We came across a few great deals this morning that we thought you might be interested in.
Last Day to Order Woodpeckers Saddle T-Square
Reminder: Woodpeckers’ saddle t-square ordering window ends tonight at midnight. After that, there’s no telling whether these one-time tools will be made ever again.
Is That a Starrett Level, in Your Pocket?
Looking for a precise pocket-friendly bubble level for machine shop and on-the-go use? These Starrett pocket levels are up to the job!
Pentel GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencil is Excellent for Shop Use
In the search for a good quality mechanical pencil for technical drawing and more precise layout work and shop use, I have come across the incredibly comfortable and workshop-friendly Pentel GraphGear 1000.
Starrett Electronic Micrometers Drop in Price & New Offerings
Starrett dropped the price of their new 795 and 796 series micrometers and added new tools to the lineup. Small news but worth mentioning.
Bridge City Tools on Digital Calipers – “You Get What You Pay For”
Bridge City Tool Works tested a $1000 assortment of calipers before coming to a solid conclusion: you get what you pay for. From their testing, one brand and model stood out amongst the rest.
New Woodpeckers Square, Another One-Time Tool
Woodpeckers is on a roll with their new one-time tool designs. Last week they introduced excellent dovetail marking gauges, this week a good looking 6″ x 4″ square. Check out this preview:
Narex Bench Chisels – High Quality for Woodworkers on a Budget
Looking for good quality woodworking chisels that are affordable can be a challenge. These Narex chisels look to be a good option for beginner and casual woodworkers.
The Itty-Bittiest Right Angle Corner Clamps
These mini corner clamps are great for projects that fit in the palm of your hand.
Inexpensive Digital Calipers to Modify for DRO (Digital Readout) Applications
Looking for an inexpensive digital caliper to modify into a DRO gauge? Here’s a highly recommended 6-inch model for less than $12.
Starrett Automotive Inspection Sets
Starrett is introducing two new inspection sets for automotive use. The new sets are ideal for measuring movement and play between parts, as well as component wear (such as ball joints). The sets offer several options for securing the measuring fixtures to nearby surfaces. Mechanics and techs can use either the included locking pliers or […]
Lindstrom Precision Tools Beat the Springs Out of Other Mini Pliers
Our post on cheap mini pliers caught the attention of Lindstrom, who then sent us two cutters and two pliers for evaluation and comparison. After using them for a bit, I can honestly say that they beat the springs off all the other precision and mini pliers that I have ever used. Calling them tools is […]
9×12 Granite Surface Plate at Woodcraft $20 Plus Free Shipping!
Woodcraft put their 9″ x 12″ x 2″ granite surface plate on special for $20. A granite plate can be used for many applications requiring a true flat surface, such as sharpening and sanding. To get free shipping, you need to pad the order a little with other items to bring the total over $25. These surface plates weigh […]
Starrett Unveils New Electronic Micrometers
Over at IMTS 2010, Starrett is unveiling new 795 and 796 series electronic micrometers. These micrometers now offer measuring capabilities from 0-4 inches (0-125mm) and feature IP67 protection against coolant, water, dirt, dust and other contaminants.
Starrett’s New Full Line Catalog
Starrett sent us a heads-up a little while back introducing their new full line catalog (#32). The new 550+ page catalog features more than 5,000 Starrett products including precision measuring tools, metrology equipment, saw blades, granite surface plates and tools.
Bausch & Lomb Watchmaker’s Loupe
When working on some small parts the other day, I pulled out my trusty Bausch & Lomb watchmaker’s loupe. With a 4x magnification, this loupe provides an ample field of view and depth of focus. For greater magnification needs, I head on over to a 10-40x opical inspection microscope, although I’m considering a digital USB microscope for future […]
Wiha Chip Lifter and Mini Pry Bar
I’ve noticed Wiha’s Chip Lifter mini pry bars before, but hadn’t really given them much thought. These chip lifters are designed and properly sized to be used for the removal of IC chips and other electronics components. Reader JeffD wrote in about his experience with these mini prying bars:
Cheap Precision Pliers
The other day there was a thread over at the Garage Journal polling members about whether they preferred quantity or quality when it comes to tools. As much as I prefer to use better quality tools, there are times when quantity and selection are a higher priority.
Lost in Translation – Erem Wire Strippers with “Magic”
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 […]
Grobet Plastic Tweezers
Tweezers are one of those tools that you don’t realize you need until you NEED one. While these Grobet plastic tweezers won’t replace anyone’s Swiss-made precision-tipped steel tweezers, they’re great to use in a pinch and are essentially disposable. Plastic tweezers are also good to use when steel tweezers might damage a delicate part, or when […]
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