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Bosch is missing out on a big market here in the U.S. by not selling their IXO Vino lithium-ion cordless screwdriver with corkscrew attachment. I mean, if you had a choice between a cordless screwdriver and a cordless screwdriver with a corkscrew, which tool would you choose?

Setting the corkscrew aside, the screwdriver has an integrated LED to illuminate fasteners in poorly lit areas and a built-in charge level indicator. It can be operated in forward, reverse, or locked mode for hand driving. The one thing that disappoints me is Bosch integrates the lithium-ion battery into the tool iPhone-style, so when the battery dies, the screwdriver is about as useful as a door stop.

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One of my goals when replacing my kitchen floor was to get rid of the ugly dishwasher bottom plate and replace it with what looked like a seamless toe-kick along that bank of cabinets. I had a hard time figuring out how to connect the removable portion so I could access under the dishwasher, and finally settled for a friction fit. Unfortunately, the toe-kick moves around and shows a large gap. Maybe these Plinth Locks from Unika would solve my issues if I ever got around to fixing them.

Plinth Lock isn’t a new product, just new to us, as it has been available across the pond for some time. Using Plinth instead of toe-kick in the name of the product seems to be a giveaway that it isn’t made here. Previously I’d only heard Plinth used to reference the block that door molding rests upon in fancier installations.

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Yes, I’m writing about a kitchen appliance — this is still Toolmonger, no need to check your browser. Go back and look at the above picture. Take a minute and figure out how the beaters actually spin and then come back and tell me that isn’t cool. I’ll wait.

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