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Though we normally avoid posts about posts here on Toolmonger, we couldn’t resist telling you about reaching this milestone. But as exciting as it is to still be doing this after a few years we can’t help but think of our work so far as our first round of posts rather than “thousands of posts.” We’re here to stay.

Some Toolmonger firsts:

But best of all, we’ve decided to celebrate this occasion in classic Toolmonger fashion — by giving away a couple of tools. We have two brand-new Stanley Fat Max Extreme Tape Measures that we’ll give away to a few lucky readers who comment on this post and tell us a) how you first heard about Toolmonger, and b) what you’d like to see more of here on the blog. As usual, we’ll pick our favorite entries.

Thanks for reading, and thanks even more for participating through your comments and your tool submissions.

On to the next ‘thou.

 

26 Responses to Toolmonger’s 7,000th Post!

  1. Lee says:

    I think I first heard about Toolmonger a while back when I was Google searching for a tool. I’ve been hooked ever since.

    I think I’d like to see some more how-to posts (any subject will do). Those are always fun to read while I’m sitting behind a desk all day.

  2. bajajoaquin says:

    I found Toolmonger through Google, when I was doing research on 4X6 band saws. In fact, it was the stuff I read here that convinced me that the cheap imports were the way to go for my first metal shop tools (after the welder, that is).

    What would I like to see more of? Tool Pr0n and Dealmongers are among my favorites….

  3. Clint says:

    I found this site by stumbling, and it is now on my “daily” list. I decided to pickup woodworking seriously about 2 years ago and I think I love my tools as much as the finished product! This site truly provides a great service to those who love tools.

  4. PeterP says:

    Congrats guys!

    The Milwaukee tool set is still holding up well, and I ended up picking up the V18 impact wrench for it as well. By far the coolest thing I have ever won!

    I honestly can’t remember how I heard about Toolmonger. I think I was just googling for Tool Blogs and this was the top site.

    I for one would like to hear more about the shop truck!

  5. TomS says:

    Congratulations on your contiued good work.

    I too, stumbled across the site while looking for a tool on the web.

    I would like to see more how to’s and giveaways.

  6. Dano says:

    Keep up the good work! One of the daily sites I visit as well while at work. I don’t work with tools anymore, mainly PC’s but I still have a passion about hand tools.

    I think I found on google as well. I was searching for a tool review site..

    Maybe a forum would be nice.

  7. Jim K. says:

    Congrats on post 7k!

    I don’t honestly remember how I first fond TM, I’d assume a link of a link of a link as most of m finds seem to be. Got it on my netvibes start page these days though so I can quickl san the new posts and easily link to them.

    I’d love to see more in depth reviews such as the driver review you guys did awhile back. (Maybe I’m just biased since I was at Maker Faire and participated in the feedback.)

    -J

  8. kyle says:

    came for the shop truck, comtinue to come back for everything else. Keep up the good work!

  9. Brad Justinen says:

    …And I’ve read every single one.

    7000! Now Thats Epic!

    CONGRATS!

  10. joel says:

    I first heard about Toolmonger when Chuck and I both made Guitar Hero controllers for the Funde Razor charity… Chuck’s: http://toolmonger.com/2006/12/05/how-to-build-your-own-custom-full-sized-wireless-guitar-hero-controller/

    Yeah, definitely more Dealmonger!

  11. Brad Justinen says:

    Oh ya,

    Can’t remember how I found Toolmonger. I’m sure it happened while searching for a tool review.

    The best thing about Toolmonger is Sean and the guys and their close proximity to the readers. It seams the no question can go unanswered in the comments – and if it does they will post the ‘Reader Question’ for everyone to answer. Lets hope that as Toolmonger grows, this will continue.

  12. Kris says:

    I happened upon Toolmonger when I was googling for tool reviews and was immediately hooked. I have the RSS feed in my Yahoo home page, and check it out daily.

    LOML hates this site; it’s caused me to buy a lot of the stuff you showcase.

    Keep up the great work!

  13. Rob says:

    Sean and Chuck and the rest of the TM gang, Congrats and keep up the great work.

    Can’t believe I’ve spent the last three years with you guys, seems like yesterday I sent my first press release to you begging for coverage. Well, it appears that some things haven’t changed. ;->

    At least I can solace knowing that I can kick your butts in go-cart racing.

    Here’s to 7,000 more.

