I received the new 2010-2011 tool catalog from Sears today. From the looks of it, Sears is wasting no time in advertising their new partnership with Hitachi. Whereas in the previous 2010-2011 catalog version, there were few Craftsman tools on the cover, this edition features only Craftsman and Gearwrench wrenches.
The randomly selected winner of our $50 Woodpeckers Tools gift card giveaway is… Pat! Congratulations Pat, and thank you to everyone else for your participation! The winning entry can be viewed here.
Here’s the deal – the other day someone left a comment posing as a contractor and spoke great things about a company whose product the post was about. I remember seeing this same exact comment on another forum or blog a few weeks ago, so I did some googling. It appears that someone going by […]
I don’t know about you, but except for a chain saw, an angle grinder is about the last thing I want to be more compact and slim. It looks as though I’m in the minority here as both Bosch and Ridgid offer small slim grip angle grinders. Maybe they’re on to something after all.
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.
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!
We’re hoping that you guys could help us out – we’re looking for a USA distributor for Gray Tools. We know that you can find local USA dealers via the Gray Tools website, but we specifically want to source an online dealer. We had already tried asking Gray Tools about this via email, and about the […]
I recently purchased three Craftsman ball bearing storage products recently, during a decent clearance sale. I’m fairly certain that Waterloo produced these items, but I may be mistaken. Purchased were: two 2-drawer ball bearing intermediate chests, and one 6-drawer Griplatch ball bearing chest. Thus far, I’m less than fully satisfied with all three units.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 recently posted our suggested Holiday Gift Guide, and before that we predicted which tools will sell very well during this holiday shopping season. Today, we’ll tell you about three of the tools that we are gifting to friends and family this year.
Wantedabiggergarage, a frequent ToolGuyd reader and commentor, and GarageJournal forum member, was recently the victim of a theft and asked us to share his experience with you to serve as a warning. Be aware that thieves are also “holiday shopping” and are looking to take advantage of the distractions that this time of year brings about. Had […]
Believe it or not, five days from now will mark ToolGuyd’s first anniversary! This past year has been very exciting, and we’re glad that you’re here to share the occasion with us. There will of course be several special posts to help commemorate the event. Top start off, here is a recap of the five most popular ToolGuyd […]
With all this talk of the world’s smallest snowman, I’ve decided to show you a few of the electron micrographs that I’ve taken of a #2-56 machine screw. A few weeks ago, to better familiarize myself with a new scanning electron microscope, I had decided to take a look at a machine screw before moving […]
Okay, so I am searching for a new cordless circular saw. I’m not committed to any one brand, and am considering Porter Cable, Hitachi, Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee’s product offerings. Up until last night I was very strongly considering Makita, but that has since changed.
As mentioned in the recent tool sightings post, I had visited London this past July. The trip was quite leisurely paced, so I had time to scout out a few tool shops, the first of which was The Tool Shop in Victoria. Overall the store was a rather disappointing and bland experience. Following are the notes […]
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 […]