Hand Tools

Do-It-Yourself GoPro Pole Mount

Do-It-Yourself GoPro Pole Mount

For some fun GoPro angles, use a pole mount and save some money by building it yourself instead of buying.

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

Ames takes us to Tool School and shows us their latest hand tools and their Made in America craftsmanship.

Leatherman Has Pocket Tools for Surfers

Leatherman Has Pocket Tools for Surfers

The Leatherman Thruster and Shooter are the perfect pocket tool for the on the go surfer.

Setup a Home Gardening Center

Setup a Home Gardening Center

Ace Hardware helped us setup a home garden center for our neighbor that included must-haves for any avid gardener.

Refined Splitting with a Japanese Hand Axe

Refined Splitting with a Japanese Hand Axe

Japanese hand tools serve a specific purpose and perform with grace and elegance including this Japanese hand axe.

Hardcore Hammers and Hatchets: American Made

Hardcore Hammers and Hatchets: American Made

Handbuilt hammers and hatchets from America’s heartland to your hand

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

Become a Top Chef with the Superbread Fusionwood Knife

Become a Top Chef with the Superbread Fusionwood Knife

We do our fair share of cooking and we truly value the experience of using a high quality knife. Using a good knife just makes your life better, right? Enter the Superbread Fusionwood knife from New West Knives out of Jackson, WY. New West KnifeWorks was founded by Corey Milligan […]

Knife + Flashlight = Blade Light from SOG

Knife + Flashlight = Blade Light from SOG

A knife plus a flashlight in one tool is one of those combinations that everyone should have. LED’s are in almost every power tool and we’ve used our cordless drill as a flashlight many times, but for some reason we’ve never seen a knife and flashlight combined until now. The […]

Fasten Anything With the T50elite Arrow Stapler

Fasten Anything With the T50elite Arrow Stapler

We use a staple gun more often than we realize and we have a vintage steel stapler that still works to this day. But it’s limited in what size staples it can use and doesn’t quite have the punch through power that some of our jobs have required. Arrow sent […]

The B.A.S.H. (Bad Ass Sledge Hammer) Puts You in Beast Mode

The B.A.S.H. (Bad Ass Sledge Hammer) Puts You in Beast Mode

If you’re looking for a good demo sledge hammer to take out some walls or concrete floors, there is no better tool to do this than the BASH Sledge hammer from Wilton. They sent me their 10lb hammer with the 36″ handle and as soon as you grab it you […]

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

When we moved into our first house a month before the holidays, we were overjoyed to later receive gracious amounts of basic (and not-so-basic) tools and accessories from our famliy to help with our renovation plans. And while those tools have been more than useful to have around, when we […]

Our Top Picks From Lowe’s New Kobalt Tools Line

Our Top Picks From Lowe’s New Kobalt Tools Line

Last week, I had the great fortune of traveling to New York City for the debut of Lowe’s expanded Kobalt Tools line. Although the home improvement giant has offered Kobalt tools for years (Kobalt started in 1998 as a brand of mechanics tools), the line has now been expanded to […]

Our Favorites From DeWALT’s New Product Launch

Our Favorites From DeWALT’s New Product Launch

Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling to Baltimore for DeWALT’s new product launch. I had a basic familiarity of the brand, but it was fascinating to dive more into the company’s history, methodology and what they’re doing to produce functional, innovative tools that help people work better and […]

DeWALT Hand Tools

DeWALT Hand Tools

If you’re a fan of the DeWALT brand of power tools, we’ve got big news for you. DeWALT hand tools are now available and they haven’t just released a tape measure and wrench but they’ve identified more than 100 types of hand tools and dived into the R&D and come […]

Clean And Care For Hand Tools

Clean And Care For Hand Tools

Your tool collection isn’t just a great thing to have when you’re pursuing your latest DIY project–it’s an investment, and that means regular upkeep of your tools will help them last for decades. I speak from experience, as I was fortunate enough to be able to use several of my […]

Milwaukee FastBack Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee FastBack Utility Knife Review

Milwaukee Tools is known for their line of contractor-grade power tools that have an almost cult-like following. Case in point, these tattooed fans of the power tool brand. They are now a serious player in the hand tool industry as they own Stiletto Tools which produces the Trimbone Hammer and […]

Stiletto Tools Trimbone Hammer

Stiletto Tools Trimbone Hammer

Stiletto Tools continues to innovate and the Stiletto Trimbone Hammer is their latest masterpiece. It’s Stiletto Tools first trim hammer and it’s DNA is straight from their iconic titanium Tibone hammer. The Stiletto Trimbone has quite a few new features that make working with nails much easier. We met the […]

Get Organized With A DIY Tool Wall

Get Organized With A DIY Tool Wall

As your tool collection grows, you may find yourself with too many tools–and not enough space in which to store them. Sure, a tool box or tool cabinet is a great way to keep your collection organized, but if you have enough sizable tools, or prefer to keep them at […]

Hands On with Kyoto Tools at the Monozukuri Museum

Hands On with Kyoto Tools at the Monozukuri Museum

Beyond the magnificent temples and shrines of Kyoto, Japan, you’ll find the headquarters of Kyoto Tools (KTC). They are the premier tool company in Japan and their quality is world renown. KTC was founded in 1950 by three craftsman who were focused on creating high quality tools made of the […]

SOG Flash II Knife Review

SOG Flash II Knife Review

We’ve got a thing for handy no-nonsense knives so it makes sense that we fell in love with the SOG Flash II so quickly. From the comfortable handle to the serrated edge, there are a number of small details that make this knife perform big. The black matte, glass-reinforced Zytel […]