  14. Bryan @ Strata-G says:

    Hey Congrats Guys! Wow, what a week. First Chuck gets a byline in Wired, and now this. You guys are on a tear, and I couldn’t be happier for you. When it comes to the growing universe of building product and tool bloggers, there are still only a small handful who get it right. Way to go Chuck and Sean. Toolmonger rocks!

  15. Shopmonger says:

    You guys Rock….

    I came to you for tool reviews from the start….

    Then came to the Podcast Via The WooD Whisperer

    By the way we need more podcasts… its about time to start up again……oh and ask Joe Brown back sometime…has he crashed another bike yet?

    You have always been straight up with us and we all appreciate it…..

    Hats Off and Beers UP!!!!!!!!

    The ShopMonger Donny B.

  16. river1 says:

    seems i came to find toolmonger via a common road. i googled about some tool and you were in the results. i come here most every day and have a list of tools that i have either bought or will buy because of you.

    thanks for the good reads

    later jim

  17. william d says:

    I found this site because i love reading gizmodo since im a techie and love all the new gadgets that come out. I also am a contractor and love finding new tools and projects. I only started reading recently but I check the website every day! Its awsome and you have a lot of great information. Id like to see a little more of different ways contractors do things like roofing, framing, and lot of tricks of the trades. Keep up the great work

    Bill D

  18. Kent Hanson says:

    I’m a big tool guy, and knew there had to be a blog about tools, and searched and blam!!!! toolmonger.com. One thing I would love to see more of is hands on use of new tools, like a side by side comparison of the new Bosch nailers vs. Paslode nailers.

  19. AggieMike says:

    I found the site when google searching for tool reviews, and quickly became addicted. I visit the site daily to see y’alls updates. I’d love to see more Podcasts, they were the highlight of my week. Also maybe some more one beer projects, i know i fixed my lawnmower in a beer’s time.

  20. kyle says:

    I found this site one day while googling diferent tools then reading on post led to reading another then the next thing i know i am checking to see if there is anything new evertime i think about it Yup Im adicted
    BTW I think adding a forum would be a welcome adition.

  21. Frank Townend says:

    Yes, yes, yes. I stumbled on to Toolmonger some time ago and was hooked. I’ve learned a lot, first from the posts and many, many times from the comments. A very large thank you to the editors and an equally big thank you to those of you who fill in the blanks with your helpful, insightful, on-target comments!

  22. PutnamEco says:

    Heres to 7000 more, :)
    I found Toolmonger while searching for podcasts,I have always enjoyed a good listen when I’m forced to work alone, or have a long commute. I believe my Google search was for”talk about tools podcast”

    I would like to see more podcasts, and I would also second what Dano and kyle said, a forum would be nice. It is hard to keep any kind of coherent dialog going through comments

    Tool wise, I like to see tools outside of my usual field. jewelers/watchmakers tools, shipyard tools, mining tools, and extreme tools, like the B&D space drill. I even find things like dental air compressors, and industrial robots interesting. And, as always, hands on reviews of the newest offerings from the major manufacturers.

    A weekly “blast from the past” featuring an antique or classic tool would also catch my interest.

  23. fred says:

    I’m guessing that I ran across your blog – when i was “googling” some tool or other. What’s useful for me – is not just the posts but the comments and the coments on the comments. Base on comments here, I’ve rethought some of my recent purchases. I’ve been put onto several tools to try out – and a few seem to be working out well. What I thought most valuable was that I found at least one tool of which we had bought several -and I thought was an OK batch of purchases – only to check after seeing comments here and found out that my guys had relegated them to “these don’t work tool pile” – without a word to management.

  24. ben says:

    I believe I found out about this place from a link in a MAKE blog post. I really enjoy all the posts on the website. My favorites are the posts about uncommon specialist tools. I would like to see more posts about things like that and perhaps more tutorials.

  25. Zathrus says:

    Found while trying to find decent tool review sites. Really like that all of the content is available via RSS feeds, since almost all of my personal surfing is done via Google Reader nowadays.

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d simply like to see the podcast return!

    What I wouldn’t like to see is comment spam. Although it appears that the Russian comment spam has mostly died off.

  26. Eric Hart says:

    I can’t remember how I first found the site, since I can’t really remember what life was like before it. I’ve been reading it nonstop for a few years now. I like pretty much everything on the site, though I have a special fondness for the “hot or not” section.

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