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

Parts of a Tape Measure (with Diagram)

A good tape measure is absolutely critical for those in construction, plumbing, or one of many other professional trades. Did you know tape measures are a lot more complicated than a simple case and metal measuring strip? There are actually five major parts of a tape measure, each of which has an important role in … Read more

Parts of a Screwdriver (with Diagram)

A screwdriver is one of the most basic handheld tools out there. It’s used to rotate a typical spiral-threaded screw into (or out of) wood, metal, or other materials with manual effort by the user. There are many different types of screwdrivers but here we want to focus on the various parts of a screwdriver. … Read more

11 Easy Lathe Projects for Beginners (Wood & Metal)

easy lathe projects

Owning a lathe can make a lot of jobs incredibly easy, such as threading, turning, and performing even sanding around a cylindrical object. Learning to use a potter’s wheel (one of the most basic types of lathe) is relatively simple, but mastering a wood or metal lathe is a lot harder. The following are some … Read more

Beginners Guide to Oxy-Acetylene Welding

Oxy-Acetylene welding is a tried and true method for fusing metals. It combines oxygen and acetylene gases to form a superheated flame that melts and joins two pieces of metal. It is an intricate process that requires a great degree of skill, focus and patience, but don’t be discouraged. With the right information and proper application … Read more