Tool News & Reviews
Studpop is a new stud finder design that uses a magnet to locate the studs in your walls. Using magnets to find studs is nothing new, not only have I been using this method for years, but it is also my method of choice. Typical magnetic stud finders are not perfect though, but Studpop seems to have found the solution.
While Rockler's popular Bench Cookie Plus Master Kit normally sells for just under $64, it has come to my attention that it is currently on sale for only $39.99. The Plus Master kit not only includes a set of non-slip router cookies, but also a few different accessories that extend their versatility.
I can't imagine that the average tradesman, donning a well worn pair of work pants along with a comfortable tee-shirt, thinks about fashion while putting on a pair of rugged boots. And a GQ kinda guy I am not—even off the job site—but when I tool-up with my Blaklader Bantam Kangaroo vest, invariably someone will notice and ask, "Where'd ya get that work vest?" Framers, cabinet installers, and even electricians seeing the Blaklader vest note its practical use for their trade (in addition to its fashionable appeal).
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced T-track Stops, a new accessory that adds more versatility to the Rockler T-Track Table and other T-track setups. Their low-profile design allows them to hold materials in place while leaving the top surface available for sanding, surface planning, or any number of other woodworking tasks.
Ideal is probably not the first company you think of when you think about drill bits, but they are looking to change all that with the introduction of their new line of professional grade drill bits. Catering to their core audience of electricians and technicians, Ideal sought to improve the drill bits these contractors use most.