November 15, 2007
Vermont American, makers of fine power tool accessories turns 60 this year. The company, started in 1947 has a long track record of innovation, including:
- 1947 - first circular saw blade
- 1948 - first dado blades
- 1959 - develops high-speed steel router bits
- 1982 - first titanium drill bits for the consumer.
- 1998 - first titanium saw blades for the consumer
Their current catalog has over 200 items including sawzall blades, jigsaw blades, drill bits, driver bits, hole saws, router bits, band saw blades, and on and on.
We use their bits all the time and want to pass on a congratulations for hitting the 60 year milestone.
Vermont American at Amazon.com
November 13, 2007
Irwin is giving away a set of their new Parallel Jaw Quick Clamps and if you want to get into the running, you just have to go to their site and fill out a quick form. The clamps have a big 3-3/4" jaw depth which can exert 1150 lbs of pressure on the work piece.
Irwin is accepting entries until December 14th and you can keep entering every day until then to increase your chances. The random drawing to determine the winner will be on December 17th.
Enter the contest here.
November 7, 2007
Home Depot has just started a contest that's perfect for all of you who enjoy putting yourself on camera. To enter, just video yourself talking about what you would do with the $25,000 grand prize and post it up on youtube.com.
Videos can be submitted from November 10th (this Saturday) until December 15th. A winner will be announced on December 17th. Your insane spending spree starts moments later.
Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality, and number of viewers. Official rules can be accessed here.
There are a few submissions up already and so far they're pretty underwhelming. At this point, Melissa's the clear winner, but that isn't saying much. So until the contest really gets rolling, you're better off watching flaming pianos get catapulted across the desert.
October 30, 2007
The guys at Northern Tool are giving away a Milwaukee V18 Li-Ion 4-Piece Combo Kit and all you have to do to get in the running for it is to rate a product on their site. It looks like a simple three step process; find an item you know about, create an account (it only takes a sec, we've done it), and then rate the product.
The combo kit comes with a circular saw, a hammer drill/driver, a work light, and a reciprocating saw. It's got a value of about $600. If you're not lucky enough to get the combo kit, you could still walk away with one of five $50 gift certificates to Northern Tool.
The best part about the contest is that it started yesterday (Oct. 29th) and it ends Friday (Nov. 2nd), so there's not a whole lot of time for people to hear about it and enter. That translates into higher chances of you hitting the jackpot.
More information at Northern Tool.
October 19, 2007
If you're one of those people who is desperately trying to get all of your Christmas shopping done by November, you should investigate Home Depot Gift Cards as a way to knock at least a few people off your list.
They've just rolled out all of their holiday designs and there are a few different types of gift cards to choose from. They've got the standard card, one that comes with a free coke, one that has an added security feature, one in Spanish, and one that comes with a little DVD filled with DIY tutorials.
So head to Home Depot, throw them some cash, and walk away with no more Christmas shopping to do until October 2008.
October 10, 2007
DeWalt is giving away one of their new Nano-powered hammerdrills. All you have to do to get in on the action is go to their website and enter to win. It's pretty easy.
Entries will be accepted until December 31, 2007 and the random drawing will be held on or about January 10, 2008. The winner has a choice between a 18-volt hammer drill, a 28-volt hammerdrill, or a 36-volt hammerdrill.
Enter the contest here.
August 3, 2007
Well we put all the names in a hat and did our drawing and are happy to say that reader Joe is now the owner of Ridgid's new 18 Volt Li-Ion drill. We want to thank everyone who entered and shared their thoughts on the website. There was a lot of great feedback and we really appreciate you guys taking the time to let us know what you think. So, for Joe, congrats, and for the rest of you we can guarantee that there will be other tool give aways in the future. Thanks again.
July 27, 2007
This is your last chance to win a drill just by letting us know what you think of us. Since we're going to be clearing out of town for the weekend, we'll extend our timeline and accept entries until Sunday at midnight. Remember, the drawing is random, so you can be as honest (read: brutal) as you want to be. We'll have a winner early next week.
Everything you need to know about the contest is here.
Trust us, it's a killer drill.
Good luck and have a great weekend.
July 23, 2007
Our buddies over at Toologics spent the weekend in Vegas at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers show. There was a lot of buzz about the show and they've covered it all. From Porter-Cable's new line of tools to DeWalt's new battery to Fein's next generation of MultiMaster. Check out their coverage here.
July 22, 2007
There's still one week left to get your entries in for your chance to win a Ridgid Compact 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Drill from Tool Snob. It's a great drill and you really don’t have to do much to get your name entered. Details here.