Misc Archive

Garage hacks will either help you get more out of your garage or help you get more done in it. Sometimes, both of those things are the same, and the best garage hacks will always involve making the most of things and space that you already have available. Some of these hacks you probably already use, but we’re sure there are also some in this list that you haven’t tried before. Put a piece of old pantyhose over your shop vac to picks up screws or nails. Place a cloth or plastic over the hose when done to capture the pieces when you turn the vacuum off. To protect your manuals, make copies of the pages you need. These can be reused later, and new [&hellip

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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 are still not built to the same degree of performance and dependability as USA-made equipment, there are many overseas tools that are now worth investing in. Made In USA Headquartered and manufactured in the United States, one of the best examples of the tool quality available in the USA is the Stanley/Black & Decker brand. Although many people are not aware of it, this conglomeration is responsible for some of the most popular tools in use [&hellip

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We’ve received a lot of feedback from readers asking us to recommend gift ideas for the do-it-yourselfer. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas present for someone (maybe yourself), below you’ll find some of the best ideas for gifts in all price ranges. Some of these you may be familiar with… others you may not. Even if you think the person you’re shopping for has every tool imaginable, there’s probably something on this list they (or you) would love to own. We’ve used the tools, done the research, looked over a year’s worth of notes, scoured our wish-lists, and even not-so-subtly hinted at some of these to our significant others. The result is what we feel are some cool, new, invaluable, and unique [&hellip

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With all the stories about gun safety that we’ve been seeing on the news lately, it made me remember one very interesting project a friend/client of mine decided to take on. Steve and his wife just purchased their new dream home in North Carolina which had a massive basement. He was big on gun collecting but decided to leave his previous gun safe at his former home because of the cost it would be to move a 500 pound safe cross-country. Buying a new gun safe was an option but with Steve’s growing collection and not wanting a standard gun safe that a NORMAL person would use, he decided to build a walk-in safe in a section of the basement. I was in the area on a business [&hellip

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