November 3, 2014

Tool Nut FMM deal (and a bonkers price on some Blaklader gear)

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So not only is Tool Nut practically giving away T-shirts, but they're engaged in some serious tool price reductions as well.

First, they're unloading some Fein MultiMasters (the big TOP set) for $200. As anyone reading this site knows, the FMM is the grandaddy and long-time champion of the oscillating multi-tool (OMT). I've written so much about the Fein that you could print out all of the pages, tie them together and use them as a boat anchor. Here's my original review from way back in 2008.

It's just a great tool and $200 is a rock solid price. I think Amazon usually has it at the $240-$250 range.

But, what's really crazy over at Tool Nut is that they're selling some Blacklader gear at half price. Say wha....? If you're not turned on to this stuff yet, this might be a chance to check it out. It's true work gear, fully designed for someone who works all day. I've got a pair of their pants and a fleece jacket and when Armageddon hits, those are the first things I'm going to pull out of the closet. They're reinforced in all the right places, they have pockets everywhere, and I can't imagine what it would take to rip, cut, or tear the fabric. It's also good looking gear too. You can wear it on the weekend and not look like a total goof.

Specifically, Tool Nut has their canvas jacket for under $70. It's usually well over $100.

So yeah, check out those deals. I vouch for Tool Nut too, they're not scam artists (but they are Jets fans, so you have to deal with that). They're good dudes and worth supporting if you can.

And don't forget your nearly free t-shirts while you're there.

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October 23, 2014

Free (almost) T-Shirts at Tool Nut

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Our pals over at Tool Nut are basically giving away t-shirts. They've got four new designs, each in a bunch of different colors, for the "lock me up I'm crazy" price of $1.99. Who doesn't love (nearly) free t-shirts? Every carpenter I know thrives on them. I can't remember the last time I paid for one. Does it matter that I'm a walking billboard for tool manufacturers, lumber yards, and window companies? No, cause they're free.

So anyway, you're probably thinking, "well, yeah, they might only cost two bucks, but I'm going to get slammed on shipping charges." Well, maybe, but not really. If you just get a t-shirt, you're looking at a flat rate of $8 S&H, but any order over $40 means free shipping. As I'm sure any reader of this site knows, it's painfully easy got get to the $40 mark at a tool retailer (especially a quality one like Tool Nut). So if you're in need of some new recip blades, a chalk line, or an orbital sander, then you might as well pick up five or six shirts while you're at it.

Here are the shirts at Tool Nut

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October 21, 2014

Pro Tool Innovation Awards 2014

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And the winners are....

Our pals over at Pro Tool Reviews have whipped up another edition of their Pro Tool Innovation Awards. It's basically a fast and easy guide to all that is new, cool, and interesting in the tool world. There's a lot to like too, some of which we've never even seen before, like the Mag-Lok Long Handle Tool System or the Wolverine Cabor Boots. There are also plenty of tools from companies like Milwaukee, Klein, and Bosch, all places where we've come to expect innovative ideas.

So check out this years winners here.

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October 17, 2014

Powerstrike Framing Hammer - Review

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The Powerstrike Framing Hammer is easily the strangest hammer I've ever seen. With it's exposed welds, its nuts and bolts vibe, and the hollow metal handle, there is nothing about it that says "normal operating procedure." They sent me a couple to check out and I've been pounding on them for at least a month now. They're great too, maybe not perfect, but really nice.

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October 7, 2014

Win a NOVA Infinity Chuck

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If you're into wood turning then you're going to want to check this out. NOVA is giving away one of their Infinity Quick Change Chuck Systems.

Here's what we know....

Teknatool/NOVA, those experts on woodturning, are holding a Facebook contest in October and the winner's prize is an innovative NOVA Limited Edition Infinity Quick Change Chuck System. The Contest starts October 1, 2014 and ends October 31, 2014.
It is only open to U.S. Residents who are new or existing Facebook fans or followers of NOVA Woodworking. Here are the basics:
To Enter this Facebook Contest, the rules are simple:

"Like" NOVA on their Facebook page
Create a video turning a lidded vessel then post on YouTube with the hashtag #NOVAInfinityContest.
Show the finished project at the end of the video.
Share the YouTube Link on NOVA's Facebook Page with the #NOVAInfinityContest hashtag.
Get your friends, family, and others to "Like," "Share" and 'Comment' on your video via Facebook to increase your chances of winning.

Complete rules are here.

As an aside, check out these fantastic turned chess sets. One of these days when I have the time, I'm going to fire up my little Delta Midi and try something like this.

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October 6, 2014

Irwin Vise-Grip Cutting Pliers - Review

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[I updated the piece with more info on the handles]

The other day Irwin sent over a sample of their new line of cutting pliers and man o man, are they nice. Really nice. They ain't cheap, but they're slick.

We first saw these a while back when Stu from ToolGuyd mentioned them, noting that they're manufactured by NWS. NWS is a German company and beyond the message board tool junkies, they don't have much presence in the US. Everything I've ever read about them has been positive but I've honestly never even held one of their tools until now. That apparently was a mistake.

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September 15, 2014

Spyder Rapid Core Eject Hole Saws

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There's no doubt that the lamest part of using a hole saw is ejecting the core from the saw. I wonder how many flat head screwdrivers have been irreparably damaged over the years. A while back, Lennox advanced a solution to this problem with their Speed Slot line. These saws come with a cool "step" pattern up the side of the saw, giving you a series of spots to pry your screwdriver against. I have a set and they're nice. Milwaukee recently released a similar design.

But Spyder is wiping the slate clean and approaching the problem from an entirely different angle. Their thinking is, "why move the core, when you can move the saw?" It's a cool idea too. How it works is that once you make the cut, a release button lets you slide the hole saw back along the bit. This leaves the core in place where it can be easily removed. Then press and slide the saw back in place.

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August 26, 2014

Hart Quick-Tatch Trowel System - Review

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I'm no pro tile guy, but in my recent/current/never-ending renovation I've tiled four bathroom floors, two tub surrounds, a shower, a kitchen backsplash, and 500 sq/ft of basement floor. So I've come to understand a a decent amount about tiling. Of all this accumulated knowledge, one of the most annoying things I've learned is that trowels are very, very difficult to store.

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August 20, 2014

Worx Live Demo Tomorrow (Thursday 8/21)

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This just in from our contact at Worx:


Did you ever want to see the WORX AeroCart, GT 2.0 Trimmer and WORX AIR in action?

Well, now is your chance. You could also win one of these cool tools.

Special prices and giveaways will be offered during these live demos.


When: Thursday, Aug. 21, Noon & 3 p.m. (EDT)

Register Now - Click here

If you haven't seen the Aerocart, it's a real trip. It's this bizarre hybrid wheelbarrow that has like 30 other uses. It looks really cool and would be neat to see in action. Plus, they're giving stuff away, which is always a nice bonus.


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August 19, 2014

Klein Coaxial Cable Cutter - Review

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Klein recently sent us a sample of their new Coaxial Cable Cutter and after taking it down to the basement and doing some serious slicing and dicing with our A/V wiring, we're pretty impressed with it, more than we were expecting to be.

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