Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn money if you buy from a link. How we test gear. These 47 exceptional tools—the best we’ve tested that are on the market now—will unleash your capability and help you take any project to the next level. At Popular Mechanics, we’ve been evaluating tools for more than 100 years. We test nearly 1,000 each year—out in the field, in our shop, and on projects throughout our homes. The ones here are the models that we’ve found deliver reliable performance, quality craftsmanship, and often a strong value, excelling in our use and earning our admiration. Most are new, but a few have been kicking around for a while because better options have yet to arrive. No matter their age, we’re confident these will help you get any job done. The EGO’s design is outstanding, featuring lots of aluminum and impact-resistant plastic. And the mower cuts an impressive amount of grass on one charge (about 8,400 square feet in our test), plus the controls and adjustment are easy and intuitive, even for first-time users. Its handle folds forward quickly and easily, then telescopes in for rapid and compact storage in a garage or shed. If you’re ...