Types of Hose Clamps (w/ Sizes Chart)

different hose clamp types

Back in the day, home mechanics would fix broken exhaust pipes using a tin can and a couple clamps. In more recent years, it’s become illegal to jerry rig a car in this fashion, but hose clamps remain an essential tool in numerous fields. Whether you’re working on your car, doing some plumbing, or even … Read more

Torx Bit Sizes (w/ Charts)

torx sizes

One of the biggest problems with straight and Phillips heads are their ability to slip when there’s more torque than grip. This can lead to stripped heads and a greater risk of personal injury. Several types of screwdriver have been created to combat this flaw, including both the Allen wrench and Torx driver. There’s a … Read more

Parts of a Ladder (with Diagrams)

parts of a ladder

When attempting to reach overhead objects, few tools are of as much value as a ladder. Ladders allow us to reach the unreachable and make the best possible use out of space in our garages and homes. While ladder use is relatively straightforward, most individuals never stop to consider the true value of each ladder-related … Read more

Understanding Sandpaper Grit and Type (w/ Chart)

sandpaper grit chart

There are several items that every well-stocked garage should feature in abundance. Of these items, few are as important as sandpaper. Sandpaper, in its many varieties, carries a list of uses that is as lengthy as the day is long. From finishing elegantly crafted woodworking projects, to salvaging rusted and pitted metallic surfaces, sandpaper’s value … Read more

27 Different Types of Ladders (and Their Uses)

types of ladders

One seldom considers the value of a ladder, until they are attempting to reach what would otherwise be unreachable. When we pause to think about our day to day lives, we quickly realize that ladders of one type or another play a pivotal role in virtually all that we do. From activities surrounding work to … Read more

PVC vs CPVC vs PEX (How Do They Differ?)

PVC is such a useful material that you don’t even have to be blue for the mere mention of it to be music to your ears. From furniture to DIY projects and even structural support, the sheer number of uses have made PVC the third most used plastic in the world. Of course, PVC does … Read more

PVC Pipe Sizes (w/ Charts)

PVC pipe sizes chart

One of the greatest inventions since sliced bread is PVC (polyvinyl chloride). This sturdy material has seen a lot of use in everything from hobbies to construction, and comes in several variations, such as the more heat-tolerant CPVC. But perhaps the most recognizable use of PVC is in pipes. The following guide will not only … Read more

Hole Saw Sizes and Their Uses (w/ Chart)

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

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