Tools

Dremel-4200-1

I've always heard great things about the Dremel line of tools.  They are known for their good build quality, and can be used for  cutting, grinding, sanding, shaping, and etching various materials.  I recently had the opportunity to review the Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change, so let's take a look at what is [...]

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weller-sp25nus-01

  Like many hobbyists, I rely on a good soldering iron.  I've been soldering since the 3rd grade, and I've had quite a few soldering irons over the years.  I'm currently using a Weller soldering station that I've had over 20 years (still going strong), so when I had a chance to try a new Weller [...]

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craftsman-bottlecap

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.

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kaufmannmercantile_edckit_01

What do you EDC?  EDC stands for everyday carry, and it consists of the items that you carry on your person every day, the things you can't live without (or at least think you can't).  Many people do this without even consciously thinking about it, and most who do include at least one tool in [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
pocket-monkey

PocketMonkey from Zootility Tools is a multi-tool that stores in your wallet. It's made of 1 mm thick stainless steel, weighs an ounce and fits in a standard sized credit card slot in your wallet. PocketMonkey features 12 tools including: a smartphone stand, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, micro screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, door latch slip, letter [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets
black and decker gyro_01

We all love power tools, but let's be realistic:  Unless your tools are part of your job or you're a serious handyperson, most power tools are overkill.  Yes, I've been guilty of using a $400 cordless uber-drill to tighten a cabinet hinge.  But what's this odd-ball, palm-sized thing?  A Gyro?  Isn't that meat eaten inside [...]

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Did you know there is a tool designed specifically for opening split rings? You know, the rings you use to hold your keys? I didn't either till I read about it on one of my favorite sites: EDC Forums. The Xuron 496 Split Ring Plier will save you from pinched finger tips and broken nails. [...]

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Worx SD Screwdriver

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 six [...]

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fastcap_hod-1

I am extremely skeptical of the "as seen on TV" items you find in the stores these days. But I was in need of something to help me carry and install many very heavy and awkward sheets of glass. The professionals use specially designed, relatively expensive suction cups to lift glass panels and stone slabs. [...]

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IMG_7263

The All-In-One Laser Level (BDL100AV) from Black & Decker makes it easier than ever to hang pictures, paintings, shelves, or mirrors.  It can also be used to space any items evenly apart on a variety of surfaces.  Let's give it a closer look. To use the Black & Decker All-In-One Laser Level, attach it to [...]

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Dremel Saw-Max (SM20-02) Review

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Along with gadgets and tech-toys, I like nice tools. Over the decades I have done countless home-improvement and construction projects,accumulating many very capable tools along the way. I have definitely learned that the 'right tool for the job' can save you huge amounts of time, money, and effort....safer too. Always looking to increase my arsenal [...]

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Dremel 3000 1

We have reviewed Dremel tools before- the 300 series, the Trio, and a cordless tool, however the company just keeps making a good thing better. The new Dremel 3000 power rotary tool incorporates a lot of smaller changes, and one big one- the nose cap now acts as a wrench for loosening tools. The new [...]

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Gerber Splice Mini-tool Review

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I love multi-tools! They are even my 'go to' idea for gifts for most people,. Even the non-'everyday carry' types often appreciate a pocketable device that has several handy tools built into it. A work buddy pulled out a Gerber Splice to do a repair the other day and I instantly fell in love with [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
oregon-chainsaw

I live in the woods of Southern Indiana and often find that I need to trim low hanging limbs on the trees in my yard. I've resorted to using a saw before, but most of the time, we'll wait till we have a lot of limbs to trim and will ask Jeanne's brother to come [...]

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dual-voltage-meter-iphone

This Digital Voltage Meter for iPhone from ThinkGeek doesn't reduce the number of gadgets you carry, so it doesn't lighten your load.  It does add to your feature set, though, because the free app from the iTunes store lets you capture data in a variety of ways and display it, email or post it to [...]

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wallet-tools

Wallets were designed to carry cash, but who knew they'd make a great 'toolbox' too. Check out all these stainless steel credit card sized tools from Touch of Ginger. Priced from $8-$16, there are lots of different tools to choose from. Need a comb? Guitar picks? Dice? I guess they aren't really tools, but they [...]

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kelvin-23-1

I am sure all of you have had a moment where you've been in a pinch to find tools to hang a picture, tap in a nail that has stuck out on a piece of trim, or needed to get a quick measurement.  These are some of the projects the Kelvin.23 can help with. The [...]

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kelvin23

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

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Veto Bag 1 (1)

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw [...]

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BlackDecker-PlantSmart-544px

Fish Finders, to those who don't know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the same [...]

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