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Toolmongers Top 5We realize that it’s way more fun to be out in the shop than it is to sit around reading a blog. So, if you’ve been busy this week and haven’t had time to keep up with Toolmonger, we recommend checking out the following posts when you have a chance: 

The “Crud Thug” (June 9, 2006)
From Snap-on, the “air removal tool” with the funny (secret) name.

A Circular Saw with TWO Lasers (June 6, 2006)
Skil gives you an easy (and pretty inexpensive, too) way to see the material you’re going to lose to the blade.

Starrett’s New 799 Electronic Caliper (June 4, 2006)
Now you can buy Starrett accuracy for significantly less, as long as you don’t need features like immersion protection and a data port.  (We don’t, either.)

Bicycle Repair Kit (June 3, 2006)
If you didn’t see this here, you probably saw it from Make, Boing Boing, or any of the other dozen or so blogs that picked up this post from us.  It’s a repair kit integrated into a water bottle shaped kit.

Book: Tools — Making Things Around The World (June 2, 2006)
This cool book traces the history and culture of modern tools and should appear on the coffee table of any true toolaholic.  Sure, it’s $75 new, but we picked up our copy for $9 at the used bookstore.

We’ll start dropping this post weekly on Friday.  We would have dropped this one Friday, but hey — we were in the shop.

Remember, if you’ve got a tool tip for us, drop us a line.


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