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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.

Festool CT SYS Dust Extractor (Quick Review) OPE 

Festool CT SYS Dust Extractor (Quick Review)

http://toolguyd.com/festool-ct-sys-dust-extractor-quick-review/ Festool’s CT SYS dust extractor, 584174, gave rise to mixed feelings initially, but I’ve grown to really like its portability and versatility. It’s a portable dust extractor fitted to 2 Systainers tool boxes. Technically, all you need is the bottom section – that’s where the vac system and dust collection bag live – but the top section makes hose management a lot easier.... Read More
ToolGuyd Top Tool Picks #5 Home 

ToolGuyd Top Tool Picks #5

http://toolguyd.com/toolguyd-top-tool-picks-5/It’s been a while since I refreshed the ToolGuyd Top Picks – the 4 hand-picked available-at-Amazon recommendations found at the bottom of every post below the comments section. Spring weather is hopefully on the way, but that only plays into one of these recommendations. The rest? Simply recommendable tools that have been in my hand and on my mind recently. Here’s... Read More
ToolGuyd Top Tool Picks #5 Home 

ToolGuyd Top Tool Picks #5

http://toolguyd.com/top-tool-picks-5/It’s been a while since I refreshed the ToolGuyd Top Picks – the 4 hand-picked available-at-Amazon recommendations found at the bottom of every post below the comments section. Spring weather is hopefully on the way, but that only plays into one of these recommendations. The rest? Simply recommendable tools that have been in my hand and on my mind recently. Here’s... Read More
Husky Portable Workbench Review Home 

Husky Portable Workbench Review

http://toolguyd.com/husky-portable-workbench-review/ Husky came out with a new portable clamping workbench around a year and a half ago. I’ve had a test sample around here for much of that time, using it on a few occasions. When we had a countertop cut for the kitchen window sill, the workers asked for a sawhorse, but I gave them this and they seemed... Read More
Dewalt FlexVolt 10″ and 8.5″ FlexVolt Sliding Miter Saws (Outside USA) Power Tools 

Dewalt FlexVolt 10″ and 8.5″ FlexVolt Sliding Miter Saws (Outside USA)

http://toolguyd.com/dewalt-flexvolt-10-and-8-5-flexvolt-sliding-miter-saws-outside-usa/ A few readers have asked about whether Dewalt will be coming out with FlexVolt 10″ cordless miter saws, to complement their very excellent 12″ saws. The answer is yes, they already do make a 10″ FlexVolt cordless miter saws. There are 2 Dewalt FlexVolt miter saws that are available overseas but not in the USA. There’s DCS777, shown above, which has... Read More
New Delta Portable Table Saw with Stand (6000 Series) Power Tools 

New Delta Portable Table Saw with Stand (6000 Series)

http://toolguyd.com/delta-portable-table-saw-with-stand-6000-series/ Delta came out with 2 new portable table saws, models 36-6020 and 36-6022. At the time, I didn’t know what to think of the new saws, as the 36-6022 was announced as a Black Friday sale item. What caught my renewed attention was the price of the 36-2020 – $349, down from a recent price of $419. So for $349 you get... Read More
Big Dewalt FlexVolt Savings – Today Only! 3/21/17 Home 

Big Dewalt FlexVolt Savings – Today Only! 3/21/17

http://toolguyd.com/dewalt-flexvolt-deal-today-only-032117/ Most Dewalt FlexVolt tools, sometimes excluded from retailers’ money-off coupons and savings events, are on sale, TODAY ONLY! The sale seems to be going on at many authorized Dewalt dealers, with savings of up to $100. Buy Now(via Amazon)Buy Now(via Acme) There are some exclusions. The sliding miter saw kit, DHS790AT2, isn’t on sale anywhere right now. The lowest price I... Read More
Buying Online – When to Spend More? Buying Guides 

Buying Online – When to Spend More?

http://toolguyd.com/buying-online-when-to-spend-more/ I did some major workshop setup over the weekend, and came across a package of wood finish I had ordered from Rockler for a project I’m in the middle of. There are 3 quart-sized cans, 1 of shellac, 2 of polyurethane. Before that order, I had bought shellac and polyurethane from Amazon. The shellac arrived intact, with similar lid-locking tabs. But the polyurethane... Read More
Stanley Black & Decker Pledges to Bring Craftsman Tool Production Back to USA Home 

Stanley Black & Decker Pledges to Bring Craftsman Tool Production Back to USA

http://toolguyd.com/stanley-black-decker-pledges-to-bring-craftsman-tool-production-back-to-usa/ Stanley Black & Decker has completed their acquisition of the Craftsman tool brand, and send us an email with some more information. One thing to keep in mind is that Sears will also continue their own Craftsman-branded products. It’s my understanding that there will Sears’ Craftsman tools, and Stanley Black & Decker’s Craftsman tools. At one point there will perhaps be... Read More
Hitachi 18V Brushless Band Saw Home 

Hitachi 18V Brushless Band Saw

http://toolguyd.com/hitachi-18v-brushless-band-saw/80 meters in Here is another new cordless tool by Hitachi – an 18V brushless band saw, model CB18DBL, bare tool CB18DBLP4. The new Hitachi brushless band saw features a variable speed dial (80-195 m/min), tool-free blade change, overload and overheating protection, and on-tool hex wrench storage. It has a cut capacity of 83mm (~3-1/4″). Hitachi says that their new cordless band... Read More
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