Category Archives: Power Tools

  • Forstner Bits

    Posted on August 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    Forstner bits are a type of drill bit used to bore precise, flat bottomed holes in wood. They can cut on the edge of a block of wood and can also cut overlapping holes. Forstner bits are perfect for dowling, mortising, pocket holes & hardware installation. Pre sharpened bits can be used on any type of […]

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  • Router Safety Tips

    Posted on August 19, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    Router bits spin so fast that they demand your constant attention. Accidents can happen suddenly. Here are a few of the most important safety rules for using Routers and Router Tables: Always unplug the router when changing the bit. Push the bit into the collet. Then lift it to expose about one-quarter of the shank before tightening […]

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  • Smooth Out Rough Surfaces

    Posted on August 13, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    The key to accomplishing your backyard carpentry projects is using the right kinds of tools. Belt sanders are handy companions when it comes to smoothing out all those rough surfaces on any type of wood. Go for electric powered sanders that are very effective with finishing touches. These types of power tools are so easy to use. […]

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  • Impact Wrench Safety Tips

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Safety.

    Pre-Use Activities:                                                                 Review and understand information provided in the owner’s manual, specifically the safety procedures. Inspect the air-impact wrench for damage, disrepair, or missing parts, including assessing the condition of the air hose and associated fittings. Assure the air hose and fittings are secured tightly. Operating Precautions: Wear safety glasses with side protectors. Never wear a tie, […]

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  • Hardware Gift Ideas for Dad

    Posted on June 12, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools.

    Dad’s never satisfied unless he’s wielding the latest hardware technology (whether he actually uses it or not!). Here are a few excellent hardware gifts that are sure to delight fathers everywhere. Remember, it doesn’t have to be practical for him to love it! Cordless Drills A cordless drill and set of drill bits are a great gift […]

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  • Digital Multimeters

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    Recently I was working on a house that someone else had rewired. I was trying to install 2 lights above the bathroom sink using the preexisting wiring. To make sure that I knew which wire was for what I went out to my truck and retrieved my digital multimeter. A multimeter is used to make various […]

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  • Tailor-Made Tools

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Workshop.

    My father is a big DIY person. He’s very handy with the hammer and can fix just about anything. His passion however is building furniture. This is why, just last week, he showed us his newest power tool purchase. He bought himself a reciprocating saw. He said he saw it in on one of those DIY […]

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  • Belt Sanders

    Posted on April 16, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Workshop.

    When deciding on a sander keep in mind what kind of projects you will be using it for. A belt sander has a continuous belt of sandpaper wrapped around two rollers. The belt spins rapidly around the rollers, enabling the tool to remove a large amount of wood — quickly. Belt sanders are best suited for heavy-duty […]

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  • DIY Water Bottle Holder

    Posted on April 11, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Power Tools.

    A few years ago we got a new puppy, and she was used to drinking from the water bottles that they hang on their crates in the pet store. She did not know how to drink from a bowl and seemed very stressed at the idea of getting near one. This wasn’t much of a […]

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  • Reciprocating Saws: Do You Need One?

    Posted on April 5, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    The reciprocating saw is one of those tools the DIY home renovator doesn’t usually buy right off the bat, but I think they should. The reciprocating saw is a tool that has many practical uses around the home. These tools cut pipe (pvc, emt, galvanized and copper), wood, tree limbs, tree roots, nail embedded wood, like fences, […]

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