Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Mississippi tradesman rings the opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Congratulations to this handsome hunk of a man, Delwyn Thornton, of Brandon, Miss., who won a skills contest — gripping, marking, clamping, sawing and drilling — put on by Irwin Tools. As part of his honors, he got to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Other than enjoying the visual of [...]

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Ryobi recalls 455,000 cordless drills for fire hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Ryobi Model HP 1802M [...]

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Best and worst home improvement products

Are you a fan of Consumer Reports? I am. Totally. The nonprofit company’s integrity and independence remind me of the good old days of journalism. In the May issue of the magazine, CR named the Best and Worst in home fix-it-up products. The winners and losers include: Cordless tool kits Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 and Skil 2887-16 cordless-tool kits Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 and Skil [...]

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2P-10, the Super Duper Glue

From DIY Life: When the corner of my favorite wooden picture frame broke apart during a move, I pondered the ways I could fix it elegantly, preferably with a thin and quick-setting adhesive. Wood glue would be sloppy on the finely crafted joint and slow to set. In typical carpentry, a joint can be held [...]

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Returning soldier breaks down in tears after wife surprises him with new workshop and home theater

While Wake Forest, N.C., National Guardsman Spc. Michael Spivey was finishing up a deployment in Iraq, his wife Christie was busy finishing up a surprise for him — a 1,000-square-foot addition to the couple's home that includes a workshop stocked with tools and a media room with a leather couch and a great big TV. [...]

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Dueling duct tapes — And the winner is . . .

A writer at Popular Mechanics tested four well-known types of duct tape, seen above, to determine the best. One brand ran away with the honors as the very best. Can you guess which? Click here to see the results. (Photo: Popular Mechanics)

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