Smart tools you need in your store “Adafruit Industries – Makers, Hackers, Artists, Designers and Engineers!”

As I often say with chunky nubs videos, even though James is a carpenter, many of the tools he recommends apply to all kinds of fabrication.

In this video, he showcases 7 smart workshop tools. As a non-woodworker, I was very interested in CBN (cubic boron nitride) dowels and sharpeners (an alternative to much more expensive diamond plates) for hand tool sharpening, mechanical shop pencils FastCap FatBoy, Air Defender Bluetooth earmuffs, and fire blankets (a great alternative to fire extinguishers for small kitchen and shop fires). I was already a big fan of the FastCap Long Nose markers.

Good stuff as always.

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