Category Archives: CH Hanson

Return of the Utility Knife… The Final Showdown


Well several months back we took a modest selection of 5 utility knives and compared a few common features in the original Utility Knife Showdown. However just after that launch Irwin launched several new knives that brought some interesting new features to the table as well as some very trade specific knives so we did the follow up Showdown 2 – Irwin Strikes Back. Not wanting to be left out of the party the Stanley Group sent over 3 additional knives from Stanley, DeWalt & Bostitch. At this point we feel it is safe to say we can do a pretty robust comparison with a good majority of the utility knives you will find in the market, in all we narrowed it down to 8 finalists with a good mix of unique features.


At 9:01 AM | Posted in Bostitch, CH Hanson, DeWalt Tools, Hand Tools, Irwin, Milwaukee, Stanley Black & Decker | 4 Comments

Irwin Vise-Grip vs CH Hanson Automatic 10” Locking Pliers


From time to time here at Coptool World Headquarter we receive some interesting marketing for new power tools, accessories and hand tools. From miniature “Heavy Metal” guitars to Sawzall blades with our name on them we do enjoy a little flair when launching a new product. CH Hanson sent us a nice simple package which we thought was very well put together, it included their 10” Automatic 10CJ pliers as well as “The Original” 10” Irwin 10WR in addition to a stopwatch and steel plate with 2 nuts welded to it. The message was 7x faster, 2x stronger and 100% easier. We also threw another horse in the race with the latest vise-grip from Irwin 10CR which has slightly different grip geometry but for the most part very similar, here are our thoughts.    


At 9:44 AM | Posted in CH Hanson, Irwin | 2 Comments

CH Hanson Retractable Carpenter’s Pencil Pull 10570


My parents live in the same house as when I was born and since then there have been many additions/improvements to the home including a new garage, master bedroom, sunroom, deck/patio (twice), front porch, remodeled kitchen, various bath remodels & many other projects along the way. Thinking back one thing that always sticks in my head was an image of dad with that pencil behind his ear, once that happened we knew dad meant business. It was time to stand back and watch the wood chips fly.


At 5:27 PM | Posted in CH Hanson, Construction Tools, Wood Working Tools | Leave a comment

Utility Knife Showdown – Irwin, CH Hanson & Milwaukee


Recently we have seen some new features in the different Utility Knives out there so we thought we would take a look at what style of knives are available with different features. We had these 5 models on hand which we felt did a good job of representing a good number of the options out there. The several year old bulky orange box cutter will act as the base line for our tests but has already proven itself.


At 3:24 PM | Posted in CH Hanson, Hand Tools, Irwin, Milwaukee | 5 Comments