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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:

Preview: Hitachi NR90AF Framing Nailer
Hitachi announced the release of their NR90AF framing nailer.  If you’re asking what the big difference is between the new nailer and the older Hitachi NR90AD, the AF features a 28-degree magazine that’s built for round-head nails, while the AD takes a clipped-head load.

Vacuum Chuck For Woodturning
Attach the Hold Fast vacuum chuck to your lathe and it’ll securely hold your turnings without marring the surface — so you can spend more time turning and less time futzing with the mounting.

Giant Laminate-Floor-Cutting Scissors
Cut laminate flooring up to 12mm (1/2″) quietly and dust-free with D-Cut’s model LC-160 laminate flooring cutter.  Besides cutting 6″, 12″, or 18″ pieces to length, you can rip pieces lengthwise, make notches or L-cuts, and even cut diagonally.

DURAdjust Ergonomic Handles
Marshalltown’s innovative trowels make bricklaying easier, thanks to their DURAdjust ergonomic handles — a dial changes the diameter of the handle to fit the user’s hand, and a soft rubber coating adds to the comfort.  Less hand fatigue means you, or your employees, can work longer and get more done.

Preview: Duo-Fast DF350S Framing Nailer
Duo-Fast announced its new DF350S framing nailer last week.  Its 20-degree-angled magazine rail holds two strips, which means you can fire off sixty 3-1/2″ nails without reloading. The system takes advantage of the paper-tape collated nails — they don’t leave little bits of plastic wreckage everywhere and are less likely to jam the gun.

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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