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Die Grinder vs Angle Grinder

If you’re trying to choose between these two tools, read this article for an overview. We’ll cover the similarities and differences between die grinders and angle grinders before revealing the major differentiating factor between them. You’ll also get advice on when to use each type of tool, and which is better overall.  What Is a…

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Satin vs Semi-Gloss Finishes

One of the qualities used to describe a finish is reflectivity – how much light the finish reflects and how much it absorbs. Finishes that do not reflect light are called flat or matte. At the other end of the scale are highly reflective finishes that do not absorb much light at all, often called…

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What Size Drill Bit for a #8 Screw

In most situations, a #8 screw calls for a 1/8” straight drill bit. However, the ideal size of the drill bit can vary depending on the material you’re using, and you’ll need a narrower pilot hole when working with soft materials. How to Figure Out What Size Drill Bit for #8 Screw Figuring out what…

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig [2021 Review]

When fitting cabinet handles and knobs, it’s tempting to jump in and eyeball the measurements. We think it will take less time that way. Instead, we risk doing irreparable damage to our cabinets. Once a handle is misaligned or a knob is off-center, there’s no going back. There is an alternative to reckless freestyling or…

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Best Paint Sprayer for Furniture [2021 Review]

Paint sprayers can help you to achieve consistent paint coverage and a uniform finish on even hard-to-paint surfaces with less effort. The good news is that you can find the best paint sprayer out there for you without busting your budget. But if you’re simply not sure where to begin, our guide will help you…

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How to Drill a Hole in Glass With a Dremel

When it comes to drilling a hole in glass with a dremel, you want to be sure that you follow all of the steps. If not, it can easily break the glass by cracking or chipping it. You wouldn’t want to damage your project! Safety Equipment Before you get started, you are going to need…

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How to Drill a Hole in Plastic

When drilling into a piece of plastic, you need to be careful l and take your time. It is extremely easy to crack this brittle material. As plastic is everywhere- you will likely need to drill into it at some point when tackling DIY home projects. Can You Drill Into Plastic? If your project requires…

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How to Drill a Straight Hole Without a Drill Press

Being able to drill a straight hole without the use of a drill press can be a very useful skill if you need to work in a small space with a hand drill or driver. Locations like walls or cabinet doors are the kinds of spaces where it can be important to be able to…

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How to Drill a Hole in a Rock to Make a Necklace

Rock jewelry is fun, unique, and can remind you of a favorite place or experience. This is a great way to make an artistic statement without having to go buy an expensive gemstone or a necklace that was not made by hand. Rock necklaces are relatively easy to make if you know the proper steps…

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