Looking for some drilling tips? Check out this video by Jimmy DiResta. Got your own tips? Please share them here in a comment!
Interest in Craftsman vs. Harbor Freight and 5 Years of Change
We revisited a Google Trend comparison between Craftsman and Harbor Freight. 5-1/2 years makes a huge difference!
5 Resources for Pre-Beginner Woodworkers
Listed are 5 resources that can help complete newcomer become a beginner woodworker.
Sears & Craftsman Holiday Tool Catalog 2011
The new Sears 2011 Holiday Tool Catalog is out! If you didn’t receive one by mail, we’ll show you how to access the digital version directly.
How to Make a Hand-Cut Mortise and Tenon Joint
While looking for a bit more information about mortise & tenon joinery, I came across an excellent tutorial over at In the Workshop. It is DEFINITELY worth reading through and bookmarking for future reference.
DraftSight, New Free CAD Software
DraftSight is a new FREE 2D CAD program for professional CAD users, students, educators, and hobbyists.
Breaking News: Power Tool OEMs Agree to Cut the Cord for Good!
Power tool cords are out, cordless is in; this is a story that you absolutely cannot miss!
ToolGuyd Featured on Charles & Hudson “Winning Workshop” Series
Curious as to what my main work area looks like? What inspired and helped me become a tool-aholic and DIYer? What my favorite tools are? These questions are answered in Charles & Hudson’s first Winning Workshop profile!
The Ultimate Tool Blog List, Early 2011 Edition
Tools in Action has put together a nice list of tool blogs for you to check out that closely mirrors my own daily reading list. It’s definitely worth taking a look at!
Check Out Tools in Action, Another Great Tool Blog
Looking for a new tool blog to add to your reading list? Here’s a great one that we recently found out about!
How to Sign up for Sears and Craftsman Tool Catalog Mailings
If you already receive Sears tool catalogs in the mail, you can skip this. If not, and you want to, you can sign up here.
Dremel Launches New Mobile Website for on-the-go Shopping Help
Dremel released a new mobile version of their website and it’s actually pretty neat. They are attempting meet the changing needs of consumers and for the most part, I think they got it right!
Interviewed by Toolstop – Check Out Their Podcast!
Toolstop is a well established UK-based online tool retailer, and they’ve got a really nice blog with very frequent podcasts, tool tips, and product demo videos. They recently interviewed me for one of their podcasts, and it was quite an enjoyable experience. The audio quality of the podcast is superb, except for when I was […]
Hammer Drills Demystified, and Why You Might Need One
My article on hammer drills just went live on Popular Mechanics’ website. Titled Who Needs a Hammer Drill, the article discusses the benefits of a hammer drill, the differences between various tool styles, and talks a little about the appropriate drill bits. If you’re at all curious about hammer drills, check it out! Who Needs a Hammer […]
Top Tool Gifts for Dads
Check out Top 11 Tool Gifts for Dads, my recent article over at PopMech. It was a tough one to write, mostly because I know what my own father wants, needs and likes, and the list encompasses dozens of tools. So I focused mostly on newer offerings, and tools that many Dads may want but not […]
Vanilla Ice’s Renovation Show
Vanilla Ice has got his own show on the DIY Network. The show covers the room-to-room renovation of a 7,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion. Did you know that Vanilla Ice has been working as a general contractor for 15 years? Neither did I. Check out The Vanilla Ice Project over at the DIY Network on Thusdays […]
Check Out This New Blog – Ben’s Workshop
Ben Johnson, a writer over at toolmonger, has launched his own projects-oriented blog over at http://workshop.electronsmith.com. Ben’s Workshop will focus on some of the projects he works on in his home shop, with details on how to tackle them yourself. Here is a project log about how he attached digital calipers to a drill press for greater accuracy and […]
Amazon’s Free Expert Tool Advice – Let’s Test it Out!
While browsing Amazon’s power & hand tool section, I spotted the above “free expert advice” info on the left-hand side of the webpage. I plan to call them up with a few technical questions to gauge how helpful they might actually be. If anyone else wants to give it a try, please let us know about […]
How to Make a Blast Cabinet Dust Separator
Over at the ShopNGarage forum, Steve posted a project log and tutorial on how to build a blast cabinet dust separator. The separator is designed to prolong the life of a shop vacuum and increase its efficiency by filtering out fine abrasive dust that can damage the motor. Steve’s design is built with a 2 gallon bucket, PVC […]
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.