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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:

Dress Up Your Projects With Isoloc Joints
Dovetail joints are sturdy and beautiful to look at, but if you really want to bake someone’s noodle, show ’em a box held together by these Isoloc joints. We’d be surprised if you manage to convince ’em you did the joints yourself before their head explodes. Then again, that’s half the fun.

Flextension Caulking Tube Tip
Remember those bendy straws from when you were a kid? They made it easier to get chocolate milk out of your Batman cup. The Flextension caulking tube tip works on the same principle, only it fits over a tube of caulk and helps get your bathroom watertight and looking good. Batman cup not included.

Whole Hole Saw Kit In One
Believe it or not, this is a hole saw. To be more specific, it’s around six hole saws in one. The three blades located in the middle adjust to cut a hole 1-1/8” to 2-1/2” in diameter. It looks pretty handy, but Toolmonger readers warn that you must possess a light touch to get it through some materials.

Make Your Drill More Flexible
Convenient access is the name of the game for the super-creatively named Flexible Extension. Even if you couldn’t guess what it did from the description, the centipede looking construction clues you in to the purpose of this contorting drill attachment.

Hobart’s Handler 210 Is Now Available
If Mr. T and the rest of the A-Team could have packed a welder to bring with them to whichever underprivileged farmhouse they were protecting that week, they would have brought the new Hobart Handler 210. The 230V portable welder features a 30 percent duty cycle and flux core wire already loaded out of the box — which is handy if you have to turn a ‘52 Ford into an armored assault vehicle in a three minute montage.

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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