Yep, we’ve seen our share of “ten best” lists, too. But trust us, this one’s a little different. Rather than just rounding up the the new tools this year and picking our favorites, we’ve taken a more Toolmonger approach. These are the tools we used the most in our shop during 2009 — we just couldn’t put ’em away no matter how hard we tried.
Some are new, some are older. Some are tools we’ve reviewed in the past, and some are just tools that we dropped our hard-earned cash for because we needed (or wanted) ’em. But they all share one common thread: we used the ever-lovin’ crap out of ’em, and we can recommend them wholeheartedly.
You’ll also notice that the pictures we’ll post aren’t studio shots. They’re photos of the actual tools we used and beat to hell — dirt, scratches, and all.
We’ll post the list one tool at a time and follow with a roundup once we’ve revealed all our selections. We look forward to hearing your opinions in comments.