Right after we posted our review of Channellock’s new 6.5″ V-Jaw pliers, Josh from Brown Dog Welding left a comment via twitter that he uses the hell out of his Channellocks. We love seeing tools in action, so we asked Josh for a pic.
You may have noticed that things have begun to look… unusual around here. There’s a good reason for that – we’re updating ToolGuyd’s look and feel! Changes will be implemented and tested gradually, but there may be glitches or bugs in the code that we miss. If you should find such a glitch, please let […]
Over at ArmChairDIY, there’s a great post about overarm pin routers that also includes free plans for making your own. The plans are from an older Popular Mechanics tutorial by Rosario Capotosto, and they are extremely detailed and easy to follow. The homemade overarm pin router is designed to be flexible and somewhat modular, and it looks […]
Opening lots of key rings? Split ring pliers will save your fingernails. Read More
Over at the new ShopNGarage forum, J.A.F.E. offered a great tip for keeping small parts secure in a parts washer or cleaner bath. J.A.F.E.’s tip calls for placing small parts into a perforated Altoids tin, as this will allow the parts to soak in cleaner while ensuring that they don’t get lost or separated.
We just learned that Sears’ Blue Tools Crew is giving away a suite of Craftsman woodworking tools. To enter to win, simply “follow” them on Twitter via @BlueToolCrew before 2/18/10 11:59 CST.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! I tried to make a cute graphic, and succeeded, but the file was abducted by aliens. So… this is the best I could scrounge up on short notice. The heart outline is a mirror image of Channellock’s new 6.5″ V-Jaw pliers (recently reviewed here), and the inner heart is from the Sears Blue […]
Since we first posted about Ridgid’s new JobMax multi-head cordless tool system, we’ve learned a number of things. First, there will only be two cordless combo sets available at launch, one that that includes the three most popular and commonly used tools, and another right-angle set with tools intended for use in close quarters. We talked about […]
UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver, while this page here talks about the autohammer and oscillating multitool. Yesterday, we posted a bit about Ridgid’s new 12V JobMax cordless tool system, and the first combo set that includes an auto hammer head and an […]
We’re a huge fan of Channellock products, so when they offered us the opportunity to review their new 412 V-Jaw pliers, we couldn’t refuse! As mentioned in our recent preview post of the 412 pliers, Channellock introduced this smaller 6.5-inch version of their V-Jaw pliers for use on small tubing and round stock. We found that […]
Over at Amazon, a 3rd party vendor Industrial Supply Company is selling 5pc Williams hard handled comfort grip screwdriver sets for about $27 plus shipping and handling. While they may look rather unimpressive and plain, these drivers are said to be phenomenally comfortable to use, and are often compared to Snap-on’s unfortunately discontinued hard-handled drivers. […]
This Old House broke the news yesterday about an upcoming Craftsman Nextec cordless tool kit which will include two brand new tools – a palm sander, and a cordless circular trim saw. Craftsman’s Nextec series is their line of compact lithium ion powered tools which includes conventional tool designs such as a 3/8″ drill and an […]
UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the oscillating multi-tool and autohammer tools, while this page here talks all about the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver. Ridgid has just released an innovative line of JobMax cordless power tools which feature interchangeable tool heads. The heart of this […]
We’re not normally into Facebook apps or add-ons, but this new one by the Sears Blue Tools Crew definitely caught our attention. A few major tool companies and distributors have been using Facebook as a way of reaching the public, but this is the first tool-ish related app that we’ve heard about. This simple Woodshop app allows […]
A few months ago, we talked about our positive first impressions of Campbell Hausfeld’s new finish nailer, which is part of a new line of Campbell Hausfeld nailers choc-full of features and designed to provide great results while being easy to use. It took us a little longer than we anticipated, but we now have enough experience with […]
We have a lot of small tools and parts laying around, and have been actively searching for good storage solutions to help get everything in order. Some of the better products that we’ve been trying out are these plastic trays by Itso.
A few weeks ago, we ordered a few Tanos Systainer storage trays from Lee Valley. These polystyrene compartmentalized storage trays are designed to fit into Systainer boxes, but we intend to use these trays in a few drawers to hold loose parts and tools.
From now until 2/14/10, Rockler Woodworking & Hardware is offering a 20% discount off of one eligible regularly priced item with coupon code V0731. This is going to be a tough one – do we get the vise we’ve had our eyes on, or a set of quality parallel clamps? Neither of these items from our wishlist […]
Dewalt recently released a whole slew of new Impact Ready bits and accessories, including twist drill bits and hole saws. We had the opportunity to give these new drill bits a spin, and as you will soon see in this review, we think they’re absolutely fantastic.
County Comm’s Screw Key is a set of two key ring sized screwdrivers that includes one Phillips driver, and one slotted driver. These mini drivers are constructed from heat treated and hardened steel, and have an industrial-looking black oxide coating. If it came down to a choice between these County Comm drivers and a Screwpop keychain tool, we […]