What Can You use an Angle Grinder For?

  • November 28, 2018
angle grinder

Angle grinders are a versatile home tool that gets its name from the cutting head positioned at an angle to the drive shaft. Depending on the kind of head attachment you use, they can be used to sharpen, polish or even cut. They are available in a variety of sizes, but the most useful sizes […]

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Flare-Nut vs Regular Wrench: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • November 28, 2018
traditional wrench in use

We’re all pretty familiar with a normal wrench. They consist of two straight jaws with a rounded middle. The distance between the two jaws determines the size of the wrench. You slip it around a nut you want to loosen, say a quick prayer and give it a twist. With a little luck and a […]

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Electric vs Air Impact Wrench – Which is Best for You?

  • November 28, 2018
electric vs air impact wrench

If corrosion is the barbarian horde, banging at the gates of Western Civilization to bring it down, the impact wrench if your last line of defense. When all else has failed, it is there to turn a frozen nut or loosen a rusted bolt. If it fails, you face a future of unpleasant drastic choices. […]

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Electric vs Gas Weed Eater – Which is Best for You?

  • November 28, 2018
a man whipping weeds

When it comes right down to it, the question of whether to buy a gas- or electric-powered weed eater rests on how much you hate noise. We’ll break down the relative pros and cons of each here shortly, but ultimately the issue that matters when you’re using it is whether you can put up with […]

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Cordless vs Corded Dremel: Which is Best for You?

  • November 28, 2018
a dremel cutting metal

Rotary tools are one of the handiest things to have in the workshop. For very small jobs, they are a combination cutter, polisher, etcher and even a drill. For such a handy little tool, the obvious question is whether you want one powered by wall power or a battery. The choice really just comes down […]

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Die Grinder vs Angle Grinder – Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • November 28, 2018
an angled grinder use on metal

Most DIY work at a small level is tied to finesse, being able to get the right tool to the right place and deliver the right results. That might sound really obvious, but when the job is smaller it just simply requires more precise work around less material. A foul-up working on something big is […]

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Cut-Off Tool vs Angle Grinder: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • November 28, 2018
cut-off tool vs angle grinder

The choice between using a cut-off tool versus an angle grinder comes down to a pretty simple question of size. How big is the metal that you need to cut? How big is the operating space? Cut-off tools A cut-off tool is a small, one-handed cutting blade mounted perpendicularly to the drive shaft. They can […]

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Belt Sander vs Orbital Sander – Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • November 27, 2018
belt sanders vs orbital sander

Even though they are both sanders, the belt sander and the orbital sander are pretty different tools. They are both power tools that use sandpaper to smooth and shape wood, it’s true, but they go about their business in very different ways. As a consequence, they have very different specialty and application. Belt sanders: Built […]

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16 Gauge vs 18 Gauge Nailer: Which is Best For Your Needs?

  • November 27, 2018
a man using a nailer at the ceiling

Getting the right nailer for finish projects probably sounds simple. Go to the store, find the highest-rated nailer for the right price and take it home. It’s never as simple as it sounds, however, and buying the wrong nailer can end with split tongues or baseboards that come away from the wall. It starts by […]

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4-Cycle vs 2-Cycle Weed Eaters – Which is Better?

  • November 27, 2018
4 cycle vs 2 cycle weed eaters

The primary difference between a two-stroke engine and a four-stroke engine is in how the oil and gas are delivered. In a two-stroke engine, the two are premixed and added as fuel. They are added separately in four-stroke engines. Either model of engine is a good option for a weed eater, depending on what you […]

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