Have You Seen Any Interesting Tools that are New To You


Fastcap just me an email about this:



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.


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.


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


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.


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



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


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



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



An email from Ridgid today highlighted this

Ridgid 42478



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


I spotted a few new items from Knipex

A locking pliers with a 70 degree offset


A tile breaking pliers based on their plier-wrench design


Both seem to be available at Chads Toolbox


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


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


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


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:




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.


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


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


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:



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…


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


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

Compare to this at Lee Valley:


and this simple plate from Lie-Nielsen

or this one on Amazon:


Park Thru Axle Taps and Tap set:

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