Wood Putty vs Wood Filler: How To Choose?

wood putty vs wood filler

You may have heard the terms “putty” and “filler” used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. It’s important to understand the fundamental differences between the two before you start using them, to make sure you’re getting the best performance. Read on to learn what separates these two compounds and when it’s best to […]

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Builder’s Level vs Transit Level: What’s the Difference?

builders level vs transit level

You’ve probably heard the terms “builder’s level” and “transit level” when it comes to surveying or construction. What’s the difference? It’s just the ability to measure vertically or horizontally. Transit levels have limited range of motion horizontally and are primarily used for vertical measurements. Builder’s levels cannot be adjusted vertically, only horizontally at 360 degrees. […]

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Sheetrock vs Drywall: What’s The Difference?

sheetrock vs drywall

If you have a walling project on your hand, you are going to want to start thinking about materials. In the modern era of building, Sheetrock and drywall are two of the most prominent terms that you will hear about as you look to make this decision. But what exactly are these materials, and what […]

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What’s the Best Type of Wood for Carving?

carving some wood

Maybe you’re a whittler, or you want to carve kitchen implements, dinnerware, or reliefs, or maybe you’re the type with the mettle for chainsaw carving. But without the right type of wood, you may find yourself struggling. Some types of wood are too soft for handling food, for instance. Others, such as pine, can be […]

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Green vs Red Laser Level: What’s the Difference?

green vs red laser level

Some leveling devices contain either a red or green laser. While red remains the most popular and most economical option, green laser levels might make you wonder if you’ve chosen the best product. What is the big difference between a red laser and a green laser? Read our brief guide below to better understand what […]

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Leaf Blower CFM vs MPH: Which Metric is Most Important?

man using leaf blower

There are two different ways of measuring the power behind your leaf blower. CFM which stands for cubic feet per minute, and MPH which means miles per hour. But which of these two metrics should you look at when choosing a blower? Or should you look at both? Actually, both numbers are important, and the […]

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Gas vs Electric Leaf Blower: How Do You Choose?

gas vs electric leaf blower

Choosing the right leaf blower that will live up to your needs is a tedious and time-consuming process. We know this, which is why we’ve written this series of posts that will (hopefully) make it easier and faster for you to find the right one. In this post, we’ll compare gas-powered and electric leaf blowers […]

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5 Smart Uses For Your Heat Gun That You Probably Didn’t Know

smart uses for your heat gun that you probably didn't know about

Back in the day, the heat gun was pretty much just used for painting projects. But technology has moved the puck forward quite a bit with this tool (just as it has with so many others). Now, new settings and features allow the user of a decent heat gun to get a whole lot more […]

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How Hot Does a Heat Gun Get? – And What’s the Optimal Temperature?

Using a heat gun

As with most things, the maximum temperature of a heat gun will depend on a couple of factors. So too will the ideal temperature. Let’s first address the matter of maximum temperature. How hot the gun can get will depend on the specifications set by the manufacturer. However, the majority of products do more or […]

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4 Different Types of Hand Planes & Their Uses – Which is Right for You?

different types of planes

Hand planes are almost a novelty product these days. A long time ago they were the main tool of the carpenter. And they had not just one, but many of them suited for performing a wide range of tasks. Modern technology has, in some ways rendered this tool unnecessary. A power hand plane and a […]

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