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 […]
Hot on the heels of their compressor air inflation combo kits, Campbell Hausfeld has introduced four air-powered home project kits aiming to provide DIYers with the right tools they need for a particular project or series or projects. At the center of each kit is a 1 or 2 gallon air compressor that can deliver up […]
Worx’s TriVac 3-in-1 electric blower/mulcher/vacuum is lightweight at less than 8-1/2 lbs while still being powerful and efficient. An air regulator allows for light blowing, and the TriVac changes operating modes at the flip of a switch. The 12amp motor operates off 120V, although the product specs don’t mention how long the cord is. At about […]
Great Neck’s new Essentials for the Home tools are designed to be more ergonomic and comfortable for women’s smaller hands and body frames. While not all decked out in pink, these tools do have a non-offensive feminine styling. I’ve got to say, it’s GREAT to see new tools for women that aren’t pink and flowery. No offense […]
In response to our post about Jeff’s new DIY red oak hex bit holder, Scott emailed in a few tips about which types of wood are best for similar steel-bit holder projects.
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 people have asked about where to find the new Rockwell JawStand. It looks like it was just added to Woodcraft’s catalog, which is great because their $15 off $75 and free shipping promo is still ongoing. The JawStand is priced at $70, so you’ll need $5 of “fillers” to take advantage of the […]
Proper tire inflation provides for optimal performance and fuel economy, but also makes your vehicle safer to drive. Many drivers are conscious of this, but not everyone has the space, budget, or need for a large air compressor. Campbell Hausfeld is introducing several smaller air inflation kits designed for proper inflation of tires and common household items.
You may have noticed a drop in the number of posts here on ToolGuyd, and there’s a good reason for that. Aside from working on a few new reviews, I had been reading up on how to build a small CNC machine.
ZipWall’s flasgship dust barrier and lower cost steel ZipPole systems are used to put up plastic barriers to control and contain dust during indoor home improvement projects. These poles are extendable and spring-loaded to effortlessly hold plastic sheeting in place. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two systems is that the lower […]
The Newton is a rather nifty bookshelf idea that suspends a few books off the wall with only two L hooks and an old c-clamp. This design also looks to be easily copyable and adaptable. Maybe something similar can be constructed using a modified handscrew clamp? Newton Bookshelf Clamp via DesignSpotter
If you read our recent review of Spiral Supports, a novel new type of shelf support pin, and are still a bit unsure as to how they work, take a look at this brief instruction video and it should answer most if not all of your questions. Spiral Supports are currently available at Woodcraft, and […]
Spiral Supports are a brand new shelf support pin of a unique design that is claimed to provide perfect shelving every time. These shelf pins are quick and easy to adjust, and can be used to eliminate the wobbling or trembling associated with slightly misaligned support pin holes in cabinets and shelving. Even if you can […]
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.
Over at ArmChairDIY, there’s a great post about overarm pin routers that also includes free plans for making your own. The plans are from an older Popular Mechanics tutorial by Rosario Capotosto, and they are extremely detailed and easy to follow. The homemade overarm pin router is designed to be flexible and somewhat modular, and it looks […]
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 […]
If your home is not yet winterized, then you had better get started since December is here and winter is on the way! A great place to start is by caulking and sealing windows and other common leaky areas where cold air can seep in. There are of course many other ways that you can increase your home’s energy […]
Ryobi designed their Tek4 cordless electronic tools around a nifty (and affordable) 4V lithium-ion rechargeable battery system. Ryobi’s main selling point is that use of this system will save on costs and waste compared to using traditional AA-based tools.
DAP has recently released a new series of sealants and caulks with Kwik Dry that can be exposed to water in just 3 hours instead of 24-36. Not only that, these DAP 3.0 sealants provide an improved waterproof and weatherproof seal and are expected to respond exceptionally well to temperature fluctuations.