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Best Electric Staple Gun [2020 Review]

A man uses a cordless staple gun on upholstery

When it comes to staple guns, many people prefer electric over pneumatic and manual models. There are many good reasons for this. With the best electric staple gun, you enjoy versatility, save time, and get great results with minimal effort. This can handle small scale DIY tasks to huge professional projects like carpet installation, upholstery, …

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Best Multimeter for Electronics Technician [2020 Review]

A small multi-meter for use by an electronics technician

A multimeter is a must-have device for electricians. The device helps measure circuit continuity, temperature, capacitance, inductance, and conductance. Rather than purchasing separate measuring devices, professional electricians consider it convenient to look for a multimeter with different features which suits their needs. With a multimeter, you can keep an eye on your electronic appliances to …

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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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How to Drill Into Stucco

A hammer drill drilling into stucco

Stucco has become a very popular exterior wall covering over the years. This hard looking shell may be intimidating for a homeowner trying to add exterior features like hanging art, a security camera, or a flag to the outside of their homes. With the proper preparation, it is not difficult to drill mounting holes into …

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How to Drill Into Granite

Granite sample pieces

Since the mid 80’s, granite has been a very popular stone for countertops, especially in the United States. Granite’s popularity has exploded over the last 20 years or so as cutting processes have improved, supply from other countries has increased, and the shipping process has been streamlined.  With many homes in the US boasting granite …

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