Tuesdays With Tommy: Table Saw Safety

Tuesdays With Tommy: Table Saw Safety

Statistics tell use that tens of thousands of table saw accidents occur every year in the U.S. While these facts weren’t enough for California to pass a law requiring all newly manufactured table saws to include special (but costly) safety equipment, it still...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Ever notice how pulling out nails with a hammer claw leaves marks on the wood? Donald Shenk did, and he decided to do something about it. A skilled craftsman with a commitment to building more efficiently with wood, Shenk saw an opportunity to give the building and...
Tuesdays With Tommy: Table Saw Safety

Who is the Biggest Tool….

Looks like the little fish just ate the shark. In a deal announced today, Stanley Works is buying Black & Decker for $4.5 billion. And Stanley Works CEO, John Lundgren is being named CEO of the combined company. According to the companies, the deal views the...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Harsh Environment for Tools

If there’s one place you need specialized tools, it’s in outer space. So it was interesting for me to read about tools NASA designs and how NASA designs them. After trying out a variety of tools in area hardware stores, one NASA engineer decided to use the...
A Safer Way to Pull Out Nails

Wonderful Duct Tape

Every handyman knows there’s nothing a little duct tape can’t fix. But did you know of the many things you can make from duct tape? This page from Instructables.com shows you them all, including a duct tape wallet, shoes, top hat and tie. Credit:...