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
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When you think of a drill, you might picture a tool that looks like a gun with a screw-like bit on the end or even an old-fashioned hand tool that resembles an egg beater. But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Here are 30 types of drills and what they do. How many … Read more
Whether you’re a professional mason or just need a reliable wet saw for frequent DIY tile projects, picking out the ideal model can be a nightmare due to all of the competition out there. As this is an investment that can literally make or break your tile project, we’ve done most of the homework for … Read more
Pole saws can be a little more difficult to use and control than a normal saw due to their handle length. That’s not to say it’s hard to master one of these tools, once you get the hang of it. There are three major uses for a pole saw: Brush Clearing – The process of … Read more
Often resembling a Japanesde naginata, the pole saw is a must-have for properties with lots of trees. These long-handled cutters may be powered (like mini-chainsaws) or manual and can cut tree limbs that are too high to reach with a normal limb saw. The following include manual, cordless, corded, and gas-powered models and are all … Read more
There are a lot of underappreciated tools out there, from Japanese hand saws to random orbit sanders. However, one of the most versatile tools out there you’ve likely overlooked is the angle grinder. There are probably over 100 different angle grinder uses but below we list the 12 most common tasks that are in this … Read more
Chainsaws have a long history in lumber work, even narrowly defeating Paul Bunyan and his trusty axe. But these rugged tools are finding more use among homeowners these days and have even gained some fame as sculpting tools. For many, the best chainsaw may be a powerful 18 inch gas model while for others, a … Read more
Having a reliable circular saw available is a must-have for anyone in the construction biz or who works on DIY projects at home. The problem many people run into is trying to find the saw that fits their needs without going beyond their budget. Should you go with a corded or cordless? Sidewinder or worm … Read more
The best bench grinder can vary depending on the application. Where heavy usage is required, an 8-inch grinding wheel is preferable to the 6-inch wheels, and heavy-duty grinders may not have frills such as mounted lights. No matter what your specific application, look for a grinder that is well balanced, both for durability and sound … Read more
A good rotary tool (often referred to as a Dremel tool) is useful for a wide range of projects, from grinding and cutting to crafts and home improvement. To get the best rotary tool for the money, you should of course be looking for something that’s ergonomically designed, but specific uses will determine the other … Read more