This time Mark and Neil are in front of the proper studio mics, and amazingly they sound just as bad as ever. But not because of the audio quality…
“I launched ToolGuyd because I wanted to provide a tool “guide” that could help others user their tools better and make more informed tool-purchase decisions. My intentions were to discuss my favorite tools, how to select the proper tools for a particular job, stuff like that. The blog has evolved from then as its visibility attracted more readers and the attention of tool manufacturers.
Today, DIYers and pro tool users are most interested in news about the latest and greatest tools, so we place more emphasis on newly released and upcoming tools. We do occasionally receive review samples from manufacturers to test out, and I work hard to review the tools in as comprehensive, objective and honest manner as possible. What's the point in a review that cannot be trusted?
Our reasons for occasionally linking to Coptool and other tool blogs vary, but here is a good example – http://toolguyd.com/2010/09/a-sneak-peek-at-milwaukees-new-m12-multi-tool/ . Jay attended a media event and took photos of Milwaukee's new oscillating multi-tool. I felt that our readers would be interested in the photos, so a few weeks later I posted them with Jay's permission. Yesterday I directed readers to another blog that I follow, Bolty.net, because they put together a nice tutorial on wire-tapping. One more example – a few months ago Jay broke the news about Bosch's new L-Boxx configurations, and you guys posted an excellent overview of them http://toolguyd.com/2010/06/first-bosch-l-boxx-tool-case-combos-announced/.“
The guys also chat about the massive new consignment of Draper tools that arrived today, Toolstop's new check-out system, and the football.
Also, look out for a blog and video about Metabo's brilliant BS18 LTX Quick Li PowerExtreme drill/driver.
Have a great weekend from everyone at Toolstop!