How A Framing Nailer Works & How To Use One

a real framing nailer

A framing nailer – also known as a framing gun or a nail gun – is a quintessential power tool we all associate with construction sites.  But would you have guessed that they account for 37,000 visits to the emergency room every year?  Most of those are guys accidentally nailing themselves in the hand, but […]

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What Is An Inverter Generator And How Does It Work?

inverter generator

Are you thinking about buying a portable generator?  You’re not the only one – the global market for portable generators is worth nearly 2 billion dollars and is expected to steadily rise in the next several years.  Maybe you’re worried about the frequency and violence of storms, the decaying infrastructure of the power grid, or […]

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Best Multimeters 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a multimeter

Here’s a nightmare scenario. You’re ready to test a circuit with a multimeter in hand. After plugging in the leads, you touch the probes to your wires and wait for a reading. KABOOM! Plastic shrapnel flies through the room as the smell of burnt plastic fills the air. Wisps of grey smoke float past your […]

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4 Reasons Why Doing It Yourself (D.I.Y.) Is Better Than Hiring

doing it yourself handwork

If someone had told you, back in 1975, that one day there would be not one but TWO entire television networks dedicated to programs about home improvement, and those networks would go on to spawn several million-dollar careers, home accessories empires, and even magazines, you would have said they were crazy.  But HGTV is now […]

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How to Get a Handyman License

how to get a handyman license

Whether you are an established handyman or just about to embark as one, you should be thinking about licenses.  It’s a difficult and complicated topic, so much so that you might be tempted to ignore it altogether.  Don’t!  The consequences could be severe.  So, put on your thinking cap, fire up a computer, and be […]

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How to Find a Local Handyman

local handyman

If you were living your life in a TV show, there’d be a quirky but competent handyman living next door.  He’d replace faucets and install ceiling fans while dispensing Shakespeare quotes or jokes that had no punchlines.  And he’d always show up on time and never charge you a dime as long as you fed […]

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How to Start a Handyman Business

handyman business

Congratulations!  You’ve made the decision to start your own handyman business.  If you don’t want to be one of those “here today gone tomorrow” companies, you’ll need to spend some time and effort now to keep yourself up and running for the long haul. The primary mistake most handymen make when first starting out is […]

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Best Torque Wrenches 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

torque wrench

I admit – it took me a while to fully appreciate torque and all its applications. But, now that I can “twist” my head around it, I know how important it is. And, I’m quite sure that you do too. That’s why you’re here. After all, you wouldn’t be looking for a torque wrench if […]

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Best Framing Nailers of 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

framing nailer

As recent as a decade ago, you would only find framing nailers in the hands of professionals. Today, thanks to the growing wave of DIY enthusiasts, people from various walks of life are reaching for their framing nailers. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably one of them. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide […]

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Best Finish Nailers of 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

finish nailer

There are a few different types of nailers to choose from including framing nailers, roofing nailers, siding nailers, finish nailers and brad nailers. In this article, we’ll explore the world of finish nailers. Finish nailers are great for internal carpentry. This includes applications such as crowning, molding, base boarding, and chair railing. Basically, finish nailers […]

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