Have You Seen Any Interesting Tools that are New To You


#82

Fastcap just me an email about this:

http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/viewprd.asp?idproduct=56725


#83

Looks interesting. But I could see using it in place of a Woodpeckers square or Incra rule to mark boards – like a wheel marking gauge with a pencil lead rather than a cutting wheel.


#84

I think it might have a place versus the old reliable kids pencil compass - or the fancier ones like the Accuscribe.
If I were buying it for the business $10 each (if I bought 10 with free shipping) might be OK - but the nearly $15 shipping charge would be hard to swallow on the first one to try out.


#85

Thanks to the Tools of Trade Blog - I saw this Stucco Pump from Graco.

http://www.graco.com/us/en/products/coatings-and-foam/toughtek-s340e.html?utm_source=stucco-redirect&utm_medium=magazine&utm_campaign=wallsceilings.html

Looks like it might be useful for small jobs that we sometimes did. Since retiring - I have not checked back much - but Stucco and EIFS jobs were once a small part of our business. EIFS work seemed to have peaked quite a few years ago - when it seemed all the rage in our area. Not sure how much of it gets done elsewhere in the country.


#86

Not exactly a new tool but Lee Valley’s email today featured this “new” clothes dryer hose connector:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?cat=2,42194,67373&p=74597


#87

Woodpeckers One-Time-Tool series has just added set-up blocks:

http://www.woodpeck.com/setup-blocks.html

Lee Valley also sells a set (with free shipping - today 7/19 and tomorrow 7/20/16)

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=45089&cat=1,43513,51657


#88

just got an email from Woodpeckers that they are offering a dowelling jig as part of their “One Time Tool” program:

As with many other Woodpeckers tools the price often dampens your enthusiasm - This one sells for $640 in a systainer - and comes with 1/4 and 3/8 bushings. 5,6,8 and 10mm bushing sets will also be made - costing $60 each - so the complete package will set you back $880. Just to compare the smaller Domino joiner from Festool is currently priced starting at $895 but add-ons can push your cost over $1000 - and I have quite a bit more than that invested in my Domino XL system

http://www.woodpeck.com/ultimate-doweling-jig.html?_bta_tid=16523833171054720474034266123772190418459984611762968221169800459060736&_bta_c=51hq8y2azy6yhq26sxvhekmm3od68


#89

An email from Ridgid today highlighted this

Ridgid 42478

http://www.toolup.com/Ridgid-42478-STRAPLOCK-Pipe-Handle?CAWELAID=120204890000459379&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=31461036851&CATCI=pla-186306547451&catargetid=120204890000446262&cadevice=c&gclid=CJWjstbxy84CFUNZhgodikEJqg


#90

A pair of these look like they will be pretty useful. Thanks Fred.


#91

I spotted a few new items from Knipex

A locking pliers with a 70 degree offset

http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=art_detail&parentID=1364&groupID=1450&artID=34960

A tile breaking pliers based on their plier-wrench design

http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=1369&groupID=2377&artID=34814

Both seem to be available at Chads Toolbox


#92

I probably won’t give up my Stabilas - but this level may be a bit of a new take:


#93

Kind of a Shop Smith sort of thing. Does a lot of things but none as well as a dedicated machine


#94

Kreg has announced new cutters to make plugs for pocket holes:

https://www.kregtool.com/store/c22/kreg-jigreg-accessories/p349/custom-pocket-hole-plug-cutter/

Peachtree is selling the full set (jig + 3 bits for $123.98 ) - it’s their part # 4862P

They have a promo code “KREG11” that gives you $25 off

There has been an alternative one around for some time from woodworker’s supply:

http://woodworker.com/pocket-hole-plug-cutter-mssu-151-439.asp?gclid=CKuj0tuit88CFYVkhgodntICzQ

http://www.ptreeusa.com/


#95

Seems expensive but I’ve not seen one yet so this is my gut feeling.

I bought the Veritas Dowel Former. Basic setup for the 3/8 size is less than $23. You have to rip strips a dog’s ball hair thicker than 3/8 but then just knock them through the former.

The Kreg system does look hassle free though.


#96

The appeal of the Kreg setup is that it cuts plus that fit the shape of the angled hole cut for the pocket screws. I guess you could plug the hole with a regular plug then cut it off flush to the surface - but this eliminates the extra step. While the Kreg variant is new - the one from Woodworkers Supply has been around for some time - but I haven’t tried it out


#97

New to my personal collection.
Doin work and poppin bottles.


#98

Not sure about how new these are, but an email from Bessey today provided links to the following items:

with a video:

with a video:

Bessey Bearing heaters:

https://www.zoro.com/bessey-bearing-heater-15-amps-18-inl-pv2412/i/G3770719/?gclid=CNqs3qCRxc8CFUMmhgod48wGug&gclsrc=aw.ds


#99

And people think the imperial system is confusing… Is that thicker of thinner than a human hair? My dog was not happy when it saw those shiny metal calipers trying to get a measure down there. Must have had a bad experience with pointy metal objects when he was a puppy…


#100

New One-Time-Tool from Woodpeckers - a dowel-making press:

http://www.woodpeck.com/dowel-press.html

$400 plus an additional $80 if you want a set of metric as well as inch dies.

Compare to this at Lee Valley:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=42331&cat=1,180,42288&ap=1

and this simple plate from Lie-Nielsen

or this one on Amazon:


#101

Park Thru Axle Taps and Tap set:

http://www.parktool.com/product/thru-axle-tap-set-tap-ta-set?category=New Products