The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Re-reviews: Tools, Part 1

Home and shop tools:

5 starsFuji Finepix S100fd - We both still adore this camera.  We've yet to use all of its features, or to reach many limits in its abilities.  The only thing it doesn't seem to do well is extremely low light conditions without a flash, but I suspect we just haven't found the proper setting for that yet.

5 starsLiquid nails - I think that if Mark had to choose between me and a lifetime supply of liquid nails, it might be a hard choice....

5 starsPalomino grain cowhide gloves - Still Mark's all-time favorite gloves.

5 stars
Skil saw - This electric saw keeps right on going.  We often bring it with us when we need to do home repairs away from the farm.

4 starsUltimate sink strainer - a piece broke off the bottom of one strainer under light wear, but the lost piece didn't seem to affect the strainer's performance.  A great replacement to the dishrag mashed in the drain with a pint canning jar. :-)

3 starspStyle - I thought the pStyle was a great idea, but I forgot about it after a week.  Must have been the return of warm weather.

Champion 3000 watt generator - It's sitting in the barn looking pretty.  We've yet to have a serious power outage, so haven't revved it up.  We probably should give it a spin, though, just to see how it works.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Thanks for the reviews! I can't live without my Makita 18V drill - it's my heaviest used tool.
Comment by Tracy Wed Jul 29 22:15:52 2009
I'm not sure Mark's ever reviewed our battery drill --- that's definitely our most heavily used power tool too.
Comment by anna Thu Jul 30 08:05:51 2009





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