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Tool Review: The Easydriver

Easydriver Montage

Admittedly, there are lots of ratcheting screwdrivers in the world. Especially nowadays. But I love the Easydriver, and I suspect I always will, and not just for the warm glow of nostalgia the one from Dad's toolbox evokes for me. The Easydriver, IMHO, is a classic of modern industrial design.... Read more »

Tool Review: BOA Versa Saw

BOA Restricted Access Versa Saw Publicity Shot

A regular hacksaw frame is fixed to the blade at both ends. These restricted-access hacksaws, on the other hand, are fixed to the blade only at the back end, closest to your hand, and support the front end using a reciprocating, spring-loaded bar with a thin guide slot and a... Read more »

Tool Review: iStabilizer Smartphone Dolly

Photo on 2012-08-14 at 06.15

I had a chance to play around with the iStabilizer Dolly ($60,, a rolling mount for shooting cool panning shots with your smartphone. The unit consists of a flat metal plate equipped with two adjustable axle-and-wheel sets and a flexible, “snake-like” neck that holds the camera. All you have... Read more »

Tool Review: Schröder 9″ Hand Drill

Schröder mini hand drill in use

I picked up a pair of these German-made drills from Garrett Wade: the 9" Mini Hand Drill ($25.50) and the 12" Larger Hand Drill ($46.50), which has an additional wood knob opposite the crank handle. Since the Mini reminds me more of the old eggbeater, I'm using that. It looks... Read more »


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