Looking for some drilling tips? Check out this video by Jimmy DiResta. Got your own tips? Please share them here in a comment! Read More
We revisited a Google Trend comparison between Craftsman and Harbor Freight. 5-1/2 years makes a huge difference! Read More
Listed are 5 resources that can help complete newcomer become a beginner woodworker. Read More
The new Sears 2011 Holiday Tool Catalog is out! If you didn’t receive one by mail, we’ll show you how to access the digital version directly. Read More
While looking for a bit more information about mortise & tenon joinery, I came across an excellent tutorial over at In the Workshop. It is DEFINITELY worth reading through and bookmarking for future reference. Read More
DraftSight is a new FREE 2D CAD program for professional CAD users, students, educators, and hobbyists. Read More
Power tool cords are out, cordless is in; this is a story that you absolutely cannot miss! Read More
Tools in Action has put together a nice list of tool blogs for you to check out that closely mirrors my own daily reading list. It’s definitely worth taking a look at! Read More
Looking for a new tool blog to add to your reading list? Here’s a great one that we recently found out about! Read More
Dremel released a new mobile version of their website and it’s actually pretty neat. They are attempting meet the changing needs of consumers and for the most part, I think they got it right! Read More
Toolstop is a well established UK-based online tool retailer, and they’ve got a really nice blog with very frequent podcasts, tool tips, and product demo videos. They recently interviewed me for one of their podcasts, and it was quite an enjoyable experience. The audio quality of the podcast is superb, except for when I was […]
My article on hammer drills just went live on Popular Mechanics’ website. Titled Who Needs a Hammer Drill, the article discusses the benefits of a hammer drill, the differences between various tool styles, and talks a little about the appropriate drill bits. If you’re at all curious about hammer drills, check it out! Who Needs a Hammer […]
Check out Top 11 Tool Gifts for Dads, my recent article over at PopMech. It was a tough one to write, mostly because I know what my own father wants, needs and likes, and the list encompasses dozens of tools. So I focused mostly on newer offerings, and tools that many Dads may want but not […]
Vanilla Ice has got his own show on the DIY Network. The show covers the room-to-room renovation of a 7,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion. Did you know that Vanilla Ice has been working as a general contractor for 15 years? Neither did I. Check out The Vanilla Ice Project over at the DIY Network on Thusdays […]
Over at Basement Waterproofing Pro, you will find tips and advice about how to waterproof your basement, as well as a column about how to avoid waterproofing scams. The site looks to be pretty handy with other tutorials, tips, and troubleshooting techniques. Basement Waterproofing Pro Do you own or know of a reference or how-to website […]
Ben Johnson, a writer over at toolmonger, has launched his own projects-oriented blog over at http://workshop.electronsmith.com. Ben’s Workshop will focus on some of the projects he works on in his home shop, with details on how to tackle them yourself. Here is a project log about how he attached digital calipers to a drill press for greater accuracy and […]
While browsing Amazon’s power & hand tool section, I spotted the above “free expert advice” info on the left-hand side of the webpage. I plan to call them up with a few technical questions to gauge how helpful they might actually be. If anyone else wants to give it a try, please let us know about […]
Over at the ShopNGarage forum, Steve posted a project log and tutorial on how to build a blast cabinet dust separator. The separator is designed to prolong the life of a shop vacuum and increase its efficiency by filtering out fine abrasive dust that can damage the motor. Steve’s design is built with a 2 gallon bucket, PVC […]
Starrett sent us a heads-up a little while back introducing their new full line catalog (#32). The new 550+ page catalog features more than 5,000 Starrett products including precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, saw blades, granite surface plates and tools.
Johnson Level offers two free leveling apps for Android smart phones – a bubble level and a visual level. The bubble level functionality is not anything new, but Johnson’s version offers larger visuals and angular deviation measurements. The second app, a visual level, overlays a moveable horizontal and vertical alignment crosshair over a real-time photo of […]
The guys over at the Pounded Thumb had a pretty frustrating experience with their local Home Depot’s Home Services Dept. when trying to purchase a patio door and arranging for its installation. Check out the full account here: Home Depot Home Services Fall Way Short.
Channellock has redesigned their website to accommodate new features and to provide a more interactive experience. The new layout is cleancut, and the product directory looks to be very detailed yet easy to navigate.
In case you haven’t noticed, we added a new link in the top menu of our homepage, titled “Forum.” No, we’re not adding forum functionality to the blog, but there are a few unaffiliated forums that we wanted to endorse. On this page there are currently links to two community forums, and more will be […]