Sandpaper Grit Chart and Guide (Numbers, Types, and Uses)

sandpaper grit

Are you tired of getting subpar results from your DIY projects? Do you want to take your woodworking skills to the next level or salvage rusted surfaces with ease? Look no further than sandpaper – the unsung hero of any well-stocked garage. With its many varieties and endless uses, sandpaper is a must-have for any … Read more

30 Different Types of Nails (Common Sizes and Uses)

Most every craftsman understands the true value of the nail. However, far fewer realize just how many types of nails actually exist. Of these types of nails, many vary significantly in size, shape, and composition. Likewise, these nails also differ in their intended uses. This places increased importance upon familiarizing yourself with all current market … Read more

PVC Pipe Sizes (w/ Charts)

PVC pipe sizes

One of the greatest inventions since sliced bread is PVC (polyvinyl chloride). This sturdy material has seen a lot of use in everything from hobbies to construction, and comes in several variations, such as the more heat-tolerant CPVC. But perhaps the most recognizable use of PVC is in pipes. The following guide will not only … Read more

14 Multimeter Symbols and Their Meanings

meaning of multimeter symbols

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

7 Ways to Hide Extension Cords Outside

how to hide an extension cord outside

Warm weather is approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about all sorts of outdoor projects. Perhaps you’re planning to add new deck lighting, installing some string lights above your patio, or a small water fountain. There are countless possibilities that tend to have one thing in common: the need to run an extension … Read more

How to Drill Into Concrete Without a Hammer Drill

drilling into concrete without a hammer drill

Concrete was originally invented with the idea of making a material to last for centuries. Unfortunately, this also meant the material had to be dense enough to withstand erosion and natural disasters. Today’s concrete isn’t as dense as it used to be, but it can still prove a nightmare to drill into. But without a … Read more

40 Different Types of Wrenches and Their Uses

types of wrenches

Wrenches are among those everyday tools that you might overlook until it’s needed. You may often grab whatever wrench is nearby to tackle the project you face. But there are actually quite a few different types of wrenches out there, and many are specially designed to handle a specific task. Wrenches are generally either male … Read more

Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Air Compressors

1-stage vs 2-stage air compressor

Air compressors are incredibly useful tools to keep around. Not only are they great for powering pneumatic tools such as nail guns, but they’re perfect for airbrushing and other often domestic hobbies. In addition, when paired with a quality air hose, the air compressor can be far more efficient than using electric power tools and … Read more

How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell In Your House or Garage

gasoline smell in house

There are a lot of smells that can take over your home or garage, but one smell, in particular, can be a cause for alarm: gasoline. While this can be a somewhat typical smell for garages, it can be a sign of something going seriously wrong, and having the smell in your home is even … Read more