Tools of a Metallurgist

10 Best Tile Saws

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or your job involves working with tiles, using a good tile saw should be an essential part of your toolkit. Unlike regular saws, these are specifically designed to cut porcelain, ceramic, … Read more

14 Best Jeweler Loupes

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. We all have treasured possessions that every now and then, deserve our undivided attention. Part and parcel of being a collector requires us to have an intimate knowledge of our beloved valuables, and often the only … Read more

5 Best Metal Lathes Under $1000

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Ask any metalworker the one machine they can’t live without, and most will tell you their trusty lathe. The easy-to-use turning machine, allows you to shape, carve and cut metal with pinpoint precision in a way … Read more

10 Best Thorogood Boots

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. When it comes to work boots, you really can’t go wrong with a pair of Thorogood’s. They’ve been going for over 100 years and are still hugely popular today. The label itself is a mark of … Read more

12 Best Glues For Metal

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. When it comes to affixing metals, choosing the right method can prove to be a minefield. While the good old-fashioned weld or solder may offer a solid solution, the time, expertise and finesse required often outweigh … Read more

10 Best Rock Hammers

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links.  Many of us will have marveled at beautiful rocks or formidable outcrops during our trails. For some, this fascination has led to the study and collection of rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils, commonly known as rockhounding. … Read more

10 Best Bench Vises

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Some of your workshop projects may be more challenging than others but there’s one tool that can make many of your tasks easier: a bench vise. Whether you already have one and are looking for a … Read more

8 Best Air Compressors For Home Garage

Whether it’s redecorating with a spray painter, crafts, carpentry, or even fixing up your car with an air ratchet, pneumatic tools will allow you to complete twice as many jobs whilst saving you half the time.  But in order to fire up these tools and start crossing things off your DIY to-do list, first, you’ll … Read more

8 Best Jobsite Radios

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Even if you absolutely love your job, sometimes, the worksite can use a bit of entertainment. A jobsite radio can serve that purpose wonderfully. Besides entertainment, it can help you focus, more so if you listen … Read more

8 Best Headlamps For Work

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. If you work in dark spaces, work at night, or your job requires you to handle small materials, then wearing a headlamp can be essential. However, headlamps vary in quality, design, and features. If your current … Read more