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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:

That’s Not A Flashlight. THIS Is A Flashlight!
Who couldn’t use a 20 million candlepower light? Seriously this thing could blind you at 100 feet. With both bulbs on at full burn this will give you 25 minutes of dark-scorching light beam. What’s not to like?

Material Source: Parts Express
Chuck revealed his super sweet source for low buck, high value stereo gear at Parts Express. He picked up some sweet affordable speakers for a little bit of nothing and they sound great to boot.

Black & Decker’s VPX Inflator
Black and Decker may be onto something with their very practical offerings in the VPX line, such as the super simple Inflator tool. It’s compact and powerful enough to push air into the usual sports equipment or flat bicycle tire.

Tapcon Removable Masonry Screws
Readers responded positively to the Tapcon removable masonry screws. Reports from the readers indicate that they do indeed work as advertised as long as the fastener goes in straight the first time.

If John Wayne Had A Laptop…
The rugged A790 laptop is designed for jobsite use, but readers lament that the Windows operating system is not nearly as hardy as the machine it finds itself on.

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.


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