Monthly Roundup

November 1, 2011

October 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

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Behold! The shortest and lamest monthly roundup evah!

Demolition Tools

Our House

Safety

Tool News

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August 8, 2011

July 2011 Monthly Round up for Tool Snob

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Roundup.jpgWe had a busy month with non-snob related items and went pretty light on the content. We're planning on being back in the saddle in the upcoming days. We certainly have enough to cover; the back-logged tools are filling up the shop at a staggering rate.

So here's an overview of what went down last month...

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Cordless

Distractions

Grinders

Hand Tools

Inspection Tools

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Metalworking and Welding

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Painting

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Router Tables

Routers

Tool News

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July 5, 2011

June 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

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Here ye go...

We just looked at this and realized that we reviewed a whole ton of stuff this month. It's almost impossible to pick out a single one that we liked above the others, but if we had to (and, honestly, we have to), we'd go with the Blaklader work pants (review here). They bring work pants to a whole new level. We'd recommend them to anyone.

A lot more coming this month...

Air Tools

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Clothing

Distractions

Glues and Adhesives

Hand Tools

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Measuring & Marking

Monthly Roundup

Power Tools

Promotions

Routers

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June 1, 2011

May 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Thumbnail image for Roundup.jpgYeah, we've still got that lame old roundup image. Haven't gotten around to swapping it out yet. Lame. Maybe each month we'll just make it 10 pixels smaller and soon it will disappear altogether.

We took a week off this month, due to another time consuming project, but we still got some reviews in. Of them, we think the best are the Link Flashlight (which Tool Snob Jr. has hidden somewhere) and the CH Hanson Auto Locking Pliers. Both are items that would be useful to the tradesman or DIYer.

We've got a lot in the docket for June. A bunch of Father's Day giveaways that should be launching in the next couple days as well as a load of reviews. We're pretty backlogged with tools to review, so we're going to put a lot of effort towards working through those.

Air Tools

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Cordless

Distractions

Fasteners

Guides

Hand Tools

Metalworking and Welding

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Power Tools

Work Lights

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May 2, 2011

April 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Thumbnail image for Roundup.jpgWe did a pretty heavy load of reviews this month. More than we've ever done in a single month. Of all those items, our Tool of the Month is the new Festool RO 90 Rotex. It's a great sander and one that we've only grown to like more since we wrote the review. We're also really into the Porter Cable Plate Joiner. We recently stumbled upon the sheer glory of the FF sized biscuit. Fantastic stuff.

Other posts of note, were the "Made in China" discussion that we started as well as the first installment of the Blog-A-Geddon.

We've got more coming this month, so keep checking back.

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Cordless

Demolition Tools

Distractions

Fasteners

Guides

Hand Tools

How-To

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Painting

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Safety

Sanding

Tool News

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April 1, 2011

March 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgMarch has come and gone and with it another month of content put together by us for all of you tool obsessed freaks out there. We usually do a Tool of the Month, but this time it's simply impossible..how does one choose the best tool when the Veto Pro Pac, the new Bostitch finish gun, the Kett Vacuum Saw, the Ergodyne argon-filled vest, and the Hardcore Hammer are all contenders? You try picking a winner...can't do it, can you?

We also realized that it's long past time we swapped out our Monthly Roundup image. We took this one in a hurry when we first started doing the posts four years ago and we've kept with it. Honestly, we really dislike the image and cringe every time we post it up. Maybe next month we'll have something different.

Air Tools

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Building Materials

Clothing

Cordless

Demolition Tools

Distractions

Glues and Adhesives

Guides

Hand Tools

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Measuring & Marking

Metalworking and Welding

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Power Tools

Promotions

Sanding

Tool News

Work Lights

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March 1, 2011

February 2011 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Roundup.jpgWe were wrapped up in a few other projects, so we ended up going AWOL from the site for about a week, but still, we're happy with what we did this month. Mostly because we got our reviews up of the new Makita 12-volt circular saw and the Ridgid Tri-Stack Compressor. They're two items that really stand above the crowd. Between the two, we can't pick a winner.

We've got some really good stuff coming up in the next few months, so keep checking in. A couple boxes showed up today and man o man wait till you see what was in them....

Tools of the Month

Air Tools

All Reviews

Building Materials

Cordless

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Measuring & Marking

Power Tools

Promotions

Work Lights

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January 31, 2011

January 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Thumbnail image for Roundup.jpgWe reviewed a number of solid items this month. The Bagster is very cool (and we're on the verge of picking up another one) and the Ryobi camera is pretty slick as well. But because we've been getting pounded with snowfall after snowfall, we've carved out a special place in our hearts for the Troy-Bilt Snow Blower and the Milwaukee Heated Jacket. Without these two items, we might not have ever made it outside of the house.

We've got a bunch of good stuff lined up for this coming month too. Some jigsaw action, a little laser fun, some nailers....some compressors...blah...blah...blah...

Oh yeah, and my fingernail fell off. Actually, I ripped it off on December 31st because I weas going to a swanky dinner party and didn't want it to end up in the soup. It's days were numbered though, it was just hanging on by a little piece of stubborn skin. So congrats to Reader Rad for guessing the closest date. I shipped him a nice Craftsman low vibration orbital for his clairvoyance.

...and speaking of contests, don't forget to enter to win the $200 Home Depot gift card that we're giving away. Details here.

