At a recent Woodworking Show, I had the opportunity to see a Final Cut saw blade in action. We’re currently reviewing Final Cut’s 10″ blade on a miter saw, but it was good to see the same blade used in a table saw. Final Cut’s new circular saw blades were also on-scene, but I didn’t stick […]
There is a really neat (pun not intended) DIY cleanroom box project tutorial over at the I Heart Robotics blog that caught our attention. This step-by-step how-to is very detailed, and shows how to create a small cleanroom-type workspace from some cheap industrial shelving, MDF, a cooling fan, and a ShopVac-type filter.
Following is a summary listing of February’s posts, which can also be viewed in chronological order in our archive. Most DealGuyd deal posts are excluded from this listing, but you can view them all via our DealGuyd Archive.
Franmar Chemicals’ Soy-Gel is a safer professional paint stripper that can be used to remove acrylics, urethanes, epoxies, and lead-based paints. Soy-Gel is non-caustic, non-toxic, safe to use outdoors as well as indoors, and cleans up easily with water.
PanaVise vises are great for electronics, hobby work, or any delicate task that requires more finesse or precision than a large bulky iron vise allows. The 301 standard PanaVise is reasonably sized and features a split ball design that allows 180° tilt, 360° turn, and 360° rotate positioning adjustments.
Apparently Stanley has jumped onto the jobsite radio bandwagon as well. Stanley’s version (model VRCR200) features an AC plug as well as ports for a 12V DC battery, two pass-thru outlets that look like they’re GFCI equipped, an AM/FM radio, and it is capable of playing MP3s from a variety of sources. From the looks […]
Well, it appears that the Craftsman Rewards Program is undergoing major changes as it is absorbed into the Sears Shop Your Way rewards program. This is both good and bad, depending on how you look at it.
The Woodworking Shows is a travelling woodworking show that visits quite a few cities each year. At these shows, you can expect product demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, and great discounts on new and popular tools. I took the opportunity to visit a recent Woodworking Show at a nearby city, and had a great time there. […]
Milwaukee just announced that they will be launching a new line of electrical hand tools in April. The new line includes an 11 in 1 multi-tip screwdriver, a Fastback utility knife, a side sliding utility knife, and a rasping jab saw. Milwaukee promises that “additional innovative tools” will follow later in the year.
Rockwell has just announced the SoniShear, an attachment for their popular SoniCrafter oscillating multi-tool. The SoniShear is incredibly user-friendly, and is designed to make effortless and precise cuts in many different materials.
We’ve been hearing some good feedback about the American Hammer deal we recently posted about, so we figured an update/reminder was in order. During this promotion, American Hammer is offering direct sales at an incredible discount – $25 (shipped!) for any style non-marring hammer under 2 lbs.
There’s definitely something strange going on between Sears and their Craftsman brand, and I have a feeling that it goes way beyond the recent agreement to sell Craftsman tools at Ace Hardware. Just take a look at the cover of Sears’ 2010-2011 tool catalog – Craftsman tools are missing!
I was doing some online shopping when I came across a flash advertisement for Brother printers that featured what looks to be a pair of Channellock disagonal pliers. Cool. I whipped out a pair of Channellock cutters, and compared the two, finding that the cutters in the ad were most definitely modeled after the Channellocks.
Okay, so we are now on Facebook. We’re not quite sure what we’re going to do over there, but whatever it is, it’ll be fun. Maybe we’ll launch an exclusive giveaway that only fans can enter. If you’ve got an idea, let’s hear it! Here’s the link to our ToolGuyd page at Facebook, all ready […]
Some hobbyists and DIYers risk eye injury and occasionally forego wearing safety goggles, with the most common excuse being that they’re uncomfortable to wear. While safety glasses can sometimes be an appropriate alternative, and are certainly better than nothing, there are times when goggles are required. The goggle styles discussed in this mini-review are exceptionally […]
Felo’s popular 5pc beech wood handled screwdriver set is once again on sale for $20 via Rockler, and is eligible for this week’s free shipping promotion. Don’t forget that coupon code V0742 is required for free shipping. Our set of these drivers is currently MIA, but I’m fairly certain that they’re made in Germany. Felo 5pc Screwdriver […]
Rockler Woodworking & Hardware is currently offering free shipping on all orders. This offer is for newsletter subscribers and is good until March 7th.
Dremel recently announced the winners of their 30 Minute Miracles Contest. If you recall, contest entrants were asked to share home improvement and remodeling tips that could be completed with the use of a Dremel rotary tool in 30 minutes or less.
American Hammer is offering an incredible deal right now with an interesting catch. If you promise to write an unbiased and honest review of your purchase, American Hammer will sell you any brass, bronze, or copper hammer under 2 pounds for $25, and that includes shipping fees. If you’re in the market for a metal non-marring hammer, […]
Drawer on Wheels (a Western Dovetail subsidiary) is holding a contest where the prize is a fantastic looking rolling tool cabinet. Simply head on over to their contest page to provide your contact info and answer a few questions.