A chainsaw is one of the most dangerous single things on this planet. A roaring machine cycle of sharp teeth created to cut anything down. And if you add an idiot human to the mix, you’re just asking for blood and accidents. Luckily, a pair of safety chaps makes it so much safer. How can a pair of clothes be able to…
You know all that sawdust you're left with when hacking through a piece of lumber? It's a minor inconvenience for carpenters, but a huge problem for electronics manufacturers cutting expensive materials like silicon wafers on the microscopic scale. So researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have found a way to make…
It's probably not the best idea to plot a daring escape should you ever find yourself confined with a pair of handcuffs or plastic zip-ties. But if you and John Law don't get along, consider this clever Titanium Escape Ring that hides a small lockpick and saw. Just remember, the one thing it can't get you out of are…
A few years ago Zippo decided to expand its product offerings so the company's wares appealed to more than just smokers, arsonists, and action movie heros. Recently they've made a strong push into outdoor gear, and this brilliant four-in-one axe proves that Zippo's not just slapping its logo onto any old product.
We've got nothing but undying love for slingshot master Joerg Sprave. But if we had to select a weapon of choice, it would probably be Patrick Priebe's saw blade-launching laser-sighted Blade Driver crossbow.
In 1938, Ralph Hull founded a mill in the rural Oregon Coast Mountains. Lacking enough current to even light the workshop, Hull used steam power to supplement his energy needs. And today the mill still does—as the last steam-powered commercial sawmill on the continent.
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Here's a weekend DIY idea if you have six 16-inch Makita circular saws laying around: Build a dragster, use them as your engine, and enter the Power Tool Drag Racing Competition. That's exactly what Barry Lee, on the photo, did.
Years ago, Floridian inventor Michael Powell pitched Home Depot a device that would keep its employees' fingers safe when cutting wood for customers. It worked so well that they stole his idea. Now Powell's getting sweet, $25 million justice.