Hey all ... I'm a self-proclaimed gear geek. I watch several YouTube channels of tool guys and makers. I'd like to know which tool review YouTubers you all watch and which is your favorite and why.
I'll start us off ...
I like what I learn from YouTuber AvE, but I don't like how bad his language gets and I have to take some breaks away from his channel for a while. But, I've learned the most about power tools from him more than anyone else.
Here's a link to his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil
although his gear reviews are not as prolific as others, I love all the content he has on house-building, tool use, time and energy-saving tips on blacksmithing and handiwork, and is just an all-around good-hearted man.
Experimenting and growing on my small acre in SW USA; Fruit & Nut trees w/ annuals, Chickens&pigs, hope to get, rabbits, lamb, and in-laws onto property soon.
Long term goal - chairmaker, luthier, and Stay-at-home farm dad.
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Hicock45 is solid. He is sponsored by an ammo company and a gun shop, but gives honest reviews, especially of low quality arms. Also that Grandfather many people wish they had, unless they were as lucky as me.
There's a bunch of Youtube tool/gadget makers who I check in on. Besides the topics of making & tools, a few of them ramble on re: their personal opinions about the world, their pet dog (and pet peeves), and the like.
This guy is savvy on home-shop processes — he’s in a prepper mindset, and that comes into his vid list more than I’m interested, but he also does some good tool reviews:
On a slight tangent, I wander through a video-list aspect of a bunch of Youtube tool/gadget makers' channels maybe every few days to see what’s new. I find each of them to be hit-or-miss, sometimes brilliant in coming up with some simple gadget or tool, but sometimes posting a new how-to for making something that seems less than wonderfully useful. (Not that my thoughts about that are an objective evaluation, because it’s really about what they’re offering in relation to my needs or possible advantage.) All of these Youtubers I follow seem attuned to the needs within a workshop, though only a segment seem to be familiar with the needs of someone living on land, growing food, building/repairing structures, etc.
So… not sure if that is of interest for this thread. If it is, then I can post a list of URLs of Youtubers worth considering.
My online educational sites:
Post away, Joel. My intent of the thread was to find resources we can turn to for reviews of gear in general but I see the value in finding YTers who make things that we would consider gear. For example, Jimmy Diresta spends a lot of time making things for clients. I like his channel, but I don't find many of his videos that actually help me on my homestead...he's more entertainment. Jeremy Schmidt on the other hand, I learn a lot from. And, I'm way impressed with how young he is and his level of skill as a fabricator.