Remember the Channellock VJ-1 V-Jaw Pliers gift set we mentioned yesterday? Through Father’s Day, Channellock is offering a 10% discount on this set when you order from their site using coupon code CP3Q1. The only thing better than great quality tools are quality tools that are on sale! Channellock VJ-1 Gift Set, via Channellock
Channellock has put together a nice gift set featuring their 412 6.5″ V-Jaw pliers and 422 9.5″ V-Jaw pliers. If you recall, we reviewed the small V-Jaw pliers a few months ago, and found them to be incredibly versatile. V-Jaw pliers are great for grasping round cylindrical objects, as well as odd-sized shapes.
Frequent ToolGuyd commenter Teicher sent us a tip that Lowes has taken 50% off Kobalt’s 10pc combination wrench sets at Lowes. That’s a very, very good deal! It looks like Kobalt’s 20pc 1/4″ socket set is also on sale at 50%-off. These sets are all made in the USA, and will be valid thru May 31st […]
With Father’s Day fast approaching, we decided it was time to kick-off our Father’s Day Gift Guide series. Over the course of the next month, we will be posting gift ideas, hot deal finds and shopping tips, and of course there will be a few giveaways!
How do you use a Ridgid tube flaring tool? Check out Steve’s detailed HowTo over at the ShopNGarage Forum to find out! Update: The Shop N Garage forum is defunct, so the broken links have been removed. Sorry about that, this was done without warning and is out of our control.
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 […]
While not as amusing as the $100 billion Estwing Fireside Friend Splitting Tool error, I spotted this 4″ Gearwrench screwdriver selling for nearly $100. But wait, that’s at an 82% discount from the list price of $532.50! And there are only four left!! Better hurry! Oh, Amazon… Gearwrench 80007 4″ Phillips Screwdriver via Amazon
In Iron Man 2, there is a scene where Tony Stark wields a rather large pipe wrench to turn a valve. If you’ve watched the movie, did you catch the tool’s brand? It was a Ridgid branded aluminum pipe wrench.
Leatherman’s new keychain-sized multi-tools, the Style & Style CS are now on sale on Amazon and many other retailers. It doesn’t look like they’re actually in stock anywhere, which means that there must have been a massive number of preorders. I ordered a Style CS, and a Style in black because the plain-finish Style does not […]
Home Depot is having a “Spring Cyber Monday” online-only sale today. As part of their sale, Home Depot is selling Ryobi’s Auto Hammer for an obscenely low $20. We reviewed the Auto Hammer a few months ago, and had some mixed feelings about. At $20 (plus shipping), the Auto Hammer now costs less than a […]
It looks like Starrett recently released a new ProSite miter saw protractor, the 505P-7. The new 7″ protractor is made from plastic and includes the same angle-finding features and laser-engraved scales as the aluminum versions. Because it’s made from plastic, the 505P-7 is about half the price of Starrett’s aluminum miter saw protractors, at about […]
Wera’s new Koloss 1/2″ drive hammer ratchet has finally arrived! I received a sample from ChadsToolbox that I’m currently testing, but I just couldn’t wait that long to post some teaser pics of it. Check out the gallery at the end of this post!
I just checked the prices on Wera’s Zyklop ratchets, and they appear to be the lowest they’ve ever been! Over at ChadsToolbox, the 1/4″ Zyklop ratchet is $54, the 3/8″ ratchet is $60, and the 1/2″ is $$66. If you can find a Wera coupon code, that’ll drop the prices even further! Prices for these […]
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Woodpeckers Woodworking Precision Tools. Many of their tools and accessories are novel designs, and are extremely well made (here in the USA). To help inspire last minute entries to our $50 gift card giveaway, following are the five tools at the top of my own Woodpeckers wishlist.
Wiha’s (36259) 10-piece tamper proof Torx screwdriver set has dropped in price recently on Amazon. This set features Wiha’s soft finish ergonomic handles, and covers security Torx sizes T7s, T8s, T9s, T10s, T15s, T20s, T25s, T27s, T30s and T40s. This set is currently priced at $39 at Amazon, and around $60-65 elsewhere. Wiha 10pc Tamper […]
This 16 piece watch and band opener tool kit has an assortment of watch maintenance and repair tools that are otherwise difficult to find or expensive. Would we use these tools on valuable watches or heirlooms? Absolutely not! But for typical everyday watches, this kit should suffice. At $10, this kit pays for itself with one […]
Park Tool’s p-handled wrench set is the de-facto starter set for bicycle maintenance. Featuring a convenient Bondhus balldriver and a high-torque straight hex tip, these drivers are highly versatile, and can be used on bikes or around the home and shop.
Bucket Boss’s Rear Guard Tool Sheath is a small utility pouch that is great for carrying a a few tools around hands-free. The Rear Guard can be attached to an ordinary pants belt, and also has a flap that can be inserted into a back pocket for extra stability. I’ve been using a Rear Guard for quite some time now […]
This past December, I had the opporunity to check out one of these immensely popular 11-in-1 survival cards firsthand, and I thought it was junk. The tool’s knife and saw were dull and in awkward positions, with the other features being as equally unimpressive.
Reader Don sent us an email asking for help in finding 8-foot level reviews and recommendations. If you have expereince with an 8-foot level, do you prefer to use a box level, or an I-beam level, and why? I would think that an I-beam level may be lighter and easier to use (not to mention cheaper), […]