Popular Mechanics is taking it to the next level when it comes to testing hand tools. We’ve all seen the predictable results of hammer-on-nail but what does a real world situation such as hammer-on-thumb feel like when comparing a standard steel hammer with a new auto-hammer?
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to using your tape measure. We all can see the measurements of inches and feet but there are markings and peculiarities that all top-grade tape measures have that most of us tend to overlook or don’t know exist. Fortunately Remodeling […]
Need a hand hanging those Christmas lights? Sometimes a ladder is a bit treacherous and difficult to maneuver.
We hope you caught the Cool Tools holiday blitz that aired this weekend but if not you can still enter their sweepstakes where the winner gets $15,000 cash towards the purchase of tools and gadgets. We could definitely fill out our toolbox with that kind of dough.
photo: Shannon Patrick Toolcrib has the scoop on Vise-Grip which was recently sold to American tool manufacturer Nail Jack Tools. They plan on moving Vise-Grip manufacturing to China which may effectively close the long running plant in Dewitt, Nebraska.
Although only updated once a week the Rockler Woodworking blog is definitely worth a look. We found their post about specialty finishing tools that allow you to spray or paint finish on your wood project without touching it.
One of the more popular sources for tools of any type is Harbor Freight. Many of their products are unbelievably inexpensive and some are name brand while others are not. Toolcrib recently wrote up an extensive review of how to shop at Harbor Freight, including “what not to buy” as […]
As much as maintaining the yard and landscape can be a joy, sometimes there’s stress involved…and I’m talking about the lawn. When dealing with summer lawn maintenance there are a few things that must be kept in mind such as mower deck height, watering and fertilizing. Here are some lawn […]
We all love the demolition part of a project. The primitive satisfaction gained from tearing into a wall with abandon is unmatched. Not only is it gratifying to remove old, rotted, and unsightly structures it’s also better on the wallet and typically easier to find friends to help out. Besides […]
Wild and Wolf’s graphically vivid floral tools are causing quite the discussion at Apartment Therapy’s Chicago blog. Although seemingly innovative, Wild and Wolf isn’t the first company to produce tools targeted to women – Barbara K and Tomboy Tools, among others, have also created female-friendly models.
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 […]
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.
The Bucket Boss (right) is a great invention. It keeps your workspace organized by creating a place for your tools and small materials to live and remain easily accessible instead of thrown into open toolbox. These principles apply to the Mug Boss (left) as well for keeping your desktop workspace […]
The ultimate toolbox is really a mobile shop and will cost you plenty but think of the time and energy you’ll save in never having to buy another tool again! And remember you were good this year so Santa might be kind. Read more for the list of everything this […]
photo: TroyBilt Consumer Search doesn’t just provide reviews but they review the reviews and provide insight beyond the marketing spiel. We’ve recently found them useful for reviewing the top leaf blowers available today. There are recommendations for each class of leaf blower, from gas to electric to compact style and […]
Never worry about hitting another wire, cable, or pipe again with the SeekTech SR-20 utility locator from Ridgid. You should still check public records for underground hazards before digging but this new tool will provide you with even more assurance that you are digging in a safe place.
Toolmonger has a great tip for saving money on your next trip to Home Depot.
Here are some helpful paint calculators from various manufacturers and retailers for estimating the amount of paint needed for covering walls, ceilings, or exteriors. Compare a few and you should have a rough estimate of what you’ll need. PPG Architectural Coatings Benjamin Moore Pratt and Lambert Glidden Paint Quality Institute […]