It’s not often that we pitt a major tool brand against another. It’s even more rare that we setup a virtual tool cage fight. Sometimes though, we get tired of talking about individual tools on their own merits. Sometimes, we need to declare a single, glorious winner. One tool, to rise above all the others. We spared no expense in bringing this review to you. Over a year of grueling field research, relentless hands-on tool testing, detailed technical analysis, and extensive focus group interviews (we mostly ignored the focus groups), all come together for your benefit. If you’ve ever wondered who makes the best tool between Klein, Milwaukee and Channellock, this review and video are for you. Read on to find out who was the last brand standing in this epic tool test where only one is crowned king.
There is a single tool without which only a handful can survive: the bottle opener. After a long, hard day of dirty demolition, heavy hammering, crazed construction and several other instances of alluring alliteration, a frosty beer isn’t just thirst quenching. Nay, a frosty beer is the universe’s way of saying “job well done sir/maam!” It’s a karmic liquid reward for every single bead of sweat lost in a tough day’s work. Or, sometimes it’s just nice to have a beer with dinner. The problem is, most great beers come in bottles (although that’s changing. . . expect to see more great beers in cans soon). In the meantime, we need a tool to get those bottles open.
Sure, you could use your teeth. Or, even use one beer bottle to open another bottle. However, if you’re a HomeFixated reader, then chances are you love tools and beer (and your teeth!). Solely out of respect for your wants and needs, we embarked on a test of bottle openers from Channellock, Milwaukee and Klein Tools. We evaluated these three openers based on several metrics seen in the photo captions below.
So, who won? It was a tough decision and one that involved subtle design differences and numerous personal biases.
Watch the video below for our findings, and for the winner:
Unlike many of the fine products we review here at HomeFixated.com, these tools are all inexpensive enough to warrant buying more than one just to make sure you have your bases covered. One for the home, one for the man-cave, and one for the tool box. The HomeFixated.com legal team insist we remind you to enjoy your beer responsibly, after work and after you’re done driving for the day. Serioulsy, don’t be that guy/gal. Each opener is priced under $10 and can be found via the Amazon.com links here: