There’s some new fan-powered workwear designed to keep you cool and comfy while you work in the heat. Read More
The Kirk Wrench is a reconfigurable problem-solver that can access hard to reach fasteners. Read More
Introducing the Skil Vivo, a 4V cordless screwdriver with corkscrew attachment. Read More
These surplus gas masks have been used for halloween costumes, as indie film props, in zombie-defense prep kits, and at OCW protests. What else could they be used for? Read More
Put on those safety glasses, Craftsman’s about to announce the tool-clueless handyman-to-be for their SCREW’D series. Read More
Sugru, incredible putty for hacking, improving, repairing, and personalizing your stuff! Read More
Check out this Bosch OIS demo video, which includes some don’t-try-this-at-home food prep comedy! Read More
Power tool cords are out, cordless is in; this is a story that you absolutely cannot miss! Read More
Bosch. Europe. Cordless Screwdriver. Swarovski Crystals. Today isn’t April 1st, is it? Read More
If you had this giant pocket-busting swiss army knife, what would you do with it? Would you put it on display in your home, or whip it out when needed? Personally, I would never buy a tool like this, simply because there’s no built-in ballpoint pen – I’d expect at least a mini Mont Blanc […]
That’s right, these cufflinks have built in bubble levels! It’s a pretty nifty idea, and they might even be as functional than all those Android and iPhone leveling apps available today. For leveling on the go, there are many pocket-friendly mini levels to choose from that will offer far greater accuracy and utility. Even so, this is a […]
Ever squeeze a melon to check for ripeness only to have your finger pierce its flesh? Thankfully Duck branded duct tape came to the rescue! The downside is that the neon blue melon bandage was a bit too bold to hide from my wife. She found my coverup to be amusing, but guess who had to cut up the […]
I thought you might enjoy this image of pliers floating in the sky in England. It looks like a Google streetview driver briefly left pliers on top of his camera while mapping a neighborhood. Check out the blunder here, or via the story on Geekologie. Oh, and please feel free to share any clever captions you come […]
I was doing some online shopping when I came across a flash advertisement for Brother printers that featured what looks to be a pair of Channellock disagonal pliers. Cool. I whipped out a pair of Channellock cutters, and compared the two, finding that the cutters in the ad were most definitely modeled after the Channellocks.
Apparently it’s quite common for Europeans to switch between winter and summer tires. Well, one driver in Switzerland was changing his tires but happened to use the wrong lug nuts to secure the wheels to his car. That’s a mistake he’s never going to make again – as soon as he drove back onto the motorway, he lost […]
This Step2 child-sized tool chest dresser is perfect for the little ones in your home that want to have a toolbox just like dad’s (or mom’s). If you ask us, its size makes it better suited for use as a night table or as a toy box. The tool chest dresser retails for about $95 including shipping. Step2 Tool Chest Dresser […]
I was browsing Grip-On’s catalog the other day, and found mention of this unusual tool. Grip-On’s bunion relief pliers can be used to spot-stretch all types of footwear to accomodate bunions, corns, and other painful bumps on the feet. In case you’re wondering, no, this is not an early April Fools Day joke.
A new website popped up and appears to be announcing the release of an Ikea car. This is probably an elaborate April Fools Day joke, but the effort that went into either disassembling a spoof vehicle, or sourcing and arranging all those various loose parts together, is impressive nonetheless. Then again, it could also just be CGI… […]
As you can see, we spotted an adjustable wrench in a video game and promptly took a screenshot. It is not unusual for video game designers to add tools and other everyday items to scenes for added realism. What is unusual about this wrench is that the designers of Fear2 labeled it a Proto 708S – a real designation.
There are times when it is acceptable to misuse a tool, and other times when it is not. For example, if you are caught off-guard and need to open a can of paint, it is okay to go ahead and use a cheap flat head screwdriver. The following are a few tool misuse do’s and […]