Specialty Tools

Beware: Unclogging a Bathtub Drain with Zip-It Can Be Disgusting

The Zip-It is one of the easiest tools around to unclog drains especially in a bathtub. It won’t damage pipes like Draino and other snaking devices. But the results can be a bit disgusting as the above video shows. At least you’ll have a tub that drains!

Giveaway: Magnogrip Magnetic Wristband

Giveaway: Magnogrip Magnetic Wristband

Last week we checked out a simple but effective tool called the Magnogrip. The wristband attaches via velcro strap and the enclosed magnet is strong enough to hold nails, screws, drill bits and fasteners. This week the Magnogrip can be an early Christmas to yourself or loved one. All you […]

The iVac Switch Solves Your Dust Collection Woes

The iVac Switch Solves Your Dust Collection Woes

This should fall under the must-have shop tools. The iVac Switch works in harmony with your dust collection or vacuum system and an associated power tool. The power tool can range from a high power table saw, down to a low power mini drill. Any power tool that generates dust. […]

Stop Losing Nails and Screws

Stop Losing Nails and Screws

We’re always on the lookout for tools that make our life easier and the Magnogrip magnetic wristband seems to fit the bill. The wristband attaches via velcro strap and the enclosed magnet is strong enough to hold nails, screws, drill bits and fasteners. We’d save a lot of frustration from […]

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: 5 Black & Decker ReadyWrenches

Giveaway: 5 Black & Decker ReadyWrenches

We're ecstatic to announce this weeks Giveaway as we know every handyman or handywoman would love to add this tool to their arsenal. The Black & Decker ReadyWrench puts 16 of the most popular standard and metric socket sizes into one tool. With a spin of the tool's two rotating […]

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Over at Lumberjocks you can peruse a ton of user submitted projects. Most of them are woodworking. Some masterpieces and some questionable but all home grown. This homemade cyclone dust collector caught our eye as it’s a unique problem solving tool that many builders would love to have in their […]

Ryobi Noise Suppression Headphones Giveaway

Ryobi Noise Suppression Headphones Giveaway

Our sense of hearing takes a lot of abuse and over time will deteriorate. It’s not only the obvious times to protect your hearing such as at a rock concert, listening to your iPod or playing the drums, but also at home while mowing the lawn or using power tools. […]

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

It’s decorating season and it starts for some by putting up amber and orange twinkle lights for Halloween then continues into late December with hanging Christmas lights. Toolmonger shares these holiday light string hooks that are so small and unobtrusive that you can leave them out year round which would […]

Review & Giveaway: Ryobi TEK4 Infrared Thermometer

Review & Giveaway: Ryobi TEK4 Infrared Thermometer

One of the cooler products (no pun intended) we’ve reviewed is the Ryobi TEK4 Infrared Thermometer. All TEK4 Tools are cordless and use a rechargeable battery. Built for toughness they are impact and dust resistant so you won’t have to worry about taking it with you to the job site. […]

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a finalist in their Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009 contest. Launched in 2006, Clean Air […]

An iPhone App You Wood Want

An iPhone App You Wood Want

iPhone apps for the remodeling and diy enthusiast are plentiful. There’s an app to pick a paint color and an app to level a shelf but we recently got a handy new app that is more educational than gimmick. This app from Double Dog Studios is a reference guide for […]

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

The Homewrecker Demolition Hammer

The Homewrecker Demolition Hammer

The Homewrecker is another demolition tool that promises to help you tear down much faster. What’s unique is the cat’s paw claw end that will have you pulling nails at a much faster rate. If the Homewrecker is too light duty to do the trick then check out our previous […]

Furniture Felt Guides Will Save Your Floors

Furniture Felt Guides Will Save Your Floors

You’ve just spent time and energy refinishing your floors or installing new hardwood and the last thing you want to do is carefully drag that heavy armoire or cabinet back in place for danger of scratching your beautiful new floors. Most people resort to stick-on felt guides which might work […]

Joining Wood Planks has Never Been Easier

Joining Wood Planks has Never Been Easier

There are a number of different ways to attach wood plans together. Some techniques are easier but less effective while other ways are more time consuming but create a more solid joint. The JessEm Zip Slot Mortise Mill from Woodcraft aims to make creating wood frame joints both easy and […]

A Hard Case for the Ultimate Headlight

A Hard Case for the Ultimate Headlight

The Energizer brand is synonymous with long-lasting batteries, but they also have a product line of flashlights that are worth a look. One of them is the Hard Case Professional headlight that allows you to work hands-free in dark areas by using 1 of 4 included LED lights. This headlight […]

Central Vacuum = Quiet and Convenient

Central Vacuum = Quiet and Convenient

We received a tip from TheKitchenDesigner about the tool that she finds indispensable and her favorite was the Vacuflo Central Vacuum. We grew up in a home that was equipped with a central vac and underestimated it’s convenience.