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:
Hot or Not? The High Limb Tree Saw
This tree saw was the hot topic this week. Many readers spoke up about time they had spent with the saw and the best methods to use it in a real world application.
The Steel Yard: Learn A Trade (Or Hobby)
Rhode Island’s Steel Yard looks like a great place to go hang out. It has 5612 sq-ft of foundry, ceramic studio, as well as blacksmithing and welding shops. It could just be me, but I’m not seeing the downside here. Other than the fact it’s in Rhode Island and I’m in Texas.
Hands On: Ridgid 2 1/8” Brad Nailer
We got our hands on Ridgid’s little 2 1/8” brad nailer and were heavily impressed. There’s a lot of rugged power in that nailer and I found I didn’t remember what shop life was like before I had one.
The PaintShaver Pro
The Paintshaver looks a lot like an angle grinder. Though we were a bit on the skeptical side, readers jumped in to say this works great but you need to be careful. It’s more powerful than it looks.
Preview: Stanley-Proto’s Updated Master Tool Sets
Stanley Proto announced an update to their “master tool sets for the trades.” Stanley makes wicked cool master tool sets for electricians, plumbers, and contractors and they are updating them with the latest of the Stanley line. Sweet tools like the FatMax AntiVibe hammer, tripod flashlights, and their new wood chisels.
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.