Tools

Tool Tattoos: True DIY Dedication

Tool Tattoos: True DIY Dedication

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 […]

Energizer Hard Case Swivel Light Giveaway

Energizer Hard Case Swivel Light Giveaway

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 […]

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

Sharing Your Tools is Good for Everyone

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. […]

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. […]

Stanley Works to Acquire Black & Decker

Stanley Works to Acquire Black & Decker

Toolsnob tipped us to some big news in the world of tools. Stanley Works will acquire Black & Decker for $4.5billion in an all-stock deal. According to the WSJ: This deal combines two iconic U.S. hand-tool and power-tool makers whose fortunes have faded amid a collapse in the housing market […]

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

So you need a drill, jigsaw or sander, but you’ve only bought hand tools and you typically avoid the power tools aisle. Well, you’re probably thinking: Where do I start? Doug Mahoney of the great blog Toolsnob helped us compile a quick and easy guide to help anyone buying power […]

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. […]

Take This Tool Advice from Norm Abram

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 – […]

Best Home Improvement Tool Ever

Wake your butt up!!! [hat tip @ThisOldHouse]

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Take a look at our recent articles on ShelterPop! + Not all women want to use the same tools as men and rightly so as these new female-centric tools are lighter and have smaller grips – Tools Strong Enough for a Man but Made for a Woman + Your wall […]

Don’t Get in a Twist, Store Your Extension Cables the Right Way

Don’t Get in a Twist, Store Your Extension Cables the Right Way

As we mentioned in a recent newsletter, Timothy will be contributing regularly to ShelterPop and today he shares the proper way to store medium-heavy gauge extension cables. Storing cables the proper way prevents twisting and makes for easy use the next time you need them.

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 […]

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill Review

You’ve still got time to make your Dad happy and enter our Father’s Day giveaway for a chance to win a 4-piece Combo 18V Cordless Powertool Set from SKIL. Our friends at One Project Closer have saved us from cracking open the box by doing a great review of the […]

Serious Bandsaw Skills

You’ll never guess what he’s making until the final reveal. We’re curious as to what other ways he’s put his bandsaw skills to use. Apparently he sells a kit that includes urethane tires and an Olsen blade which really makes your bandsaw hum. More from Woodworking in Action. [via Toolsnob]

Makita Drills It’s Ad Message to the Wall

Makita Drills It’s Ad Message to the Wall

This ingenious approach to advertising from Makita is making the rounds online as it should. Saatchi & Saatchi are responsible for this campaign in which more than 20,000 holes were drilled with various spacing to create the desired visual effect. This advertisement was completed in South Africa but we’d love […]

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 […]

Keep Your Power Tools Running

Keep Your Power Tools Running

As we fire up our spring projects it’s clear that we need to wipe the dust off some of our power tools and give them a once over to make sure they are in good operating condition which means they are safe to use and effective. Here’s a starting point […]