The Toolmonger Weekly Five: March 10, 2008

Greener fuels and routing tools—it's Toolmonger's top picks for the week

An oil that turns to soil, super-sleek routing tools and spacers that make re-tiling a breeze. Our friends at round up the whole collection here.

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G-Oil: Biodegradable, Environmentally Safe Motor Oils

Green Earth Technology/ Not Available yet
Like its bio-friendly two-stroke counterpart, Green Earth Technology’s motor oil might live up to even a Prius owner’s high environmental standards. Claiming to be completely biodegradable, the used oil can be mixed with G-Disposoil to become soil. Even the container is biodegradable. Sadly, it’s not available yet, but G Oil’s website says it’ll be widely distributed any day now.

Set-And-Go Tile Spacer

Instead of lining the floor with thousands of little spacers, the Set and Go perfectly brackets in tiles as you lay them. We’re not sure how much time it saves, but we’re betting you could have a room laid out before your knees give out. That’s an improvement.

Steck’s EZPull Pliers

The EZ pull pliers aren’t sexy or interesting—until you have to pull all the dents out of your Honda from that wild trip to Vegas last month. Then the wide-nose pair, which can grab and hold a quarter panel seam—and help straighten out the crumpled up mess that used to be your daily commuter—becomes rather attractive.

Cheap-Ass Tools: Harbor Freight Indexable Ratchet

Harbor Freight/$35
The Indexable ratchet is for clever wrench-heads who are into working smarter, not harder. The ratchet head swings around obstacles—and saves you a bunch of knuckle busting and head scratching. You won’t need one everyday, but it’s the times you can’t live without one that make it worth the $35 investment.

Preview: Festool’s MFK 700 Multi-Routing Tool

Festool/ Not Available yet
Festool always delivers hot-looking tools with a reputation for serious work—and serious price. The soon-to-be-available MFK 700 Multi Routing tool left some Toolmongers digging for their wallet after they saw specs that revealed easily changeable configurations and a super-sleek form factor.