Review ~ ADA Layout Tools

ADA Pro Scissors 'Nude' I got my ADA layout tools from www.adgshop.com. I get all my ADA supplies from Jeff at ADG. After using the ADA aquascaping tools for a year or so I feel like I have enough practical experience with the tools to update my review on the ADA layout tools. Below I will explain what I like and what I dislike about the ADA aquascaping tools. I will break it down for each tool explaining the pros and cons of the ADA layout tools and then give a general overview of the value that you get when you get your hands on the ADA aquascaping tools. So let's get right into a the review of the ADA layout tools.

 

Pro-Scissors L – These are very long scissors. The idea is to use these for tanks that are very high or if you have short arms.

Pros

 

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:2
Constuction:2
Value:1

 

Pro-Scissors M – I would consider these scissors to be the work horse of all my tools, perhaps only the Pro-Pincettes L with Grip will receive more use. Unfortunately, these scissors would replace my trusty 11” stainless steel scissors that had been with me for years.

Pros

 

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:3
Constuction:3
Value:3

 

Pro Scissors 'Nude' – This is a really cool scissor. It has a bent handle and a curved blade for trimming horizontally.

Pros

 

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:3
Constuction:4
Value:3

 

Pincettes L – These are tweezers that are for the plants that require meticulous planting approaches. This tweezer excels in planting small delicate plants like Eleocharis acicularis, Hemianthus callitrichoides, and Glossostigma elatinoides.

Pros

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:3
Constuction:4
Value:3

 

Pro-Pincettes L with Grip – This is your everyday heavy duty tweezer. This thing has a grip on it and large area for holding plants. This is the nicest tweezer I have used.

Pros

 

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:3
Constuction:4
Value:3

 

Sand Flattener – Lightweight spatula that is great for smoothing substrate.

Pros

 

Cons

 

Value - Rated 1-5 (5 is the best)
Price:2
Constuction:1
Value:1

 

Summary
In this case, we have an example of over-priced ADA goods that are not worth the price you pay. I have been using the ADA layout tools for a year or so now and while they are certainly holding up, they are no way worth the double to triple that you have to pay for them.

As a matter of fact, I miss my old scissors that were sharper and better made. If you want to know where to get them, email me. I only know one place to get them and that place is the worst online vendor of all, but they do have nice scissors!!

I hope this review of the ADA aquascaping tools was helpful for you. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Have fun!!

jB

 

ADA Sand Flattener  ADA Pro-Scissors M  ADA Pro Scissors 'Nude'

 

 

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