We asked all the Toolmongers out there about a couple of products recently, and here’s what you told us:
Patio Heaters: Not.
The majority of readers say that these type of heaters will be painfully hot nearby and worthless just a few feet away — though some suggested that with proper wind blocking they can help. Others pointed out that you can get the kind that mount directly to the top of a propane tank cheaper, and still others recommended we just suck it up and freeze our asses off. You’re a hearty lot, aren’t you?
Crescent’s RapidRench: Not.
Though some of you thought it might be ok, the majority indicated that you wouldn’t be willing to give up other tools for it — even if it reduces your carry-load. One reader who bought one to avoid carrying extra tools onto roofs when he installs satellite dishes said it was “painful to use professionally after a short period of time.” Ouch!
Hardwood Plier Tool Chest: Not.
While some of you liked the wood construction, you almost unanimously suggested cheaper and better solutions for storing pliers — ranging from a coffee cup to pegboard. Check out comments on the post for some great ideas for small tool storage.
We’ve got some more tools for you to thumbs-up/thumbs-down next week. Check back soon.