Stanley Bostitch’s CAP1516 is an ultra-quiet and super portable 1.6 gallon oil-free air compressor intended for light duty trim work. Capable of powering a finish nailer, this Bostitch should be able to handle brad nailers, pinners, and staplers as well. The CAP1516 has a power rating of 1.5HP at peak and 1.1HP while running, outputs 2.7 […]
After yesterday’s quick review of a Superior Tools pipe cutter, we received a few inquiries about how to properly use such a cutter. Most if not all rotary tubing and pipe cutters share a similar design. Like a C-clamp, there is always one stationary support, and one adjustable support that is mounted to the end of […]
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 […]
As previously mentioned, the Ryobi Tek4 5-piece kit features two new additions to the Tek4 lineup – a cordless screwdriver, and power snips. We gave these new Tek4 tools some more thought, and were able to briefly give them a try in-store. All in all, we are pretty optimistic about these new tools, and the […]
There is a power tool clearance going on at Home Depot, with some tools selling for more than half-off. Following are some of the deals that you can expect to find: Milwaukee M12 3/8″ drill + radio $79 (compared to $180 on Amazon) Dewalt 4-pc cordless tool set $200 (hard to find in stock; $500 on […]
We have been waiting for a good price on the Rockwell Jawhorse for a few weeks now since seeing one in person, and are delighted to see that it is eligible for Woodcraft’s current 15%-off coupon. After the discount, the Sawhorse drops in price by $27 to $153. Shipping for our order comes up as $13, which […]
Take a look at this KR Tools adjustable wrench with built-in 1/4″ drive ratchet that we came across. Quite a few thoughts come to mind, but at no point did we look at the tool thinking “boy, we could really use a tool like that.” We’re quite sure that some people would be able to […]
Product description and pricing errors are not at all that uncommon on online stores, but some of them are downright amusing. Take, for example, these Erem wire strippers that are claimed to feature magic. That’s right, at the bottom of the list, it clearly says that magic is one of these wire strippers’ main product […]
Over at Amazon, the 10 pocket McGuire-Nicholas 10 pocket tool pouch in discounted to $8. From the looks of it, the pouch can hold quite a few hand tools and has a decent sized pocket for nails and fasteners. McGuire-Nicholas 1NT-670-P 10 Pocket Tool Pouch (Amazon) Orders $25+ are eligible for free super saver shipping. […]
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.
In case you didn’t catch our lame attempt at humor, a particular drill bit issue has created a bit of annoyance for us. It all started about one year ago when we purchased a “G” sized jobbers length twist drill bit for a small project. The project was delayed and put on the backburner, and […]
You may be a tool enthusiast if: You sometimes dream about tools.* Every long distance out of town trip or vacation must include visiting at least one tool shop. You get easily frustrated when you see people misusing the wrong tools for the job. No, slotted screwdrivers are NOT crowbars, and a butterknife is NOT […]
In just two weeks, the International Builders’ Show kicks off in Las Vegas, and it will continue from the 19th thru the 22nd. Unfortuantely, due to budget and timing constraints we won’t be making it to the show, but we’ve been told that it’s going to be quite an exciting event this year. For full details, […]
ToolGuyd reader and frequent commenter uthscaedu gave us a heads-up that the Edpedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench that we had recently posted about had dropped in price to $21.50. We’re not sure if this is a temporary or permanent price drop, but $21.50 is a bit more attractive than the previous price of $25. This product […]
Taunton’s 2010 Annual Tool Guide is on sale for $5 via Taunton’s home page. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy at your local home improvement store or bookseller, now may be as good a time as ever before it goes out of print. If you’ve read previous editions of Taunton’s Tool Guide, most notably the […]
Over at Amazon, Ridgid’s 1/2″ drill and a 1/2″ hammer drill are priced considerably lower than at Home Depot and other Ridgid distributors. This could be a temporary sale or price drop, but maybe we’ll see more price drops as part of an end-of-the-year sale. Ridgid R7111 8-Amp 1/2″ Drill (Amazon – $57 at the time of this posting) […]
Looking for a compact tool or wrench roll? One that is constructed from a tough nylon fabric? With two securing straps and a comfortable handle? One that won’t ever let you down? Sounds like the Bucket Boss Duckwear Tool Roll fits the bill! We have tried and tried, but we cannot find an alternative tool […]
Ryobi has just released a brand new 5pc combo kit as part of their Tek4 power tool system. Included in the combo are two new and three familiar tools – a cordless screwdriver, power snips, smart noise-suppression protective headphones, an LED flashlight, and a mobile device charger.
After seeing lackluster sales flyers and a few horrendous “After Christmas Sales” we decided to post a brief warning. Beware of crafty marketing and tricky advert wordings! The particularly egregious “sale” that prompted this post was an “After Christmas Clearance Sale” that featured the Rockwell Jawhorse. The sale price was $177.75, which reflects a whopping […]
We’re huge fans of Mechanix branded mechanics’/work gloves – they fit well, last long, and feel great. While we haven’t yet tried Mechanix’ cold weather gloves, they’re currently on sale at Amazon for 20%-off, so we’ll give them a try.