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Toolmongers Top 5There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes here at Toolmonger, including our new podcast that’ll accompany The Week in Tools.  So, if you’ve ever wondered what we sound like — or you’re just jonesin’ for some tool talk, be sure to check it out.

And, if you’ve been out in the shop all week and haven’t been keeping up with Toolmonger this last week, we suggest you start with these posts:

Hands-On: MAC Tools’ Foose Special Edition Tool & Box Set
Wow.  If you’re looking for a sweet Christmas present for Sean or Me — or your own favorite Toolmonger, look no further.  Seriously, this is not your average “celebrity” tool kit with pretty pictures and nothing more; This kit is extremely well thought out, offering just the right set of tools to get you started — all wrapped up in a beautiful, high-quality tool box.  MAC Tools + Foose’s personal tool selection + cool graphics = very, very cool product.

Preview: GearWrench’s Double-X Pliers
Sacrificing a little torque for a lot of jaw opening, these pliers’ll fit in all sorts of tight little spaces.  Besides that, they’re polished with laser-etched logos, and they’re pretty nice looking.  Commenting readers who’ve already grabbed a set say good things.

Finds: The “Dingo” Utility Loader
Tracks = Cool.  This unit’s a lot smaller than a Bobcat, but’ll do a significant percentage of the work.  Check back soon for our — well, Sean’s — personal experiences operating one.

Finds: Ryobi’s “Super Drilling and Driving Kit”
With 215 drill and driving bits, this seems like the perfect home bit kit.  Sure, they’re not of the same quality as your $300+ 115-piece set, but hey — at least you’ll have the right bit for home use.  This comes in around $50, which sounds like a great deal.

Finds: Empire’s E70 Level
Is blue that much better than yellow on a level?  We’re pretty happy with our Stanley FatMax Extreme, but let us know what you think.

 

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