This morning we took a break from our usual routine and focused instead on playing around with Google’s “trend” service. Google Trends allows you to compare the search volume for different search terms with respect to time. Below are a few comparisons that we found to be interesting.
Ryobi designed their Tek4 cordless electronic tools around a nifty (and affordable) 4V lithium-ion rechargeable battery system. Ryobi’s main selling point is that use of this system will save on costs and waste compared to using traditional AA-based tools.
In addition to their recent nailer and compressor releases, Campbell Hausfeld is now launching two new inflators. It is claimed that their new 12V and 120V inflators will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to inflate a tire.
Just a reminder – today’s the last day to enter for the August Overtime Giveaway. A winner will be selected tonight at about 5pm EST. Take a look at the giveaway post for more details.
Today we’re taking a quick look at the relatively new Gearwrench Double-X hemostat. Similar in design to Gearwrench’s Double-X pliers, these hemostats are designed to hold and clamp onto objects in hard to reach areas. Hemostats are clamping forceps that (in a non-medical sense) are preferred over pliers when dealing with small or delicate parts or when working in tighter […]
Over on ToolSnob, they posted about a new Rotate-a-Blade utility knife concept design. The Rotate-a-Blade allows the blade to be rotated from normal cutting mode to scraper mode, and then to a right-angle cutting mode. In contrast, only the cutting depth can be adjusted on normal utility knives can only cutting depth adjustment. Head on over […]
As we previously mentioned, Campbell Hausfeld recently released a new line of pneumatic nailers. We now have our hands on CH’s new CHN706 angled finisher nailer, and are in the process of giving it a very rigorous review. In the meantime, take a look at our [very positive] first impressions of the nailer. Setup: The nailer […]
About three months ago, we posted about CH Hanson’s new Precision Ball Levels. We now have one of these new 24″ levels in our possession, and thought you would appreciate a few first impressions until we can offer a full review. We handed the level to a few colleagues, and following are their initial reactions. Holy [expletives]. […]
That’s right, the August ToolGuyd Tool Giveaway is now into overtime. We’ve been having difficulty finding a winner for a brand new Gearwrench ratcheting screwdriver set. So… it’s up for grabs again. Leave a comment to enter the overtime giveaway. In order for you to be eligible, leave a comment that either tells us i) what you […]
Wera’s Zyklop ratchet is claimed to be “faster than a speeding bullet.” While this may not be entirely accurate, the Zyklop is as speedy a ratchet as we’ve ever seen. The Zyklop is based off of a traditional swivel ratchet design and incorporates several new user-friendly features. First, a Zyklop ratchet head can be locked at 0°, […]
Over at Woot.com, they’re selling refurbished Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kits for $60 plus $5 shipping. In case you’re not familiar with Woot, they’re a reputable “one deal a day” retailer. Since this is a one deal a day offering, when Woot sells out, you’re out of luck. There’s also the chance that their stock […]
Zircon’s i65 StudSensor is an affordable and easy to use stud finder. While the i65 does not have all of the bells and whistles of more expensive stud finders, it locates the edges and centers of studs with reliable ease. We purchased an i65 about two years ago, and it has always been dead-on accurate. The i65 […]
Small Parts Inc is a fantastic distributor. While Small Parts specializes in – you guessed it, small specialty parts, their catalog now includes a huge selection of materials, parts, and tools. This is why we love ordering from Small Parts: Small Parts has a great selection of hard to find hand tools They also have a great […]
The August Giveaway has concluded! The winners will be publicly announced after they accept their prizes/gifts. The winners have already been contacted, and have two weeks to respond and accept their prizes/gifts. As part of the giveaway was a set of Craftsman metric deep offset wrenches, a Gearwrench ratcheting screwdriver set, two Mug Bosses (as mentioned the […]
Rockler’s Bench Cookies are puck-sizes spacers with a grippy pad on both sides. These can be used to lift your workpiece above your work table to facilitate edge routing, and many other tasks. Bench Cookies “lift, grip, and protect.” To summarize, Bench Cookies offer 1″ clearance below workpieces, they grip workpieces to prevent lateral movements […]
Delta has recently introduced a new line of premium full-kerf saw blades. These premium blades are designed with several ‘practical blade enhancements,’ such as: a 50% increase in the size of carbide to allow for additional re-sharpenings, refined geometries for an improved cut, and reduced noise for a quieter cut. Okay, let’s get this straight – Delta’s new […]
3-in-One’s new product is called the No-Rust Shield. The No-Rust Shield is designed to offer rust and corrosion protection for a DIYers’ tools and equipment. The unit protects exposed metal objects in enclosed spaces without harmfully affecting their electrical, mechanical, and chemical properties. The 3-in-One No-Rust Shield works by releasing “metal-seeking vapor phase corrosion inhibitors” that […]
One day only – free shipping at MSC on orders over $50. Use code SUPERSHIPW at checkout. Also ending today is a 40% off “materials handling” promo – use code MHS40W. Certain tool storage units (such as Durham’s drawers units) are included in the sale. MSC Industrial Supply
Google Sketchup is a free program that allows you to create and modify 3D models. Learning how to use the program is relatively quick and easy, especially if you opt to follow along some of the video tutorials. Modeling programs such as Sketchup are excellent for planning and visualizing projects, such as the tentative worktable design […]
Joby just announced their new Gorillatorch – a nifty looking hands-free flashlight/worklight, and boy are we excited. We’re huge fans of Joby’s Gorillapod ball and socket legged mini tripods, so naturally this got our attention. The Gorillatorch is of course bendable and easily positioned. Its legs are composed from medical-grade ABS plastic and TPE rubber, and its […]