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This Self-Propelled Circular Saw Keeps Your Fingers Completely Safe

When used with proper precautions, power tools are perfectly safe. But if horror stories about lost digits in shop class make you nervous about working with wood, a German power tool maker called Mafell has created a self-propelled circular saw that keeps your hands and fingers well clear while it cuts.

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Andrew Liszewski

March 24th

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Finally Buy Yourself a 3D Printer With Today’s Amazon Gold Box

You know 3D printing is starting to go mainstream when it gets an Amazon Gold Box deal, so if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to buy into the hobby , today’s a great excuse.

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March 23rd

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Transforming a Hammer Head into an Axe

Transforming a Hammer Head into an Axe

While most people see a hammer and just see a hammer, The Art of Weapons sees the potential to turn the brute hardened steel into an axe. Basically, the head of the hammer turned into the axe blade and the claw side of the hammer got forged together to form one spike. The whole process turning a blunt smashing object into a sharp cutting device is pretty fun to see.

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March 14th

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Turn Your iPhone Into a Laser Measure With This Tiny Headphone Jack Accessory

iPin was the first company to use the iPhone’s headphone jack as an accessory port for a compact laser pointer. And not to diminish the fun you can have with a laser, but the company’s latest product is considerably more useful since it turns your smartphone into a full-on laser measure.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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Black+Decker Put a USB Port On Its New Bluetooth Batteries To Charge Your Phone Too

You need a lot of extra batteries to keep the cordless tools on a construction site working all day, and to make it slightly easier to manage them, Black+Decker will soon introduce Bluetooth connectivity on its rechargeable tool batteries so a smartphone and an app can keep tabs on every last one.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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You Can Now Customize the Performance of Milwaukee Power Tools Through an App

Milwaukee isn’t the first power tool maker to connect its hardware to a smartphone app for automatic inventory tracking. But the company’s One-Key app now goes a step further allowing users to precisely tweak the torque and speed settings of their power tools for the specific task at hand.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 16th

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An Emergency Roll of Duct Tape Is the Only Keychain Tool You Really Need

There’s an entire industry dedicated to squeezing as many tiny tools as possible onto the keyring you carry every day. But the usefulness of miniature scissors or a petite pair of pliers can’t compare to the sheer number of repairs you can make with 18-inches of duct tape in your pocket.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 3rd

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I’m Max Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs, and This Is How I Work

As 3D printing evolves and becomes a more common tool, new companies are sprouting up to refine the process and reinvent the way designers, engineers, and hobbyists work. Formlabs arose from a huge Kickstarter success to create an innovative high-resolution printer with an eye on quality and consistency.

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October 21st

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How A $300 Fiat Inspired The First Leatherman Multitool

Today, they’re ubiquitous, but would you believe Tim Leatherman struggled for years to find a buyer for the first-ever multitool? He was inspired to invent it after a 20-country drive through Europe on a shoestring budget.

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October 9th

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I’m Mike Rowe, Host of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, and This Is How I Work

For years Mike Rowe has been traveling across the country to meet people whose laborious, often thankless work keeps the world moving forward. And across different shows and different television networks, what has remained consistent is Mike’s sincere curiosity and willingness to learn.

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September 24th

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