Stuart Deutsch

Stuart Deutsch

When I am not testing and reviewing new tools, I am working on robotics, electronics, woodworking, and other types of projects.

I am also interested in microscopy, the physical sciences, and new technologies.

I write more about tools and workshop topics over at

Latest from Stuart Deutsch

Kobalt 18-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set

This compact 18-in-1 precision screwdriver set is low-priced but well suited for on-the-go mini fastener-driving needs. Read more »


It's Toolsday here at MAKE, so you know what means - a new Toolsday tool review and a Live Hangout where we will be discussing our favorite tools and workspace essentials. Tune at 2pm PT/5m ET on the +MAKE page, or if you're busy you can catch the broadcast on... Read more »

Festool "Sortainers"

When I built my first circuit, all of my tools and supplies fit inside a small shoebox. When I built my first robot, all was contained in a small under-the-bed clothing tote. Now, more than 12 years and many projects, tools, and parts later, my storage needs have become so... Read more »

Caliper Jaws

Although old fashioned and requiring a bit of math, Mitutoyo vernier calipers are precise, consistent, reliable, and a joy to take measurements with (at least with a bit of practice.) Read more »

Here we review Xuron's 170-II Micro-Shear flush cutter, which is suitable for trimming small wires and electronic components, and delicate jewelry materials as well. Read more »

Klein Kurve Wire Strippers 614px

Klein's Kurve wire strippers are comfortable to use and can cleanly strip the thin wires we use in small electronics and Arduino projects. Read more »