Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]
Every builder needs a truck and the big 3 did not disappoint as they had their burliest and baddest trucks on display but none were as cool as the DeWALT Ford F-350 we saw at CES this year. Surprisingly the truck lineup at IBS 2010 didn’t include any foreign options. […]
Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]
In the film Thomas Crown Affair, we loved how Pierce Brosnan hid stolen paintings behind an electronically controlled faux piece of art that would raise and lower which provided him access to his secret stash. The Art Screen from Vutec works in a similar way and instead of hiding contraband […]
The toughest consumer electronic device we saw at CES 2010 came in the form of a beefed up Ford F-350 that was wrapped in DeWALT tools and featured Microsoft’s mobile office as part of Ford’s Work Solutions that’s available in their line of trucks.
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!
We asked our editors for some gift guide ideas and the first to respond was Deren. Here’s his gift guide that is perfect for home improvement newbies. In our part of the United States, low-priced “starter homes” are selling right and left. Impressive deals abound and new home buyers are […]
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. […]
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 […]
Wrap your iPhone in a beautiful wood case and let that layer of organic material provide a natural layer between you and your phone.
Before you line up at Walmart check out our roundup of Black Friday deals online that we 've selected from some of our friends. Best Black Friday Deals for Gadget Lovers – Unpluggd Black Friday for Tools – Toolmonger Black Friday Deals on Home Goods – Real Simple 25% off […]
Featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along 4 DIY skills to his kids. The first was building a fence that rots before it falls. The second is laying a caulk bead properly. I never appreciated the wonders of caulk until adulthood. I thought caulking was as simple as […]
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 […]
A tool left off many lists that every household should have is a 6-foot stepladder. That height is useful for most interior jobs and working on the lower portion of the exterior of the home such as the roof line. Don’t skimp on quality. A good ladder should last a […]
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 […]
Inspired by this T Square tattoo we spotted on a recent trip to Seattle, we decided to pull together a photo gallery of tattoos dedicated to tools. It’s difficult to tell which body part some of these tool tattoos are located on but many of them would be very difficult […]
We’re a fan of the Headlight Hard Case Energizer light and this 4 LED swivel light light promises to be just as useful. As with the rest of the Hard Case line, this light is extremely durable and shock resistant. The compact size and attached clip allow you to place […]
We’ve long been a fan of tool libraries but unfortunately they are lacking in many cities and most of the tool libraries we’ve seen are in dire need of updating. Neighborgoods is taking the idea of sharing tools to the next level by combining the idea with a social network. […]