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:
Dealmonger: 28 LED Flashlight
We get it: you love flashlights — especially LED flashlights. At under $4 for 28 LEDs, this light totally puts the smackdown on other lights when it comes to LED-to-price ratio.
Dealmonger: A Makita Variable-Speed Reciprocating Saw for $60
If you don’t already own a reciprocating saw, you should keep your eyes out for deals like this one and pick one up soon. They’re useful for all sorts of tasks, and you won’t know what you’re missing until you own one. And at $60, why not?
Cheap-Ass Tools: Husky’s Nail Apron
Sean says this cheap-o nail apron kicks the crap out of the old canvas kind, and any nail apron is better than none if you’re planning on doing any roofing work. The more you walk around, the more likely you are to fall off the roof — so carry your fasteners with you!
A Quick-Protyping Material — No Ovens Required
This material from ShapeLock becomes malleable at around 160 degrees F then returns to a hard, nylon-like state at room temperature. It’s perfect for mocking-up shapes quickly — and without the use of molten material or ovens. This strikes us as one of those items you should keep around the shop.
Mark On Wet And Oily Surfaces With Stanley’s New Marker
Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference on the jobsite — like this new marker from Stanley complete with a non-slip TPR coating and the ability to mark on wet and oily surfaces.
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.