We’re about to place an order for a few new tools and wanted to share our selection and reasoning with you.
First off we’re picking up Channellock’s 8-Inch Wide Adjustable Wrench (808NW). We spoke favorably of their extra-wide Code Blue version a few weeks ago, but could not justify a 65% increase in price for a 1/3″ increase in capacity.
Still, an 8″ adjustable wrench with the capacity of a 12″ one would be well suited for our portable tool kit… (In other words, we’re indecisive and will eventually end up with both versions!)
While we’re at it, we’re picking up another pair of Channellock’s Smooth-Jawed Tongue & Groove Pliers (915), to give as a housewarming gift. We own a pair of these and found them to be superbly versatile and well suited for home use.
Although we have more screwdrivers than we could ever use, not to mention several sets still unopened, we’re ordering a set of Wera 300 Plus LaserTip drivers. We’ve been wanting to try out these drivers for a while now, and the price is right.
We’re also on the fence about whether we need a Wiha Split-Head Mallet. The price seems okay, and the 22.4 oz weight would fill a hole in our non-marring mallet selection. However, our reservation is that a dead-blow might be a better choice for the money.
Lastly, we might pick up a Bosch I-Driver or Pocket Driver that was posted about yesterday.