5 Tips for Installing a New Garage Door Opener

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It is a warm spring day and you’ve decided to finally install that new garage door opener. Perhaps your door is currently a manual, but probably more likely that you have a slow or noisy door opener, or have just gotten tired of the door opening whenever the neighbors across the street change the channel … Read more

3 Best Work Gloves for Mechanics and Construction Workers

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If you want the best work gloves, you need to look at those that are specially designed for heavy use. The finger and palm padding from most of the top rated models usually means that they are not well suited for detail work, but it protects your palms and fingers from splinters, sharp edges and … Read more

5 Best First Aid Kits for a Workshop, Woodshop, or Garage

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Whether in a workshop or woodshop setting or in your home garage, the potential for injuries is never more than a slip or stumble away. To help you be prepared for emergencies, you should always have a good first aid kit on hand. The best first aid kit will include antiseptics, a variety of gauze … 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

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

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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

Top 10 Most Dangerous Tools in the Garage

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Tools have been used by mankind for thousands of years, and they have always shared one important trait: Tools can be dangerous when improperly used. The rise of recent injuries with hand held tools are mainly attributed to DIY amateurs who have not been shown how to properly use a tool or even bothered to read … Read more