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How To Shop at Harbor Freight

How To Shop at Harbor Freight

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 […]

Cool Tools From MoMA

Cool Tools From MoMA

There’s no rule that says your tools can’t be functional and stylish. Granted, MoMA doesn’t have a full line of tools for your shed–but if you’re looking on a smaller scale, MoMA is a good starting point.

Top 5 Tools of Mass Destruction

Top 5 Tools of Mass Destruction

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 […]

New and Improved Categories

New and Improved Categories

We’ve recently narrowed our focus and expanded on our core content which is all about “roll-up your sleeves and do-it-yourself”!!! Keeping in the spirit of this we’ve expanded on our remodeling, outdoors, and tools categories that you’ll see on the right side of the page. We’ve always had this content […]

WD-40 Smart Straw Stays in Place

WD-40 Smart Straw Stays in Place

WD-40 is a staple of most toolkits but trying to keep the little red straw connected to the can via the scotch tape method is always a losing proposition and fidgeting with the straw and nozzle each time is also a bore.

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.

Milwaukee Wet/Dry Vac is now Cordless!

Milwaukee Wet/Dry Vac is now Cordless!

Unfortunately spills and leaks don’t always happen in close proximity to drains which makes for a messy cleanup, that was until the wet/dry shop vac appeared. Milwaukee now makes a cordless model that is ideal for areas that aren’t powered like workshops and garages.

Learning the Language of DIY

Learning the Language of DIY

Beyond learning the step-by-step to hang an interior door, how did you gain the confidence to handle a drill and learn the skills to choose the proper bit? The fundamentals of do-it-yourself start with the confidence it takes tackle a project and the willingness to learn as you go. Those […]

Pretty Tools Target Women Builders

Pretty Tools Target Women Builders

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.

Compact Tools for Any Situation

Compact Tools for Any Situation

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 […]

Chocolate Tools for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Tools for Valentine’s Day

Forgo the typical box of chocolates for your DIY inclined loved one this Valentine’s day and instead do as they do in Sicily and go for the full on chocolate tool set!

Calibrating a Tape Measure

Calibrating a Tape Measure

Tape measures are an indispensable tool and absolutely necessary for completing accurate work. But as simple as they are they also require calibration and maintenance. This video from Fine Homebuilding shows you how to keep your tape measure accurate and some tips in measuring in space and at longer lengths.

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.

Bucket Boss for Your Desktop

Bucket Boss for Your Desktop

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 […]

Protect Your Space from Dust and Paint

Protect Your Space from Dust and Paint

This easy to install barrier will protect your interior spaces from overspray and dust.

Every Tool Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars…

Every Tool Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars…

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 […]

Pocket Screwdrivers

Pocket Screwdrivers

When you’re in a pinch and your thumbnail won’t do, these pocket screwdrivers would be perfect for you (unintentional rhyme). Brought to us by The Hardware Aisle, these nickel-sized screwdrivers are tapered to fit most flat-head screw notches and they are small enough to attach to your keychain or just […]

Woodworking Clamps to Handle Any Job

Woodworking Clamps to Handle Any Job

If they’re good enough for Norm I’m sure they will probably do the job in your home wood workshop. The K Body clamps from Bessey Tools are required for any serious woodworker. They are renown for handling difficult jobs with a delicate touch and they make a clamp for any […]

Dig Safely Using an Underground Utility Locator

Dig Safely Using an Underground Utility Locator

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.

Cleaning Your Paintbrush is Easier than Ever

Cleaning Your Paintbrush is Easier than Ever

Stop wasting time trying to rescue paint brushes that have become useless because they were never cleaned properly. The EZ Clean Paintbrush debuted at the 2006 National Hardware Show and operates under a concept so simple it falls under the “Why didn’t I think of that” category. After using the […]