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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:

Buck’s Redpoint Outdoors Knife
The rubber-handled serrated blades found on many work knives in Buck’s new outdoor line are a step away from their classic style. Some look rather strange and lack a certain old-timey vibe — however this isn’t a bad thing. They look and feel functional and have a low buy-in if you’re on the fence about it.

Precisely Perpendicular
Designed for use with woodworking machines, the A-Line-It measures perpendicularity with a gauge that’s accurate to .001″ — that’s within 1/100th of a degree on a one-foot-wide drill-press table! It also works with table saws, jointers, and planers.

Accurately Rip Drywall With The Rockripper
The Rockripper might be the saving grace for the DIY’er who only occasionally hangs a few sheets of drywall. It features perforations every 1/16″ in the blade to accept utility knife points for scoring. This makes ripping drywall much easier and more accurate for those who haven’t mastered the skill quite yet.

Don’t Let Outdoor Fabric Fade Away
If you’ve ever seen what happens to a tarp left out in the sun too long, you know that ultraviolet light and plastics get along like Hatfields and McCoys. The tarps fade, flake, and generally just fall apart after their time in the sun. Krylon offers a spray-on product that provides a clear layer of protection for outdoor fabrics and plastics to keep them looking good longer.

Sand More With Less Vibration
Craftsman Professional’s Vibrafree sander cleverly incorporates nested and counterbalanced sanding disks that move precisely in opposite directions. This action prevents swirls and significantly reduces the amount of vibration numbness suffered by the woodcrafter.

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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