Toolbox: Gimlet

Toolbox: Gimlet

Here’s an interesting stocking stuffer, probably one of those tools most of us wouldn’t have in our toolbox, but would relish once we’d used one.

Via the Cool Tools review:

I’m giving gimlet sets to a few lucky in-laws this year. I’ve found them to be a great time saver whenever I need a hole drilled and precise placement is critical. A few twists and a lovely pilot hole is exactly where you need it. — Paul

From the Garrett Wade Catalog:

Gimlets are probably among the most underrated hand tools in the modern workshop. They are easily used for quickly making pilot holes for screws sized from #2 to #9. At this price, these gimlets are a terrific value. They will really speed up your work.

Set of Seven Gimlets [Garrett Wade]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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