The week in tools

The week in tools

Here’s another week in tools from Chuck!

This week we looked at a portable high-pressure CO2 rig designed to power low-volume pneumatic tools – like nailers – without a compressor; Toolmonger readers responded with some great DIY versions based on SCUBA gear. We tested a set of demolition screwdrivers designed to do all the things you’re not supposed to do with screwdrivers – like pry, chisel, and break things. The result: we couldn’t break ’em without resorting to absurd measures. We also took a 3-cylinder-Caterpillar-diesel-powered utility vehicle for a spin and walked readers through how to install modern light fixtures. Finally, don’t miss our reader’s comments on an Instructables post (also covered here at Make) regarding converting cordless power tools to wall power – a must-read if you’re considering the conversion.

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