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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

photo courtesy of Zipwall When you are short on workspace and must work in environments that are sensitive to dust or paint particles you have other options besides covering everything with tarps. Check out the Zipwall which is a temporary barrier that can be fastened in a variety of ways […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woodworking Projects to Finish in a Weekend

Woodworking Projects to Finish in a Weekend

We’ve found a great how-to guide for wood working called Lee’s Wood Projects that includes many wood working plans that are ambitious for the beginner but manageable by anyone with time and tools. Our favorites are the classic outdoor picnic table, toy box, and wooden planter.

Scoring Deals at Home Depot

Scoring Deals at Home Depot

Toolmonger has a great tip for saving money on your next trip to Home Depot.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Tools

Top 10 Most Dangerous Tools

Ever wonder which one of the tools in your shed are responsible for the most injuries? The best folks to ask would be those who have worked for years with these tools on a daily basis. Toolcrib has done this and compiled the answers from forum respondents at WoodNet.net and […]

Klein Toolbags

Klein Toolbags

If you are looking for a new toolbox, consider these canvas tool bags from Klein. They come in traditional colors of white with naugahyde or you can go with a more unique look of cordura.