Category Archives: Safety

  • Home Interiors and Mobility

    Posted on September 4, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Safety.

    While a lot of home interior articles often discuss the merits of style and aesthetically pleasing colour choice, there are many situations where a sense of practicality and functionality are vital. A home is a home, first and foremost, after all. When dealing with a home that includes elderly or disabled members, this is certainly […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lawn Mower Maintenance

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by DIY Guide in Outdoors Projects, Power Tools, Repairs and Maintenance, Safety.

    Summer is coming, and it’s time to make sure your mower is in top-top shape. As anyone who has had experience with gas engines knows, a fuel pump performs a vital function in keeping the engine running properly. Without an efficient fuel pump, your lawn mower engine will either run rough or will not run […]

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  • Tire Pressure

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Repairs and Maintenance, Safety, Workshop.

    Did you know that most cars on the road have improper air pressure in the tires? This not only affects your gas mileage, but the handling of your vehicle as well. It also makes the tires wear unevenly. Do not check the tire pressure after you’ve been driving! The friction of the tires on the […]

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  • Router Tables

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    In general terms, a router table consists of a flat table surface with a router attached to the bottom. The router is mounted with its base attached to the underside of the table and the bit sticking up through a hole in table’s surface. The table holds the router securely, leaving the woodworker free to keep both […]

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