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logo-best-comments.jpgWhile you’ve posted lots of useful and helpful comments this week on Toolmonger, this one in particular made our day.  In reference to our post about Bosch’s new very-accurate digital heat gun, Eli said:

So if you were to set the gun at 425 degrees and cut a hole into the side of a metal toolbox, could oyu cook a frozen pizza in the shop?  I guess we’ve got the next ‘Doh!’ of the Week: “Cooking in the shop.”  Grilled cheese on an iron doesn’t count; That’s cooking in your dorm room.

Nice, Eli.  Nice.  We totally agree, especially the part about grilled cheese on an iron.  Hey, if Paris Hilton can do it, it’s not really shop work, right?

We really appreciate it when you take the time to share your experiences with the tools we write about.  Often we learn much more from you than we do from the manufacturer or the tool company’s PR rep.

For example, you weighed in this week on a number of tools, which we’ve listed below in a convenient “tool: your verdict” format.

  • Snap-on’s Adjustable Crowfoot Wrenches:  You recognized the great concept, but questioned Snap-on’s pricng.
  • Gutter Tongs: They look too cheap to be valuable, but might help keep the visible junk out long enough to keep the HOA off your back until between professional monthly cleanings.
  • Leigh D4R Dovetail Jig: Cool, but too complicated for common use — try simpler ones from Porter Cable or even Harbor Freight (for the budget-minded Toolmonger) for a better experience.
  • Fin Straighteners: This tool also works on radiators and intercoolers, but you need to be careful and learn how to use the tool properly.

Thanks again for sharing, and don’t forget our Ridgid XLi Combo Kit Giveaway.  Each time you post a valid comment, you’re entered to win.


3 Responses to The Week’s Best Comments: Cooking in the Shop

  1. Jim Nutt says:

    Just a note, you’ve got incorrect links for the Gutter Tongs and Dovetail jig in the post. The Gutter Tongs link goes to the Snap-on post and the Dovetail jig link goes to the admin page for the site, probably not what you want… :>

  2. Toolaremia says:

    What? No love for my dart board surround bust? 😉

  3. Chuck Cage says:

    Jim: Thanks. Fixed. That’s what happens when you write a post when you’re tired from a full day in the shop and want to go to bed.

    Toolaremia: It’s always good to be busted. 🙂

    Truthfully, we love it when that happens. Obviously we don’t like being in the wrong, but it’s great that we get everything corrected. Maybe we should start a weekly “errata” post with all the reader “busts.”

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