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All posts in category Hand Tools

Leatherman 78105001 Juice XE6 Thunder(Purple) Pocket Leatherman

November 7, 2012

The invention of the pocket knife coincided with the invention of the multi-tool bringing forth one of mankind’s  handiest inventions the world has ever seen! The Romans are credited in history with conquering the known world, but did you know that every soldier carried a standard issue pocket knife/multi tool on their personage? Coincedence..I think ...

Ridgid 23498 Model Ratchet Action Plastic Pipe & Tubing Cutter RC-1625

October 12, 2012

Cutting PVC and PEX on the jobsite just became easier with the use of a Ridgid 23498 Model Ratchet Action Plastic Pipe & Tubing Cutter RC-1625. It has the  capacity to cut 1/2″ to 1-5/8″ of all differing types of plastic pipe and tubing, and works hard not to bust your hand while cutting the pipe. ...

Channellock: The 88 6-N-1 Rescue Tool, 480, And 369CRFTCB

October 9, 2012

Channel Lock has been making hand tools for over 130 years with a line of over 100 tools to choose from. Here we highlight three of Channel Locks most successful hand tools including a rescue tool used by Fireman and Police. Quality from the Outside In The Channel Lock 369CRFTCB Code Blue Plier is made with a high-carbon ...

Vise-Grip 18sp 18″ Locking C Clamp with Swivel Pads 18SP

October 1, 2012

Vice grips by definition are akin to a heavy pair of pliers which have the ability to lock onto objects that are in need of loosening or turning with a powerful grip. Many find simple every day tasks, such as loosening nails and screws, sufficient enough to purchase a pair of vice grips, but they ...

Stanley FatMax Short Blade Chisel Set – 6 Pc. 16-971

September 24, 2012

  Stanley’s FatMax is one of their most popular lines to date, and is one that offers a wide variety of hand tools. In this blog we will review the precision and quality that goes into making Stanleys 16-971 FatMax Short Blade Chisel Set of Six. It’s a Process to Gain Perfection The  Stanley 16-971 FatMax ...

Stanley 20 oz. FatMax AntiVibe Rip Claw Hammer 51944

September 3, 2012

Claw Hammer 101 A claw hammer is an item of necessity in every American household, but if you are looking to do actual daily wood work with your hammer, including Do-It-Yourself projects here are a couple of tips for picking a great hammer out. When looking at claw hammers a 20 ounce model with a ...

CH Hanson 45 True Folding Layout Square 00045

September 3, 2012

Layout Square Functions A layout square is made in a triangular-shaped fashion and is used as a measuring tool specifically for producing square marks or angles on wood. Layout squares are available in two sizes, the 6 inch model, which is generally the most popular, and the 12-inch model. The layout square is designed to complete ...

Leatherman Skeletool CX with Sheath 830950

September 3, 2012

Pocket Knife History… Sort Of Pocket knives have a long history, where the earliest traces seem to appear with their use by ancient Romans. The oldest dated pocket knife was dated at around 500 BC and was discovered in Spain. Today, even though there are claims (pictured right) that there are Roman multi-tools that have ...

Leatherman 68010101 Crunch with Leather Sheath

August 16, 2012

Pocket knives that folded were first made by Romans and issued out to Roman soldiers in the first century. Later they were used in the American revolution notably by George Washington himself. The Civil war issued pocket knives to their soldiers and in the 1940′s World War Two American soldiers were each given standard pocket ...

Make a Fire Pit in Your Backyard For Summer: Part One

August 8, 2012

Roasting marshmellows and camping out with the kids is all a part of summer traditions. But how cool would it be if this year you could do all of this right in your backyard! Here is a step by step instruction of how to make a fire pit with firebrick, a concrete cap, and pea ...