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? Evolution Rage Circ Saws
These are some mean-ass British circ saw, which the manufacturer claims will plow through steel, wood, and lots of other things — all with the same blade and zero heat. Yeah, we wonder about that, too. Check out comments, though, where the saw’s inventor checked in all the way from the UK to give readers some details about how it works.
Save Your Rear With LifeHammer
As demonstrated by the Mythbusters, this little hammer will bust out a car window with even a light strike. If you’re concerned about getting trapped in your car, this is the tool for you.
Cut Sheet Metal Curves With Milwaukee’s Electric Nibbler
It’s expensive, and the little “half-moons” it chops out of the metal will puncture tires around the shop — but it’s also cool as hell and a great way to cut curves with little or no heat damage. Check it out.
Hard Shelled Pads With A Soft Filling
Yes, you look like a dork in kneepads. And yes, you’ll look like an even bigger dork hobbling around ’cause you didn’t wear ’em. Get a good pair. These feature a hard outer shell to protect you and stabilize you when you kneel plus a soft inner material that keeps your knees happy.
Danish Oil: Part of Your Complete Project
Looking for an easy way to stain and protect your latest wood project? Sean walks you through his latest favorite — complete with pictures.
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.