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Tools / Woodworking

Be Prepared: What Do You Need in Your Home Improvement Tool Box?

Be Prepared: What Do You Need in Your Home Improvement Tool Box?

by Guest on Jan 19, 2010

What's in your toolbox? Do you have all the basics? Of course, some of the more obvious tools that everybody needs are standard hand tools. Have a good assortment of straight and Phillips screwdrivers in your tool box, and include an Allen wrench set as well. You'll need a few pairs of pliers, including a set of needle nose pliers. Learn more about tools and the safety gear needed to use them. Continue reading →

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Concrete Laying Tools

Concrete Laying Tools

by Guest on Jul 7, 2010

Concrete Laying Tools by MARK GREY. After the preparation work on any given surface begins the gruelling task of laying concrete, well, that is now a redundant statement. There is a well proven method that allows one man to lay a truck load of concrete quickly, efficiently, and with quality. Concrete laying has always been seen to be the burden of building up until now, so how does the new method make it different? Continue reading →

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Why use a Plant or Tool Hire Company?

Why use a Plant or Tool Hire Company?

by Guest on Jul 19, 2010

Even the most simple of DIY job around the house can call for a variety of tools which can be very costly. These tools are often only used once or twice and either lent out never to be seen again or get added to the clutter in the back of a garage or shed. By hiring tools such as welders, drills and plant machinery you gain greatly from various benefits available from a hire shop. Some tools and machinery can be bought at a very cheap price but you really do get what you pay for. When hiring tools from a hire company, you are sure to get a top quality piece of machinery as these tools have to withstand a lot of use and adhere to the highest of health and safety regulations. Continue reading →

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Digital Calipers : How to Avoid the Value Disordering?

Digital Calipers : How to Avoid the Value Disordering?

by Guest on Jul 29, 2010

A lot of users complain that the digital calipers are not durable, and may break down for only several days. It is broken since digital calipers are stained with the sweat, oil and cutting compound. Hereby, it disturbs transmitting signal coming out of the sensors. In this case, the digital calipers are not broken it just fails to function temperately in fact. Continue reading →

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Oiled vs. Oil-less Air Compressors

Oiled vs. Oil-less Air Compressors

by Guest on Jan 10, 2011

When it comes to home handyman projects, nothing beats air-powered tools for certain jobs. But as quick, smooth and efficient as air-powered tools are, they all share one common drawback: they won’t work without a source of pressurized air. That’s stating the obvious, of course, but if you’re going to use air tools for your home projects, you’ll need to have access to an air compressor. Continue reading →

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How to Choose the Right Plunge Cut Saw

How to Choose the Right Plunge Cut Saw

by Guest on Jan 31, 2011

Plunge cut saws are a must-have for any serious carpenter. When a project calls for cutting a straight line, pairing a quality plunge cut saw with a guide rail will get you excellent results. There are three key factors to consider when selecting your plunge saw: quality, power, and safety. Continue reading →

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Woodworking 101

Woodworking 101

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

If you are considering woodworking as a hobby, there are a few tools and resources that you will need. Start with a solid work bench and measuring tools such as a combination square and simple tape measure. Important electric power tools include the circular saw for straight cuts (a fence guard can improve the saw’s accuracy) and a jig saw for cutting curves. After making the cuts, you will need to shape the wood using either a block plane or router. A standard cordless drill will come in handy and you will also want to have some sturdy clamps and project glue on hand. Continue reading →

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Avoid these 5 Mistakes when Operating a Circular Saw

Avoid these 5 Mistakes when Operating a Circular Saw

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Circular saws are quite versatile and efficient tools when used properly, but can pose a serious safety hazard if used incorrectly. Here are five mistakes to avoid when operating a circular saw. Clothing, dull blade, eletrical cord and other considerations. Continue reading →

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Take a Load off with a Beltless Tool System

Take a Load off with a Beltless Tool System

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

A tool belt is a quintessential piece of equipment for any carpenter or woodworker. Accessibility to a variety of tools within arm’s reach allows for convenient and efficient workflow. When we think of tool belts, the traditional tool belt worn around the hips most often comes to mind. But the wide availability of beltless tool systems gives construction professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike more tool organization options than ever. Continue reading →

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Woodworking Safety Part I: Appropriate Woodshop Attire

Woodworking Safety Part I: Appropriate Woodshop Attire

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

In addition to using caution and common sense when operating power tools, woodworkers should always be dressed for safety and wear the necessary protective gear in the woodshop. Wearing appropriate attire and safety gear can help prevent accidents and injuries. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to promote safe attire in the woodshop. What to avoid, safety, and tools. Continue reading →

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