Chances are, if you’re an around-the-house DIYer, you also know a thing or two about maintaining your car. Lately, more and more people are changing their car’s oil, swapping out plugs, topping off fluids, and saving a few bucks by washing their ride in the driveway. Stanley’s gear serves both masters: those who tackle projects around the house and those who tinker primarily in the garage.
To get the job done efficiently, carpenters need their tools within close reach on their tool belts—trips back and forth to the truck waste time. Take a peak at that tool belt and you’ll find, among the loose screws, utility knife, and beat up cell phone, mainstays like their favorite hammer, tape measure and a good chalk-line. Take note of their gear, because it’s the stuff you should have on your tool belt or in your tool box too.
Over the past few years, hand tools have become more user friendly. By making tools from lighter materials, and incorporating ergonomic styling with comfy grips, even the humble hammer has evolved. Stanley’s tweaks to a new suite of tools takes garage staples (like flashlights, levels and tool storage) and goes a step further by using technology to help you get the most out of your gear.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.