Gadgets & Gizmos That Work

Giveaway for the Holiday #3: Your Choice of 1 Ryobi Phone Works Device

Are you the Grinch or Max? Giveaway:  Your Choice of 1 of 8 Devices from the Ryobi Phone Works Line of Tools Do you act like the Grinch around the holidays?  Or are you more like his lovable dog Max, soaking in all the fun and festivities? Either way, your holiday season could end on […]

CordLatch Prevents Extension Cords from Pulling Apart | Review

CordLatch keeps you connected. Saving time, which also saves money. One of life’s little annoyances is being in the middle of a job and pulling on the cord to whatever tool you are using and having it pull apart from the extension cord. It’s frustrating to have to turn the tool off, stop and find […]

Locking Hitch Pin Review

Haul-Master Rotating Locking Hitch Pin Review A good solution for an age old problem: Because of what I do for a living, I’ve had an SUV for most of my adult driving days.  While there are the occasional days where I miss my Honda Prelude (especially when gas prices go up), on most days, I’m […]

Doorprop Door Stops | Product Review

Doorprop Door Stops | Simply Brilliant They work. Period. You can stop reading here and get one (or several) if you’re on the fence about the decision. Or you can keep reading to find out more about these brilliantly simple chunks of molded rubber can be used to prop open any door, according to the […]

iLuv Aud 5 Speaker and Dock for iPhone 5 | 5s | 5c

What do you listen to on the jobsite? Being in the construction business, I listen to music almost every day on the jobsite.  So, when I received the iLuv Aud 5 high-fidelity speaker and lightning dock for iPhone 5, I was excited to have a new toy to try out.  Prior to this, about 4 […]

Stanley TWINTEC Wrench | First Look

Stanley TWINTEC Wrench At the recent Stanley Black & Decker Media Preview in New York, Stanley introduced a new gadget wrench called TWINTEC. Sorry, didn’t mean to shout, but that’s how they spell it. According to Tom Chang with Stanley Black & Decker, the TWINTEC combines 27 tools into 1. That’s pretty exciting, right? Well, […]

EasyEdge Powered Paint Edger | Video Preview

Black & Decker EasyEdge During our time producing DIY Tools & Techniques, and other shows prior to that, we had a mantra: “Never put a paint sprayer or gadget to the test during a live show. The reason? It never ends well. and there’s usually paint everywhere by the time you’re done.” With that in […]

Milwaukee Bottle Opener & Wire Stripper

Milwaukee Bottle Opener Because nothing says “Party” like mixing beer and 120 volts. That’s a joke, of course. We all know that dealing with electricity is no laughing matter and you should never drink and strip….wire, that is. The proceeding message was brought to you by the Tool Skool Legal Department. Milwaukee Bottle Opener Features […]

Multi-Functional Bluetooth Speaker | CES Preview

Spider International E-PTSK-BK03 Speaker When is a speaker not just a speaker? When it’s also a hands-free speakerphone for your bluetooth smart phone, as well. That’s what caught our eye about this cool piece of electronics – aside from the crisp sound it puts out. It’s a perfect accessory to go from the truck to […]

HoverCam Mini 5 HD Camera – CES Video Preview

HoverCam Mini 5 HD Camera I’ve always been drawn to cameras (go figure). So when my natural curiosity drew me to the HoverCam booth, I started to justify why we should bring this camera to your attention. I mean, what would this have to do with construction, building, or architecture? And then it hit me…everything! […]