10 Extension Cord Storage Ideas to Stay Organized

best way to store extension cords

Let’s face it; whether it’s in the garage or shop, extension cords are often a necessary evil. These cords provide a longer reach for power cords but can be inconvenient and even create a fire hazard. The light-duty cords are an excellent way to add up to three outlets somewhere in the room that’s out … Read more

Wet Sanding vs Dry Sanding (When to Use Each)

grit sequence of sandpaper

Sanding things is often one of the most crucial steps in producing or adding finishing touches to an object. It is a process by which a surface is ground or polished with an abrasive material to shape, polish, and buff it.  Sandpaper is one of the most widely used abrasive materials for sanding. Today we’re … Read more

6-Point vs 12-Point Sockets (Which is Better?)

6pt vs 12pt sockets

Even the best mechanic is only as capable as their selection of tools allow them to be. A quality selection of basic hand tools, allows a mechanic of any skill level to efficiently tackle an array of tasks. Of these basic tools, few are as valuable as a quality set of sockets. Sockets come in … Read more

How to Add Electrical Wiring to an Outdoor Shed

buy or build shed customization

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

Straight vs Angled Finish Nailer (Uses and Key Differences)

straight vs angled finish nailer

As most avid DIY enthusiasts are well aware, it is absolutely essential to have the right tools within arm’s reach, when attempting to complete any task. Doing so allows one to make the most efficient use of their time, without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. This keen attention to detail typically results in a cleaner … Read more

Impact Wrench vs Impact Driver (Uses and Key Differences)

impact wrench vs impact driver

From time to time, every DIY aficionado encounters a fastener or two that presents difficulty. These nuts, bolts, and screws simply refuse to budge, despite putting forth our best efforts. In cases such as these, impact tools become our go-to option.  Impact tools come in a variety of forms, often leading to a wealth of … Read more

Miter Saw vs Table Saw (Common Uses and Key Differences)

miter saw vs table saw

There are plenty of tools out there that can do multiple tasks but tend to excel in specific areas. Those with smaller budgets can generally buy a few of these tools and have a functional workshop. Table saws and miter saws are two great examples. Both are amazing tools that can do the same things, … Read more

Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Sizes (w/ Conversion Chart)

Allen wrench sizes

It’s pretty much a given that when you buy anything from Ikea, it always comes with a bent, hex-shaped piece of metal that’s needed to make the screws fit. These tools are hex keys, although you may know them better as Allen wrenches and they can be found pretty much everywhere these days. Unlike traditional … Read more

How to Waterproof Plywood (4 Effective Methods)

making plywood waterproof

The true value of plywood is far from a mystery. Due to its composite cross-grained design, plywood tends to be quite strong at any given thickness, and far more impervious to shrinking/expansion than standard plywood boards. Plywood also resists cracking and splitting when being nailed or screwed in place around its perimeter edges. However, not … Read more

PEX Tubing Sizes (w/ Chart)

PEX pipe sizes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt know what PVC is. In fact, you probably know about it even if you are living under a rock, as it’s used in underground lines. But one thing you might not be aware of is that PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and its offshoot CPVC have a … Read more