As mentioned in the recent tool sightings post, I had visited London this past July. The trip was quite leisurely paced, so I had time to scout out a few tool shops, the first of which was The Tool Shop in Victoria. Overall the store was a rather disappointing and bland experience. Following are the notes […]
For a limited time, Woodcraft is having a sale on Bora pistol grip bar clamps. The sale is for 25%-off, and ends on November 25th. Even better, coupon code 11230 gets you free shipping as well, until November 30th. These look like decent clamps, and the price is pretty decent – $10.49 for the 6″ […]
Kershaw’s E.T. external toggle knife is one sleek looking blade. Relatively lightweight at 3.7 ounces, the E.T. features a 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle, and 3-1/4″ Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel blade with a bead-blasted finish. These are decent specs, but what really sets this knife apart from ordinary pocket folders is its unique toggle mechanism.
[adsense] If you’re looking for the 2011 sales flyer, here is our Home Depot Black Friday Tool Deals page. We hand-picked the best deals out of the ad, but also include the tool-related ad scans at the end of the post for your convenience. Be sure to check out all of our Black Friday tool […]
Hot on the heels of their recent SquidBrite work light, Stanley has released a new heavy duty clamping flashlight. The head of the lamp can rotate 350° and tilt 120° to ensure that it can focus light in any direction you need it to, and with its large floodlight bulb the flashlight can illuminate large […]
The first ever MVT (most valuable tool of the week) award is actually shared by two tools – a Wiha ergonomic screwdriver, and a 4oz Vaughan ball pein hammer.
ToolGuyd is excited to announce a new contest – the Most Valuable Tool of the Week (MVT) contest. Every week for the next four weeks, we will be featuring one or more tools that have been nominated as MVTs. We will start off the contest with an entry of our own, and will post about the first reader-submitted MVT starting next week.
With the Porter Cable low-profile sander giveaway ending in a few days, we thought that it might be a good opportunity to get some light hands-on time with the tool. Despite our superficial evaluation, we are thoroughly impressed with the features and build quality of the sander.
Almost every time I pass a work zone or construction area, I try to take a peek at the tools being used. During my trip to London last July, I caught glimpse of a few city workers preparing to do minor work on a foot bridge. During this sighting, I spotted a [very well used] Dewalt cordless […]
In our recent review of C.H. Hanson’s Precision Ball Level, we mention that the level can measure angles in degrees or in pitch. Well, following is the definition of pitch for those that are unfamiliar with the term as used in this context. Pitch as measured by the ball level, refers to the slope of a […]
Two months ago to the date, we shared with you our very positive first impressions of C.H. Hanson’s Precision Ball Level. Since then, we have used the level quite a bit for various projects and tasks, and not only has it not disappointed us yet, it has exceeded our most demanding expectations. Following is our […]
In celebration of the New York Yankees’ World Series victory, we set out to find Yankee-themed tools and accessories. We already told you about a nifty Yankee-themed screwdrivers, but did you know that there are also Yankee-themed bucket organizers, tool belts, and tool bags? Not a Yankee fan? That’s okay, Fantasia offers similar tool organizers emblazoned […]
If you saw the title of this post and thought that we were going to talk about a traditional push-pull screwdriver, then we’re sorry to disappoint you. The New York Yankees just won the World Series, so we took it upon ourselves to mention a few Yankee-inspired tools, the first of which is a multi-bit […]
Brown Dog Welding, previously admired here on ToolGuyd, has released several new fantastic looking sculptures. One of the designs that appeals most to us is the Big Horn chopper, shown above. Another great looking piece is the Speedy Gonzales, shown below.
A few weeks ago we mentioned Snap-on’s “cordless” work light that started to appear at various retail stores. Well, we sent an email to Snap-on’s customer service about how and why a cordless lamp requires a power cord, and their reply was rather amusing. Our question: I’ve seen the Snap-on 75W drop-light (92161) offered for sale by a […]
Lowes has just released a sneak peek of their upcoming Black Friday sale, and it looks like there will be quite a few great tool deals to be found. Following are the tool-related deals that were mentioned. Black Friday sale prices are valid from 11/26/2009 – 11/30/2009. Links are included for items that are currently listed […]
Update: Since writing this post, we have published a hands-on review of Ryobi’s Auto Hammer – click here to check it out. At first glance, Ryobi’s 12V ONE+ Auto Hammer closely resembles Craftsman’s 12V NEXTEC Lithium-ion powered Hammerhead Auto Hammer. Well, looking at the specs, the two cordless hammers are far more similar than they are different […]
The USS New York has arrived in NYC and is awaiting her commissioning ceremony on the 7th. Public visitation of the ship is permitted on the following dates and times: Wed Nov 4th: 10am-4pm Thurs Nov 5th: 1pm-4pm Sun Nov 8th: 9am-12pm Mon Nov 9th: 9am-4pm Tues Nov 10th: 9am-4pm Wed Nov 11th: 9am-2pm Dates […]
From today’s press release: The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), a worldwide supplier of quality tools and engineered solutions for industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and security solutions for commercial applications, and The Black & Decker Corporation (NYSE: BDK), a global manufacturer and marketer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and […]
We recently mentioned the Stanley Squidlite, a flexible tripod work light. Since then, we have received new information about the light, as well as a user’s firsthand experience with it.