This week’s featured MVTs are new generation fine-tooth ratcheting wrenches, as nominated by Uthscsaedu. We concur with his comment that these wrenches aid in accessing hard to reach fasteners. Currently there are flat ratcheting wrenches, reversible ratcheting wrenches, flex-end wrenches, double flex-end variations, wrenches with locking flex-heads, some with interchangeable heads, and several other designs. […]
Silver and Deming drill bits are large size drill bits with reduced shanks that are ideal for situations where a bit diameter is greater than the capacity of a drill chuck. For example, if you need to bore a 5/8″ hole and your drill has a 1/2″ chuck, you’re going to be needing a Silver […]
Over at Amazon, Dewalt’s DW2169 Impact Ready bit set is currently priced at a ridiculously low $9.88. There are a lot of #2 Phillips bits in the set, but there is also a sufficient selection of other bits and adapters to make the set a great buy. If the price jumps back to its normal range […]
Over the past few weeks, we have noticed that retailers were maneuvering to market and promote many tools in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Following are six of the tools that we expect will sell very well over the next month or so. Several of these items are also in Amazon’s bestsellers list, […]
These Grip-on 233-10 self leveling jaw locking pliers can be used on materials up to 1-3/4″ thick. Because of their pivoting jaw pads, these pliers can be used to clamp flat or tapered surfaces. These pliers are intended to be used in workspaces too small for C clamps, spring clamps, quick bar clamps, and even Vise-Grip […]
Over at Amazon, Stanley’s 3-in-1 LED flashlight is on sale for $21. Featuring a compact tripod base and three separately removable flashlight units, each with a pivoting multi-directional head, this is a rather versatile worklight. Stanley’s 95-155 3-in-1 flashlight typically retails for $30, so $21 is a decent bargain. We are waiting to see if the […]
Since the Rockwell Jawhorse it is now being actively promoted at Lowes stores, we decided to take a closer look at it. With its wide jaws and 600-lb holding capacity, the Jawhorse looks like it would make an excellent work-holding clamp. Over the weekend, we spotted a Jawhorse in action at Lowes, where two associates were […]
For our Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest, we are featuring four reader-nominated tools, one per week. This week’s featured MVT is GoodFellow’s Wright flex-head ratchet. GoodFellow had the following to say about the tool: Clearly one of the best tools I’ve come across is the Wright 3440 3/8″ flex-head ratchet. It has a 1/4″ drive […]
Grip-on’s 727-08 ErgoGrip locking pliers sure are a strange a sight with its right-angle pistol-grip design. With a 70-degree angled design, these pliers are intended to reduce hand strain and fatigue, and are ideal for use in confined spaces. They are also claimed to exert for up to 50% more force in twisting applications. Proto […]
We have a winner for our Porter Cable Low-Profile Sander Giveaway! And the randomly selected winner is… reader and frequent commentor uthscsaedu! Congratulations, you will be hearing from us shortly! In case you missed it, check out our hands-on preview of the sander. We were VERY impressed with the sander, and hope that uthscaedu will enjoy […]
Here’s our original review of Milwaukee’s M12 cordless right angle drill/driver. Read More
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 […]