May 1, 2007

April 2007 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgWe had a lot going on here this month at Tool Snob; reading about tools, using tools, reviewing tools…

Without question the tool of the month is the Ridgid Fuego, a great little circular saw that hasn’t left our side since it showed up on the doorstep. An honorable mention goes to, not a tool, but a book. Setting Up Shop is essential reading for any woodworker, hobbyist, or DIYer. And don’t think it’s just for people with $3,000 table saws. It’s not. In fact it’s really for people with small shops who are looking for creative ways to manage their space.

We’re looking forward to this next month. We’re in the process of reviewing the Quick Angle and we’re expecting Porter-Cable’s 371K mini belt sander any day now.


Tool of the Month
Ridgid Fuego 6-1/2" Framing Saw

Tool Reviews
Ridgid 3-1/2” Round Head Framing Nailer
Microplane Stainless Steel Sanding Discs
Handi-Shims
Ridgid Fuego 6-1/2" Framing Saw

Book Reviews
Renovating Old Houses
Setting Up Shop

New and Interesting Tools
Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit
Bench Dog Push-Loc
Worx Blockbuster Hammer Drill/Driver
Black & Decker Grasshog 18-Volt Cordless String Trimmer
Porter-Cable 371K Compact Belt Sander
Ryobi 229 Piece Rotary Tool Kit
Veto Pro Pac

New and Interesting Building Materials

Pole-Wrap

Recalls
Ryobi Router Tables
Craftsman Circular Saw

Magazines
Fine Homebuilding No. 187 – Annual Houses Issue
This Old House - April 2007

Other Helpful Things We Found
Stihl Chainsaw Selector
Nail Gun Injuries on the Rise
How Nail Guns Work

Sweepstakes
DeWalt Jobsite Storage Chest Sweepstakes

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at May 1, 2007 5:42 AM

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