How to Choose a Belt Sander

Sanding, rough finish polishing, and grinding can be incredibly painstaking tasks and unfortunately, you usually have to do them in many woodworking projects. The good news is, there’s a power tool that does almost all of the work for you! It’s incredibly easy to use, as well. If you’re working with wood, steel, laminate, or

Best Router Tables & How To Choose One

A handheld router can do many things without other tools, but it does have limitations. Routers are pretty heavy and require two hands to operate. This can limit how you can use larger stationary objects. If the router is securely mounted to a table, it leaves your hands are free to control the piece your

best drill presses

Best Drill Presses of 2022

A quality drill press can be worth its weight in gold for your shop. From drilling different materials, to additional tasks like mortising or sanding, a drill press can be a welcome addition to any shop. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the best drill presses on the market. Before

What is Torque: Conversion Chart and Calculator Included

In this resource guide I will be discussing what torque is, and what does the torque rating really mean?, and what torque settings are in power tools and how to use them. In this resource guide I also created a conversion chart and linked to an online torque conversion chart to help you convert measurements. 

Craftsman Scroll Saws

Everything You Need to Know About Craftsman Scroll Saws

Whether you’re getting into a big project or just starting out, it’s difficult to decide what tool is the right fit for you. With the burgeoning Do-It-Yourself market constantly expanding, the options available seem to be unlimited. Luckily, if you’re in the market for a scroll saw, you’ve found the right article. Below, I will

Measure a Chainsaw Bar

How to Measure a Chainsaw Bar: 5 Easy Steps

If your goal is to find a quality replacement chainsaw bar, you must know what size to get. Without accurate measurement, you may have to run to the store a second time. But how do you measure a chainsaw bar and get the most precise measurement without wasting your valuable time? Below I dive into

Different Types of Axes and How to Use Them

Axes are a tool that humans have relied on for centuries. Today, the axe is most commonly used in the yard or outdoor activities, such as camping, however, the type of axe you need will depend on what you need it for. Whatever the case is, axes are important tools that have two main components,

different types of hammers and their uses

Different Types of Hammers and How to Use Them

The hammer is one of the oldest tools in the world, it has evolved to fill a wide variety of roles beyond simple construction. There are many types of hammers out there varying in shape, size, and weight. The different styles reflect different uses. The average DIYer realistically needs only one or two types. The

Best Whittling Knife

The Best Whittling Knives in 2021

Whittling is a relaxing, creative hobby for crafters and woodworking enthusiasts alike. Best of all, it’s relatively inexpensive—all you need is a piece of wood and the right whittling knife.  So, are you looking for the best knife to start (or grow) your collection? You’ve come to the right place! We will review 5 of

The Best Multimeters in 2021 – Review & Buyers Guide

Whether you’re a professional electrician or a DIY-pro, having the best multimeter on hand is vital. There are tons of multimeters out there, but we’ve narrowed the market down to our top five picks.  We’ll run through them with you, then discuss features in our in-depth buyer’s guide. By the time we’re through, you’ll know

how to find and fix a roof leak

Roof Leak Repair: How to Find a Roof Leak and What to Do

Ignoring a leaky roof can cause severe damage to your home, but fixing it is not as simple as it sounds. The average homeowner’s first impulse is to inspect areas of their roof where mold is growing. While this approach is a good starting point, closer inspection may be required. The presence of mold is