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

How to Unfreeze Underground Pipes

thaw frozen underground water line

Winter can be rough on your pipes, and one good frost can be all it takes to freeze the lines heading into or away from your house. This can lead to reduced flow or even a costly burst pipe. Thankfully, once you know how to thaw frozen pipes underground, this worst-case winter scenario becomes much … Read more

How to Mount a Bench Vise in 6 Easy Steps

how to mount bench vise

Properly mounting a bench vise isn’t difficult, but it can have a lasting effect on the efficiency of your vise. A stationary vise can often be placed in the middle of a table, but those with a swivel base (such as the ones we recommend) are best placed on the corner to get the most … Read more

How to Get Dog and Cat Urine Smell Out of Concrete

concrete is porous

Sometimes accidents happen even with the best of pets. A little vinegar is often enough to clean the carpet, but your garage can be a lot tougher. The following tips can help you remove pet urine out of concrete so your basement or garage won’t suffer from that little “oops” moment. Getting Started Unlike carpets … Read more

How to Organize and Wear Your Tool Belt Like a Pro

Have you ever wondered how Batman was always able to pull the right bat-tool out of his utility belt on the first try? The secret (besides convenient writing) was that he always had the belt organized to fit the mission profile. Be like the Bat with your new tool belt and show everyone you’re the … Read more

Best Ways to Heat a Garage in Winter
(8 Options)

heat garage in winter ideas

Whether you use your garage as a workshop, extra living space, or simply want your car to start on the first try, a warm garage is an underrated luxury. When it comes to heating your garage when the temperatures outside take a dip, there are more options to choose from than you probably imagine. As … Read more

Screwdriver Sizes Guide (with Charts)

screwdriver sizes

Have you ever looked at a screwdriver set and thought “There are more sizes than I’ll ever need” only to read reviews and find out they’re incomplete? Getting a set that has the sizes you need most can often be more important than buying a “full set” that lacks one or two vital sizes. But … Read more

52 NEW Gift Ideas for Mechanics and DIYers

52 awesome gift ideas

No matter how well you know your loved ones, it can be tough finding them that perfect gift. The good news is we’ve scoured the web and found 52 great gift ideas that provide plenty of variety for mechanics, carpenters, electricians, woodworkers, DIYers, dads, moms, new homeowners, and others. Whether it’s tools, clothing, or the … Read more

14 Different Types of Screwdrivers and Their Uses

types of screwdrivers

Screwdrivers are one of the first tools a child is introduced to. They perform a simple function and have a very simple design. Or do they? Most people have heard of at least two types of screwdriver, but there is actually a wide range to choose from. From the common Torx to the not-so-common tri-point, … Read more