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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:

Stop Corrosion With Zerust Drawer Liners
We’d like to give credit to reader fred who recommended some Zerust products in this post almost a year ago — we forgot about it until we saw these liners for sale.  Of course we’ve talked about non-slip toolbox liners before, here and here, but if you’re thinking about throwing down that kind of money for the Craftsman product, why not buy a non-slip liner that also protects your tools from corrosion for almost the same price?

Portable Pit-Stop Ramp
If you need to get under your car using a ramp that’s portable and easy to set up and that you can partially disassemble once the vehicle’s on it, Race Ramps makes a product that might fit the bill.  It seems like an awfully specialized target market, but if you need it, here’s a Portable Pit-Stop Ramp.

FastCap Ballistic Apron
I can see the benefits in wearing an apron in the woodshop — for one thing, it’s nice to keep my often-used stuff close at hand — but half the time I forget I’m wearing it, and my pockets just end up full of sawdust. That’s not a problem with FastCaps’s Ballistic Apron, because its pockets are attached with Velcro for easy emptying.  Another plus:  the Ballistic Apron is “self healing.”

The Safe Way To Remove A Stuck Ring
This ring cutter from American Diagnostic Corporation is the tool to use for removing rings from swollen fingers.  We can almost hear the Toolmongers mutter something about a Dremel with a cutoff wheel as they read this — but remember, when you’re an emergency worker you want to make the situation better, not cause more damage.

Stanley’s New Digital Level — Sort Of
You know the iPhone has entered the mainstream when big brand-name companies that have nothing to do with the original product start making apps for it — like Stanley’s iPhone level.

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.


3 Responses to The Week in Tools: Toolmonger Top 5

  1. bartsdad says:

    Huge fan of the podcast. How about one soon?


  2. Sean O'Hara says:

    Yep, working on that now.

  3. bartsdad says:

    Thanks Sean. You and Chuck make my time at work fly by. I realize a podcast takes time, but it is what got me to Toolmonger originally.

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