I stopped by Advance Auto the other day and noticed a rather prominent and huge Gearwrench tool display. Screwdrivers, sockets, pliers, ratchets and adapters, sets, oh my! I believe I also saw a “Danaher Tools” banner in a corner of the store window as I walked in, so perhaps additional Danaher tool lines will soon be carried by Advance.
Amazon is slashing $10 off of every $50+ Victorinox Swiss Army Knife order! We’re not sure how long the discount will be good for, but now that the holiday shopping season has officially begun, inventory is flying off of the figurative shelves. Several items that we looked at a day ago are now nowhere to […]
There are quite a few decent deals going on at Woodcraft right now. First off, there’s a great looking 10-piece Bessey clamp set for $30, and the second hot deal is for a Kreg Bench Klamp with free Mini Jig for $20. The Bessey clamp set includes a pair of pipe clamps, four mini 4″bar clamps, […]
These Grip-on 233-10 self leveling jaw locking pliers can be used on materials up to 1-3/4″ thick. Because of their pivoting jaw pads, these pliers can be used to clamp flat or tapered surfaces. These pliers are intended to be used in workspaces too small for C clamps, spring clamps, quick bar clamps, and even Vise-Grip […]
Since the Rockwell Jawhorse it is now being actively promoted at Lowes stores, we decided to take a closer look at it. With its wide jaws and 600-lb holding capacity, the Jawhorse looks like it would make an excellent work-holding clamp. Over the weekend, we spotted a Jawhorse in action at Lowes, where two associates were […]
For our Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest, we are featuring four reader-nominated tools, one per week. This week’s featured MVT is GoodFellow’s Wright flex-head ratchet. GoodFellow had the following to say about the tool: Clearly one of the best tools I’ve come across is the Wright 3440 3/8″ flex-head ratchet. It has a 1/4″ drive […]
Grip-on’s 727-08 ErgoGrip locking pliers sure are a strange a sight with its right-angle pistol-grip design. With a 70-degree angled design, these pliers are intended to reduce hand strain and fatigue, and are ideal for use in confined spaces. They are also claimed to exert for up to 50% more force in twisting applications. Proto […]
For a limited time, Woodcraft is having a sale on Bora pistol grip bar clamps. The sale is for 25%-off, and ends on November 25th. Even better, coupon code 11230 gets you free shipping as well, until November 30th. These look like decent clamps, and the price is pretty decent – $10.49 for the 6″ […]
Kershaw’s E.T. external toggle knife is one sleek looking blade. Relatively lightweight at 3.7 ounces, the E.T. features a 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle, and 3-1/4″ Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel blade with a bead-blasted finish. These are decent specs, but what really sets this knife apart from ordinary pocket folders is its unique toggle mechanism.
The first ever MVT (most valuable tool of the week) award is actually shared by two tools – a Wiha ergonomic screwdriver, and a 4oz Vaughan ball pein hammer.
We received a secret tip that on Nov 11th, starting at 12:01am, Sears will be discounting the Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer to $90, which reflects a savings of $10. The promotion will last all day or until 500 units are sold, whichever comes first. Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer via Sears Personal note: This tool may […]
Two months ago to the date, we shared with you our very positive first impressions of C.H. Hanson’s Precision Ball Level. Since then, we have used the level quite a bit for various projects and tasks, and not only has it not disappointed us yet, it has exceeded our most demanding expectations. Following is our […]
From now until Christmas, Sears is holding “Black Friday Now” sales every Friday and Saturday with special Saturday “Doorbusters” from 7am until noon. Here are some of the items included in their first such sale. With your Craftsman Club Card, according to this sales flyer: 8 drawer combo kit for $100, includes a 4-drawer chest, […]
If you saw the title of this post and thought that we were going to talk about a traditional push-pull screwdriver, then we’re sorry to disappoint you. The New York Yankees just won the World Series, so we took it upon ourselves to mention a few Yankee-inspired tools, the first of which is a multi-bit […]
Update: Since writing this post, we have published a hands-on review of Ryobi’s Auto Hammer – click here to check it out. At first glance, Ryobi’s 12V ONE+ Auto Hammer closely resembles Craftsman’s 12V NEXTEC Lithium-ion powered Hammerhead Auto Hammer. Well, looking at the specs, the two cordless hammers are far more similar than they are different […]
Over at Amazon, the Wilton/Columbian 03676 3pc aviation sheet metal snips set is currently being discounted to $15. This set is eligible for “free super saver shipping” on orders over $25. It looks that these are Columbian branded tools manufactured by Wilton. The snips seem to be priced at $40 elsewhere. Buy Wilton 3pc Aviation […]
Update: Since writing this post, we have published a hands-on review of Ryobi’s Auto Hammer – click here to check it out. Ryobi is kicking things up a notch by releasing their own 12V Lithium-ion powered auto hammer. Ryobi claims that their hammer can drive up to 3 1/2″ common and finish nails as it […]
Tweezers are one of those tools that you don’t realize you need until you NEED one. While these Grobet plastic tweezers won’t replace anyone’s Swiss-made precision-tipped steel tweezers, they’re great to use in a pinch and are essentially disposable. Plastic tweezers are also good to use when steel tweezers might damage a delicate part, or when […]
There are times when a tool leaves us absolutely speechless, and this is almost one of those times. Behold, a digital adjustable wrench which gives torque readings. We would scream “cheesy gimmick” at the top of our lungs if not for the attention-grabbing $395 pricetag. Surely this cannot simply be an overpriced gimmick tool, right? […]
Well looky here, it looks like there’s a new DogBone style wrench on the market. The Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is an all-in-one wrench that offers the 16 most popular standard and metric socket sizes. “No more guesswork. No more lost or missing sockets. Stop wasting time searching for the right socket.” We cannot […]