I’ve been helping a friend shop for cleaning and maintenance supplies for his new home, and then it came time to choose a DustBuster. Well, we were technically shopping for a “compact cordless handheld vacuum” to be precise, but let’s be real – we were looking for a DustBuster. It’s tough to choose one from […]
We recently spotted (and examined) Husky’s new 36″ stainless steel tool storage units over at Home Depot. These new toolboxes are sure to turn some heads over the next few weeks as shoppers pour into stores looking for memorable holiday gifts. Husky’s main selling point is that their new cabinets have greater storage capacity than competitors’ […]
Happy Epstein, a very well known and reputable hand tool distributor, just launched their new online store! Their new storefront features a shopping cart and checkout system for easy-as-pie ordering. There’s also a search engine, country of origin info for every item, straightforward catalog navigation, and… flying tools!
I stopped by Advance Auto the other day and noticed a rather prominent and huge Gearwrench tool display. Screwdrivers, sockets, pliers, ratchets and adapters, sets, oh my! I believe I also saw a “Danaher Tools” banner in a corner of the store window as I walked in, so perhaps additional Danaher tool lines will soon be carried by Advance.
This is just a reminder that our Moste Valuable Tool of the Week Contest is still ongoing. Head on over to the ToolsandGarages Forum and tell us about a tool that saved you some time, effort, or frustration recently. Prizes include a Gearwrench Roto Ratchet Set, and a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Bosch’s 23613 Impactor 12V cordless impact driver is on sale for the mind-boggling low price of $100! The impact driver comes with two NiCad batteries, a charger, and a carrying case. We had to double check, but these are new tools and not refurbished, or bare-bone kits! Note that this Impactor is going to be […]
Tool Snob recently posted a very well written and thorough review of the new Dremel 4000 rotary tool that is definitely worth checking out. They had a lot of good things to say about the tool, and summed it up rather nicely with the following statement: To wrap things up, this is a fantastic tool […]
If your home is not yet winterized, then you had better get started since December is here and winter is on the way! A great place to start is by caulking and sealing windows and other common leaky areas where cold air can seep in. There are of course many other ways that you can increase your home’s energy […]
I’ve been going through Make Magazine Volume 20, and while it’s not one of their best issues, it’s still pretty interesting. If I can ever find the time, I might attempt their Auto-Phenakistoscope project. The highlight of this issue was definitely the feature on MythBuster’s Adam Savage, but there’s unfortunately only one narrow photo of his workshop. […]
Amazon is slashing $10 off of every $50+ Victorinox Swiss Army Knife order! We’re not sure how long the discount will be good for, but now that the holiday shopping season has officially begun, inventory is flying off of the figurative shelves. Several items that we looked at a day ago are now nowhere to […]
There are quite a few decent deals going on at Woodcraft right now. First off, there’s a great looking 10-piece Bessey clamp set for $30, and the second hot deal is for a Kreg Bench Klamp with free Mini Jig for $20. The Bessey clamp set includes a pair of pipe clamps, four mini 4″bar clamps, […]
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 […]
Amazon just dropped their prices on a cordless Makita driver, 2D and 3D Maglites, and Black & Decker’s Ready Wrench. Black & Decker Ready Wrench: $15.88 (retails for $30 everywhere else) Makita DF030DW 10.8V Compact Lithium-Ion Driver Kit: $80 (retails for about $110) Maglite 3D LED Flashlights, and 2D LED Flashlights: $14.97, but only in […]
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 […]