Belt-sander racers step aside: Your tools just aren't fast enough — and even if they were, they're way too ordinary-looking to compete in the Power Tool Drag Races. This year's competition was held in May in San Mateo, Calif., and the tools were anything but ordinary. To be fair, a few did look like belt sanders, but only one came out of the factory that way, and it — for reasons unknown — competed in black nylon panties.

In any other setting such a strangely attired machine would stand out, but not here, where tools had been chopped, combined, and modified into outlandish contraptions (1). If the bad guys in the Mad Max movies had been tradesmen, this is what their tools would have looked like.

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