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It’s been a busy week here at Toolmonger, but we did get to spend some quality time in the shop. If you’ve been spending time in the shop, too, and you haven’t had a chance to keep up with Toolmonger this week, we suggest you start with these posts, which our readers helped to select:

One Collapsible Barrel, 30 Gallons Of Yard Waste
These “Kangaroo Barrels” proved quite popular among readers who like the way they fold up for storage and drain excess water from grass clippings. And with street pricing as low as $15, there’s no excuse not to haul around that excess water weight.

Edge Without Gas Engine Hassles
Today is Earth Day, and what better way to show your respect for the environment than ditching yet another un-regulated, pollution-spewing gas-powered lawn tool. Hound Dog’s “Steppin’ Edger” replaces gas-power with foot-power to do the same job — even better in some circumstances.

Cheap-Ass Tools: An $8 Canvas Tool Bag
It seems Toolmongers love cheap, handy ways to carry tools around — and this bag qualifies on both counts. This simple canvas bag would make a great carrier for a car toolkit where spaces is at a premium. And, as we mentioned, it’s cheap.

Moving Trees? Skip The Shovel, Use A Tree Spade!
This small version of the massive spades you see in use by landscaping crews might be a bit expensive to own, but they’re available for rent at a price that’ll make you think twice about ever digging a mid-sized tree out by hand again.

Mystery Trailer Adapter With “Beep Tester”
Readers loved the idea of a device that’ll tell you whether your trailer wiring is working when you don’t have anyone around to stand behind the trailer and holler when the lights are on. If only the manufacturer would return our calls and explain how it works…

Help us choose next week’s Top 5!

We’d appreciate your help in choosing next week’s Top 5, which’ll be featured here, elsewhere, and in the podcast as well. While you’re reading TM this week, look out for the “Interesting Post” button at the bottom of the article:


When you see an article that piques your interest, click the button once. You’ll return to the same page, but TM’s software’ll score your click for future reference. We’ll check in on the totals before selecting next week’s Top 5.


2 Responses to Toolmonger’s Top 5: The Week In Tools

  1. nrChris says:

    The link to Cheap-Ass Tools: An $8 Canvas Tool Bag is wrong.

  2. Chuck Cage says:

    Fixed. Thanks, Chris!

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