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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:

Find Your Angle With Tajima Slant Tools
When you need to know the rise and run of an angle, close isn’t going to hack it for most projects. With Tajima’s slant tool, you don’t even have to calculate it — you can directly measure it with a quick check and a turn of your thumb.

Preview: Milwaukee V28 4-1/2” Grinder
The V28 4-1/2” grinder is the latest tool to wear the V28 badge, and it shows that Milwaukee understands this line is becoming a favorite with tool buyers. Did we mention it’s a 28V-powered monster that won’t have you tripping over cords? — because that’s important.

Hot or Not? Lock Pick Tools
In some parts of the country, carrying a set of lock-picking tools in public will get you a trip to the local lockup. Just that fact alone makes these tools a cool and dangerous subject. Many insist that lock-picking’s a great hobby and that the tools are uber handy to have around — we can see why.

Knipex Insulated Ratchets
Though it looks like a Fisher-Price ratchet, the Knipex insulated ratchet is far from a kid’s toy. Knipex designed this ratchet for high voltage, way past Chevy Chase’s Christmas lights, here — these things are rated for 1,000 volts of juice.

Bostitch Pinner: Saves Fill Time
We’re fans of putting wood projects together with as little clamping as possible. The Bostitch 23-gauge headless pinner kit will get the project done with almost no filler required. Best of all, the pins don’t have much of a head on them, so a gun jam is pretty rare — it’s pretty much the complete reverse of a Bruce Willis movie.

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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