March 3, 2021


Around the House Products, Product Reviews & Coupon Bargains

Spec Ops Tools Review | Supporting Veterans and First Responders

Spec Ops Tools Exists to Provide Quality Tools While Supporting Veterans

We’ve spent the last couple of months getting to know Spec Ops Tools. Their story is bigger than just producing tools and if you have a heart for our military and first responders, it’s a story worth knowing.


According to their website, Spec Ops got their start in a gym when two Army veterans connected over a conversation about wheelchair ramps. One struggled to find funding for the ramps he needed, having been paralyzed in Afghanistan. The other was already deeply connected to the tool industry and saw an opportunity to make a difference.

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Fast forward to today and Spec Ops Tools has emerged with the mission statement, “Never forget those who serve us and never fail those we serve.”

We’ll dive into the quality of the tools in a moment. Hitting the first part of that mission statement, Spec Ops donates 3% of the proceeds from tool sales to non-profit organizations that serve veterans and first responders.

We can certainly get behind that!

Having a good story is great for any business, but you need to product quality products if you’re going to be in it for the long haul. To get an idea of their scope, Spec Ops sent us a range of products to try out.

A quick glance through their product offering and you’ll notice they specialize in hand tools. We don’t have space here to go into a thorough review of each product, but we’ve collected our general thoughts about them.

Spec Ops Tools Screwdrivers | 6-Piece Flat and Phillips Set

You can tell a lot about a screwdriver the moment you pick it up and Spec Ops did a nice job creating a comfortable handle that offers a natural grip position.

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Their magnetized black oxide tips grab fastener heads well and we didn’t have any trouble getting enough torque behind the screws we were driving.

Printed tip indicators on the base of each handle make them easy to pick out from a bag while lanyard holes double as hanging slots for your pegboard.

MOS Assignment: Naval service on board “The Village Idiot” in the toolbox I keep on my flats boat

Specs Ops Tools Chisels | 4-Piece Set

Using the same handle design as the screwdrivers, Spec Ops chisels come in 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch, and 1-inch sizes. Strike plates on the handles ensure you won’t deform the handles (unless you failed your hammer marksmanship test).

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The bevels are good and sharp out of the package, and slice away wood well, leaving a nice, clean finish.

MOS Assignment: Base housing in the tool chest I keep for general carpentry, maintenance, and repairs around my house

Spec Ops Tools Framing Hammer

The 22-ounce milled face framing hammer comes with or without a soft mallet cap. It’s well-balanced with a solid feel and a comfortable overmolded handle. Like you’d expect, your sweaty hands can still find a secure grip and we appreciate the magnetic nail starter.

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