Last week was 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:
Spatula-Tong Combination BBQ Tool
You need a spatual to flip burgers. But you need tongs to flip dogs. Think of the Spatula-Tong as the CatDog of grill tools, offering the best of both worlds.
Cheap-Ass Tools: Mini Suction Cups
Need to pick up small objects with smooth surfaces? Try these miniature suction cups from Harbor Freight. They’re $6 for a set of two — way cheaper than other, more expensive versions we’ve covered in the past.
The Thinking Man’s Duct Tape
If you’re a duct tape connoisseur, it’s only a matter of time before you graduate to gaffer’s tape. Check out this article to speed up your matriculation — or to add your comments to help others do so.
The Awesome Multi-Purpose Brush
We keep a big bin of these in the shop for dozens of tasks, ranging from applying high-temp brake grease to cleaning parts. They’re cheap, and they’re handy. And if you don’t have any, you should.
Felker’s New/Improved Tile Master XL Plus
From the company that’s famous for inventing the diamond-impregnated saw just in time for WWII comes a new and improved version that cuts faster and lasts longer. Even if you’re not in the market for a pro-grade tile saw, this post deserves a read — just in case you find yourself standing in the rental line during your next bathroom upgrade.
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.