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
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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
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
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
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
It never fails. You’ve just finished a new project or sanded down an old piece of furniture to restore it and everybody you talk to tells you to use something else as the finish. The problem is, all finishes are NOT created equal, and what works best on one project might prove a disaster for … Read more
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
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
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
One of those important life lessons we always wish someone taught us before starting a DIY project is how to properly paint a room. You will either be painting over a new wall or a previous paint job, and both of these will require a good primer to get the most out of your paint. … Read more