7 Ways to Hide Extension Cords Outside

how to hide an extension cord outside

Warm weather is approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about all sorts of outdoor projects. Perhaps you’re planning to add new deck lighting, installing some string lights above your patio, or a small water fountain. There are countless possibilities that tend to have one thing in common: the need to run an extension … Read more

How to Drill Into Concrete Without a Hammer Drill

drilling into concrete without a hammer drill

Concrete was originally invented with the idea of making a material to last for centuries. Unfortunately, this also meant the material had to be dense enough to withstand erosion and natural disasters. Today’s concrete isn’t as dense as it used to be, but it can still prove a nightmare to drill into. But without a … Read more

What Is PVA Glue? (Uses, Types, and Best Brands)

what is PVA glue?

If you’re an avid woodworker and love to tinker with various projects in your spare time, then you likely have more than one type of glue stored away in a cabinet here or there. Numerous woodworking glues are currently available, all of which offer their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Few specific types of adhesives … Read more

The Walk-in Gun Safe Project

gun safe project

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 … Read more

41 Gift Ideas for Car Lovers and Enthusiasts (2022 Gift Guide)

gift ideas for car lover

It has become a holiday tradition here at Garage Tool Advisor to scour the web and find products that make great gifts, be it Christmas stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, or simple ways to say “I love you as much as you love cars” over the coming year. For 2022, we bring you this … Read more

How to Unfreeze Underground Pipes

frozen copper pipe underground

Winter can be rough on your pipes, and one good frost can be all it takes to freeze the lines heading into or away from your house. This can lead to reduced flow or even a costly burst pipe. Thankfully, once you know how to thaw frozen pipes underground, this worst-case winter scenario becomes much … Read more

52 Gift Ideas for Mechanics and DIYers

gift ideas for mechanics

No matter how well you know your loved ones, it can be tough finding them that perfect gift. The good news is we’ve scoured the web and found 52 great gift ideas that provide plenty of variety for mechanics, carpenters, electricians, woodworkers, DIYers, dads, moms, new homeowners, and others. Whether it’s tools, clothing, or the … Read more

11 Easy Lathe Projects for Beginners (Wood & Metal)

easy lathe projects for beginners

Owning a lathe can make a lot of jobs incredibly easy, such as threading, turning, and performing even sanding around a cylindrical object. Learning to use a wood lathe is relatively simple, but “mastering” a wood or metal lathe is a lot harder. The following are some wood and metal projects that are not only … Read more

POLL: What are the Best Tool Brands?

best tool brand

With so many tool companies out there, we thought it would be fun to get our readers’ opinion on what tool brands YOU think are the best in the biz. Obviously, the poll results will be a bit subjective since some swear by a brand they’ve always used even though they haven’t had experience with … Read more

Top 57 Gift Ideas for the DIYer

gift ideas for the DIYer

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 … Read more