3 Best Punch and Chisel Sets for Fast, Accurate Work

best punch and chisel sets

Getting a job done often demands having the best punch and chisel set possible to remove stripped screws, cut off bolt heads, or punches to set or remove screws or nails. For many people, a basic punch and chisel set is all that’ll ever be needed, including tools like metal cutting chisels and an assortment of … Read more

5 Tips For Clearing Garage Clutter To Make Life Easier

messy garage

Garage clutter is something that every homeowner is pretty much guaranteed to experience at least once. Because the garage is typically the last stop for items on their way out the house, they simply get stuck. It doesn’t always happen at once either. A cluttered garage happens over time until suddenly you can’t park your … Read more

3 Best Drill Bit Sets are Cutting Edge

best drill bit sets

The very best drill bits are made of high quality metal such as cobalt or titanium. The set should include all commonly used sizes, and small increments can be very important to avoid making holes that are too small for proper use or too large for a firm hold. Look for self-penetrating bits to reduce … Read more

9 Ways to Save Space in a Crowded Garage

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For most of us, the garage is a multi-purpose room that acts as a storage unit, a workshop, and a place to park the car. But these various uses all require space, and it probably doesn’t take long to fill the garage up and make it difficult to move around or even find the things … Read more

How to Stop Tool Theft and Recover Stolen Tools

stolen power tools

For a craftsman, losing some or all of your tools to theft means missing work and being able to perform to your full potential. Even a home DIYer would be without the use of their tools and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in personal property. The nicer the tool (think Snap-on or Matco), the higher … Read more

9 Safety Tips for Every DIYer

DIY garage safety tips

You can save a lot of money by taking on home improvement and repair tasks on your own. However, as a Garage Tool Advisor reader, you should also know that the DIY sector accounts for tens of thousands of emergency room visits every year. By all means, get started on those tasks, but always keep … Read more

Intro to Plasma Cutting for Beginners

plasma cutting for beginners

The basics of plasma cutting are similar to TIG welding. It’s a process which uses a high-velocity jet of ionized gas (typically air) through a constricting orifice (small nozzle). This ionized gas (plasma), conducts electricity from the electrode (torch) to the work piece. When the arc makes contact with the conductive material you want to … Read more

How Important is it to Buy Tools Made in the USA?

made in the USA

Not all tools are created equal. For many years, tools that are manufactured in the United States have been considered some of the best tools on the market, with few exceptions. In recent years, countries like Taiwan and China have taken steps to increase tool quality, and while they’re still (for the most part) not … Read more

2 Best Extension Ladders for Safety and Stability

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The best extension ladder of any size will have three traits in common: It will have D-shaped rungs for safe foot placement, swivel feet on the bottom for stability, and a non-marring top cap that prevents scratching surfaces or sliding haphazardly from side to side. For added safety, our top picks are both made of … Read more

7 Tips to Keep Your Garage Secure

garage security tips

Your garage is one of the most vulnerable parts of the home, because it’s often overlooked when trying to beef up security. Whether you use your garage as a workshop, a storage area, or simply to park your car, there are some inexpensive – or even completely free – ways to make it safer and … Read more