There are certain tools that are a staple among contractors, and framing hammers are at the top of the list. Many in the construction industry have a favorite model they’ve settled on and say it’s the best framing hammer in existence. Others are still looking to find “the one”. At one time, the heaviest framing hammer … Read more
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While it’s fine to skimp on some tools and hit your local Harbor Freight, you definitely get what you pay for with a hole saw. Sure you can replace a cheap hole saw that no longer cuts smoothly or has a broken tooth but if you plan on using a hole saw more than a … Read more
Typically, when you need to drill a hole, you reach for a drill and bits. But when it comes to larger holes, you’re going to need something bigger, such as a hole saw. Sometimes referred to as a hole cutter or holesaw, this special type of drill bit is an absolute necessity for creating medium-sized … Read more
If you find yourself a regular at your local home improvement store replacing old drill bits, consider reviving them with a drill bit sharpening tool. These tools are safer than trying to sharpen your drill bits by hand and can save you a lot of time, money, and the frustration of having to replenish your … Read more
Interestingly enough, the best pick and hook set is usually the set which has a special tool that you need right now. To that end, you should look for a complete set that includes all of the commonly used items. The length of the shaft and feel of the handle are going to be important, … Read more
Specialized tools make finishing a job much easier, and sometimes, you can’t do a job without them. For example, it is quite tricky, if not impossible, to finish a job where you need to seal with caulk if you don’t have a good caulking gun. These helpful tools enable you to lay straight lines in … Read more
Spark plugs are a vital part of any combustion motor, and they’re also one that will wear out in time. While you can technically use a normal deep well socket to remove spent plugs, there’s a good chance you’ll damage good plugs. Instead, you should always use a spark plug socket when working with these … Read more
Hand planes are a vital part of any woodcrafter’s set of tools. But while there are a wide range of hand plane types out there, you will rarely need more than three or four. Hand planes are often also called bench planes, although they are different from an actual bench-mounted wood plane. What follows are … Read more
In an age where powered tools are taking over, it might come as a surprise to find the humble hand plane still in high demand. However, one look at the sheer power of traditional Japanese carpentry and the precision of a well-maintained kanna (Japanese plane) is all it takes to prove why this simple tool … Read more
Sawhorses are an unsung hero in the workplace. These simple devices make it easy to measure and cut wooden planks, boards, and even sometimes serve as legs for makeshift tables. There are a lot of different models out there, not all of which are up to par, so we’ve narrowed down the field to make … Read more