Split rings, most commonly found on keychains, are typically used in craft projects, and in fishing lures and tackle. Most of the time, a lone split ring will be relatively easy to open – all you need is a finger nail or a makeshift prying tool, and the ring is open in a flash. However, what […]
We’re a huge fan of Channellock products, so when they offered us the opportunity to review their new 412 V-Jaw pliers, we couldn’t refuse! As mentioned in our recent preview post of the 412 pliers, Channellock introduced this smaller 6.5-inch version of their V-Jaw pliers for use on small tubing and round stock. We found that […]
Over at Amazon, a 3rd party vendor Industrial Supply Company is selling 5pc Williams hard handled comfort grip screwdriver sets for about $27 plus shipping and handling. While they may look rather unimpressive and plain, these drivers are said to be phenomenally comfortable to use, and are often compared to Snap-on’s unfortunately discontinued hard-handled drivers. […]
We have a lot of small tools and parts laying around, and have been actively searching for good storage solutions to help get everything in order. Some of the better products that we’ve been trying out are these plastic trays by Itso.
The first user reviews of the Paulding Hammer have started pouring in. Here is what Sam S. shared with us via a comment about The Hammer: I purchased one of the pre-production models of this hammer from Paulding and consider it the finest of my tools, and I have no light weight assembly of tools… […]
The Hammer, designed and crafted by John Paulding, is by far one of the most magnificent tools that we have ever laid our eyes upon. Still, merely describing The Hammer as a machinists hammer, as exemplary as it is, would never do it justice. Not just a tool, The Hammer is a work of art!
I needed to make two cuts in a length of 1″ Schedule 40 galvanized steel pipe, and did not have the tools available to do so. There are many hand and power tools that would have been appropriate for a job like this: an angle grinder, chop saw, metal cutting circular saw, snap pipe cutters, rotary pipe […]
Channellock recently announced a new smaller sized V-Jaw tongue and groove plier. Similar in design to its larger brethren, the pocket-sized 6-1/2″ 412 plier is better suited for smaller or reduced access jobs.
I was browsing for tools recently and came across an Estwing axe over at Sears’ website. Behold, the Fireside Friend Splitting Tool! Great for splitting those friends that never return borrowed tools!
Happy Epstein, a very well known and reputable hand tool distributor, just launched their new online store! Their new storefront features a shopping cart and checkout system for easy-as-pie ordering. There’s also a search engine, country of origin info for every item, straightforward catalog navigation, and… flying tools!
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.
Brown Dog Welding, previously admired here on ToolGuyd, has released several new fantastic looking sculptures. One of the designs that appeals most to us is the Big Horn chopper, shown above. Another great looking piece is the Speedy Gonzales, shown below.
The USS New York has arrived in NYC and is awaiting her commissioning ceremony on the 7th. Public visitation of the ship is permitted on the following dates and times: Wed Nov 4th: 10am-4pm Thurs Nov 5th: 1pm-4pm Sun Nov 8th: 9am-12pm Mon Nov 9th: 9am-4pm Tues Nov 10th: 9am-4pm Wed Nov 11th: 9am-2pm Dates […]
That’s right, we found some PLAID Duck-branded duct tape. The pictured 10-yard roll was close to $4 at Target. $4 for 10 yards is far from a bargain since you can get twice as much tape for the price if you opt for a more conservative color, and even more if you go with traditional […]
First of all, we absolutely LOVE Xuron pliers and shears. Yes, we know that we’ve mentioned this before, but great products like Xuron’s deserve the fresh attention. Second of all, we absolutely LOVE the above product image. Here’s why Xuron products are among our favorites hand tools, and why we think that Xuron is an upstanding company: great […]
Delta has recently introduced a new line of premium full-kerf saw blades. These premium blades are designed with several ‘practical blade enhancements,’ such as: a 50% increase in the size of carbide to allow for additional re-sharpenings, refined geometries for an improved cut, and reduced noise for a quieter cut. Okay, let’s get this straight – Delta’s new […]
“I’m looking for a first pair of retaining or snap ring pliers. What do you recommend?” We hear this a lot, and often recommend that Channellock is the way to go. Why? Well, Channellock’s internal/external universal retaining ring pliers are high quality tools that are easy to use and are very affordable. Channellock’s interchangeable tip retaining ring pliers typically […]
As many of you are already aware, we are giving away tools as part of this month’s ToolGuyd Tool Giveaway. Well, we’re not going to reveal all of the prizes/gifts just yet, but there’s no harm in offering up a brief sneak peek. One of the top items included in the giveaway is the above pictured Craftsman deep offset […]
Swanson Speed Squares can be used as a try square, miter square, protractor, line scriber, and saw guide. In other words, it’s a pretty handy layout tool that should be found in every home and shop. At the very least, it makes an excellent straightedge. We’ve been using an orange Swanson Speedlite square for about […]
Photo by izthistaken (Matt Trombley) Josh Welton, the skilled artist and craftsman behind Brown Dog Welding, uses his talent to turn ordinary hardware and scrap metal into elaborate models and sculptures. The incredible motorcycle model shown above is a great example of what he can do. Brown Dog Welding is a welding and fabrication shop […]