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 […]
Grobet Plastic Tweezers
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 […]
Stanley SquidBrite Flexible Tripod Work Light
Behold, Stanley’s flexible tripod work light – the SquidBrite. Featuring a rechargeable battery and magnetic back, this looks to be a rather versatile work light. The lamp appears to have twenty LEDs, but there is no word yet as to whether there is a variable output switch. An alternative work light at a similar price […]
Sears Black Friday Sale Details!
Sears’ Black Friday sales flyer has been leaked! A list of the discounted items can be found over at bfads.net, and a full scan of the sales flyer can be downloaded from Bfads’ adscan page. We briefly went through the flyer and found quite a few decent deals mixed in with the expected ones. Overall, we […]
Home Depot Power Drill Trade-in Program
Home Depot has a pretty good deal going on right now if you’re in the market for a new drill. Simply bring your old, used, or broken power drill to your nearest Home Depot location between now and 11/8/09, and receive a 15% discount off of a new Lithium-ion cordless drill. Check out Home Depot’s promo […]
Dremel Pumpkin Carving Cordless Rotary Tool
You still have a few days to pick up one of Dremel’s cordless pumpkin carving rotary tools before Halloween. This 6V rotary tool accepts 4 AA batteries, has two seeds – 6,000 and 12,000 rpm, and includes 10 templates and a 1/8″ high-speed cutter. This tool has received mixed reviews via Amazon, with some of the better […]
Hitachi 12V Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Kit Deal
Over at Amazon, the Hitachi KC10DFL 12V cordless Li-ion kit, which includes a drill/driver with 3/8″ chuck and a compact impact driver, is currently priced temptingly low at a hair under $120. Given that the average retail price of the combo kit is $170 (via Google Products), this seems to be a a generous discount. Now […]
Makita Cordless Hand Vacuum
Makita has just released a new 18V cordless hand vacuum that has got everyone talking. The hand vac accepts Makita’s 18V compact lithium ion batteries, and comes with an extension, swivel floor nozzle, crevice tool, and 2-stage cloth filters. The BCL180W includes the vac, standard accessories, one battery, and a 15-min rapid charger, and the […]
Digital Adjustable Wrench Torque Wrench
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? […]
Dewalt Impact Drill Bits & Hole Saws
We’re now going to take a closer look at the new impact drill bits and hole saws that were recently released as part of Dewalt’s new line of Impact Ready accessories. As far as we are aware, these are the first drill bits and hole saws ever designed for use with an impact driver.
Plaid Duck Duct Tape!
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 […]
New Porter Cable Tools at Lowes – an Informal Assessment
Last year at around this time, Porter Cable released a new line of redesigned cordless and corded tools that started lining the shelves at Lowes right before the holiday shopping season began. After the new tools were released, several recurring questions about them have popped up on online forums and discussion boards. Many of those […]
Bosch PS70-2A 12V Metal Shear
Bosch has recently added yet another tool, the PS70-2A metal shear, to its 12V Max line of lithium-ion powered compact cordless tools. With a mere 10″ length, 2.3″ height, and 3lb weight, this cordless shear is fairly compact and lightweight, and should be comfortable to use over-head. This tool is capable of cutting metal up […]
Porter Cable Combo Cordless Tool Kits Price Drop
It looks like Lowes may be trying to jump-start the holiday shopping season by dropping the prices on two popular Porter Cable combo cordless tool kits. Porter Cable’s 2-piece 18V tool kit (model PC218C-2) includes a PC1800D drill/driver, a PC186CS 6-1/2″ circular saw, and two batteries plus a charger. The kit has dropped in price […]
New Dremel 4000 High Performance Rotary Tool
Dremel has released a new rotary tool, the 4000, and it sure looks sweeeeeeeeet! This new rotary tool model is replacing Dremel’s current top-line model, the 400 series XPR. The new 4000 series rotary tool features a new slimmer body, and while it includes many of the features that we have come to expect from Dremel’s highest […]
Black & Decker ReadyWrench
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 […]
“Snap-on” 75W “Cordless” “Heavy Duty” Drop Work Light
Technically, the above pictured “Snap-on” 75W “cordless” “heavy duty” drop work light is cordless since it it sold without a power cord. The lamp accepts 75W incandescent bulbs, and relies on a user-supplied 3-prong extension cord for power. Since this work light is not mentioned anywhere on Snap-on’s website, it is likely a licensed 3rd […]
6 Inch LCD Digital Calipers for $12
We found a 6″ digital caliper that is priced at about $12 over at Amazon. While we strongly prefer quality calipers over ones like this, cheap digital calipers are definitely better than no calipers. Included are the caliper, two batteries, and a storage case. The tool seems to be well reviewed – out of 54 reviews, 32 give it […]
DAP Pro Caulk Tool Kit
DAP’s Pro Caulk Tool Kit features tools that are claimed to make caulking and sealing quicker, easier, and with less mess, which also means less waste. While this kit won’t magically caulk your bathroom while you sleep, it should certainly help you achieve better looking joints.
Porter Cable Low Profile Sander Giveaway!
That’s right, another ToolGuyd giveaway! This time we’re giving away a Porter Cable Low-Profile 5″ Random Orbital Sander, courtesy of Porter Cable! The rules are simple – leave a comment in response to one or more ToolGuyd posts, and you’re automatically entered to win. You must have a US address to be eligible, and a winner will be randomly selected in […]
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