So I went to my local Sears to find out when Craftsman’s new premium ratchets will hit the shelves. The store is located near a cluster of restaurants on a major local highway, and is usually pretty busy. To my surprise the store was nearly empty, but I quickly found out why. I wouldn’t call the […]
I spotted this Nascar-themed Dremel over at Amazon and thought it was pretty cool. It seems that this is a remnant of a long-ago special edition promotion, resulting in an outlandish cost that’s double what it should be. Still, it’s a cool concept. I would definitely pay extra (maybe $5) for a skinned Dremel. Nascar […]
Milwaukee is giving away Tattoo of the Month tool prizes valued up to $300, amd a grand prize winner will be selected in December 2011. The grand prize consists of Tools for Life, where the winner will receive their choice of tools valued up to $500 every year for 20 years! Here’s how to enter: Step 1: Get a […]
Griot’s Garage motor oil cologne does not actually contain any motor oil, but instead offers a fresh and clean scent. The 4 oz bottle has a machined aluminum shift knob cap, and comes in a reusable fleece pouch. I’m more of a no-cologne guy, but this looks like a pretty decent gift idea for motorheads. A bottle will […]
Red Toolbox’s T010-F workbench is a fold-away tool center meant for use by children, and yet it incorporates many well though out features that I can see being very handy for adult use. It has a 24″ x 17.5″ work surface, built-in tool storage, an integrated vise, and what appears to be a somewhat sturdy steel […]
A few months ago, I won a mobile tool cabinet from a Western Dovetail Drawers on Wheels contest. I opted to receive the ready-to-assemble kit rather than the pre-assembled version, and recently put the entire thing together. A full review is in the works, but I’m too excited to wait until then to share a […]
Here’s a rundown of some of tool-related things we’ve been talking about over on our sister blog OhMyGuyd. Striker Magnetic LED Light Mine – this handy LED light belongs more on the refrigerator than in the workshop, but it’s nifty idea nonetheless. The price dropped to $7 this morning. Timbuk2 Tool Shed Bag – this tool roll looks to be […]
If you live near Columbus Ohio, you will definitely want to check out the Ohio Power Tool Drag Racing event next month on August 21st. Admission for spectactors is free all day, but there is a small registration fee to show off your skills and race your tools.
Husqvarna’s rechargeable battery-powered robotic AutoMowers are designed to provide a quiet hands-free mowing experience. AutoMowers are capable of handling lawns from 0.15 to 0.75 acres, depending on the model. There’s even a hybrid AutoMower that’s partially powered with solar panels.
Just take a look at that cake! Too bad the various tools are not accurately branded, but it’s awesome nonetheless. I especially love the tape measure trim and wood textured board. Brilliant! Photo by Colette, cake made by Cheri’s Bakery. Thanks to Mrs. ToolGuyd for the headsup, and to Cake Wrecks for permission to use the […]
Check out CRKT’s Eat’N tool. It’s a keychain-sized ergonomically-designed spork with a built-in bottle opener! The tool also features a slotted screwdriver prybar tip, and 3 metric hex wrenches (6mm, 8mm, 10mm). You can find the Eat’N tool with a bead-blasted finish (model 9100C) or food-grade non-stick coating (model 9100KC) for about $5-7. The carabiner is also included. CRKT […]
Black & Decker’s NLP1800 Alligator Lopper 18V Cordless Chain Saw is one badass zombie killing branch pruning and log cutting tool! There’s also a corded version as well, but for about the same price the cordless offers far greater versatility. This hybrid chain saw has a 4″ capacity, and from what we hear, it’s an exceptional tool. Black […]
The Lock Nut Monster is Peter Atwood’s first Creature Series tool. This monsterously cool tool features offset multi-wrench jaws with 6 SAE sizes (1/4″ – 9/16″), a captive #1 Phillips insert bit, bottle opener, slotted screwdriver and prying tip, and the lanyard hole also functions as an oxygen wrench.
Earlier today we talked about a sweet looking T-handle driver crafted from solid titanium. The T-handle driver was the third tool designed by Tom Anderson, the skilled artist and craftsman over at Artistry in Titanium. Already experienced in working with titanium, Tom’s frustration with cheap, flimsy and easily broken plastic handled store-bought drivers had motivated him to turn […]
This awesome T-handle driver features a 1/4″ square drive body with spinner and T-bar, all machined from solid titanium! The tool is made in the USA by Tom of Artistry in Titanium, and will probably endure several lifetimes of use and abuse. Just look at those comfortable looking grooves and finger grips! Fantastic!
A few weeks ago, we talked about Bosch’s new Power Box 360 music/power center, and how it claims to “re-define” jobsite sound. The new Power Box 360 features four speakers and a subwoofer, modern media connectivity options, and quite a few snazzy features. While that sounds great on paper, how does the Power Box 360 […]
This desk organizer by The Busted Knuckle Garage is a replica 9″ x 4″ x 5″ toolbox made from bent and spot-welded 24 ga steel, and features a red powder-coating, flip-top lid, felt-lined floor, and ~3″ deep storage compartment. The organizer is a bit pricey at nearly $40, but practically screams “Father’s Day Gift Idea”. The Busted Knuckle Garage Toolbox […]
Here are a few cool microscope images of a NYC Metrocard that I took the other day. What does this have to do with tools? An optical microscope is just one of the tools I use on a regular basis. If you like these images, be sure to check out these electron microscope images I […]
Those crazy guys at the Craftsman Labs have taken their tool torture to a whole new level. With the help of musician/composer/ producer Kutiman, they created the following music video. Every sound you hear was created with Craftsman tools. There was definitely a lot of creativity involved – some tools were banged together (wrench xylophone) and […]
Bosch next-generation Power Box 360 sound system and power center offers five speakers and an integrated subwoofer (!!!!) to project high-quality sound in all directions. The new Power Box 360 is more powerful than the original and updated Power Boxes, and offers many more modern upgrades.