Making a screw flush with the surface is like creating invisibility

When a screw sticks out on metal or isn't perfectly flush with the surface, an angel in heaven loses an eyeball. Or something like that. But fret not eyeballs of angels in heaven, people of Earth can make a screw completely flush. It's a lot of filing and sanding and hammering but eventually the screw disappears. » 12/16/14 9:11pm 12/16/14 9:11pm

Want to instantly shatter a car window? Just throw a tiny porcelain bit

If I had to pick a hammer or a tiny piece of porcelain to shatter a car window, I'd probably think nothing of it and grab the mallet. NatGeo proves me wrong. A little itty bitty piece of porcelain chipped off a spark plug does much more damage to a car window and is so much more easy to use too. Just chuck it at the… » 2/21/14 2:01am 2/21/14 2:01am

Craftsman Hammerhead: Great for Pounding in Tight Spots

I'm not what you'd call "coordinated," so the prospect of hammering nails without worrying about how many fingernails I'll lose in the process is, um, appealing. The Craftsman HammerHead G2 Auto-Hammer does that—just not terribly well. » 7/12/11 4:30pm 7/12/11 4:30pm

The Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

The Craftsman HammerHead Auto Hammer position 1 » 7/12/11 4:25pm 7/12/11 4:25pm

The Craftsman HammerHead Auto Hammer position 2 The Craftsman HammerHead Auto Hammer position 3 The Craftsman HammerHead Auto Hammer from (Hammer)head-on The Backside of the Hammerhead The HammerHead Battery The HammerHead Charger The Battery being Charged …

These Tools Look Like Props From Evil Dead

These tools look bad ass. They've got names better than any Nordic Black Metal band. They look like they've just been released from a lengthy prison sentence. I can't decide if I want to use them to build a shed or mash a zombie. » 6/03/11 12:00am 6/03/11 12:00am

The Crovel Is the Only Multi-Tool Shovel You'll Ever Need

Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crovel has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is… » 5/02/11 6:40pm 5/02/11 6:40pm

Get Hammered Like the Gods

When is it okay for the toy version of an icon to not be 100% faithful to the original? When you add a friggin missile. That's right: Thor himself would be jealous of Hasbro's projectile-enabled take on his mighty hammer. » 2/03/11 11:20pm 2/03/11 11:20pm

Robbery with a Giant Stick Is Way Funnier Than It Should Be

If you were a convenience store clerk faced with a robber wielding a comically large stick as a weapon, you probably wouldn't think it was too comical. But after the fact, the security camera footage is pretty ridiculous. » 12/30/10 9:21pm 12/30/10 9:21pm

Oleker Toolbox Provides Minimalist Form and Function

Tim Oleker's simple toolbox combines form and function in a way I have rarely seen applied to tools, boxes, or boxes that are used to carry tools. The hammer is also the handle, people! » 8/01/10 4:00pm 8/01/10 4:00pm

Samsung Screen Resists Merciless Hammering Without a Scratch

Color me impressed. Watch as this guy relentlessly beats this new Samsung flexible screen with a mallet. Amazingly, the 2.8-inch active matrix OLED—only 0.01 ounces, and 20 micrometers thick—keeps running happily, without a single scratch. [Gadget Lab] » 10/16/09 2:50pm 10/16/09 2:50pm

Teen Sends $4800 Worth Of Text Messages, Dad Hammers Teen's Phone

What's worse than your teen sending 10,000 text messages, mostly during school? Her sending 10,000 text messages when you have no text message plan. » 4/08/09 8:40pm 4/08/09 8:40pm

Craftsman Electric Hammer Automates the Process of Us Never Building…

Craftsman thought they had finally cornered the lazy-ass market with their 12V, lithium-rechargeable Hammerhead Auto-Hammer, but they made one fatal mistake: We're way too unindustrious to build anything with or without electronic gizmos to back us up. Still, we can appreciate the design as this miniature jackhammer… » 11/13/08 2:50pm 11/13/08 2:50pm

"World's Toughest Phone" Battered Live Online For Your Enjoyment

The folks at Sonim have done just about everything in their power to convince potential customers that their XP1 is the world's toughest phone. That includes running over it with cars and dunking it in beer baths » 10/24/08 3:20pm 10/24/08 3:20pm. Their latest stunt involves hitting in with a hammer 24/7 until it breaks—and you can watch the entire…

Razorba War Hammer Improves Back Hair Shaving, Is Called the War Hammer

How thick of a hair sweater do you need to have to need something called a War Hammer to shave off your back hair? Pretty thick, which is why Razorba improved their previous release with this War Hammer version, which holds more types of razors (Gillette Fusions are the most notable) than the predecessor. It's also… » 3/10/08 3:30pm 3/10/08 3:30pm

Exclusive Video: Flat Flexible OLED Screen Survives Hammer Pounding

What happens when you smash a super-thin OLED display with a hammer? Last week, Wilson and I learned all about OLEDs, but after our factory tour we were left with that one nagging question. Lucky for us, mystery solved, as UDC has the answer courtesy of this video demonstration. Personally, I'd like to see this test… » 12/03/07 1:00pm 12/03/07 1:00pm

Nail Cushion Saves Thumbs From Hammers

Too many times have my Karate Kid "one-strike-per-nail" experiments gone wrong. This simple device holds your nail in the middle of a piece of plastic with a cross slice that holds a nail but lets the head pass through when you're finished pounding. Brilliant, but the people too busy to hammer carefully don't have… » 11/22/07 10:26am 11/22/07 10:26am

Get This S2 Hammer, and Everything Will Start Looking Like a Nail

Just when we were thinking the hammer had already been perfected, ATOMdesign steps in with this S2 Hammer, designed with a split head that reduces the shock to the hands and arms of the poor sucker who has to bang on stuff with it all day long. He-man hammer beta testers say this beast can drive a nail to the hilt… » 7/25/07 1:09pm 7/25/07 1:09pm

Hammer Storage's 2TB Network Drives Are Big Like a Large Object

This Hammer (don't...) Storage myshare NAS seems to be one of the few home and small business units to offer up to 2TB of storage. The unit itself takes 2 hard disks to form anywhere between 320GB and 2TB of storage, with an extra USB expansion port in the back for printers or even more space. Best of all, the NAS has… » 3/22/07 5:01pm 3/22/07 5:01pm