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Tool Talk – Toolmonger

All tools. All the time. Your source for news, information, and reviews of hand tools, power tools, and tools of all kinds.

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Tool Talk #55: Returning Tools

Join us as we run down this week’s top five. We also talk about our experiences returning tools over the years and offer some advice as to when you should and shouldn’t try to return a tool — and how to do so successfully. Remember: If you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 214-296-9229. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_7').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

22 May 2009

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Tool Talk #56: GM Bankruptcy

Join us as we run down this week’s top five. We also discuss what GM’s bankruptcy might really mean to the truck-buying public. Remember: If you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 214-296-9229. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_6').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

26 Jun 2009

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Tool Talk #54: Shop Cabinet & Sean’s New/Old Shopsmith

Join us as we run down this week’s top five. We also discuss a massive, black-hole-inducing cabinet Sean built for his shop — and Sean’s new Shopsmith which he inherited from his father. Remember: if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 214-296-9229. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_8').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

30 Apr 2009

Rank #3

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Tool Talk #53: Old Hardware Stores & Pocket Knives

Join us as we run down this week’s top five and re-visit Sean’s excellent post about the big box revolution and the end of old hardware stores. (We also rant a bit about how carrying a pocket knife can save a life.) Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_9').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

20 Feb 2009

Rank #4

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Tool Talk #52: Listener Calls & Reader Projects

Join us as we run down this week’s top five, take some listener calls, and shoot the bull about great (and odd) reader projects and shops. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_10').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

31 Jan 2009

Rank #5

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Tool Talk #51: DIY Wedding Rings & Heirloom Shopsmiths

We’re joined this week by our friend Mike Haney who tells us about his experience making his own DIY engagement ring. (Spoiler: It worked. He’s engaged. Congrats!) We also run down this week’s top five and have a good time discussing Sean’s father’s decision to finally hand down his Mark V Shopsmith. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_11').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

24 Jan 2009

Rank #6

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Tool Talk #50: Router Safety & Pointless Tools

Join us as we run down this week’s top five, discuss Sean’s recent router incident, and rant about tools that solve non-existent problems. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_12').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

14 Jan 2009

Rank #7

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Tool Talk #49: Bookcases & Ending Laziness

Join us as we run down this week’s top five, discuss our new easy-to-build bookcase project, and rant about getting off one’s ass to fix things around the house. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_13').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

5 Jan 2009

Rank #8

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Tool Talk #48: Christmas & (Paint) Strippers

Join us as we run down this week’s top five, chat about what we want for Christmas, and hear about Sean’s brother’s awesome new paint-stripper discovery. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_14').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

23 Dec 2008

Rank #9

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Tool Talk #47: The Top 10

Join us as we run down this week’s top five and chat about our posting-this-week Toolmonger’s Top 10 Tools of 2008. Remember, if you’ve got a question or comment you can call us at 866-718-9403. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_15').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

16 Dec 2008

Rank #10