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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: 

  • Working on a German car?  First of all, we feel sorry for you.  Second, you’ll need a set of extreme-offset wrenches.  By “extreme offset” we mean “approaching zero degrees” since some pulley bolts and such are buried deep in tight spaces.  On a related subject: I still have a 944S2 for sale.  If you’re interested, use the contact form to drop me a note.
  • Last year at this time we posted our first bit about “SawStop vs. ‘The Industry’” which is still attracting attention.  The gist (as we understand it): SawStop makes a saws that protects hotdogs your fingers if you acceidentally get them into the blade.  SawStop want’s a crapton of cash to license the technology and is at the same time lobbying to make the tech mandatory on saws.  Everyone’s screaming that the other guy doesn’t care about safety.
  • We went one-on-one with Black & Decker’s HandiSaw, a cool little mini-recip that accepts jigsaw blades.  The verdict: it’s a cool little bugger for $40.
  • Ryobi launched yet another circ saw with more lasers.
  • We also tried out Dremel’s stylus, which you should already own.  If you don’t, get thee to the store.  It rocks.
  • We toured Unique Performance’s body shop — the heart of their Gone-In-60-Seconds-clone Mustang assembly line.  Take a look at more Bondo then you’ve ever seen in one place, and some pretty cool Mustangs, too.

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.


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