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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:

Eastwood’s Tilt-A-Car
This unique mechanism from Eastwood attaches to your car, allowing you to tilt it sideways to work on the bottom without a lift. As commenters mention, it’s scary-looking. But apparently it’s been around for years — and sometimes the right solution for a problem isn’t always the most straightforward, anyway.

Deburr With Your Power Drill
If you’re deburring a large number of parts, you’ll love this deburring bit that chucks right up in your cordless drill to automate the process. Just don’t forget your hand deburring tool — you’ll still need it for touch ups and difficult curves.

Bercom’s Handy Paint Pail
Here’s a simple tool that makes the painting a lot easier by preventing spills and keeping your brush ready at all times.

A Hand Sanding Block Without (Some Of) The Hassle
This unique sanding block accepts various sizes of discs via a hook-and-loop mechanism just like your power sander; it’d be handy as hell in a shop where you sometimes need to do some detail sanding with a block, but keep sanding discs on hand.

The Trusty X-ACTO Basic Knife Set
If you’re one of the three people world-wide who’ve yet to pick up this basic X-ACTO set, get thee to the hardware store. Otherwise, this post will serve as a trip down memory lane. Regardless, it’s a good read.

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:

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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.

 

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