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It’s been a busy week here at Toolmonger. If you’ve been spending time in the shop — you should! — 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:

Make Flush Cuts With Your Recip Saw
We found a sweet recip saw attachment that converts your regular recip saw into a flush cutting monster in no time flat.  It attaches between your saw and blade, offsetting the blade to add a ton of functionality to what Toolmongers call an “underused tool.”  We agree.

The Footprint 220B Professional Block Plane
Our resident Dealmonger Stephen wrote about this $25 footprint block plane that he picked up at Sears.  As it turns out, Stephen says this little plane actually works quite well for the money.

Give Bosch An Earful About The 10.8V Line
Bosch asked Toolmongers to sound off about what new tools they’d like to see in the 10.8V Litheon line and you responded in your normal level-headed style. Check out the comments on this one for details, and add your requests.  Big Brother Bob is watching.

Spider-Man-Inspired Linesman Pliers
Other than the web-crawler colors these new Knipex Linesman pliers feature improvements like a relocated pivot point and diagonal gripping serrations in the jaws.

Duplicate Curved Shapes With Your Drill Press
This little $12 drum sander won’t compete with a pro sanding unit, but as Toolmonger readers pointed out it’s at least worth a second look considering the price.  Hey, it’s a drum sander that hooks to your drill press and copies small wooden pieces for under $15 – nuff said.

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.


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