Tools of the Month

All Reviews

Bits and Blades

Building Materials

Clothing

Cordless

Demolition Tools

Distractions

Hand Tools

Heat Guns

Inspection Tools

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Our House

Painting

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Snow Removal

Tool News

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January 3, 2011

December 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgThere's no better way to ring in the fresh, blank slate of the new year with a look at the final month of last year (huh?)....

Tool of the Month: The Cadex Pinner for being a stripped down little badass.

Air Tools

All Reviews

Chainsaws

Clothing

Cordless

Distractions

Glues and Adhesives

Hand Tools

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Our House

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Radios

Sanding

Tool News

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December 1, 2010

November 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgNovember was good to us this year. We got the woodpile squared away, hung out with Yoda, got the lowdown on the latest and greatest from Ridgid and Ryobi, put our hands on three terrific new tools, and got a few posts together to assist with the holiday shopping. And don't miss our guide to making tool demolition videos.

The Tool of the Month is, of course, the Bosch Axial Glide Miter Saw. The Skil Flooring Saw and the Porter Cable Quik Jig are both outstanding, but the Bosch Glide Saw is just too much of a show stopper for there to be an competition.

Tool of the Month

Air Tools

All Reviews

Clothing

Cordless

Distractions

Guides

Hand Tools

How-To

Jigs

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Magazines

Monthly Roundup

Painting

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Radios

Rotary Tools

Tool News

Work Lights

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November 1, 2010

October 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgThe wood is stacked, the leaves are down, the sweaters are up from the basement, and the cats are catching mice on an almost daily basis. It's fall.

October was good, but it felt really fast this year. We managed to muscle our way through a bunch of reviews and thankfully there were a lot of great tools that we looked at; from the Johnson digital level to the Masterforce Bandsaw (and we can't forget the fantastic Fein grinder with the bizarro switch system). But the tool of the month is going to have to go to go the Husqvarna 576 AutoTune Chainsaw because it's just so damn nice.

We're expecting to be busy in November with more reviews. There's a lot of good stuff piling up in the shop...

Tool of the Month

Air Tools

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Chainsaws

Clothing

Cordless

Distractions

Glues and Adhesives

Grinders

Guides

Hand Tools

Helpful Links

How-To

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Magazines

Measuring & Marking

Metalworking and Welding

Monthly Roundup

Our House

Painting

Plumbing

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Safety

Tool News

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October 1, 2010

September 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgFor the most part, we got along with September. There were a few hot spots, but all in all it was a good and productive month. We're currently gearing up for a healthy gutting of Tool Snob Jr's room (hopefully to take place in the next couple of weeks.

The Tool of the Month is a total toss-up. We really liked the Duo-Fast siding gun for a lot of reasons, but we can't get the Irwin GrooveLock Pliers out of our minds, the same with the Channellock Linesman Pliers. Since hand tools can easily get lost in the shuffle of all the new, fast, shiny power tools, we're going to go with a Channellock/Irwin tie this month. Both tools would be a welcome addition to any tool bag.

Tool(s) of the Month

Air Tools

All Reviews

Bits and Blades

Building Materials

Cordless

Distractions

Glues and Adhesives

Guides

Hand Tools

Jigs

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Measuring & Marking

Monthly Roundup

Painting

Plumbing

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Radios

Rotary Tools

Routers

Safety

Sanding

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September 1, 2010

August 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgOther than deal with the oppressive heat, we did quite a bit of Tool Snobbin' this August. So if you're looking for some extreme cold weather gear, we've got that covered. If you're looking for some interesting saws, we've got that covered too. Or maybe you just want to watch a video of a robot in action...

We're also in the process of giving away a Duo-Fast Coil Siding Nailer, so if you're interested, go here for details. In other contest news, the Bosch Dual Plane Line Laser reader reviews are dribbling in and you'll be seeing us post more of them in the days to come.

August's Tool of the Month is the Megapro 13-in-1 Ratcheting Screwdriver, because it's just so damn nice. It's great to see such an evolved version of a standard, old-as-the-hills tool.

We already have a handful of reviews half-written for September so keep an eye out.

Tool of the Month

All Reviews

Air Tools

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Clothing

Cordless

Distractions

Fasteners

Glues and Adhesives

Hand Tools

How-To

Jigs

Lawn/Garden

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Metalworking and Welding

Monthly Roundup

Painting

Power Tools

Promotions

Safety

Sharpening

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August 2, 2010

July 2010 Monthly Roundup for Tool Snob

Roundup.jpgLooking back over this past month, we can't find a single thing to complain about. We got to review an interesting book, a couple of levels, and a big, badass circ saw. We also got our hands on the Senco Fusion, which is a significant step forward in the arena of cordless nailing technology (which is why it's the tool of the month).

Even with all of this, the high point of the month was heading out to Milwaukee HQ for their annual product symposium. Not only was it a great time, but we got the scoop on lots of cool new items coming your way.

We've already accumulated a substantial pile of tools to review for August, so make sure to keep checking back.

Tool of the Month

All Reviews

Benches, Stands, and Storage

Bits and Blades

Books

Cordless

Distractions

Guides

Hand Tools

How-To

Levels

Lithium-Ion

Measuring & Marking

Monthly Roundup

Oscillating Tools

Plumbing

Power Tool Accessories

Power Tools

Promotions

Rotary Tools

Routers

Tool News

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