Rule the Playground With a Chainsaw-Powered Tricycle

As a kid, you probably came up with a lot of terrible ideas your parents wisely stopped you from carrying out; that’s why you’re alive today. But once grownup, you’re free to try anything that pops into your mind, like upgrading a toddler-sized tricycle so that it’s powered by an old chainsaw. Read More >>

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Spinning is the Only Strategy When You Play Table Football With Power Drills

There’s always one annoying dude at the table screaming, “no spinning!” whenever you’re playing table football. But when you replace the game’s handles with high-speed electric drills, frantic spinning is the only real gameplay strategy you have at your disposal. Read More >>

Carving a Wooden Chain from One Block of Wood with Power Tools

This is a really cool woodworking project from Matthias Wandel: turning a single piece of wood into a chain, using just power tools. Read More >>

Inside an Amish Tech Trade Show

You'd be unlikely to see many Amish folks at CES or MWC or any other technology expo—because, for a start, many of them don't use electricity. But don't feel sorry for them, because they have a trade show all of their own. Read More >>

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Black & Decker Gyro Screwdriver Review: Sounds Like a Gimmick; Screws Like a Champ

No kitchen drawer should go without a little power screwdriver; any of the four in our recent test will do. But even those tiny drills were pretty serious workhorses, and for around-the-house tasks like tightening a loose cabinet pull, they're more than you need. Read More >>

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The MakerBot Replicator 2 Prints a Bigger, More Detailed Chunk of Your Creative Genius

When the MakerBot appeared in 2009, the idea of 3D printing was a bit foreign to all but the most advanced fabricators. Company founder and CEO Bre Pettis says he used to get asked: "So what, do you have to wear special glasses to see it?" Read More >>

Multi-Head Drill Replaces a Workshop Full Of Tools

You want to give the handyman/woman thing a shot, but you don't want to invest in an entire toolbox worth of gear in case it turns out you're inept. Try Black & Decker's new Modular Matrix system—it fits most of a workshop in one relatively affordable handheld tool. Read More >>

Man Saws Off Own Foot to Avoid Going to Work

Sounds like somebody had a case of the Mondays. Reuters reports that an unemployed Austrian man was so dead-set against returning to work he lopped off his left foot. Read More >>