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Bosch T500 5-Piece T-Shank Jigsaw Blade Assortment

Well, maybe it’s a little bit too assorted?

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After not having bought a new jigsaw in maybe twenty years, I was a little surprised to learn that the blade design had changed. The ones that fit my ancient B&D just didnt work in the new Bosch, which required something called a T-Shank.Read more

Cooper Lighting MS188W Motion Detecting 300-Watt Halogen Security Light

Installation was simple, but the light failed after two years

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Whether you're paranoid about security or not, a motion-activated light at the back door makes good sense if only to make it easier to stick a key in a keyhole in the dark. That's the main reason why we bought a Cooper Lighting MS188W Motion-Activated Security Light .Read more

Gardner-Bender GRT 3500 Receptacle Tester

Need to clean up after DIY electricians? Get a receptacle tester

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If you've ever bought a house, you probably had it inspected beforehand. One thing home inspectors typically do is check all the receptacles (plugs, outlets) to make certain they're properly wired.Read more

Bench Dog 10-035 Set of Four Bench Cookies

Bench Dog Bench Cookies: no oatmeal and no chocolate chips, but still a treat

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Like most people who do a bit of woodworking, I have a huge collection of wood scraps I press into use as clamp blocks, props, and jigs. A typical use is to raise a workpiece off the workbench for finishing and to prevent scrapes and scratches while sanding, drilling or other work.Read more

Criminal Enterprise. Owen Laukkanen

Another case of sophomore slump: “Criminal Enterprise“ by Owen Laukkanen

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Carter Tomlin was a successful businessman, the kind of guy who defined himself by the job he was very good at. He was good enough at that job that he and his lovely wife and two lovely daughters lived in a St. Paul McMansion and Carter drove a $90K Jag. Good enough, that is, until he got RIFed.Read more

Best Way 25860 Dowel Center Set

Get your joints centered by using a dowel center set

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We woodworkers all picked old-timey advice from whoever taught us the basics of the craft. You know, adages like Measure twice, cut once? One I often heard is, Its all about the joints.Read more

Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffle

Get stung with Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffles

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Always on the lookout for post-ride carbohydrates, I came upon an interesting treat that at least according to the manufacturer is patterned on the stroopwafel found in northern Europe. Its a Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffle from the Honey Stinger company.Read more

Mechanix Choice 202501C Battery terminal Lifter

It does what it says - once or twice

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The battery in your car doesn't make scary noises and it will probably never belch smoke. It rarely does anything until the day it simply stops working; which is probably why batteries suffer more neglect than most other parts.Read more

Cover of Snow. Jenny Milchman

Jenny Milchman's "Cover of Snow" left me cold

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Nora Hamilton woke up alone on a winter morning, which was weird because her hubby Brendan normally slept in after she rose. This morning, however, he hadnt: while she snoozed peacefully, he slipped out of the marriage bed, went to another room, and committed suicide.Read more

Gatorade G-Series Prime 01 Energy Chew

Gatorade comes late to the energy gel market, but so what?

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In olden days athletes were told they had to carb up the night before a big event. Even now, many endurance events half and full marathons, century bike rides - sponsor spaghetti dinners the night before so participants can fill their tummies with carb-laden pasta. That was then, this is now.Read more