After driving around and blinding everyone on the road, I decided that it was time to adjust the headlights on my truck. When I opened the screwdriver drawer of my toolbox, I was momentarily overwhelmed with the many tools choices ready to tackle the task at hand. We all know how important it is to have the […]
ToolGuyd contributor JeffD wanted to share these photos of his recent Amazon.com purchases. Can you guess what the total cost was for the above screwdrivers? Go head, guess.
It seems that Harbor Freight paid for an ad targeting anyone that searches for “Dremel rotary tool” or similar via Google. Clicking the link takes you to a page featuring Dremel-style rotary tools ranging in price from $10 to $28. That’s pretty clever but at the same time somewhat nasty. I greatly dislike advertisement tactics […]
There are quite a few multifunction oscillating tools on the market these days. Some are built by well known and reputable brands – Fein (the original), Rockwell, Bosch, Dremel, Ridgid, and Craftsman, but there are also generic branded import tools popping up at more and more retailers these days. Amazon recently started promoting the Genesis […]
Thinking about the many compact cordless tools out there, I just realized that Mikwaukee’s M12 screwdriver is getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s still a highly successful tool that earned itself a very solid reputation, but spec-wise its age is starting to show.
I just read an excellent article over at ITS Tactical about the hazards of buying cheap gear. Although Brock’s points pertain to tactical and survival gear, they apply equally as well to hand tools.
Apparently one of the hottest new scams is to hawk DVDs containing “thousands” of woodworking plans, most of which are either unusable or stolen/plagiarized. What’s more, these guys are offering 75% affiliate commissions, inviting countless others to share in the dirty work. Steve from Woodworking for Mere Mortals has launched a campaign to educate woodworkers on the perils […]
Sears is holding a Salute to Heroes sale today (6/26) from 11am thru 2pm nationwide. Police, active military, veterans, firefighters, teachers, and hospital staff can enjoy a 10% discount off regular, sale, and clearance items store-wide. Sears stores in a few cities (Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Miami, FL; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Dallas, TX and Cincinnati, OH) […]
I came back just a few hours ago from Black & Decker University, a facility that is largely used for the training of Dewalt employees and business partners. Along with nearly 3 dozen other bloggers, writers, and magazine editors, I had the opportunity to attend the unveiling of Dewalt’s new 12V MAX lithium ion cordless power tool product […]
As we mentioned earlier, new Bostitch hand tools have started popping up at Lowes home improvement stores. While it’s great to see new hand tools, especially from dependable brands, we imagine that the great folks over at Estwing and Dasco Pro aren’t too happy to see their own products removed from Lowes’ shelves. That’s right, much […]
Did you know that Amazon now sells building supplies? Well, they do. I know that Amazon has maintained a contractor supply shop in Beta status for a while, but building supplies is a whole new level! I’m almost afraid to think about what they’ll start carrying next! Contractor Supplies via Amazon (BETA) Building Supplies via […]
As expected, Knight Rights released a statement in response to the mass seizure of folding knives from retail stores by the NYC DA’s office. Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter said: “the outrageous claims made by [District Attorney] Vance to rationalize his shakedown of honest knife retailers during his press conference were all deliberate misrepresentations or […]
The other day I read that sporting goods and home improvement stores were being forced to contribute substantial resources to some type of “fund” because of the types of knives they were selling. Now, it looks like the Manhattan DA is going on a miseducated spree confiscating “illegal” knives at Home Depot and other stores.
As part of this weekend’s 3-day sale, Sears is offering a 50% discount on “all” Gearwrench products. The sale doesn’t appear to be fully functional online, but you shouldn’t have the same issue in-store. Unless you want to buy non-wrench or socket set Gearwrench products such as a Roto Ratchet or specialty tool. In that case, […]
As we discussed when the Craftsman-Ace partnership was first announced, Craftsman tools were expected to be stocked by Ace Hardware locations ahead of Father’s Day. Reader Eric sent us a note that he heard a radio advertisement which mentioned Craftsman tools carried by Ace. We have also seen some heavy Craftsman promotion by Ace, especially on […]
I’m a laid back guy, but there are a few things I really don’t want to hear while working on a project. Oh darn, I broke a nail, and now have to go file it. Unless you’re a woman or bleeding. I cannot help with that because my hands might get dirty. Ever hear of gloves or […]
So far, we’ve discussed quite a few tools as part of our Father’s Day Gift Guide. There are still 10 days left to shop for the perfect gift for your father, father-in law, husband, uncle, son, nephew, or other dads in your life. To help you out, here are some of the power tools we’d […]
As we mentioned yesterday in the first part of our Father’s Day Gift Guide, we’re giving you our gift ideas and recommendations in parts. Without further delay, here is the second part of our hand tool gift guide. Do you have some hand tool gift ideas we didn’t mention yet? Don’t be shy, tell us about […]
We have been adding quite a few decent tools and gift ideas to our Father’s Day Gift Guide series. Today we will be sharing with you 5 of our top hand tool gift ideas. There is a little bit for everyone in this list – woodworkers, DIYers, and hobbyists. We’ll share 5 more hand tool […]
I’ve had Craftsman’s 2008 Holiday Tool Preview catalog on my desk for a few months now, but have not quite found the right time to talk about it. Actually, I don’t think that there will ever be a good time to talk about it – it’s not exactly a simple or straightforward issue. The thing […]