November 26, 2010

Win a Dremel MultiMax from Tool Snob

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Thanks to our homies over at Dremel, we're giving away one of their shiny new cordless MultiMax Oscillating Tools (a value of $140).

To enter, leave a comment at this post telling us what your first job will be with the new tool. We'll accept entries through December 10th and at that point our cat will pick a random winner, or if there is a post that is smothered in hilarious genius, we might choose that one, or if you make us weep, we might choose that one. It all really depends on how we're feeling that day. Strange, isn't it?

Dremel also supplied us with an Oscillating Tool Primer which is after the jump. It's a nice intro to the tool as well as what to consider when buying one. It's very even-handed and not all Dremel-centric like you might assume. So if you don't really know what these tools are capable of, make sure to click through and learn a thing or two.

Also, if you're impatient with the giveaway and have instant gratification issues, the cordless Dremel MultiMax is at Amazon.com.

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November 19, 2010

Win a Milwaukee M12 Radio from Tool Snob

m12_radio_1.jpgWe're giving away a brand new Milwaukee M12 radio. It's a great little item and because of its size and the fact it has a protected compartment for our iPod, it's become our radio of choice. You can read our original review here.

To enter to win, leave a comment at this post telling us what tools, hardware, or gear you're wanting to get for Christmas. In a week or so, we'll compile all of the entries into a gift guide of sorts to help out all the clueless tool shoppers out there. Be sure to also tell us why you want it. Just a sentence or two is fine. We'll choose an entry at random and send you the radio.

And just so you know, the Milwaukee radio does not come with a battery or charger, but it does have an A/C adapter so it is ready to use out of the box, just not in a cordless fashion. If you have other M12 tools, great. If you don't, well, then this is as good a reason as any to start getting involved with them.

A big thanks to Milwaukee for providing the prize. Learn more about their massive M12 line here, or do some window shopping at Amazon.com.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (30) | social bookmarking

November 15, 2010

Tool Snob's Official and Unexpurgated Guide to Making a Tool Demolition Video

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So this is officially a trend: tool companies making videos of themselves, or their surrogates, distributing violence upon one or more of their tools. I've been dribbling these videos out to you as I get word of them, but since I now see it as a full on fad, I've decided to collect my thoughts on the genre. After viewing all of the tool destruction videos I could get my eyes on, I've come to some distinct conclusions on what makes a good one and what makes a bad one. I've compiled this list of six items that I feel should be taken into consideration when putting together one of these anarchy-riddled videos.

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November 5, 2010

Win a $5000 Amazon Gift Card

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Yikes....five grand?!

That's a ton of dough.

And all you have to do to put your name in the hat is sign up for their Tools & Home Improvement emails. That's it. Usually for this kind of money you have to do some sort of stunt, probably involving a firearm or an alligator (or both).

Get details and enter at Amazon.com

Also check out Amazon's new Home Improvement Facebook page here, if you're into that sort of thing.

...and if you are into that sort of thing, make sure to 'follow,' 'like,' or otherwise approve of Tool Snob's Facebook page here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

November 4, 2010

A Concord Carpenter's Giveaway

DF_cordless_roofing_gun.jpgOur pal Rob from A Concord Carpenter, who actually lives not far from here, is going to be hosting a Duo-Fast giveaway over at his site. The giveaway is going to happen next week, but this week there is open voting on what the prize will be. So go and vote on one of three Duo-Fast nailers and the one with the most votes will be given away.

The contestants are the new roofing gun, the positive placement nailer, and a pneumatic framer. Our vote goes with the roofer. We've been playing around with one for a review (coming soon) and the thing is very cool. Check out our original thoughts on the tool here.

Head over and vote at Concord Carpenter here. Also be sure to check out Rob's Home Improvement Tips section (to the right of the front page). There's a lot of good information there.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 18, 2010

Winners of the Sears Gift Card Announced

winner5.jpgThe winners of the two $25 Sears gift cards are....

(drum roll)...

(more drum roll)...

Reader Joel won the card that was chosen by random drawing and Reader Tom walked away with the one that we hand-picked. It's worth noting that Tom didn't win by virtue of his entry in the gift card, but rather because at the same time, he entered the fingernail contest with this...

Thanks to my better half, I got my thumb stuck in a tailgate 2 weeks ago and could neither get the thumb out of the closed door or could I reach the latch. Broke the bone on top of it. I got lots of sympathy for about a day. Not worth it.

We think that you'll all agree that Tom is deserving of the gift card.

Also, this Friday, we're going to stop taking entries on the 'When Will My Fingernail Fall Off" contest. So if you've got the stomach to enter, go here.


Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 14, 2010

Tool Nut's Woodfest 2010

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If you live anywhere near Yorktown Heights, New York, this Saturday, you should be over at the Tool Nut retail location for some heavy tool action and a free lunch. It's their big Woodfest 2010 event and it's looking good from where we're sitting (which unfortunately is too far away from Yorktown Heights to make it).

We're told that there are going to be over 20 vendors and lots of new tool demos. There is also going to be a substantial sale going on, including a sale on Festool, which is sort of like the Haley's Comet of the tool world it happens so rarely.

Check out Tool Nut.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 12, 2010

Fluke Football Sweepstakes

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Since thermal imaging and college football go hand in hand, Fluke, one of the big names in the test and measurement category has announced their Big Game Sweepstakes with the winner getting two tickets and airfare to watch the Big Game in Arlington Texas in February 2011. We're not into college football, so we couldn't tell you the significance of The Big Game, other than to say that it's big. As in capital 'B' Big.

To enter, you need to go to this page and simply investigate one of the products. Once you're on a product page, you can click through to enter.

It looks like the point of the sweepstakes is to merely get the word out about Fluke. It's a smart move too, seeing as Milwaukee is hard-charging in the test and measurement category and they've got some massive brand recognition.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 8, 2010

Reminder: Free Money at Sears

roulette_wheel.jpgIn addition to winning something with the assistance of my damaged hand, you can also put your name in the hat for one of the two Sears Gift Cards that we're giving away. All the info you need to enter the drawing is here, along with a bunch of other already-out-of-date Sears news. We'll do the drawing next Friday, October 15th.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

October 7, 2010

Tool Snob Announces the 'When Will My Fingernail Fall Off?' Contest

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Early yesterday, I managed to get my finger caught in a rapidly closing door. It happened around 9:30 in the morning (EST), so if the wind was just right and you heard a frightening barrage of swearing, that's what it was.

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