Tool Review: Garrett Wade Gunsmithing Screwdrivers

Garrett Wade Gunsmithing Screwdrivers - Title

This is a set of three finely made flat-head screwdrivers with fancy hardwood handles and nice brass ferrules. Apart from their fine finish, the hollow-ground tips are the screwdrivers' major selling point. Supposedly, unlike a double-wedge shaped screwdriver blade, a hollow-ground blade applies more torque to the bottom of the... Read more »

Best of 2012: Toolsday

The Easydriver

We started doing tool-review-Tuesdays—inevitably compounded to "Toolsdays" in short order—in early 2011, and 2012 has been the column's first full calendar year. The reviews are written on a volunteer basis by MAKE staff and friends. Sometimes a manufacturer or retailer provides a review unit, but as often as not, the... Read more »

Tool Review: QU-BD Silicone Heater

QU-BD Pad-01

QU-BD (pronounced “cubed”) is a recent startup that sells parts for 3D printers. They sent us a few of their silicone heaters to review. The heaters were designed for use in a heated build platform (which is required for warp-free ABS prints) and come in three different-sized square pads of... Read more »