Tools

I've got quite a few flashlights, but I don't really have a portable "floodlight" when I need to light up a large area.  This time I got to try out something different. It's not quite a flashlight, and it's not really a camping lantern.  It's the Loftek 15W Portable Floodlight. Includes: 1xUSB cable, 1x 15W… Read More

Normally, picking up a laser measure for the first time is accompanied by the thought or statement, “how far away is that [object]?” Then after a quick press of a button and flash of red light, a result is displayed that is usually accompanied by the thought or statement, “Cool!” The novelty and simplicity of… Read More

I saw this tool being advertised on Facebook this weekend and thought it looked really useful for DIYers and weekend home remodelers. It's the Gorilla Gripper and it literally gives you a better grip on drywall and plywood panels. The Gorilla Gripper is basically a clamp that grips the top edge of a sheet of… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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’… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

As a driver, it's your duty to be a safe one, and your job to avoid accidents. But what happens when you do get into an accident? Are you prepared for it? Can you make it out? No one wants to get into an accident, but they happen to the best of us. Being prepared… Read More

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… Read More