Pressure Washer Nozzle Tip Guide (with Chart)

pressure washer tips guide

One of the most important parts of any pressure washer is the nozzle. These small components compress the water into a V-shaped spray, but with the proper size, they can do a whole lot more. There are literally dozens of pressure washer tips on the average sizing chart. Fortunately, most of these won’t be needed … Read more

Penetrating Concrete Sealers (How They Work, Innovations, and Maintenance)

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This article was written and contributed by Concrete Sealers USA. They are a manufacturer and distributor of their own brand of professional grade concrete sealing products that are sold nationwide to contractors, architects, engineers, applicators and do-it-yourselfers. Historically, penetrating sealers for concrete were not used for stain protection as they only offer partial or limited … Read more

Light Bulb Base Sizes (w/ Charts)

light bulb base sizes

Have you ever had a light burn out and found you didn’t know what kind of bulb it took? Or perhaps you were digging through a drawer and found a bulb and weren’t sure what it went to. Fear not, because pairing bulbs and bases isn’t as complicated as it first seems. Bulbs tend to … Read more

19 Different Types of Hand Planes (and Their Uses)

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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

13 Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Close (or Won’t Open)

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Back in the day, garage doors were simple panels of wood that lifted up and slid into the ceiling. By comparison, a modern garage door types is a complicated device, relying on several subsystems to properly function. Some of these sub-assembly systems control the door’s movement, while others are safety features that ensure the door … Read more

How to Use a Pole Saw (Manual and Powered)

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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

12 Angle Grinder Uses (for DIY and Commercial Applications)

common uses for angle grinder

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

How to Use a Shop Vacuum to Its Fullest Potential

shop vacuum uses

You’ve probably owned a shop vacuum at some point, own one now, or heard plenty of recommendations to buy one, but few people know how to use a shop vacuum to its fullest potential. A shop vacuum (or wet/dry vacuum) is commonly referred to as a “Shop Vac” which is actually one brand of shop … Read more