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 VJ-1 V-Jaw Pliers Gift Set
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.
Woodpeckers Tools Wishlist
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.
Akro-Mils Recycled EarthSaver Parts Bins
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 Drill Bit Indexes
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 […]
Veritas vs. Woodpeckers Shelf Pin Drilling Jig
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.
New Woodpeckers Tools Shelf Pin Drilling Jig
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 P-Handled Hex Wrench Set
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.
PanaVise Junior Miniature & Vacuum Base Vises
PanaVise’s “Junior” vise is ideal for holding small or delicate objects, and is available with either a miniature or vacuum-clamp base. The Junior vise complements PanaVise’s standard size vise to provide a wide range of workholding capabilities.
Woodpeckers Tools – Woodworking Shows Highlight!
As you may recall, I recently took a trip to visit a regional Woodworking Show. Before the actual show, I knew which booths I wanted to visit most, and Woodpeckers was at the very top of that list. If theirs was the only booth I was able to visit at that show, the trip would have still been […]
American Hammer 8oz Brass Hammer Review
Reader JD was kind enough to share a very detailed review of a recently purchased 8oz brass American Hammer with us. If you recall, American Hammer is currently holding a direct-sales promotion and has heavily discounted many of their hammers.
American Hammer $25 Deal Update
We’ve been hearing some good feedback about the American Hammer deal we recently posted about, so we figured an update/reminder was in order. During this promotion, American Hammer is offering direct sales at an incredible discount – $25 (shipped!) for any style non-marring hammer under 2 lbs.
Safety Goggles Review: Radians, Dewalt, Uvex
Some hobbyists and DIYers risk eye injury and occasionally forego wearing safety goggles, with the most common excuse being that they’re uncomfortable to wear. While safety glasses can sometimes be an appropriate alternative, and are certainly better than nothing, there are times when goggles are required. The goggle styles discussed in this mini-review are exceptionally […]
Any American Hammer Under 2 Pounds for $25 Shipped!
American Hammer is offering an incredible deal right now with an interesting catch. If you promise to write an unbiased and honest review of your purchase, American Hammer will sell you any brass, bronze, or copper hammer under 2 pounds for $25, and that includes shipping fees. If you’re in the market for a metal non-marring hammer, […]
How to Use Split Ring Pliers
Opening lots of key rings? Split ring pliers will save your fingernails.
Channellock 412 V-Jaw Pliers Review
We’re a huge fan of Channellock products, so when they offered us the opportunity to review their new 412 V-Jaw pliers, we couldn’t refuse! As mentioned in our recent preview post of the 412 pliers, Channellock introduced this smaller 6.5-inch version of their V-Jaw pliers for use on small tubing and round stock. We found that […]
Itso Plastic Storage Trays
We have a lot of small tools and parts laying around, and have been actively searching for good storage solutions to help get everything in order. Some of the better products that we’ve been trying out are these plastic trays by Itso.
First User Reviews of the Paulding Hammer
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… […]
A Preview of the Spectacular Paulding Hammer
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!
Quick Review of Superior Tool ST-2000 Pipe Cutter
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 […]