If you’re looking for a new pair of general purpose pliers, consider Knipex’s high leverage 8-inch combination pliers. These pliers feature dual component handles grips, high leverage jaws, hardened cutters capable of cutting soft and hard wire (even piano wire), and serrated jaw zones for gripping flat and round materials. These pliers will set you back about $25 […]
Here’s a rundown of some of tool-related things we’ve been talking about over on our sister blog OhMyGuyd. Striker Magnetic LED Light Mine – this handy LED light belongs more on the refrigerator than in the workshop, but it’s nifty idea nonetheless. The price dropped to $7 this morning. Timbuk2 Tool Shed Bag – this tool roll looks to be […]
Over at Amazon, this PB Swiss screwdriver set (7244) is on sale for a hair less than $30. The set features gold plated shafts and black Multicraft hard handles, and includes two Phillips drivers and four slotted drivers. This set is normally priced at about $70, making it a steal at $30. You can also […]
ToolGuyd contributor and frequent commentor JeffD made this very awesome hex bit holder out of oak. The wood bit organizer is made from 2″x2″ red oak stock and is finished with a chestnut stain. Jeff designed the holder to store up to 20 1/4″ hex-shanked bits. I particularly like the nice beveled corners of the holder. The […]
I rarely work with retaining snap rings, but when I do they sometimes come at me in waves of different styles and sizes. While my changeable multi-tip internal and external snap ring pliers are great to use, changing those tips out many times in a single project can be quite tedious.
In case you didn’t catch the post last week of my newest vintage Craftsman find, I enjoy collecting vintage tools. When it comes to collecting tools or anything else, I don’t do so because I think they’re valuable or might someday be valuable. I collect things that I like, things that I enjoy owning. I’m […]
I wanted to share with you my latest vintage tool find, a Craftsman 13 pc. 1/4″ drive socket set. The tools and case are all in working order and the set is 100% complete. The set includes 9 sockets, a ratchet, an extension, slide bar, and flex handle drive tool. All pieces have the “C” tail that […]
Rockwell just announced their new JawStand, a handy clamp that serves as a second set of hands. The compact and easy to use JawStand has a capacity of 220 lbs, can clamp workpieces up to 1-3/4″ thick, and has an adjustable height of 25 to 41 inches. Its heavy-duty tripod support can pivot 0 to 90° and swivel 360°. […]
Channellock has recently introduced new and improved 9.5″ linemen’s pliers (#369). Their design engineers moved the plier’s pivot rivet closer to the cutter surfaces, giving the tool greater leverage and cutting power. This tool also features cross-hatched jaw serrations, a grooved crushing area, and knife-anvil style cutters (preferred over double-sharp cutters). These cutters can be used […]
About two weeks ago, we talked a bit about Amazon’s PB Swiss and Wiha sales? Of course we took advantage of these sales ourselves! Above is one of Jeff’s recent purchases of 2 screwdrivers, 2 cold chisels, and 7 punches. Total cost – $14.
Proper tire inflation provides for optimal performance and fuel economy, but also makes your vehicle safer to drive. Many drivers are conscious of this, but not everyone has the space, budget, or need for a large air compressor. Campbell Hausfeld is introducing several smaller air inflation kits designed for proper inflation of tires and common household items.
July was another busy month for us. We rolled out a few new tool reviews, previews, and found some great deals to share with you. Hopefully this month will be just as eventful. Here are links to some of the most popular posts from last month. Enjoy!
The Triple-Lock Socket is a prototype all-in-one socket that can be used to remove a variety of fastener sizes, as well as those with rusted or damaged heads. There are actually two jaw profiles, one with serrated teeth (as shown) meant for removing damaged fasteners, and one with smooth faces meant to be used in “universal” […]
Last week we talked about some of our favorite screwdrivers and asked about your favorites. Now we’re going to talk a bit about our go-to drivers. You know, the ones that are up front, within easy reach on the bench. For speed and production driving, I grab my SnapOn ratcheting driver (see the above photo, driver on […]
As we mentioned yesterday, Delta is introducing a brand new drill press designed to offer a complete package of features for woodworkers with ease of use, accuracy, and capacity in mind. It features a patent-pending auto-tensioning belt drive system, full 6-inch quill stroke, and an oversized table. The belt drive system is designed for easy […]
SK Hand Tools’ 2-piece compound pliers set is on sale for $35 via Amazon. The set includes two long-reach pliers: one with straight jaws, and the other with 45° angled tips. The last time we saw this set on sale was over a year ago, and the price was $40 plus $9 shipping. With an average retail range of […]
Delta recently introduced several new additions to its woodworking product lineup. New products include an 18-inch drill press (18-900L), 13-inch portable thickness planer (22-590), a low voltage Unisaw table saw (36-L552LVC), a 20-inch variable speed scroll saw (40-690), a 1-1/2 HP dust collector (50-786), and several premium full-kerf melamine woodworking saw blades. There’s a lot to […]
To finish off our first Favorite Screwdriver Week, we’ll take a look at Wera’s Kraftform Classic screwdrivers. Wera offers several tiers of screwdrivers, including the Classic, Comfort, Plus Lasertip, Insulated and Chiseltip handled driver styles.
Sanyo’s Eneloop batteries differ from ordinary NiMH rechargeable batteries by featuring a very slow self-discharge rate. In fact, Eneloops are shipped fully charged and ready to go. I’ve already switched over to using Eneloops over other rechargeable battery brands, and even use them in place of alkalines in many applications. Eneloops and other slow self-discharge batteries are said […]
Milwaukee has started the transition from their V28 battery system to the M28 Lithium Ion system. Users who switch their cordless power tools over to the new battery system will experience more advanced electronics, higher performance, greater run-time, and upgraded durability. M28 batteries are completely compatible with current V28 tools.