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It’s been 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:

Eat Anywhere With The French Army Bivouac Knife
The French Army Bivouac Knife won’t replace the good china, but it might feed your ass if you’re trudging through the jungle or forest and nothing but rocks and sticks are available. It also collapses down Swiss Army-style, so you can throw your handy flatware in a pocket or backpack.

De-Ice, Ice Baby With The Walk-Behind Salt Spreader
This resembles a lawn seed spreader because that’s very close to what it is. The big difference: this rig’s sweet rubber drive wheels grip the ice for an even, salty spread on your slick walkway.

Let Them Eat Crow: Crittercam Shows Toolmongers In The Wild
Crows prove to be much smarter than many people thought. They use tools and in some cases take them to the jobsite with them. If that’s not a Toolmonger, we don’t know what is.

Pocket Saw Cuts (Almost) Anything
The MXZ saw — infamous from late night infomercials — makes an appearance on Toolmonger. Readers weighed in on the little hand saw that “never needs sharpening” which could just as well read “can never be sharpened.” Check out the comments for the complete down-low.

Rip The Duct A New One
The Malco duct ripper — made to punch through ducting without breaking your other drivers — combines the features of a fine chisel and a hardy screwdriver. It may be a good idea, but you could buy an entire cheap set of drivers for what one of these costs.

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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