Today’s mystery tool is something that’s been hanging out in the West Seattle Workshop for the last few weeks. It looks like something I’d have built with my K’NEX, back when I was younger. It’s a custom-built tool made up of other tools.
Here are a few more shots from different angles:
A. A self-propelled circular saw: A saw that moves along the wood, so the wood can remain stationary while the saw does all the work?
B. A bike chain cleaner: a tool designed to spin your chain clean
C. A Power Tool Dragster: a custom built vehicle made up of old parts for use in drag races sponsored by the Hazard Factory?
The correct answer is C, a Power Tool Dragster. Power Tool Dragsters turn junk and unloved power tools into amazing race machines. This particular dragster uses a power drill, a circular saw blade rollerblade wheels, a bike chain, and bike chain rings. Except for the power drill, all of these parts would have either died a sad, lonely death in a thrift store or been trashed. Now, they’re all part of this powerful racer.
Hazard Factory has both competitions for dragsters and dragster building open studios. For more information about building and competing in the drag races, visit their website. The next race in Seattle is on June 9th, so you have plenty of time to start building. And between the Tool Library and the Workshop, you’ve got all the tools you need to build yourself a dragster. See you at the races!
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