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This week was a busy one here at Toolmonger. If you’ve been spending time in the shop — you should! — and you didn’t have a chance to keep up with Toolmonger this week, we suggest you start with these posts, which our readers helped to select:

What Exactly Is A Base-Boar-Zit?
A Base-Boar-Zit drills a curved hole into a wall and base board stud. It’s not much use for anyone who isn’t running cable behind a wall, but those who are get stoked at the very sight of one. Basically, line the base up with the wall, use a drill to power the bit, and push. You get a nice clean hole through the wall ready for cable.

Byrdrench’s Two-Fisted Multi-Tool
The Byrdrench would fit right in with 007’s arsenal. Not only does it pack a small toolbox in it’s slender form, it also separates down the middle to reveal an easy-open knife blade. It’s the closest thing you’re going to find this side of Cybertron to a Transformer — not to mention, it serves as four different types of hand tools while looking this good.

A Knotty Learning Tool
Unless you were an Eagle Scout knot-tying champion, you most likely don’t know how to tie more than one or two basic types of knots. The Fourteener knotting tool teaches you how to tie knots on a small, specially crafted learning board — it’ll take your rope-wrangling skills from sad to MacGyver in no time flat.

Goodbye Fish Tape, Hello Magnafish
From the “Why didn’t I think of that?” files comes the Magnafish. Instead of fishing behind a wall for the wire you know you strung behind that wall, just use the Magnafish to attract it and tell it where you want it to go. We’re sure this big magnet will deter a great deal of violence against drywall.

Hot or Not? “Blind” Tool Selection
After a post about what are and should be important factors in the tool selection process, and whether buying blind to brand is a good thing or not, Toolmonger readers light up the comments section with their usual hardcore insight. The result is a spirited back and forth over what makes a good tool buy.

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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