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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:

How-To Question: Repair Drywall
Rule #1: Don’t push on that funny-looking section of drywall next to the light switch in the MBR. As you can see from the picture above, I did not follow Rule #1, and must now invoke Rule #2: If you violate Rule #1, ask Toolmongers about the best way to repair drywall.

Hot Or Not? The Wedjji
I don’t do much work with steel studs at home (okay, I’ve never worked with steel studs anywhere, but I’ve seen them and think they’re neat) so I have not used the Wedjji from J&J Industries. It’s a door and window framing tool that allows one person to center a stud in a metal door or window frame.

Hands-On: Stanley’s 69pc Black Chrome Socket Set
About two weeks before the holidays, a sweet-looking case of tools showed up to the Toolmonger shop accompanied by our good friend and Stanley Santa, Jimmy Addison (who some of you might remember from the Break S@#t week demo we did a while back). Under his arm he carried a black chrome socket set. We couldn’t wait to play with them.

Look At The Hi-Beams On That Wrench
What’s almost as good as a wrench with a laser? A wrench with its own flashlight. Each of Bossco’s Hi Beam Light wrenches use two 6,000 mcd recessed LEDs to illuminate either end of the wrench for up to 5 hours with the included rechargeable batteries. You can set the light low beam, high, beam, or flash.

Hands-On: Stanley Fat Max Lighted Level
When our friends at Stanley roll out new levels, we generally tend to at least listen to what they have to say. A while back they plopped a couple of aluminum, 4’ lighted levels in our lap. I scoffed and asked if they were kidding — they weren’t. I then found out why; they’re pretty damn cool.

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:

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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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