Xuron produces superb precision tools – we love their pliers, shears, and scissors. Xuron tools are durable, comfortable to use, provide exceptional performance, are very affordable, and are made in the USA. Our favorite Xuron tools are their non-serrated short nose pliers (pictured above), fiber cutters, and tweezer nose pliers. We are also huge fans of Xuron’s flush-cut micro shears (also […]
Apparently it’s quite common for Europeans to switch between winter and summer tires. Well, one driver in Switzerland was changing his tires but happened to use the wrong lug nuts to secure the wheels to his car. That’s a mistake he’s never going to make again – as soon as he drove back onto the motorway, he lost […]
Skil has just released the new HD5687 Skilsaw, marketing it as the ultimate combination of unmatched performance, lightweight design, and unbeatable value, and is designed to tackle any project at the jobsite. Sounds good to us! The new Skilsaw is priced at $89, placing it right in the middle of Skil’s current circular saw lineup. First off, we […]
The winner of the $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway is commentor #14 – 2WYKD !! Congratulations! We hope that you and/or your father enjoy the gift card, and would love to see a photo of what the card is eventually used for. Although this was a random drawing, we read through every single comment – many of them […]
C.H. Hanson just released their precision ball level – a 24″ level which uses a rotating ball compass design. One of the level’s main selling points is that it eliminates some of the guesswork normally associated with reading a traditional bubble level. While greater ease of use is a good thing, we are even more impressed […]
Stanley’s FatMax Xtreme Fubar is their heavy duty multi-tasked pry bar. By now, most people are already familiar with these tools after seeing them at any home improvement or general goods store (e.g. Target), so I’ll skip the details. I just wanted to point out that it’s currently on sale for $24.31 with free shipping on orders […]
Well, believe it or not, in addition to their crazy 60% Craftsman wrench set and socket set sale, Sears has put many Gearwrench ratcheting wrench sets on sale. As with the Craftsman sale, there is a 40% off discount, a 10% (off $50+) “Buy More Save More” discount, and then a 20% off Craftsman Club discount. […]
Sears, why oh why are you doing this to us? Don’t you know that my wallet’s already suffering! Yet you still choose to tempt me with deals of borderline insanity! 40% off plus 10% off (or more according to the “buy more save more” promo), and then yet another 20% off for Craftsman Club members, […]
Sears’ Craftsman brand has launched its own stand-alone online store!! Perhaps this is the beginning of an autonomous Craftsman that I have been dreaming about for years? Here are my observations thus far: The Craftsman store seems to be based off of Sears’ shopping engine The Craftsman store only offers for sale Craftsman products (duh) […]
That’s right, Home Depot asked us to give away a $100 Home Depot gift card to one of our readers! Read on to find out how to win.
Campbell Hausfeld, well known for their beefy compressors and air tools, is releasing a new line of pneumatic nailers. These new nailers are designed to provide professional results as easily for first-time users as for pros by being easier to operate, easier to control, and easier to handle. CH has included some pretty nifty features […]
A television commercial promoting the Craftsman Nextec Auto-Hammer has aired recently – no doubt targeting Father’s Day gift shoppers, so we’ve decided to revisit it. Although it may still seem a bit gimmicky, the Auto-Hammer is innovative enough that it deserves the attention.
With Father’s Day soon approaching, Home Depot has launched several enticing new gift card designs including one that comes with a free 3/16″ drill bit, and one that looks and feels like duct tape. These designs are not available online (yet?) – head on over to your nearest Home Depot to check them out. I […]
A few days ago in Austrailia, a doctor used a household drill to bore into a 13 year old’s skull to relieve pressure on his brain due to a blood clot. The drill was sourced from the maintenance closet since the hospital was not equipped with any neurological drills. Now I’m wondering, what drill was […]
Okay, so calling the Pocket Ref an ultimate guide to everything may be an exaggeration, but not by as much as you might think. The Pocket Ref is packed full of indispensable information for construction workers, engineers, scientists, travelers, and pretty much everyone else. While a majority of the book offers technical details, there are also many useful general-interest tidbits such as a […]