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The Electric Drill: A Revolution in Power Tools

The Electric Drill: A Revolution in Power Tools

The electric drill is one of modern society’s most valuable and versatile power tools. It has revolutionized how we work, build, and create, thanks to its ability to bore precise holes fast in wood, metal, concrete, and virtually any other material. In honor of...
The Glorious History of the Humble Crescent Wrench

The Glorious History of the Humble Crescent Wrench

Your father had one, maybe two. Your grandfather always kept one handy. The ubiquitous Crescent wrench has been around forever, except it hasn’t. It’s a more recent invention than the airplane! The Wright brothers completed the first successful powered...
Hammer Time: Nailing the Memories

Hammer Time: Nailing the Memories

The hammer stone is thought to be man’s first recorded tool, and for most of us, a hammer is the first tool we own. As I headed off to college and my first apartment, I was given a Rubbermaid toolbox with a brand-new claw hammer and a variety pack of...
How to Care for Your Garden Pruners

How to Care for Your Garden Pruners

by Allison Starcher A good pair of pruners is beloved by gardeners, treasured like a chef’s favorite knife. Sharp enough to do harm but, in skilled hands, a precise tool. Sometimes referred to by their French name, secateurs, pruners have a spring that holds the...