hair dryers for soundproofing

The best hair dryer for soundproofing

This type of building hair dryers is characterized by high precision and smooth temperature control. Power consumption — 1 kW.


  • smooth adjustment of air temperature;
  • air supply accuracy;
  • low electricity consumption.

The best hair dryer for soundproofing


  • used for a small amount of side work;
  • limited set of nozzles.


The rating of cheap building hair dryers of this model begins with Arsenal F-2000E. Dnipro-M FPE-2005D is in second place, AEG HG600VK is in third place.

The best building hair dryers for tinting

The best hair dryer for tinting

Tools of this type are comfortable to use and reliable. They have low power consumption and a set of nozzles for small jobs.


  • a large number of high-quality nozzles;
  • low electricity consumption;
  • fine adjustment of the exhaust air temperature.

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  • not intended for large works;
  • hard to find a replacement battery
  • short-term operation, in order to avoid breakage and overheating.


One of the cheap models is HL 1400 S. The next one is Steinel HL 1810 S. In third place is Makita HG651CK.

The best building mini hair dryers

The best building mini hair dryer

Mini-hair dryers are remarkable for their convenience and reliability. Designed for small and short-term work. Battery models operate in temperatures up to 300 ° C.


  • comfort of use;
  • ease of transportation;
  • small size.

The best building mini hair dryer


  • small amount of work performed;
  • little functionality;
  • constant charging;
  • hard to find a replacement battery.


The most budget model is Intertool DT-2416. Second place goes to Intertool WT-1020 and third place goes to Craft CHG 2200E.

The best building hair dryers with temperature control

The best building hair dryer with temperature control

Hair dryers of this type are considered professional. They have great functionality — from drying materials to working with concrete and welding plastic materials. Along with them comes a large set of nozzles. Operating temperatures range from 100 to 700°C.


  • simple heat regulation mechanism;
  • high quality of work;
  • debugged heat supply mechanism;
  • adjustable handle for comfortable operation.

The best building hair dryer with temperature control


  • Overpriced tool.


The cheapest of the regulated building hair dryers is DWT HLP16-500, the Proton FT-2000/2 is a little more expensive, and PowerPlus POW707 is in third place.

The best building hair dryer with display

The best building hair dryer with a display

The display shows temperature and performance data. You can select a function, and it will automatically set the desired temperature and power. This view is suitable for professionals who often work with these tools.


  • ease of setting the operating mode;
  • temperature setting accuracy.

The best building hair dryer with a display


  • screens often break during operation
  • it is difficult to find a part or display for replacement and repair.


In the first place is the Sturm HG2003LCD with a power of 2 kW, and the air temperature is adjustable from 50 to 600 degrees. In second place is the hair dryer from the Japanese manufacturer Ryobi EHG2020LCD. The third place is occupied by the building hair dryer from Bosch, model GHG 660 LCD.

The most popular rechargeable hair dryers. They are bought for personal use at home. This excitement is justified by the low cost.

In second place are building mini-hair dryers, in third place are semi-professional ones with smooth adjustment of temperature conditions. The most wide-profile building hair dryer with a display and temperature smooth adjustment is considered.

The second in terms of functionality are hair dryers for concrete. They have a large temperature limit, with the right nozzle they are suitable for any type of work. In third place are construction dryers for soldering.

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