Rather than just rounding up the the new tools this year and picking our favorites, we’ve taken a different approach. These are the tools we used the most in our shop during 2011 — the ones we just couldn’t or didn’t want to put away, no matter how hard we tried. Yes, it’s for the Toolmonger Favorite Tools list, 2011 edition.
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) them. 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, because we like it that way.
We’ll post the list one tool at a time and, as always, we look forward to hearing your opinions of our selections in comments.