Hand Tools

Shinola Screwdriver Set

An American watch company makes and markets a 100% American made screwdriver set. I’ve got screwdrivers coming out the whazzoo, but if I didn’t I’d own these. I absolutely love the nod to tradition by way of the handle shape and the black oxide finish is rad as well.

Details here.

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The Versa-Vise

I had never heard of one until I stumbled on one the other day on the Garage Journal forum. A search brought up the above video… Neat, neat little vise…

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Slice Ceramic Box Cutters

People send me shit to review all the time. At first thought, this might seem like a nice perk to the job… and it is, but honestly 90% of the stuff I’m sent to review¬†has no interest or value to me. Typically, this stuff ends up in a landfill somewhere and not on the site.

So, when Slice sent me a couple of their new ceramic box cutters they sat unopened in my office for a few weeks… I mean, what real innovation can their be in a utility knife? I just didn’t see a re-invented wheel here and didn’t rush to use them. But, I’ve been working on my new shop like a mad man as of late and¬†have had lots of packaging to open and stuff that just needed to be cut. The Slice just happened to be around, so I opened it up and started using it with no legitimate thoughts towards usability, a review, or anything like that. I mean, I just had shit that needed cut, so I was cutting it!

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The Best Made 41D

Typically when I bring up Best Made on The Garage Journal, I’m left with a bunch of comments that reduce the company to an overpriced fashion retailer. And maybe those detractors have a point, but I can’t help myself – I’m a sucker for good design and the folks at Best Made do such a good job with the visual aspect of their products and projects, that I just don’t think about “value” quite as diligently as maybe I should.

In any case, Best Made just teamed with Gerstner to make the above pictured special edition 41D box. I’m in absolute love with it.

Check it out.

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The SocketMate

I got an email from this guy just the other day… He’s working overtime in an effort to get an idea of his funded that he calls the “SocketMate.” Frankly, the SocketMate doesn’t solve any problems that I currently have, but I can see how others might find it pretty useful as a grab and go socket solution. Plus, I love to hear about a guy coming up with an idea and working his ass off to see it through. American way and all…

Anyway, full details here.

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