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Remember old-school Toolmonger that was all young, dumb and full of… vigor? So do we. Check out what we were discussing a year ago this week:

  • We wrote a hands-on about a tool that’s still a TM shop favorite a year later: Irwin’s ProTouch retractable-blade utility knife. There’s just something really cool about how this knife feels in your hand — something that keeps us picking it up over the other dozen+ models we have at our disposal.
  • We also looked at Stanley’s FatMax Xtreme box beam level, another favorite. After testing one from Stanley, I bought one for myself — and another for Sean at Christmas time. These are great levels. They’re easy to read at a distance and quite durable.
  • As we dug into Project Yukon, we began writing about a number of tools that aided in our journey, including a harmonic balancer puller and one of the most handy tools you can own: a flexible grabber tool.
  • Milwaukee coughed up a V18 combo kit for our first ever random comment giveaway. There’ve been many since, and we’ve got more to come.
  • And last (but not least) we showed you a number of code readers in the $100 range that let you see exactly why that check engine light is on — and turn it off once you know. No real shadetree mechanic would pass on owning one.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for us to call out these great old posts. Try plugging your areas of interest into TM’s search engine to turn up hours of old-school TM fun. See you next week.


2 Responses to Back In The Day: A Year Ago This Week On Toolmonger

  1. PeterP says:

    Has it been a year already? Wow.

    The V-18 stuff is holding up well. I have learned to be very careful about whats behind the thing you are sawing when using the sawzall, though.

  2. kythri says:

    Where are the number of code readers in the $100 range? All I’m seeing is one code reader that cost $500+

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