The holiday season is almost upon us and just about everyone’s broke and scratching around figuring what little gift that a woodworker would use and enjoy, but will be very reasonable to buy.
My middle name must be tight a** because I always find great deals and balk at “wish” prices given out by vendors – They seem to go way beyond my threshold of pain.
Here is a couple of items I have got and use more than I thought I ever would – and they are inexpensive.
The first little tool is a Nail Spinner: It allows you to “spin” a nail in not using a hammer – you can easily cause a split if the nail is whacked in without a pilot hole. With this little gem you fit the Spinner in your drill, insert a nail and “spin” or drill it in and it won’t split the wood. Great little tool. Costs $6.00 from Sears. MADE IN USA
Another tool I have – actually I have 2 of them, is a Safety Positioned Clamp. You use it to hold nails and screws so that you don’t involve your thumb in the fastener operation. Great tool, very well made – and tough, can hold a variety of nails, screw or pins VERTICALLY.
Not a midget tool, feels good in your hand, left/right
The tool costs $2.99 from Amazon – it’s on sale. It is not made in China!
So if you are looking for stocking stuffers these 2 tools are great gifts that will be appreciated. Oh, don’t forget to get yourself one of each, otherwise you’ll wish you had them.
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.