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Harbor Fright: retailer recalls jack stands that replaced the last jack stands it recalled

In May, Harbor Freight recalled certain Pittsburgh-branded jack stands due to a defect in the ratchet that could lead to them collapsing under load. Unfortunately, some of the newer models have a welding defect, and are also being recalled. There is full list of the affected models.

The text of the recall is embedded ...

How to make simple browser window mockups

screenshot.rocks fits any image you upload into a web browser-style frame and gives you a new image of the composite. It's perfect for turning photoshopped web design ideas into mockups so people know what they might look like in real life. Or simply as a cute frame for your favorite images, for sharing on ...

Amber Mac is my guest this week on the Cool Tools podcast

My guest this week on the Cool Tools podcast is Amber Mac. Amber is the co-host of the award-winning podcast series, The AI Effect, the author of two bestselling business books. She's also the President of AmberMac Media, and a former host on G4TechTV and TWiT.

Making your own utility knife in brass using common shop tools

In this video on Pask Makes, he fashions a really lovely utility knife out of brass using nothing more than common shop tools like a saw, drill, hacksaw, router, files, etc.

If you've ever made a tool yourself, you know what an inspired object that tool can become in your shop. Imagine making and gifting one ...

This Bodum pour-over coffee maker works great and looks pretty cool

This Bodum pour-over coffee maker with a permanent stainless steel filter works great and is one of the cheapest I found.

This thing works to make pour-over coffee and costs less than $20. If you want pour-over coffee this is a pretty good way to get there. I started drinking pour-over a few weeks back ...

Secret history of the screwdriver

From old-school bOING bOING editor Gareth Branwyn's must-read e-newsletter "Gareth's Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales":

I love The History Guy on YouTube. In this episode, he examines the history of the screwdriver and how world events shaped the development of the Phillips head and Robertson head drivers and screws. Even if you know something ...

Retractable Apple certified Lightning-to-USB cable also comes with good advice

Always pull both ends at the same time.

I absolutely hate it when my Amazon Basics retractable Lightning-to-USB cable disappears from my travel bag. These gadgets are small enough and neat enough they can just get jammed into a dark corner of your bag and will be there when you need a charging cable.

I would ...

TubShroom really works

If you have the right kind of drain TubShroom really works.

My last home did not have a drain that'd accept a TubShroom. Every few months I'd have to run a slug of LiquidPlumbr to speed the drain back up. TubShroom returns a surprising amount of hair, for a bald guy, to the garbage rathen ...

This rebar-tying video is weirdly calming

I'm not an engineer, but I can't stop watching this hypnotic and oddly satisfying video of tying rebar.

From World of Engineering.

The tool in the video is identified as the Makita XRT01TK 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rebar Tying Tool Kit (5.0Ah).

You know, for all your rebar-tying needs at home. Or to calm you ...