It’s that time of year when I try to put chaos into order and try to organize and tidy things up. As I was getting ready to order a few more Stanley 25 Compartment Organizers, I noticed that there’s a new promo on Amazon where you receive a free 12-inch soft tool bag (512100) with every $50+ order of Stanley […]
We just noticed that the Rockwell Jawhorse is now (possibly only temporarily) priced at $161.99 on Amazon, which is 10% off the normal price of $180. The Jawhorse is eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping. It is unclear as to whether this is a permanent or short-lived price drop, but we will post an update if […]
We recently found out about the Screwpop 4-in-1 keychain tool, which offers a bottle opener, #2 Phillips screwdriver bit, flathead screwdriver bit, and a 1/4″ nut driver in a tidy key-sized package. If you consider that the flathead bit can be used as an impromptu pry bar, then the Screwpop is in fact a 5-in-1 tool. […]
The first user reviews of the Paulding Hammer have started pouring in. Here is what Sam S. shared with us via a comment about The Hammer: I purchased one of the pre-production models of this hammer from Paulding and consider it the finest of my tools, and I have no light weight assembly of tools… […]
Check out this video by Sears’ Blue Tool Crew, which features some of the new Craftsman tool storage products and hand tools that are being demoed over at the International Builders Show. Some of the more interesting sneak peeks in the video are new C3 power tools, including a new impact wrench, 4-battery charger and […]
After posting about Lee Valley’s new thread ID tool, we started thinking about other thread-identification tools that we’re familiar with. Identifying a thread is usually done in one of two ways – by matching an unknown thread to a fastener of known thread, or by measuring and comparing the diamater and thread pitch of a fastener. Following are a few types […]
Someone at Stanley though that they could pull a fast one on us, but oh no, we caught on! That’s right, they thought that they could just go ahead and improve the FatMax Functional Utility Bars (FuBars) by giving them a high visibility yellow powder coat without anyone noticing. But we did!
The Hammer, designed and crafted by John Paulding, is by far one of the most magnificent tools that we have ever laid our eyes upon. Still, merely describing The Hammer as a machinists hammer, as exemplary as it is, would never do it justice. Not just a tool, The Hammer is a work of art!
Following the wake of their immensely popular Artifact keychain tool and pocket knife, Gerber is preparing to release the Shard, an even smaller keychain tool. Gerber’s Shard is a lightweight and compact pocket tool that looks to be quite functional despite its small size. One of the more interesting points that Gerber makes, is that the tool is considered […]
Lee Valley’s most recent newsletter featured a new nut and bolt thread identifier tool that they’ve just begun carrying. From now until January 24th, the tool is being offered for $13.50, and the regular price is said to be $18.50.
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 […]
I needed to make two cuts in a length of 1″ Schedule 40 galvanized steel pipe, and did not have the tools available to do so. There are many hand and power tools that would have been appropriate for a job like this: an angle grinder, chop saw, metal cutting circular saw, snap pipe cutters, rotary pipe […]
We have been waiting for a good price on the Rockwell Jawhorse for a few weeks now since seeing one in person, and are delighted to see that it is eligible for Woodcraft’s current 15%-off coupon. After the discount, the Sawhorse drops in price by $27 to $153. Shipping for our order comes up as $13, which […]
Take a look at this KR Tools adjustable wrench with built-in 1/4″ drive ratchet that we came across. Quite a few thoughts come to mind, but at no point did we look at the tool thinking “boy, we could really use a tool like that.” We’re quite sure that some people would be able to […]
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 […]
Channellock recently announced a new smaller sized V-Jaw tongue and groove plier. Similar in design to its larger brethren, the pocket-sized 6-1/2″ 412 plier is better suited for smaller or reduced access jobs.
ToolGuyd reader and frequent commenter uthscaedu gave us a heads-up that the Edpedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench that we had recently posted about had dropped in price to $21.50. We’re not sure if this is a temporary or permanent price drop, but $21.50 is a bit more attractive than the previous price of $25. This product […]
The PortaMate PM7050 MEGAVISE is a portable clamping station that looks like it may be a contender to the Rockwell Jawhorse. With a clamping force of 1500lbs, a 34.5″ capacity, and three sets of interchangeable clutch plates, the MegaVise looks to be higly capable.
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.
Our fourth and final featured “Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest” entry is for a hand impact tool. These tools can be used to manually free frozen, rusted, or other such stubborn or stuck fasteners. This is what 2WYKD had to say about the tool: Maybe I think this is the most valuable because […]