Power Tools

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

It’s week 3 of the Great Gift Challenge from Martha Stewart and eBay. Our previous gifts focused on tools for gardening and home security. We now turn our focus towards a couple of gifts that any do-it-yourself enthusiast would love to receive. For $150 we were able to snag a […]

Giveaway: SKIL 4-piece Power Tool Combo Kit

Giveaway: SKIL 4-piece Power Tool Combo Kit

We're sure someone asked Santa for power tools this year. We can help this week with our latest Giveaway from SKIL. We've got an 18 Volt Ni-Cd 4-piece Cordless Power Tool Combo Kit that is just the thing for anyone getting into power tools and wants a flexible system they […]

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

So you need a drill, jigsaw or sander, but you’ve only bought hand tools and you typically avoid the power tools aisle. Well, you’re probably thinking: Where do I start? Doug Mahoney of the great blog Toolsnob helped us compile a quick and easy guide to help anyone buying power […]

Take This Tool Advice from Norm Abram

Check out this video of Master Carpenter Norm Abram being interviewed at last years AWFS show by Popular Woodworking magazine. Great insights into his favorite tools and techniques. Tools Norm Abram Value’s the Most Table saw – because it touches each project Joiner – straighten rough lumber Surface Planer – […]

Cool Tuesday Tools

Cool Tuesday Tools

+ Klenk Ratcheting Screwdriver + Milwaukee Battery Tool Charger: AC home and DC auto + DAP Pro Caulker + Router Bit Storage Options + Win a Bosch PS20

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

You’ve still got time to make your Dad happy and enter our Father’s Day giveaway for a chance to win a 4-piece Combo 18V Cordless Powertool Set from SKIL. Our friends at One Project Closer have saved us from cracking open the box by doing a great review of the […]

Serious Bandsaw Skills

You’ll never guess what he’s making until the final reveal. We’re curious as to what other ways he’s put his bandsaw skills to use. Apparently he sells a kit that includes urethane tires and an Olsen blade which really makes your bandsaw hum. More from Woodworking in Action. [via Toolsnob]

Saved by the Drill

Saved by the Drill

In most situations a hole in the head isn’t a good thing but in this case it was the only option to save a boys life. He had fallen while riding his bike and was immediately brought to the hospital where doctors diagnosed he had bleeding on his brain which […]

Keep Your Power Tools Running

Keep Your Power Tools Running

As we fire up our spring projects it’s clear that we need to wipe the dust off some of our power tools and give them a once over to make sure they are in good operating condition which means they are safe to use and effective. Here’s a starting point […]

Craftsman Mini Circular Saw

Craftsman Mini Circular Saw

Toolsnob brings us this miniature version of the circular saw from Craftsman. It’s available from Sears and boasts a 3-inch saw rated at 2800 rpm. It can be used in 3 positions and goes for $100.

Circular Saw Safety

Circular Saw Safety

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks This post from Casasugar got us thinking that although circular saws are loud and their blades somewhat menacing, they are wonderfully useful tools that any DIY home enthusiast should know how to use safely and effectively.

World’s Most Powerful Cordless Drill

This commercial from Milwaukee tools is both humorous and effective. Thanks Toolsnob.

The Circular Saw Demystified

The Circular Saw Demystified

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks Remodeling for Geeks breaks down circular saws and some tips for buying that include: When you buy your saw, buy new blades. The blade that comes with the saw is like the starter cartridges you get when you buy a new printer. For this discussion, we […]

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Cultivating your lawn with this tool is no joke. Called the “Yard Boss” this power cultivator won the Organic Gardening Editor’s Choice Award and also features a ton of attachments such as a lawn aerator, bed edger, lawn dethatcher, and power sweepers.

Hello Kitty Sander

Hello Kitty Sander

Not sure how I feel about a power sander decorated with the toy Hello Kitty but to each his own. This is one trend I could do without. Would be interesting to see what contractor shows up to work with this in his truck.

Nail Gun News

Nail Gun News

We’ve shared tips for nail gun safety but if you need a reminder of the damage that they can do when not handled properly, then check out these x-rays of folks who weren’t quite so careful.

Tool Letdowns

Tool Letdowns

Gear Acres shares a couple of their tools that may have looked good on paper but ended up disappointing on the job. Their putty chaser and heat element (look out for those eBay purchases) cost them time and money and left them frustrated with a tool that didn’t live up […]

Gift Guide 2007

Gift Guide 2007

Leather Tool Belts from Occidental Leather We’ve pulled together some of our favorite tools, materials, and products from this past year that we think most DIY enthusiasts would love to find in their stocking or under the tree.

Using a Wet Saw to Cut Costs and Tile

Using a Wet Saw to Cut Costs and Tile

Cutting ceramic or stone tile and granite countertops can be done using a wet saw. You can rent wet saws and save yourself some money by sizing and cutting the materials yourself. Wet saws use a diamond edged blade to slice through the hardest of stone and the water keeps […]

Power Tool Drag Racing

Take your ingenuity and power tools to the next level and get competitive.

Compact Driver

Compact Driver

No we’re not talking about Danny Devito behind the wheel. This compact driver comes from Black and Decker and will save your wrists when you’ve got the mundane task of building that IKEA dresser or tightening that hard to reach screw in a light fixture. It stays charged for 18 […]