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Tape measure + pencil = PencilMan

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

Do it yourselfers, handy men and women and just about anyone who needs to measure and mark something will want to check out the PencilMan tape measure from Smith Works Tools. The PencilMan is a 25 foot metal ruler that features an easy to use thumb activated tape brake lever, a belt clip and bestRead More…


ReadyMax offers hand tools with built-in lights

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When you’re using a pair of pliers in a dimly lit area, a flashlight can be real handy. But holding a flashlight in one hand while using the pliers in the other hand can be both inconvenient and awkward. An alternative could be a hands-free head lamp, but then you still have use two devices insteadRead More…


These wrenches shed light on your target

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – and you apparently won’t see much longer.  Hammacher Schlemmer has a set of Rechargeable Illuminating Wrenches that have built-in LEDs that light up that dark area you need to work on under the car hood or under the sink.  The lights are recessed in the cradle of the wrench,Read More…


Your tool collection isn’t complete without the Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench Bottle Opener

on Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ll be able to remove bottle caps with ease when you own the Sears Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench Bottle Opener. This specialized wrench has the same look, quality and durability as your favorite Craftsman tools with the Craftsman name. It’s made in the USA and is priced at $14.99.

Worx SD Screwdriver

Worx SD Power Screwdriver – I am the Law

on Saturday, September 29th, 2012

One of the biggest pains with using drills and power screwdrivers is having to change bits all the time, however Worx has come up with a neat solution.  The Worx SD Power screwdriver is powered by a 4V Li-Ion battery and comes with a handy LED work light.  It’s big selling point is the sixRead More…


Pocket Multi-tool with a Built in Hammer

on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Kelvin 23 is a toolbox for your hand. It includes a hammer, level, measuring tape, LED light, and even a 16 bit magnetic screwdriver. It’s available in Black or Pink and is priced at $29.99


Racheting ReadyWrench Combines 16 Socket Sizes

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Socket sets: good.  Hauling around a bunch of parts: bad.  The Racheting ReadyWrench from Black & Decker combined 16 of the most popular standard (SAE) and metric (MM) socket sizes into a single wrench.  Just spin the rotating head to the socket size you want and ratchet away!  $35.


Ditch your Router, Jigsaw and Sander for the Dremel Trio

on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Crafty geeks will appreciate the new Dremel Trio multi-tool. It can sand, cut and rout materials including wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, wall tile and more without switching tools. It has a non-marring base and is capable of a speed range of 10,000 – 20,000 rpm. I think this tool might come in handy forRead More…


A can opener for your gadget clamshell packages

on Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

Ok, it’s not really a can opener, but it looks like one. Sorta. Kinda. The Zipit is a motorized plastic clamshell package opener from ThinkGeek. It’s an interesting concept, but I think I still prefer the manual Zibra Open It shears. These might be good for people with poor hand strength though.


Dremel Driver Cordless Screwdriver

on Monday, March 30th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Dremel Driver is Dremel’s new variable-speed 7.2V compact cordless screwdriver. It looks like a handy tool to have around for smaller projects and crafts.

Zibra Open It!

on Friday, March 14th, 2008
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

It’s probably no surprise when I tell you that I get a lot of products in the mail each week. With the receiving of these products, comes the task of opening the package that they were shipped in. More often than not, these products come encased in clear plastic sealed containers that defy easy opening. Today I want to show you an easy to use inexpensive tool that can help you open those #$@!@ plastic packages with ease. It’s the Zibra Open It!

ColdHeat Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun

on Thursday, May 25th, 2006
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

Ok, this is going to be one of those reviews that will probably not to appeal to regular ole Joe Geek. Unless Joe Geek also happens to have a crafty side. Today I’m going to tell you about a glue gun. Wait, don’t go away yet! It’s cordless! Yeah, I knew that get you interested… The Freestyle cordless glue gun from ColdHeat is just what you need for those marathon refrigerator magnet making parties.