Tools

The Trucker's Friend is a tough, all-purpose tool that was designed for truckers, but it looks perfect for walker (zombie) head splitting, nail pulling, tree chopping, ice scraping, etc. This tool is made of heat treated steel with a shock absorbing fiberglass handle. It combines the essential functions of an axe, claw hammer, nail puller, crow bar, [...]

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Walabot DIY review

I have been doing home improvement projects for decades now. I lost count years ago, but the total number has to be in the hundreds of all shapes, sizes and effort levels. Many times the construction involved tearing into something with only some idea what I was to find. Well, Walabot promises the DIY can alleviate this problem. The [...]

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Let’s talk blowers. I know what you might be thinking—why would anyone bother reviewing a blower? They either work or not. That’s what I initially thought. EGO, a cordless outdoor power equipment maker, offered one of their products for review and I left it up to them to choose. Imagine my surprise—and disappointment—when I opened [...]

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Hot on the heels of Misfit's jump into the smartwatch arena, they are now branching out with a new company called InstruMMents that has just unveiled their first product, the 01. Not exactly the most clever name I've heard for a first product, but the product itself does look pretty clever. The O1 is a [...]

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Hanging pictures can be a nightmare of measuring tapes, levels, and holes in the walls - only to end up with your pictures still crooked and out of line.  With the Gallery Magic system, you won't have to work so hard and still end up with nicely spaced and level artwork.  The first part of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home and Kitchen, News

I fancy myself a bit of a handyman and prefer to do the vast majority of home repairs myself. Many projects require the use of a tape measure. While I generally get my measurements right, occasionally I read the markings wrong, or the length is so great it's difficult to measure with one person. These [...]

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Have you ever fantasized about having X-ray vision like Superman? The Walabot DIY will give you, or I should say your smartphone, that superpower. What is it? Walabot DIY is a device that uses 3D imaging technology to see through drywall, cement, and other materials to determine the location of pipes, wires, and even rodents’ [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News

Hanging pictures, wallpaper, and leveling furniture is tough sometimes. For those who live in an older home, it's even worse, because sometimes, there's not really a level or plumb surface to reference and you have to furnish your own. For those jobs, a regular spirit level just doesn't cut it. You need to use a [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_imQEMMhw-o You know those tags on your new clothes that you immediately rip off and throw in the garbage as soon as you get home? You won't want to do that when you buy gear from Columbia Sportswear. The outdoor gear manufacturer is turning the paper tags that traditionally include washing and garment care instructions [...]

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When we were kids in school we had to label ALL of our belongings, which was a chore. However, labeling things can be fun, especially with tools like the Electric Carving Pen Tool. This engraving pen can be used on jewelry, metal, wood, ceramic, and glass and might be an ideal gift for the artistic [...]

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There are new innovations being made in technology all the time. Some are outlandish, but some become a vital part of our lives. I believe that the laser measuring tool is one of those devices that will become (if it hasn't already) a vital part of our lives, especially for those who are involved in [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

I think that everyone who has ever screwed in a screw has stripped a screw head (or two) at one time or another. When it happens, you can either just leave it alone, muttering to yourself, "Good enough!" Or you can bore out the screw with a drill bit and replace it. There is an [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home and Kitchen, News

Since I know so little about cooking, I approach it like I would any engineering problem:  I follow directions when possible.  One essential cooking tool I need is a reliable thermometer.  Let's see how the Maverick PT-100 thermometer works out. • Commercial Grade Thermometer with NSF approval • Type K Thermocouple with integral stainless precision micro [...]

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From Zootility, the same company that brought us the PocketMonkey multi-tool and the Headgehog pocket comb multi-tool, comes the WildCard. The WildCard is a credit card sized multi-tool made of 420 blade steel that is currently seeking $20,000 from Kickstarter. It is sized to fit in a credit card slot in your wallet and features a traditional knife [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

It seems like every time I need to fix something with a tool, it's in the darkest area of my home or garage. I have several flashlights that can help in these situations, but holding a light in one hand while trying to use a screwdriver with the other hand can sometimes be a little [...]

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