• Nail Staple Guns

    Do You Need A Nail Staple Gun? There comes a time when you’re ready to upgrade your toolbox. One of the tools you don’t need but that will absolutely help you finish your projects in less time is a nail and staple gun. To answer the question from the top: while you may get away with using a hammer and nails, this tool will make your life easier (and safer). Why Should I Buy A Nail Staple Gun? Let’s see some reasons to consider this investment. It’s faster: if you have to meet a strict deadline or like to work…

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  • Tool Sharpening

    Sharpening your tools should be an essential part of regular tool maintenance. Skipping it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to use your tools at all, but it will Impact the quality of your work Make you look less professional Decrease the longevity of your tools Increase the risk of damaging the material you’re working with Let’s see what tools (and who) can benefit from sharpening and how to do it! Tool Sharpening 101 The tools that we use most often are the ones most in need of sharpening. These are: Gardening and lawn decorating tools (pruning shears, pruning saw,…

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  • Posi (Pozi) Drive Screwdriver

    Pozidrive Screwdriver: Know Your Tools Screwdrivers and screws. You may think you know it all, but there’s a lot going on in the world of hardware and torque-applying hand tools. Can you tell the difference between different screwdrivers and screws (head types)? Read on to learn how to tell them apart and when to use them. Slot Screwdriver This is the oldest drive type, dating back to the Middle Ages. It has a single straight-lined indentation and is used for projects where minimal power is required (carpentry work, repairing home appliances and vehicles). Phillips Screwdriver This screwdriver was developed in…

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  • Screwdrivers

    A good set of screwdrivers is a must-have in any household, whether you’re an avid DIY-er or just want to have the right tools for some basic quick fixes. Even though many think of them as the most basic of tools, people don’t know the basics about screwdrivers. This guide will help you learn about: How screwdrivers are made Types of handheld screwdrivers Electric screwdrivers How Screwdrivers Are Made There are many types of screwdrivers out there, but they all have the same three parts: Handle: modern screwdrivers always have handles that are comfortable to grip and hold. The handle…

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  • Tape Measures Rulers

    Precision Tools For Your Success Maybe a tape measure is not something you’d remember straight away as an important part of your toolbox, but it all depends on your hobby. If you’re a woodworker who often works on furniture projects, then you know just how important it is to have a precision tool you can always rely on. How would you choose a tape measure or a ruler if you went shopping now? Let’s see some tips on how to choose precision tools. Buying Tape Measures If you’re a woodworker, look for a tape measure that’s relatively light (no heavy…

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  • Metric to Imperial Screw Size Conversion

    Metric to Imperial Screw Size Conversion: How to Convert from Centimeters from Inches (And More) Unless you’re an avid DIY-er or a professional working in the housing or similar industries, you probably have no idea how to convert from Metric to Imperial scale. Both scales are used to measure length and are found on precision tools such as rulers and tape measures. The Metric scale is more common in Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada, where it’s used in combination with the Imperial scale. The U.S. market still favors the Imperial scale, but Metric is starting to make its appearance.…

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  • Wood Screws

    Are you new to the world of woodworking, ready to learn more about your new hobby? If so, you’ll really appreciate this article. We will cover: The most commonly used types of wood Some of the easiest wood crafts and beginner-level woodworking projects The one tool you absolutely need The Ideal Wood for Your Project The type of wood you choose will largely depend on two factors: your skillset (this also includes the tools you currently own) and what you want to make. Without going too much into detail, there are two broad categories of wood you can work with:…

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  • Tek Screws

    We continue our series about hardware basics, this time focusing on tek screws. Read on to find out: What are tek screws and how to use them? What materials to use them with? Tek screw head types In our previous article about wood screws, we wrote all about how to recognize and choose a wood screw that would be ideal for your woodworking project, what they’re made of, and even what type of wood is suitable for what kind of project. You’ll see there’s so much variety with tek screws, too. So, what makes tek screws different and where are…

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  • Nuts and Bolts

    When you want to know the “nuts and bolts” of something, you’re curious about its the building blocks, the fundamentals, the basics. A solid foundation is a necessary starting point for any long-term success – if you tried building anything, you know this. Obviously, we’re not dealing with language here. We simply want to tell you more about nuts and bolts. Yes, this basic topic can always be made more comprehensible and accessible, and if you don’t believe it, we’ll prove it! So here’s a little Nuts and Bolts 101 to cover all the basics. Nuts: the fundamental hardware A…

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  • High Visibilty Vest

    Protective clothing is an essential part of many people’s working lives. These are items that help protect us from the extremes: very high or very low temperatures, falls and hits, burns and cuts. Some items, such as high visibility vests, are designed to make the wearer more visible and thus safe from harm. They are often used by highway workers of all kinds to help drivers stay more alert. Let’s face it, working as a construction worker on a highway is a very dangerous job: these people are basically working pedestrians surrounded by all kinds of motorized vehicles and reckless…

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