What Size Air Compressor Do I Need?

  • April 12, 2019
bunch of air compressors

Air compressors come in many shapes and sizes, and choosing the right one for your needs can be a challenge. Horsepower, PSI (Pounds per Square Inch), gallon size, and CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) can all play a role in getting the most from your machine, but the most important factor is how you’ll be […]

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6 Uses for Your Air Compressor at Home – Smart Ideas and Tricks

  • April 12, 2019
A small air compressor

An air compressor is a pricey investment for the home, so it’s best to be able to find ways to maximize those dollars. That probably means using a lot of pneumatic tools. Those tend to offer a little more power. There are other things you can do with an air compressor, though, and with a […]

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Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Air Compressor: What’s the Difference?

  • April 12, 2019
single-stage vs two-stage air compressor

If you’re in the market for an air compressor, one question you’ll want to answer as you research specific models is whether you’re looking for a single- or two-stage air compressor. Each kind has its strengths, and knowing which one is best suited for your needs is critical to getting the right tool. What’s in […]

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Pin vs Pinless Moisture Meters: What’s the Difference?

  • April 9, 2019
a wood moisture meter

There are two basic meters for measuring the moisture content of wood. One uses pins that measures the electrical resistance between the two to determine moisture content. The other, a pinless meter, shoots out little electromagnetic pulses when placed next to the wood. The right meter for you depends on what you need it for. […]

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12 Must-Have Woodworking Tools Found in Every Workshop

  • April 5, 2019
example of woodworking tools

To build a decent starter workshop, you’ll need some basic woodworking tools, including a set of hand tools and power tools to give you the flexibility you need to be successful. If you’ve done some web searching, you’ve probably found more tools than you can shake a chisel at. But you don’t need to load […]

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6 Different Types of Chisels & Their Uses – Which is Right for You?

  • April 4, 2019
different types of chisels

The tools of woodworking have a come a long way over time. Carpentry used to be all hand tools. Now we have big motors, noisy saws, and other tools that cut the time a project will take in half. But when it comes to true artisanal precision, there is still no beating the hand tools. […]

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6 Different Types of Clamps & Their Uses – Which is Right for You?

  • April 4, 2019
types of clamps

If you are fitting out your workshop with all the necessary tools to do it yourself, you may be surprised to learn how many different clamps there are out there. If you are going to get a clamp (or clamps for that matter) you really should get the right one. That in mind, today we […]

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7 Different Types of Drill Bits & Their Uses – Which is Right for You?

  • April 4, 2019
different types of drill bits

The drill is one of the most important tools at any homeowners disposal. The many different bits available for this tool make it incredibly versatile, but they also make it a little bit confusing. Which bit is going to be right for which job? There are tons of different options out there, and if you […]

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Parts of a Tape Measure (Explained with a Diagram)

  • April 4, 2019
Parts of a Tape Measure

Just about everyone has a tape measure. Unlike other tools, most people don’t know the terms used to describe the different components. That won’t affect day-to-day use, but it’s helpful to know what those things are called when you buy one, because it’ll help you find one to meet your working conditions. We put together […]

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Parts of a Screwdriver (Explained with a Diagram)

  • April 4, 2019
Parts of a Screwdriver

Screwdrivers are incredibly versatile tools that look like very simple ones. You insert the tip into a screw, turn it, and, depending on your motion, it either goes in deeper or comes out. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. When you’re in the market for a new screwdriver set, make sure you get […]

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