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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: 

How-To: Build a Game Chair with a $380 Wire Welder (June 15, 2006)
Our first major how-to, which is currently making its way around the ‘net.

Getting Started Welding: A Comparison of 14 Flux-Core/MIG Welders (June 14, 2006)
If you’ve been wanting to jump in and start welding, now’s the time.  Wire welding’s a whole lot easier than stick welding, and prices have dropped to the point where we found a number of great wire welders for under $500.

LOX: Improving on the Phillips-Head Screw (June 12, 2006)
An unusual offset-square head design means you don’t have to bear down as much to drive in these screws.  It’s one of the first major innovations in basic fastener tech in years.

Milwaukee’s High-Performance Zirconia Flap Disc Abrasives (June 12, 2006)
New “high-performance” grain fractures into smaller pieces to make these discs cut better and last longer.

Stabila’s New 196E Digital Level (June 13, 2006)
It replaces the old 86E, and adds extra digital displays, a 30% stronger frame construction, and one-button calibration.

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