History of the Screwdriver

As discovered through tools passed down to me They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Cliché, I know. In some instances, that is a good thing. Think of the Ford Pinto or early cell phones. The gas tank was located too close to the rear bumper that led to a number of explosions from […]

World’s Oldest Klein Side-Cutting Pliers

Found: World’s Oldest Pair of Klein Tools Side-Cutting Pliers!  100+ years old pliers purchased for $10 at swap meet, now worth $5,000 June 27, 2013 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools,  (http://www.kleintools.com/) for professionals since 1857, set out to find the world’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers and ended up finding them via a swap […]

Stanley® Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic PowerLock® Tape Rule

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – March 8, 2013 – Stanley® Tools, a leading manufacturer of hand tools, is celebrating 50 years since the launch of the popular PowerLock® tape measure line. To commemorate this anniversary, Stanley® is releasing a limited edition series of five tape measures featuring unique designs dedicated to important highlights in the Powerlock® […]

ROE Steel Measuring Tape

My friend Dodd Talbot dropped this tape off at my shop while he was towing what could have been the biggest boat I’ve ever seen from Orlando, Florida to Whitefish, Montana. It just about killed his transmission, but that’s a story for another day. The tape was his grandfather’s and he knows of my affinity […]

Dunlap 10″ Pipe Wrench

A friend brought this wrench to me a few weeks ago. He recently had to move his mom into an assisted-living facility and was starting the process of cleaning, organizing, and removing her possessions from his childhood home. That’s never an easy task, obviously. When he found this and some other old hand tools in […]