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Angle grinder, oh how i love thee. My tools of choice are usually battery powered. I use Ryobi tools exclusively. The angle grinder i have from them is an 18v, combined with a 4mah battery. the grinder cost 60$. If you want to step up to their brushless improved version it will be about double the price. you can find them in home depot and if you catch the right sale you can get bundled tools for cheap. I have used the grinder to dismantle a full swing set, cut car parts, sharpen old axes, and recently used it with a diamond blade to cut all the tiles for a bathroom remodel.
reasoning behind ryobi battery tools: I used to race autocross and on the weekends i would swap out my normal rims/tires for my racing set. A single ryobi 1/2 inch impact and one battery would swap out 20 lugs 2 times for sure, and also help others at the race if they needed a quick swap of tires. since that first time using their impact i have been hooked on their tools.
whoa! 🤯 appreciate the shoutout thats so nice of you! 😍
There is a corkscrew called the Durand that has two prongs that slide around the cork without piercing it. I saw sommeliers using it in Paris in the 90s, not sure if it’s the same model, but highly effective and less likely to raise TSA’s ire.
I particularly liked the deeper lessons in "Rearranging Hardware."