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Workbench Essentials: Dial Calipers

Workbench Essentials: Dial Calipers

I love these things.  I’ll admit they are not the most universal tool in my garage, and I will sometimes go for weeks at a time without ever using them.  When the need arises, however, absolutely nothing fits the bill like a set of dial calipers. As you might guess, they are used for measuring […]
Workbench Essentials: Smartphone

Workbench Essentials: Smartphone

It’s not exactly a newsflash to say that smartphones are useful to have around. What you might not have thought about, however, is that smartphones are nothing short of phenomenal at the workbench. The list of things these phones are useful for is as long as your arm. I won’t be able to touch on […]

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Workbench Essentials: Folding Utility Knife

Workbench Essentials: Folding Utility Knife

I found myself sitting in the garage this week, as I often do, pondering what I’d cover in my next blog entry. It was then that I noticed a tool that I don’t often give much thought to: my trusty folding utility knife. I have used this thing daily since I got it five or […]
Workbench Essentials: Locking Pliers

Workbench Essentials: Locking Pliers

This week my choice for must-have tool is an oldie but a goodie: Locking pliers. Often referred to as Vice Grips (a name brand), locking pliers are one of those things that simply must be within an arm’s reach at all times if you hope to retain any semblance of sanity. They make so many […]

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Workbench Essentials: Reinforced Aluminum Tape

Workbench Essentials: Reinforced Aluminum Tape

It’s been a while since my last rummage through the tool drawer, so I figure I’m overdue.  This time around I’ve picked one of my very favorites: reinforced aluminum tape.  I know that doesn’t sound very interesting or glamorous, but give it a chance and you’ll be sold.  I promise. Foil tape is really only useful […]
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