Garage Product Reviews

  • Bluedriver OBDII scanner
    The Best OBD2 Scanner

    April 30, 2018

    After consulting with an expert technician and running a month of tests on engines, emissions components, braking and airbag systems with 13 products, we found the best OBD2 scanner to be the Lemur - Bluedriver.

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    The Best Garage Door Opener

    April 27, 2018

    After 20 hours of installing and testing three top units, hundreds of open/close cycles and consulting expert installers on site, we found the best garage door opener to be the Chamberlain - 500 Series.

  • The Best String Trimmer

    January 16, 2018

    After two months of edging lawns, trimming grass and relentless weed destruction on a ten-acre orchard we found the Black+Decker - LST136W to be the best string trimmer for the average sized lawn.

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    The Best Leaf Blower

    January 5, 2018

    We spent two months of blowing, sweeping and shredding the endless piles of autumn leaves on a ten-acre orchard to discover the Toro - 51621 is the best leaf blower for most homeowners.

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    The Best Lawn Mower

    June 22, 2017

    After a season of mowing a 4,300 sq. ft. lawn with self-propelled gas, electric and manual lawn mowers, we found the best lawn mower for most folks to be a Honda gas-powered model.

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    The Best Air Compressor

    May 31, 2017

    We spent over 40 hours researching and testing air compressors in a busy wood shop to find the CA Air Tools - 5510SE to be the best air compressor in terms of noise and portability.

  • The Best Rechargeable Flashlight

    January 10, 2017

    Over three weeks, we tested ten of the best rechargeable flashlights under $100. We included tactical flashlights, emergency lights, and spotlights to find three stand-out picks.

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    The Best Bike Pump

    October 21, 2016

    After one month of testing, we determined that the best bike pumps on the market are the Lezyne Steel and Topeak Road Morph.

  • The Best Stadium Seats

    October 11, 2016

    We sat on six seats for over 150 hours, after comparing 20+ units, in order to make our recommendation for the best overall stadium seat.

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    The Best Basketball

    August 26, 2016

    Advice from professional ballers informed our 100 hours of testing and allowed us to make our pick for the best indoor and outdoor basketballs.

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    The Best Indoor Outdoor Thermometer

    July 21, 2016

    After 30 hours of testing we found the best-in-class thermometer has an important feature that most other models were lacking.

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    The Best Garden Hose

    July 11, 2016

    We tested the best garden hoses over 30 hours in order to determine the Craftsman Premium is the best option available. The Craftsman is sturdy, manageable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.