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Last week was a busy week here at Toolmonger with all the breaking s#!$ and what-have-you. 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:

Low Floor, No Lifting
Love it or hate it, this low rise cargo system will definitely draw looks wherever it goes. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the show model is low, black and mean. If you gotta haul stuff, you might as well do it in style.

Editorial: Little Things Make A Difference
Often it’s the little extras that make a difference in buying decisions — more often than tool companies might think. Check out my real-life buying decision where the final factor was a five cent piece of plastic.

Wacky: A Laser Guided Hand Saw
Laser guided anything normally scores at least mild interest here at Toolmonger. But this laser-guided hand saw proves that +laser isn’t always a good thing.

Hot or Not? The Quad Saw/Driver
Readers sounded off on the Quad saw — with surprisingly positive results. It does look like a last-night infomercial product, but its versatility seems to impress.

Get Bent: Buy A Swan Neck Chisel
The aptly-named swan neck chisel is a must for furniture builders. Even though the neck gives the tool a torture chamber vibe, there’s nothing better for digging out hard to reach areas.

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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