I don’t know what is going on in this photo, but clearly someone got a little too carried away with expanding foam insulation. This is NOT how you waterproof a bathtub! Well, not everyone is cut out for DIY home improvement. Spotted on There, I Fixed It, a website that aggregates kludges and disasters like […]
Huot’s USA-made drill bit indexes are about the best that you could find. Good quality bit sets typically come with a case, sometimes a Huot one like this, but there are times when smaller bit sets must be consolidated or flimsy and broken cases replaced. Not only does a good case like these keep drill […]
Today I will be reviewing my first shopping experience at ChadsToolbox. I have mostly heard good things about Chad’s, and figured it was time to check them out for myself. ChadsToolbox specializes in carrying quality European brands, such as Knipex and Wera, and several domestic brands. Details follow, but for the impatient I’ll cut to the chase – […]
This awesome mating nut and bolt wedding band set by Kiley Granberg is perfect for hardcore DIYer couples that want to show the world what they’re about. Even if not worn in public, this set would still be a heck of a display piece.
Earlier this month I spotted a Henry vacuum at a hotel, which suggests that there may be an affordable distributor of these powerful little vacuums in the USA. If this turns out to be the case, hopefully they can be powered by our 110V outlets.
There are only 10 days left to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Woodpeckers Tools. To enter, all you have to do is tell us which Woodpeckers tools you would use the gift card for in a comment here or in the first giveaway post. $50 Woodpeckers Tools Giveaway
Senco’s new line of cordless Fusion nailers are scheduled to begin shipping to retailers very, very soon. These nailers represent a revolutionary step forward in power fastening technology by combining the power and performance of a pneumatic nailer with the convenience and portability of cordless electric and fuel cell models, without any of the drawbacks.
Dewalt recently released a new magnetic ToughCase with a wide open storage compartment that can hold larger drill bits, saw blades, and accessories. These new ToughCases will initially be sold as part of two bit assortments – a 15-piece fastening set, and a 20-piece Impact Ready drilling and driving set.
Every now and then I come across a woodworking workbench so beautifully made, so inspiring, that my jaw just drops in amazement. What’s better than a well-crafted and functional workbench? A detailed and well described workbench project log, such as Darnell Hagen’s over at his blog The Way I Wood!
A few days ago, we talked a bit about Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin drilling jig. Since then, I remembered that Lee Valley sells a similar system by Veritas, and decided that a comparison was in order.
Update: We have written a new post about the Dremel Trio featuring additional product details and a 9-photo gallery. The Trio is also now available for preorder on Amazon! The new Dremel Trio 6800 features a 90° pivoting handle and multiple grip zones, turning the Trio into a very capable multi-function tool. Not only that, […]
The Newton is a rather nifty bookshelf idea that suspends a few books off the wall with only two L hooks and an old c-clamp. This design also looks to be easily copyable and adaptable. Maybe something similar can be constructed using a modified handscrew clamp? Newton Bookshelf Clamp via DesignSpotter
Breaking News: Man buys $600 saw, injures self, sues over lack of features included in $1600 saw. Although you cannot see it, I am rolling my eyes and sighing dramatically. Following a recent lawsuit where an injured man won a settlement against Ryobi, a Chicago man is now suing Bosch over injuries inflicted while using […]
Over at Toolmonger, Gordon described the assembly process of a Racor HeavyLift cable-lifted storage rack. While his review wasn’t full of gushing praise, he seems to be pleased with the HeavyLift and called it a worthwhile addition for storage in his garage. Reviews for the cable-lifted storage rack are also overwhelmingly positive at Amazon, with […]
Wiha’s (36259) 10-piece tamper proof Torx screwdriver set has dropped in price recently on Amazon. This set features Wiha’s soft finish ergonomic handles, and covers security Torx sizes T7s, T8s, T9s, T10s, T15s, T20s, T25s, T27s, T30s and T40s. This set is currently priced at $39 at Amazon, and around $60-65 elsewhere. Wiha 10pc Tamper […]
This 16 piece watch and band opener tool kit has an assortment of watch maintenance and repair tools that are otherwise difficult to find or expensive. Would we use these tools on valuable watches or heirlooms? Absolutely not! But for typical everyday watches, this kit should suffice. At $10, this kit pays for itself with one […]
Craftsman will soon be releasing a new line of cordless lawn and garden tools that are compatible with their 19.2-volt C3 battery system. This new lineup will include a 22″ hedge trimmer, blower/sweeper, and string trimmer.
Over in our $50 Woodpeckers Gift Card Giveaway thread, a few commenters mentioned Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin jig. This new jig makes drilling parallel rows of pin holes quick and easy with either a drill or router, and will be available in both inch and metric versions.
We recently published our 500th post here on ToolGuyd, and thought that this would be a good time to take a look back at our first five hand tool reviews: Megapro 15-in-1 Hex Bit Screwdriver Stanley Powerlock Tape Measure Gearwrench Magnetic Ratchet/Socket Extensions PB Swiss Insider Multi-bit Pocket Screwdriver Gearwrench Double-X Hemostats
Park Tool’s p-handled wrench set is the de-facto starter set for bicycle maintenance. Featuring a convenient Bondhus balldriver and a high-torque straight hex tip, these drivers are highly versatile, and can be used on bikes or around the home and shop.