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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:

New Universal Insulation Strippers From Knipex
These wire strippers are big, bad and super expensive. They feature a four blade cutting system that can be replaced when worn down. Think of it like the new generations of razors, more blades are better.

Dowel Joinery On The Cheap With Dowel Centers
These little nickel plated inserts are designed with the thrifty woodworker in mind. They fit into a predrilled hole to find the center on the next dowel. Not bad if you’re not looking to clutter the shop with yet another hole drilling jig.

Bevel Gauge Ensures You’ve Got The Right Angle
It might look like one but this isn’t a sparkplug gap checker, it a blade angle checker from Richard Kell. Just put the edge of a blade into the gaps to gauge what angle the blade is currently vs. what angle you are shooting for while sharpening.

Commando Precision Drill Set
The Commando Precision drill set is a tiny kit that stores all the bits in the aluminum case and stows in a pocket. It looks cool but we are not sure how many RPM finger power can spin it at.

Ultracut Cordless Pipe Cutter
Ever want a bionic hand that can sever pipe in half? The Ultracut cordless pipe cutter does just that except uninstalling your old hand is not required, which is a plus in our book. The cutter can handle copper tubing from 1/2″ to 3/4″ in size and can be stuffed back into a tool bag when the job is done.
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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