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 […]
To add to yesterday’s post where I mentioned how fond I am of Grip-on pliers, I’ll share with you my reasoning for trying them out. First of all, I love trying out new and unfamiliar tools. With that in mind, the primary reason I ordered a pair of Grip-on pliers was “just because.” Sure, I’ve seen […]
The Power8 Workshop is the first cordless bench top [tool system] in the world, a unique and innovative new product [that] provides a full portable workshop in one armoured case. The main feature of this system are the cordless tools that can be separated and reconfigured into benchtop tools using a common base.
We just wanted to give a brief shout out to a few other noteworthy tool blogs that you may want to take a look at.
The Home Depot (THD) and Klein Tools recently announced Home Depot to be the exclusive home improvement retailer of Klein’s hand-held tools. Under the agreement, “…Home Depot will offer Klein’s complete line of durable, high-quality electrical tools and will be the sole home improvement retailer of all existing and future product lines.”
Photo by izthistaken (Matt Trombley) Josh Welton, the skilled artist and craftsman behind Brown Dog Welding, uses his talent to turn ordinary hardware and scrap metal into elaborate models and sculptures. The incredible motorcycle model shown above is a great example of what he can do. Brown Dog Welding is a welding and fabrication shop […]
You know you’ve got it bad when while watching the new Transformers movie you wonder which types of tools the Autobots use to repair themselves. If they adapted themselves to use Earth hardware, would they choose SAE or metric?! I thoroughly enjoyed the new movie, especially when the heavy construction equipment started coming to life. […]
I was browsing Channellock’s website the other day and was quite pleasantly surprised by what I found. As you can see from the above screen capture, Channellock is openly disclosing that their screwdrivers and nutdrivers are made overseas. That open disclosure (not the fact that the drivers are imported) should be praised. You may be wondering […]
There are times when it is acceptable to misuse a tool, and other times when it is not. For example, if you are caught off-guard and need to open a can of paint, it is okay to go ahead and use a cheap flat head screwdriver. The following are a few tool misuse do’s and […]