Ryobi has just released a brand new 5pc combo kit as part of their Tek4 power tool system. Included in the combo are two new and three familiar tools – a cordless screwdriver, power snips, smart noise-suppression protective headphones, an LED flashlight, and a mobile device charger.
After seeing lackluster sales flyers and a few horrendous “After Christmas Sales” we decided to post a brief warning. Beware of crafty marketing and tricky advert wordings! The particularly egregious “sale” that prompted this post was an “After Christmas Clearance Sale” that featured the Rockwell Jawhorse. The sale price was $177.75, which reflects a whopping […]
We’re huge fans of Mechanix branded mechanics’/work gloves – they fit well, last long, and feel great. While we haven’t yet tried Mechanix’ cold weather gloves, they’re currently on sale at Amazon for 20%-off, so we’ll give them a try.
The PortaMate PM7050 MEGAVISE is a portable clamping station that looks like it may be a contender to the Rockwell Jawhorse. With a clamping force of 1500lbs, a 34.5″ capacity, and three sets of interchangeable clutch plates, the MegaVise looks to be higly capable.
Gator’s new Black Zirconium Ultra Power sandpaper utilizes a special grit composition that allows it to “sand three times faster and last three times longer than regular sandpaper.” These cutting and longevity improvements can be appreciated by everyone, from the DIY woodworker, to the professional in a production environment.
We recently posted our suggested Holiday Gift Guide, and before that we predicted which tools will sell very well during this holiday shopping season. Today, we’ll tell you about three of the tools that we are gifting to friends and family this year.
Our fourth and final featured “Most Valuable Tool of the Week Contest” entry is for a hand impact tool. These tools can be used to manually free frozen, rusted, or other such stubborn or stuck fasteners. This is what 2WYKD had to say about the tool: Maybe I think this is the most valuable because […]
While we truly enjoy writing each and every post that we publish here on ToolGuyd, there are some that we find extraordinarily enjoyable to write. Following is a recap of the 5 posts that were most memorable and enjoyable to write during our first year of operation. You may also want to check out our 5 most popular […]
As part of Amazon’s Friday Sale, the Leatherman Wave multitool and Monarch 300 LED flashlight combo is on sale for $48.36. We’re huge fans of the LM Wave, and while we haven’t heard stupendous things about the new Monarchs, it seems to be a decent AAA torch. Typically the Wave is priced at ~$65, and […]
I was browsing for tools recently and came across an Estwing axe over at Sears’ website. Behold, the Fireside Friend Splitting Tool! Great for splitting those friends that never return borrowed tools!
Wantedabiggergarage, a frequent ToolGuyd reader and commentor, and GarageJournal forum member, was recently the victim of a theft and asked us to share his experience with you to serve as a warning. Be aware that thieves are also “holiday shopping” and are looking to take advantage of the distractions that this time of year brings about. Had […]
Believe it or not, five days from now will mark ToolGuyd’s first anniversary! This past year has been very exciting, and we’re glad that you’re here to share the occasion with us. There will of course be several special posts to help commemorate the event. Top start off, here is a recap of the five most popular ToolGuyd […]
While cordless handheld vacuums such as Makita’s new model and the ubiquitous dustbuster are suitable for light duty cleaning or small messes, there may be times when you may need something a bit more robust. For medium duty cleaning tasks, what you’ll want to whip out is a cordless wet/dry vac. Although a traditional corded vacuum would typically be better suited for most […]
Sears has just discounted one of their Craftsman 40″ Griplatch ball bearing tool storage combos by a whopping 50%. This deal does come around every so often, and is still one of the best that we’ve ever seen on Craftsman tool storage. Both the chest and drawer are separately discounted by 50%, so if you need only […]
The Expedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench is a rather intriguing tool that has recently caught our attention. Normally we’re quite wary of unconventional tools, especially those claiming to be “all-in-0ne” solutions, but it looks like the Hydrokinetic Wrench deserves a closer look.
We have used quite a few different brands of jigsaws in recent years, but by far our favorite brand is Bosch. We’ve been using Bosch’s 1587AVSK jigsaw model for about two and a half years now, and it’s reliable, durable, provides plenty of power, and still operates smoothly and efficiently.
With all this talk of the world’s smallest snowman, I’ve decided to show you a few of the electron micrographs that I’ve taken of a #2-56 machine screw. A few weeks ago, to better familiarize myself with a new scanning electron microscope, I had decided to take a look at a machine screw before moving […]
With Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and various other holidays approaching, we thought it’s about time to present to you our 2009 top-10 holiday gift guide. These are our 10 most recommended gift ideas, presented in no particular order. Many of these items are widely available at many online stores and local retailers. The following […]
The third reader-suggested Most Valuable Tool is SK’s stubby ratcheting screwdriver set, as nominated by ToolsandGarages Forum member Wilbilt.
We’re a bit surprised that there aren’t as many great tool deals as we would have hoped for these days, but there are still quite a few worth looking into.