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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:

  • We did a round-up of fun Halloween Projects from MAKE. Guess what? Most of these projects would kick-ass this year, too.
  • Sean ran across some universal-joints designed for impact tools — great for those hard-to-reach-and-stuck-on-like-hell bolts.
  • Husky loaned us one of their portable AC/DC power supplies to check out, and the results were pretty positive.
  • Need to drill a hole in tile, porcelain, or even glass? You need a diamond grit core bit, like these from Hitachi. (Bonus: you can tell your friends “I have a diamond grit core bit.” Rock.)
  • If you plan on soldering on-the-go, we still hear good things about Weller’s Portasol line a year later.
  • We asked TM reader what they thought of Harbor Freight. Guess what? They love/hate it! Check out the comments, and don’t be afraid to add your own. This post is still popular in search engines.
  • Though the manufacturer never made good on their promise to let Sean play with test drive one of these, we still think it’s cool.
  • Even if you don’t like these Uvex “Strategy” safety goggles for shop use — I do! — these would make a sweet addition to your mad-scientist costume this year. (Is Uvex becoming the D&G of safety equipment? Damn, all their gear seems to look hot.)

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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