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 […]
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The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for the Craftsman Experience. We had an opportunity to visit the showroom last week while they were holding a couple […]
Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and true favorites, these tools are true must-haves. OK, get a grip on yourself and try not to drool.
A DIYer without tools is like an artist without a paintbrush; a writer without a pencil; a blogger without a computer — well, you get my drift. The importance of tools to home improvement projects is undeniable, but the bigger question is: what are the must-have tools for home repair? […]
If you, like me, are on a constant mission to surround yourself with pretty things, then Cynthia Rowley’s new tool collection should definitely be on your radar. Basic home improvement supplies, including hammers, pliers and screwdrivers, become a little more extraordinary when bathed in prints inspired by Cynthia’s fashion designs […]
One Project Closer just tipped us that Craftsman tools will now be available in about 100 Ace Hardware stores by this summer. Ace Hardware will start with about 10% of the Craftsman line and go from there. This is big news for Sears Holdings as they’ve found a partner in […]
If you’ve heeded our earlier advice to invest in good, durable tools, the next step is to ensure proper care and maintenance in order to extend the life of your tool collection. The most popular tool upkeep task is sharpening blades, so you’ll need to select a file or stone […]
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 – […]
Remodeling for Geeks breaks down some of his favorite hammers including Carpentry, Framing, and Drywall Hammers. Great insight on our favorite tool.
32 years ago the Phillips screwdriver was patented by Henry F. Phillips who was a Portland, Oregon, businessman. from Wired Phillips wasn’t trying to make life with hand tools easier. He was trying to solve an industrial problem. To drive a slot screw, you need hand-eye coordination to line up […]
When you’re done building your garden box you should pick up one of these Leatherman Gardening Multi-tools. As with every Leatherman they serve many purposes. Not only are they stainless steel pruners but they also have these other capabilities.
Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster than necessary, and ping, the wood splits. A project is now delayed and/or potentially ruined.
Snowboarders need tools that are easily accessible to make quick tweaks to their setups while on the mountain but carrying a set of screwdrivers and wrenches isn’t practical. Snowboard manufacturers have devised some small tools that are great for riders but can also work well in your glove box or […]
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 […]
We can imagine this tool becoming a must-have for some homeowners. The ratcheting hex wrench is a basic concept and is simple to use, the perfect combination for a successful new tool. It comes in both a metric and standard version.
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 […]
Even more than the screwdriver, we rely on a good set of pliers to complete jobs that we could not safely or easily do without them. As with most jobs, its all about having the right tool and all pliers are not created equal. Pliers 101 and Selecting the Right […]
We love the simplicity and beauty of well-crafted hand planes. If you’d like to build your own here is a step-by-step which allows for a bit of customizing.