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:
FreezeAlarm Calls You When It’s Too Cold
Do you stay awake at night while you’re on vacation wondering if your pipes are freezing or if your freezer full of beef is still frozen? If you had the FreezeAlarm from Control Products you might sleep more soundly.
Hands-On: Striker Magnetic LED Light
We’ve heard many theories on what the Striker ball is, everything from disco ball and mini-land mine to one horrified person who dropped it immediately and scolded us for tossing them a sex toy. It’s actually an LED light with magnets stuck all over it for providing light in odd places.
Cause An Avalanche
Snow and ice dams can cause major headaches for homeowners. At least once every winter the news will show someone on their roof with a snowblower — neither Toolmonger nor the manufacturers recommend this. Instead, you can clear that snow off your roof simply and safely with the Avalanche series of snow removal tools.
Woodworkers Height Gauge
With the Angle Wright Woodworkers Height Gauge you can measure your saw’s, router’s, or shaper’s cutting height to the 32nd of an inch. Because of its recessed brass knobs this fine tool can operate in either the horizontal or vertical position. It runs a bit on the pricey side, but at today’s wood prices it might pay for itself in a few missed mistakes.
Warm Feet Are Happy Feet
Whether you’re up in the deer stand or on the shop floor, when your feet get cold, life is no longer fun. You can dress as warm as you want, but sometimes it’s not enough — that’s when it’s time to slip some Cozy Feet foot warmers into your shoes. Powered by a few AA batteries, they’ll warm your toes in seconds.
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.