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Deep rooted in a long standing tradition dating all the way back to 2009, the Tool Talkies nearly went unawarded for 2010 but fear not, like a 8th grade book report we completed the list with minutes to spare. It would also be a good time to again point out all these awesome tool blogs can subscribed to in one simple Yahoo Pipes RSS feed, because it’s our feeling everyone needs to read at least 10 articles on power tools each day.
Wouldn’t it be great to get all the information you want for all the tool manufacturers, with multiple points of view from your favorite tool jockeys, filtering out the fluff, in a single RSS feed, updated continuously all day every day. If such a thing existed it might look something like this.
Well good news it does exist and it’s only one click away at Yahoo Pipes Power Tool News Feed. It combines stories from all your favorite sites like CopTool.com, ToolMonger.com, Toolsnob.com, Toologics.com, ToolCrib.com, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, ToolGuyd.com, Wood Magazine, ProToolReviews.com & Many Others. Then filters them to relevant topics and generates one simple RSS Feed, something like 5-10 updates per day. You can also clone the Pipe and make any changes to suit your own personal preferences.
Once you are loaded up on all this great Power Tool info simply visit OhioPowerTool.com for all your tool & accessory purchases.
Obviously I am a big believer in getting my news through blogs. Daily I read dozens of blogs on Power Tools, Home Improvements, Cars, Computer Stuff, etc. The easiest way to keep up with everything you are interested in is to subscribe to RSS feeds and have the information sent directly to you through www.iGoogle.com (or your reader of choice). However these pages get really crowded really fast so a few months ago I consolidated all the RSS feeds into a few single RSS feeds based on the general topics by using Yahoo Pipes. Through the Yahoo Pipes service you can take all the blogs and news sites related to one topic and consolidate them all into a single RSS feed, filtered how you see fit. So when you want to see what’s going on in car world you can just check out the feeds for Car Blogs. I did these for my own use however over the past few months these Pipes have been cloned 100+ times and run 100,000+ times. Apparently other people liked these consolidated feeds as well.
The Power Tool Blog Pipe features all the most popular blogs including: ToolSnob.com, ToolMonger.com, CopTool.com, Toologics.com, Tool Geek, Toolcrib.com & Ridgid Forum. It is filtered for just the good stuff, I love toolmonger.com but I don’t need the updates for what’s on TV tonight. It might not make a lot of sense for us (as Ohio Power Tool) to promote the Tool King & Tool Barn blogs as they are the competition but in terms of good info we know we can’t provide it all and don’t have any delusions we are the only tool blog around.
My personal though is the more information people have the more they are likely to buy quality tools from knowledgeable companies and not cheap junk tools. More & more people are doing a little research online before buying anything and realize they can get better tools, cheaper online (or in the stores of companies which are competing online). I think, as a whole, companies that are providing customs with more information are collectively getting more and more business so we should try to provide as much info as possible.
Other collective RSS feeds you might be interested in:
Home Improvement Blogs – Bob Villa, DIY network, many more
Green Building & Living – Treehugger, greenbean, dwell, autobloggreen, many more
Car Guy Blogs – Autoblog, Edmunds, Motor Trend, many more