CRKT Trencher Folding Tactical Shovel

Many of my off-road adventures with the Jeep club involve cleaning up the messes that irresponsible campers or just plain lame trash dumpers leave behind. Do you really have to dump your washing machine in the National Forest?!? Sometimes, these adventures take us on under-utilized trails that trash dumpers favor for lack of being caught. And … Read more

Weigh-Safe: A Way Safer Way to Tow Stuff

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Fatality Analysis Reporting System, hundreds of people each year are killed in towing-related vehicle accidents. Most of these accidents are specifically related to trailer sway—that terrifying fishtailing motion that can quickly result in total loss of trailer control. When loading a trailer, most people assume they’ve distributed the weight … Read more

The New WORX 2.5A Oscillating Multi-Tool

Some of the most versatile tools in our shop are oscillating multi-tools. These super-useful tools allow us to cut, saw, sand, scrape, rasp, polish, shape, and remove grout or adhesives in tight places. There are a variety of oscillating tools available: corded and cordless, and 7 AMP and 2 AMP, to name a few. Depending on … Read more

FlexVolt from DeWALT – The Only Battery to…

For almost two months, there’s been a bunch of build-up, hype and predictions around a marketing campaign from DeWALT using the hashtag #worldsfirst, which was to be revealed today. Since DeWALT has made a big deal about this (and it is very cool and we will cover it more in-depth later), we’ll play along and … Read more

Sugru Moldable Glue Review

For whatever reason, things around me that break always seem to require solutions that don’t exist yet. I improvise a lot! Admittedly, as a garage geek, half the fun is making fixes work when they probably shouldn’t. Glues of all types have failed me where they should have worked, per product claims. Epoxies and silicones… oftentimes … Read more

Manage Your Tools Remotely with DEWALT Tool Connect

More useful for the jobsite contractor than the garage enthusiast, we still thought the new digital tool management system from DEWALT was cool enough to share. DEWALT Tool Connect (available for both iOS and Android devices) is a free mobile app that enables users to receive alerts about, connect with and control their Bluetooth enabled DEWALT … Read more

Bosch REAXX Table Saw with “Flesh-Detecting” Technology

When not running the full-service family Texaco station in Southwest Florida before his passing in the mid-80s, my grandfather was an extremely talented woodworker. His shop was an amazing place where I spent a lot of time back in the day. As good as he was, he also lost a couple of fingers doing what … Read more

The Winbag Inflatable Shim

Air is a really powerful force. In fact, rescue personnel and vehicle recovery pros have used various air jacks and wedges for a long time. Locksmiths also use air wedges to assist in opening locked cars and trucks. But who would’ve thought that little bags of air could be so useful around the shop or … Read more

Rockler Bandy Clamp Overview

The Rockler Bandy Clamp brings several improvements to the edge clamp game, including a non-stick elastic rubber band that conforms to the edge, thus not damaging the material. It’s also much more stable than other models and keeps the item tight. Watch the video overview to find out if it works for you!

Hands-On: XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Review

Not only am I a gearhead (sorta), I’m also a total geek. I was banging out code, building gaming computers and bustin’ out electronic music before the graphical web even existed. Okay, so I’m an old geek. ? Er… what’s the correlation here?!? Back then, I blew through a TON of canned air (pun intended). I … Read more