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:
Hot or Not? PVC Cutter
The PVC pipe cutter may look like any other cutter, but many favor it for its quickness and super-clean cuts. Toolmonger readers set us straight about this unassuming plastic cutter.
Gearless Right-Angle Socket Adapter
When you’re working in tight quarters, you can never have too many adaptors. The CalVan gearless 90-degree socket adapter turns smoothly and exceeds the ANSI torque specs for universal socket adapters. You won’t need it everyday, but once is enough when you’re stuck with a bolt that won’t come loose.
Take Your Desk With You
This portable job site desk hangs from two nails pounded into any stud wall. It folds up and out of the way when it’s not needed, and you can carry it off the site by the handles like a portfolio when you’re done. It’s odd, but it beats laying everything out on the hood of your truck.
An Uber-Flexible Reciprocating Saw
The Tiger Claw reciprocating saw features a “3-D” joint that rotates at two different points, making it extremely flexible. It lets you get at a project from almost any angle, even if it’s between or behind a bunch of studs, pipes, or cables.
Greenlee Screw-Holding Driver, Like a Third Hand
Driving a screw with a handheld driver often requires the use of three hands. Since most of us have only two, your best shot is to hold the screw with one hand and use a driver with the other — and about half the time the screw pops loose. Greenlee’s screw-holding drivers hold screws in place with a spring-loaded sleeve that makes for easy, one-handed driving.
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.