Tools First was created with one simple goal in mind: To help tradesmen and DIYers find and choose the best rated tools on the market.

Who we want to help

We want to help those who do not have the time to filter through a bunch of different tools on a merchant’s website where each model may not be evenly represented. Some manufacturers also spend a lot of money advertising and promoting their products when there may be better alternatives depending on budget. We look to take out any bias opinions and present the facts of each tool by diving in to reviews and feedback from real users.

How we choose the best products

We normally choose between 5 and 10 products to give readers a range of options. However, we normally highlight 3 which falls in the the following categories:
  • Best Pick: This is our top recommendation. Usually this is suitable for the more serious professional who plans on using the tool on a frequent basis and requires the tool be top quality.
  • Best Value: This option is usually a mid-priced model for those who do not want to go out and buy the “very best money can buy”. This generally for the savy buyer who is looking to buy a good quality tool without the top end expense.
  • Best Budget: This is for those who are looking for a cheap option, but need a proven tool at the same time. Usually there are many options available on the market in this category, however, we filter through them to find the golden nugget.
While there are many options available, we go through them all with a fine comb comparing features as well taking in to consideration the reviews and feedback that real users have.

How we make money

Tools First is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This means that if we review a product and provide a link for it to Amazon, we will receive a small commission if you go on to buy the product. You can find out more about this program here. We find this benefits ours readers as we have no biases to any one product. After our research, we only select what we believe is the best fit for our readers. We do NOT accept money in exchange for a favourable review or “best pick” recommendation.

Who we are

Hello and welcome to Tools First! My name is Jacob, and I’m the passionate individual behind this platform. I’ve dedicated my life to understanding tools, their applications, and ensuring that both DIY enthusiasts and professionals have access to the best tool guides and reviews.