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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Home Interiors and Mobility
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Forstner Bits
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Router Safety Tips
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Impact Wrench Safety Tips
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reciprocating Saws: Do You Need One?
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lawn Mower Maintenance
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tire Pressure
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Router Tables