Right now Amazon has some great pricing on Bondhus BriteGuard Balldriver L hex wrench sets. Bondhus’s long length 13 piece SAE set covering sizes 0.050 to 3/8″ is currently priced at about $13 ~$21, and the 15 piece metric set covering sizes 1.27 to 10mm is priced at $17.20 ~$20. If you don’t need as many sizes, […]
Just when we thought we covered all of Bosch’s new 12V compact lithium ion cordless tools, we caught a glimpse of one more, the new PS41-2A impact driver. The PS41 is an update to the venerable but dated PS40, and like Bosch’s new PS21 pocket driver and PS31 drill/driver, the new impact driver appears to have been significantly […]
After our post about the new Bosch PS31 3/8″ drill/driver went live earlier today, I realized that the PS21 Pocket Driver is essentially identical to the newly redesigned PS31 drill, except for their different chucks (1/4″ hex vs. 3/8″).
Following hot on the heels of the newly redesigned PS21 Pocket Driver is Bosch’s new PS31-2A 12 volt 3/8″ cordless drill/driver, which improves upon their PS30 model. The newest addition to Bosch’s lineup of compact lithium-ion cordless tools is lighter, more compact, and stronger than its predecessor.
Bosch’s SPS10 is an ultacompact cordless driver intended for light to medium duty tasks. This ergonomic 4-volt driver can deliver enough torque to handle up to 1/4″ screws, and enough power to drive up to 110 screws per charge.
Wera has recently announced the Koloss, a new heavy duty 1/2″ drive addition to their lineup of innovative ratchets. Even stranger in appearance than Wera’s swivel-head Zyklop ratchet, the Koloss features a ratchet built into a hammer head. Yes, that’s right, the Koloss is a real ratchet-hammer combo tool that is said to be unbreakable.
Wera’s Rapidaptor universal 1/4″ hex bit holder might just be the best such bit holder that I’ve ever come across. The Rapidaptor securely holds insert and power bits without any wobble at all, is self-locking, and features an easy-change unlocking mechanism.
I thought you might enjoy this image of pliers floating in the sky in England. It looks like a Google streetview driver briefly left pliers on top of his camera while mapping a neighborhood. Check out the blunder here, or via the story on Geekologie. Oh, and please feel free to share any clever captions you come […]
Bosch has just announced the PS21-2A, an upgraded short-nose Pocket Driver in their lineup of 12V Max compact cordless power tools. Compared to the popular PS20 Pocket Driver, the PS21-2A is smaller, faster, and can output twice the maximum torque. Bosch’s new and improved Pocket Driver is described as the most compact and powerful screwdriver in its class! Skeptical […]
In recent years new compact 12V cordless tools – impact drivers, drills, saws, multi-tools, and so forth, have been flooding the market, and the selection of new tools keeps growing and growing. While they’re not suitable for all tasks, we have accepted that these compact tools are capable of handling many low to medium duty applications. There […]
I spotted this creatively altered image of a hammer-ratchet multitool over at the ShopNGarage forum. It may be hard to believe, but as unusual as a hammer-ratchet multitool would be, I’ve been pitched strangers tool combination ideas before. Have a neat photoshopped/GIMPed multitool of your own? Send a pic of it our way via email. […]
Inova’s X5 is a great LED flashlight at an affordable price. The X5 features 5 LEDs that output a maximum of 60 lumens, has a durable aerospace-grade aluminum body, and runs on CR123 lithium batteries. Like Inova’s other X-series flashlights, the X5 has a knurled twist switch, and machined flats around its body that makes the flashlight […]
Goodfellow posted an excellent how-to over at the ShopNGarage forum showing how to build a dust collection separator and water trap using a 5 gallon bucket and a few PVC pipes and fittings.
Check out these projects that were done using Woodline’s Rout-R-Joint dovetail jig system with various templates. I caught sight of these joinery examples at a recent Woodworking Show, and was very impressed.
I came across a rather enlightening shop tip over at the ShopNGarage forum, that demonstrates the use of a wire stripper’s loop holes. Most of my wire strippers have similar holes, but they’re all unlabeled and I never stopped to think about what they could be used for. Well, now I know!
If you read our recent review of Spiral Supports, a novel new type of shelf support pin, and are still a bit unsure as to how they work, take a look at this brief instruction video and it should answer most if not all of your questions. Spiral Supports are currently available at Woodcraft, and […]
I spotted this tiny non-marring hammer over at a recent Woodworking show. With dime-sized replaceable brass and plastic heads, this hammer is most likely used for precision tool setup or maintenance, unless there are other woodworking applications that I’m not yet aware of.
Reader JD was kind enough to share a very detailed review of a recently purchased 8oz brass American Hammer with us. If you recall, American Hammer is currently holding a direct-sales promotion and has heavily discounted many of their hammers.
In case some of you were wondering why I have not yet responded to your comments, questions, and emails, it is because I have been out of town and won’t be returning until late this week. As always, each comment and email will be carefully read and responded to when appropriate, but the responses may […]
Gerber’s new Microbew features a water resistant LED light built into a bottle opener. The Microbew has a stainless steel body, recessed switch to prevent accidental activation, replaceable batteries, and regulated circuitry. Gerber Microbrews are available with either white or red LEDs, and should soon be available at retailers for $12.50. The only concern we have about the Microbew is […]