Last week was a busy week here at Toolmonger — which is why we’re putting out the top five on Monday instead of Friday, doh! 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:
Auto Panel Fasteners: Buy ‘Em, Don’t Save ‘Em
Take this piece of advice and you’ll be installing stereos and replacing heater cores like the pros — fast. You can’t save these fasteners no matter how hard you try. But you can replace ’em on the cheap.
Transparent Scale Ruler Overlays
These easy-to-use overlays make measuring and building from scale plans much easier. And they’re inexpensive, too. Score!
Underwater Kinetics’ eLED Waterproof Pocket Light
Everyone know’s we’re ga-ga for flashlights at Toolmonger, and this one is no exception. Check it out at your own risk. If you’re as nuts as us, you’ll probably end up ordering one. On second thought, maybe you should lock up your wallet before you click on the link.
Wilson Tactical’s “Cop Tool”
Though it’s dramatically overpriced, this unusual multi-tool caught our attention because it looks exceedingly useful — and possibly easy to make on your own.
Conceal Your Coiled Cords and Cables
Tired of tripping on cables? These rolls will hold ’em together, dispensing just the right amount for the job. But best of all they’ll even handle thick stuff like pneumatic hoses.
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.