Category Archives: Hand Tools

  • Product Review: Leatherman Supertool 300

    Posted on April 6, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Product Reviews, Workshop.

    Most Leatherman Supertool Reviews class the Supertool is as a heavy duty multitool. I’d agree; it certainly is heavy. But then again it’s rugged too. Currently in it’s third revision the current model is known more correctly as the “Leatherman Supertool 300“. Before this it was known as the Supertool 200. I bought my father […]

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  • An Easier Way to Cut Laminate

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Hand Tools, Laminate, Workshop.

    A few years ago as a novice user of laminate, I was cutting the laminate with my circular saw and thought “There has to be a better way to do this”. After doing some research and talking to some cabinet guys, I discovered the Tridon Laminate slitter. Not only is it adjustable for different sheet thickness, […]

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  • Impact Wrenches

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    An impact wrench is also known as an air gun, air wrench, or torque gun. They are designed to deliver high torque output, with minimal exertion by the user. Impact wrenches are widely used in many industries, including auto repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, and major construction projects. Anywhere high torque output is needed. Impact wrenches […]

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  • Product Review: Leatherman Charge TTi

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Product Reviews, Workshop.

    You may or may not already know that there are three Leatherman Charge models in the Leatherman range; the AL, ALX and TTI. The Leatherman Charge TTi multitool is Leatherman’s premium, top of the range model. It’s basically an up-market Leatherman Wave in that it has titanium scales (handles). These are lighter than stainless steel. It also […]

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  • Product Review: Makita 7-Piece Combo Kit

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Product Reviews.

    I’ve wanted a good set of cordless tools for about a year. I figured there are so many little side projects around my house, one of my biggest deterents is set up, making sure the extension cord is long enought or sometimes requireing two, finding the right plug; then there is the packing up. In all the […]

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  • Woodworking is More Than Just a Hobby

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Home Improvement Projects, Power Tools, Workshop.

    I always looked up to my grandfather, a self-made man who only spent a year or so in college but had somehow managed to learn four languages. While he enjoyed the finer things in life – French wines, sailing on Lake Huron, etc. – he was also one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. […]

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  • Men Take Car Care Seriously

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Which really is man’s best friend, his car or his dog? A lot has been written about the dog being the man’s best friend. I say his best friend is his car. Does a man’s garage not overflow with car care products while his dog is allotted a box in the corner for his things? […]

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  • Coil Spring Compressor

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools.

    Over time, coil springs will lose their structural integrity. This loss can result in a drop in the height of the vehicle, reduced maneuverability and increase wear of important structural suspension components. Replacing the worn coil springs with new springs will restore the vehicle’s proper ride height and result in a significant improvement in handling. […]

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  • Torque Wrenches

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Repairs and Maintenance.

    The other day I was helping a friend’s son do a brake job on her van. After we were done with the brakes we were putting the wheels back on and I was explaining to him how to make sure that we did not over tighten the lug nuts. After checking the owner’s manual to see […]

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  • Gluing Clamps

    Posted on March 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Workshop.

    Gluing clamps insure that glued parts bond firmly in exactly the desire position. Most clamps have one fixed and one movable jaw. While the fixed jaw is held in position, the clamp is tightened by means of a hand screw in the movable jaw. Since clamps can do some damage to the material they are attached […]

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