Sears has just discounted one of their Craftsman 40″ Griplatch ball bearing tool storage combos by a whopping 50%. This deal does come around every so often, and is still one of the best that we’ve ever seen on Craftsman tool storage. Both the chest and drawer are separately discounted by 50%, so if you need only […]
The Expedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench is a rather intriguing tool that has recently caught our attention. Normally we’re quite wary of unconventional tools, especially those claiming to be “all-in-0ne” solutions, but it looks like the Hydrokinetic Wrench deserves a closer look.
We have used quite a few different brands of jigsaws in recent years, but by far our favorite brand is Bosch. We’ve been using Bosch’s 1587AVSK jigsaw model for about two and a half years now, and it’s reliable, durable, provides plenty of power, and still operates smoothly and efficiently.
With all this talk of the world’s smallest snowman, I’ve decided to show you a few of the electron micrographs that I’ve taken of a #2-56 machine screw. A few weeks ago, to better familiarize myself with a new scanning electron microscope, I had decided to take a look at a machine screw before moving […]
With Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and various other holidays approaching, we thought it’s about time to present to you our 2009 top-10 holiday gift guide. These are our 10 most recommended gift ideas, presented in no particular order. Many of these items are widely available at many online stores and local retailers. The following […]
The third featured MVT as part of our current contest, is SK’s stubby ratcheting screwdriver set, as nominated by TooslandGarages Forum member Wilbilt.
We’re a bit surprised that there aren’t as many great tool deals as we would have hoped for these days, but there are still quite a few worth looking into.
We’re not quite sure what’s going on, but Small Parts appears to be cleaning out their stock of hex bolts. We’re seeing grade 5 and grade 8 fastener packs selling for ridiculously low amounts – in some instances as much as 50% lower than other retailers’ bulk prices. To get started, here’s a search for […]
Black & Decker has teamed up with U-Bild to provide three free project plans – a birdhouse, hope chest, and a jewelry box, to help you skip the lines at the mall and craft a homemade gift for that special someone.
While we typically prefer ordering tools and supplies from a very short list of favorite retailers and distributors, we occasionally step out of our comfort zone and try out new suppliers. Our most recent new shopping experience was with Wholesale Tool. Wholesale Tool is a small supplier chain that specializes in industrial equipment and supplies, and […]
The newest tool on the block is Bosch’s 26618-01 3-mode multi-function cordless impact drill/driver. Bosch stepped things up a notch with this Impactor by incorporating two conventional speed settings as well as a selectable impact mode.
While taking another look through the new Sears/Craftsman tool catalog, we spotted some good looking garage shelving units. One of the most appealing features of these new floor-standing Craftsman shelving units are their adjustable sides that can be mounted above or below the shelf surface. If mounted up, the adjustable sides can be used to […]
Okay, so I am searching for a new cordless circular saw. I’m not committed to any one brand, and am considering Porter Cable, Hitachi, Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee’s product offerings. Up until last night I was very strongly considering Makita, but that has since changed.
In case you missed our post about a great deal on Bessey and Kreg clamps, we’ll give you another heads-up. Woodcraft is offering a $10 off $20 promotion and is shipping all orders for free. Of course the normal exclusions apply – the $10 off $20 coupon is one time use only, and free shipping […]
I’ve been helping a friend shop for cleaning and maintenance supplies for his new home, and then it came time to choose a DustBuster. Well, we were technically shopping for a “compact cordless handheld vacuum” to be precise, but let’s be real – we were looking for a DustBuster. It’s tough to choose one from […]
We recently spotted (and examined) Husky’s new 36″ stainless steel tool storage units over at Home Depot. These new toolboxes are sure to turn some heads over the next few weeks as shoppers pour into stores looking for memorable holiday gifts. Husky’s main selling point is that their new cabinets have greater storage capacity than competitors’ […]
Happy Epstein, a very well known and reputable hand tool distributor, just launched their new online store! Their new storefront features a shopping cart and checkout system for easy-as-pie ordering. There’s also a search engine, country of origin info for every item, straightforward catalog navigation, and… flying tools!
I stopped by Advance Auto the other day and noticed a rather prominent and huge Gearwrench tool display. Screwdrivers, sockets, pliers, ratchets and adapters, sets, oh my! I believe I also saw a “Danaher Tools” banner in a corner of the store window as I walked in, so perhaps additional Danaher tool lines will soon be carried by Advance.
This is just a reminder that our Moste Valuable Tool of the Week Contest is still ongoing. Head on over to the ToolsandGarages Forum and tell us about a tool that saved you some time, effort, or frustration recently. Prizes include a Gearwrench Roto Ratchet Set, and a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Bosch’s 23613 Impactor 12V cordless impact driver is on sale for the mind-boggling low price of $100! The impact driver comes with two NiCad batteries, a charger, and a carrying case. We had to double check, but these are new tools and not refurbished, or bare-bone kits! Note that this Impactor is going to be […]