Channellock has redesigned their website to accommodate new features and to provide a more interactive experience. The new layout is cleancut, and the product directory looks to be very detailed yet easy to navigate.
It’s official, SK Hand Tools has declared bankruptcy. Rumor of the bankruptcy was relayed by a GarageJournal forum member, and then confirmed by another after receiving an email from an SK distributor. It is also rumored that Ideal Industrials, who recently acquired Pratt-Read and Western Forge, is interested in buying up the company. We have our fingers crossed. If […]
Looking for a Wright 3440 3/8″ compact palm-size flex-head ratchet similar to the one featured in our Most Valuable Tool contest? The first online Wright distributor that comes to my mind is Ohio Power Tool, which also offers a pretty decent selection of Wright ratchets and other hand tools. The compact 3440 ratchet is intended for […]
Our Channellock V-Jaw pliers sets giveaway has just ended, but there are still two days left for you to vie for second place in our NutBuster giveaway! To enter to win, just tell us why you want a Channellock NutBuster plier in a comment! ToolGuyd Channellock NutBuster Plier Giveaway Product Details via Channellock Unrelated, our […]
Griot’s Garage specializes in car care and garage customization. Let me rephrase that – Griot’s is an authority on car care. Whether you need to prep a showroom collectible, or clean the grime off your daily driver, Griot’s got what you need to make that car shine, and they’ll teach you how to use it! There are […]
There are a few days left in our Channellock V-Jaw Pliers Giveaway! To refresh your memory, we are giving away two Channellock VJ-1 V-Jaw pliers gift sets. To enter, go back to our giveaway post, and tell us why you want ’em! We have decided to add a second place prize to the giveaway – Channellock 9-1/2″ NutBuster […]
Earlier today we talked about a sweet looking T-handle driver crafted from solid titanium. The T-handle driver was the third tool designed by Tom Anderson, the skilled artist and craftsman over at Artistry in Titanium. Already experienced in working with titanium, Tom’s frustration with cheap, flimsy and easily broken plastic handled store-bought drivers had motivated him to turn […]
This awesome T-handle driver features a 1/4″ square drive body with spinner and T-bar, all machined from solid titanium! The tool is made in the USA by Tom of Artistry in Titanium, and will probably endure several lifetimes of use and abuse. Just look at those comfortable looking grooves and finger grips! Fantastic!
Need to drill rows of shelf pins but cannot justify spending $130 for Woodpeckers’ new Shelf Pin Drilling Jig? Well, you’re in luck – Woodpeckers has just announced a new combo shelf pin template. This 3/8″ phenolic template has both inch (1/4″) and metric (5mm) spaced holes. Template holes are 3/8″ diameter and accept Snappy […]
This Giveaway Ended in 2010. That’s right, we are giving away two USA-made Channellock V-Jaw plier gift sets!! Each VJ-1 set includes a pair of Channellock’s 6.5″ and 9.5″ V-jaw pliers. Designed to securely grip round stock, these v-jaw adjustable tongue and groove pliers are great for general purpose home and shop use. To enter to […]
Amazon has put this Leatherman Wave multitool and Monarch flashlight combo set on sale for $55. Included is the Leatherman Wave multitool (my favorite), a Monarch 300 1-AAA LED flashlight, and a nylon belt sheath for the tool. The price of the set is comparable to that of the standalone multitool, so you’re basically getting the ~$14 […]
Craftsman’s World’s Best Dad socket and ratchet set has dropped in price recently to $10. We’ve been tracking this set for a while, but the price never seemed right at $25-$30. This 3/8″ SAE set includes a Craftsman Professional ratchet, 6pt sockets in sizes 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, and 1″, and a wood […]
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.
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.
Check out these new eco-friendly EarthSaver parts bins from Akro-Mils. These bins are made from 100% recycled materials, and appear to offer similar performance to Akro-Mils’ regular product line. EarthSaver bins are made in the USA, and are available in three colors (green, sandstone, terra cotta) and a variety of sizes. Akro-Mils EarthSaver Plastic Parts Bins via […]
Huot’s USA-made drill bit indexes are about the best that you could find. Good quality bit sets typically come with a case, sometimes a Huot one like this, but there are times when smaller bit sets must be consolidated or flimsy and broken cases replaced. Not only does a good case like these keep drill […]
A few days ago, we talked a bit about Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin drilling jig. Since then, I remembered that Lee Valley sells a similar system by Veritas, and decided that a comparison was in order.
Over in our $50 Woodpeckers Gift Card Giveaway thread, a few commenters mentioned Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin jig. This new jig makes drilling parallel rows of pin holes quick and easy with either a drill or router, and will be available in both inch and metric versions.
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.