How to Use an OBD2 Scanner to Save Money on Car Repairs

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Before you take your car to a mechanic, it might be a good idea to try to diagnose the problem yourself. When your check engine light comes on or the vehicle starts making warning buzzes or other sounds, you can use an OBD tool to find what’s going on. This could potentially save you a lot of … Read more

6 Steps to Properly Detail a Car Exterior

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The exterior of your car is what everyone sees; it’s the face of your driving experience. If you want your vehicle to look good, you have to take care of it. Knowing how to properly detail a car is a great skill to have and can even make you a few extra dollars on the … Read more

What Size Air Compressor Do I Need for Air Tools?

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Whether you’re a DIY mechanic, a weekend warrior, or just an everyday garage tinkerer, having a good set of tools is an important step in making your projects run smoothly. One of the first things you’ll want to decide is whether to stock up on electric tools or invest in quality air tools (or both). … Read more

Garage Air Compressor Tips for Maintenance

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So, you have an air compressor in your workshop or garage. How do you make sure it stays working the way it should? The key to keeping your compressor in great working shape is preventative maintenance. This isn’t rocket science. It’s just a series a steps to keep you up and running and adding longevity … Read more

Air Tools vs. Electric/Cordless Tools – Which are Better?

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Sometimes you don’t have the right power tool for the job because you’ve never needed a random orbital sander before, or your favorite drill’s motor overheats and melts, or your neighbor “borrowed” your sawzall and never gave it back. Sometimes tools just get so old and worn-out that it’s more efficient to replace them than … Read more

10 Cheap Basement Ceiling Ideas for Standard and Low Heights

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Once upon a time, people added basements and attic spaces to their homes to create additional storage space. As generations passed, these extra rooms began to see more and more activity. Nowadays, it’s common to have a finished basement or attic that functions as additional living space. This new use for basements comes with a … Read more

Is a Brushless Drill Worth the Extra Money?

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Buying a drill today is a lesson in technology. From cordless models to hard-wired powerhouses, these drills have many features that may or may not suit your needs at home. One comparison you’ll encounter is the brushless vs brushed drill choice. Selecting between these two designs means that you need to understand the science behind … Read more

How to Buy Used Power Tools Without Getting Ripped Off

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With the economy being as uncertain as it is, everyone’s searching for a way to save money on things they need. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing used power tools. When shopping around at garage sales, thrift stores, or Craigslist, you have to be careful about the tools people sell. Some could be … Read more

Essential Tips to Help Prevent Garage Accidents

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Garages and workshops can be dangerous places due to the many hazards looming around in the form of fire, injury, electrocution or other seemingly small things. In a garage, you are surrounded by all manner of elements, which can pose as a serious hazard if kept in the same place. Mixing flammable liquids such as … Read more

How to Organize a Tool Chest Like a Pro

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A tool chest, tool box, or tool cart is a personal sort of domain, and everyone has a different idea of the perfect layout for their tools. On the other hand, a little consideration for the tools involved will help you decide where they should be located in the hierarchy of tools. See Also:  Best … Read more