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A few months ago we covered Striker’s drywall tool, but we overlooked their new carbide utility score. The two tools are very similar in design except that instead of a blade, Striker gives the utility score a carbide tip for scoring materials like fiber cement siding, concrete backer board, laminates, and glass.

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Striker designed their new folding multi-blade to help drywall guys perform the normal steps for slicing up drywall without grabbing extra tools.  Striker thinks it’ll save some time on the jobsite — we’re not sure, but it certainly looks cool.

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With no warning or explanation, toss one of these Striker ball lights to somebody and ask them what it is. We got quite a few entertaining answers right out of the box, 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.

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Ever heard someone say, “If at first you don’t succeed, get bigger hammer?”  Well, if you don’t succeed the first couple times you start to get to a hammer like this. 

A pneumatic forging hammer is quite a serious piece of gear to have around the shop.  A unit like this on brings a falling weight of 165 lbs. to bear every time the hammer comes down, which in this case is an impressive 210 times per minute — or 3 times a second.  That’s faster than you can see with the untrained eye.

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