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Stuart has a background in physics (B.S.) and materials science and engineering (M.S., Ph.D.). Stuart enjoys working on electronics, robotics, woodworking, and DIY projects. His blog, ToolGuyd, focuses on new tool previews, hands-on reviews, industry news, tool guides, and occasional DIY projects.

StewMac Custom Foredom Handpiece Tool Fits Dremel-Compatible Router Bases Power Tools 

StewMac Custom Foredom Handpiece Tool Fits Dremel-Compatible Router Bases

http://toolguyd.com/custom-foredom-handpiece-for-dremel-compatible-router-base/ I have a project coming up, where I need to route small circles into acrylic plastic, and maybe wood too. I have a couple of Dremel tools, but I’d really like to use my Foredom flex shaft tool if possible. The Foredom allows for better control, greater precision, and overall higher performance. A small router base would be perfect for this.... Read More
New Festool Hand Sanding Products Home 

New Festool Hand Sanding Products

http://toolguyd.com/festool-hand-sanding-products/ Festool is expanding into the hand sanding business, with premium products of all kinds. The new abrasives lineup features their Granat formulation, which they say achieves the desired results quickly and efficiently, even for unpowered hand sanding. In my experience, Festool Granat abrasives are long-lasting, and indeed also high-performing. Festool adds that they’re durable, tear-resistant, and washable. The various pads have a... Read More
How Do You Control a Dust Vacuum from a Cordless Power Tool? Home 

How Do You Control a Dust Vacuum from a Cordless Power Tool?

http://toolguyd.com/how-do-you-control-a-dust-vacuum-from-a-cordless-power-tool/ Let’s say you have a cordless power tool. A miter saw? Rotary hammer? Circular saw? Jig saw? Table saw? And you have a dust extractor or shop vacuum. Maybe it offers an automatic start mode – but that’ll only work when a corded tool is plugged in. So how do you start a dust extractor or vacuum with a... Read More
New Dewalt Bluetooth-Connectable Power Tools and Add-on Modules Home 

New Dewalt Bluetooth-Connectable Power Tools and Add-on Modules

http://toolguyd.com/dewalt-bluetooth-power-tools-and-modules-2017-expansion/ Dewalt just send out a cryptic teaser email about some new Dewalt Tool Connect developments, but there’s enough to get a sense for what’s going on. Up to now, Dewalt Tool Connect was only about 20V Max Bluetooth batteries, and while neat in theory, this doesn’t actually give you that much functionality. I must admit, I have Dewalt’s Tool Connect app... Read More
Tool… Subscription Box? Home 

Tool… Subscription Box?

http://toolguyd.com/tool-subscription-box/ A few months ago, someone from Get to Work had emailed me with some information about their tool subscription program. There are lots of different product subscription services you could buy into these days. I think my first might be Adafruit’s Adabox electronic gizmo program, and I’ve been meaning to pull the trigger on LootCrate. Coffee? I guess that makes sense. Snack foods?... Read More
Ryobi Brushless Cordless Belt Sander Power Tools 

Ryobi Brushless Cordless Belt Sander

http://toolguyd.com/ryobi-brushless-cordless-belt-sander/ Didn’t we just post about the Ryobi 18V brushless cordless belt sander? Oh wait, that was the Ridgid belt sander. This is the neon green version. Err… I mean the Ryobi one, model P450. There are some similarities, but also some differences. 5-position pommel (front) handle 850 FPM (feet per minute) max speed* Tool-free belt tracking Lock-on switch Front-mounted motor... Read More
Milwaukee TrapSnake Interchangeable Powered Toilet & Urinal Auger System Home 

Milwaukee TrapSnake Interchangeable Powered Toilet & Urinal Auger System

http://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-trapsnake-toilet-auger-system/ Last year, Milwaukee came out with an M12 drain snake, which experienced auger users will say should NOT be used on toilets or other porcelain fixtures. So what can you use? Milwaukee has just come out with the TrapSnake, a powered porcelain auger system. In other words, here’s a snake for toilets. But, in keeping with Milwaukee’s goals of disruptive innovation, this isn’t just... Read More
Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Belt Sander Cordless Tools Power Tools 

Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Belt Sander

http://toolguyd.com/ridgid-18v-cordless-brushless-belt-sander/ Ridgid has been upsetting my expectations, for lack of a better way of saying it. Coming out with tools like their cordless trim router, a cordless 1-gallon air compressor, and now a belt sander? This is the Ridgid R86065B, an 18V Li-ion cordless brushless belt sander. Surprise! It features an 18″ x 3″ belt size, variable speed dial, a 1-1/4″... Read More
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