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Are Battery Pole Saws any Good

Battery pole saw lying on a grass field

It may not be the first tool you think of when you’re stocking your tool shed for the gardening season, but many people find they make great use of a pole saw. If you don’t know what a pole saw is, you’re in the right place, because we’re going to tell you all about the, …

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How to Use a Jointer Plane

Jointer plane surrounded by wood shavings

The term “jointer” is used to describe a tool that makes lumber, usually boards, flat so that they can fit together to form a larger, solid piece of material. A jointer machine is a large table designed to create flat surfaces on wood. A jointer plane is a handheld tool; a long, more robust version …

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What is a Jointer Used For

A freshly used jointer with remnants of sawdust on its body

Picking up wood from the hardware store or lumber depot for a project can often cause disappointment. Unless you are paying extra for wood that has already been milled, you are bound to come home with wood that is slightly (or sometimes even extremely) bent, twisted, cupped, or otherwise warped. A jointer can be used …

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How to Use an Impact Wrench

Impact wrench being used to remove nuts off a tire

Old, rusty bolts and over-tightened automotive parts can be extremely difficult, and in some cases, impossible to remove with a hand wrench. On the other side of the coin, some fasteners where only a small pilot hole is used can be very hard to screw into hard wood. In these cases where you need a …

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How Does an Impact Wrench Work

An impact wrench with screws and bolts laid on the table

When presented with a situation where you need more force and torque than you can get from a standard wrench, an impact wrench is a good alternative. This power tool is especially useful in removing bolts that are too hard to remove with a hand wrench. Learning how an impact wrench works can be important …

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How to Use a Step Drill Bit

A step drill bit is an interesting type of bit that is intended to start a small hole, and then expand it into a larger hole. It is important to learn when and how to use a step drill bit when considering cutting into different types of metal fabrication and some harder woods. The perfect …

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