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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:

Dental Tools for Your Home Workshop
Dentists use these picks to clean teeth, but you can use ’em for everything else from cleaning paint out of tight corners to retrieving small objects from impossibly-small crannies. Best of all, you can pick ’em up at flea markets for cheap.

Hot or Not? Paint Roller Cleaners
Toolmongers say they these paint cleaners work pretty well, but in comments they offer lots of other ways to get the paint off easily. If you paint more often than once every now and then, you’ll want to check out this post.

A Beautifully Crafted Oak Toolbox You Needn’t Wait To Inherit
Want a nice oak toolbox with beautiful joinery but without a massive price? If you’re lucky, you inherited one. Thankfully, the rest of us can buy one — quite affordably.

The Angel-Guard Secure-A-Cord
This outlet cover replacement locks extension cords to the socket almost as solidly as permanent installation, but you can still pull the plug if the need arises. They’re cheap and easy to install, too.

The Guppie Multi-Tool: Not Just For Climbers
We love multi-tools — especially ones that are a bit different like this one. Shaped like an oversize carabiner with an adjustable wrench, it’s designed to give climbers all the tools they need — without descending the mountain. Even if you’ll probably just clip to to your belt or backpack, it’s a unique and useful tool.

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.


One Response to Toolmonger’s Top 5: The Week In Tools

  1. Trevor Dyck says:

    AHA! They’re all in matching order! I love it. That multi-tool gizmo looks pretty cool too.

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