14 Multimeter Symbols and Their Meanings

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They don’t make ’em like they used to. You can still pick up your grandpa’s old analog multimeter at any hardware store or on the internet, and they’ve still got their uses. Today’s best multimeters are all digital and they dominate the market. With a numeric display that reads out your measured value as precise … Read more

How to Add Electrical Wiring to an Outdoor Shed

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If you have decided on taking a power supply to an outdoor shed, you might need to decide whether to run it overhead or take it underground. Running overhead is quite a simple approach but exposes you to risks of accidental damage. The underground method is a bit complicated but it is a safer approach. … Read more

Light Bulb Base Sizes (w/ Charts)

light bulb base sizes

Have you ever had a light burn out and found you didn’t know what kind of bulb it took? Or perhaps you were digging through a drawer and found a bulb and weren’t sure what it went to. Fear not, because pairing bulbs and bases isn’t as complicated as it first seems. Bulbs tend to … Read more

9 Best Mechanic Flashlights (Small Yet Powerful)

best mechanics flashlights

When shopping for the best flashlight for mechanics, the trend has moved away from large, clunky contraptions such as a Maglite, to smaller devices that easily fit in your pocket. LED flashlights use less power, so you won’t be weighed down by the batteries. But they also provide bright light that can be focused on … Read more

4 Best RJ45 Crimpers for Reliable Connections

best RJ45 crimpers

Most commonly used in the computer industry, crimping tools were also once common with phone technicians. They work by bending one or two pieces of metal to form a crimp, which then holds the pieces together. Network cables are crimped by placing wires into the crimper, followed by the connector, then compressing the two pieces … Read more

5 Best Soldering Iron Stations and Kits

best soldering stations

While the average person might get away with using a soldering iron here and there for their woodburning projects or to fix the odd component, those who frequently solder need a good soldering station. If you’re one of the latter, getting the best soldering iron station for the money is paramount. Here’s what we recommend. … Read more