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: Rio Grande Swap-Jaw Pliers

Sean - Pliers Jaw Inserts

There's nothing especially complex about these pliers from prominent jeweler-supply house Rio Grande: one jaw features a rounded bending mandrel about 5mm in diameter and 20mm long, and the other, a cupped steel band holding a nylon forming block with a matching V-shaped groove. The cool part is that the... Read more »

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