You’ve heard a lot about brushless power tools on ToolGuyd and elsewhere. Here’s a brief discussion about brushless motors and the advantages they bring to cordless power tools. Read More
There are DA and FN angled finish nailers. What’s the difference? Read More
Do you work with fluids and flexible tubing or hosing? Consider using pinch-off pliers the next time you need to cut off flow along a length of tubing. Read More
What are 7/16″ hex impact wrenches used for? The short answer: BIG bits. Read More
Have you ever wondered what a lumen was? We covered that and more. Read More
Here’s a thermal image of a compact cordless drill, along with an explanation of why the motor heats up and what happens if you push it too far. Read More
If you’ve ever wondered about how an impact driver differs from a hammer drill, here’s a brief explanation. Read More
Do you have a T-handle bit holder in your tool box? If not, here are a couple of good reasons why you should buy one. Read More
Do you agree with what we feel are the top 8 garage essentials? Read More
My article on hammer drills just went live on Popular Mechanics’ website. Titled Who Needs a Hammer Drill, the article discusses the benefits of a hammer drill, the differences between various tool styles, and talks a little about the appropriate drill bits. If you’re at all curious about hammer drills, check it out! Who Needs a Hammer […]
Here we take a closer look (literally) at ACR (anti-cam-out) screwdriver tips. Read More
Need to brush up on your sheet metal hole-making skills ? Check out my how-to over at Popular Mechanics!
How do you use a Ridgid tube flaring tool? Check out Steve’s detailed HowTo over at the ShopNGarage Forum to find out! Update: The Shop N Garage forum is defunct, so the broken links have been removed. Sorry about that, this was done without warning and is out of our control.
Split rings, most commonly found on keychains, are typically used in craft projects, and in fishing lures and tackle. Most of the time, a lone split ring will be relatively easy to open – all you need is a finger nail or a makeshift prying tool, and the ring is open in a flash. However, what […]
After yesterday’s quick review of a Superior Tools pipe cutter, we received a few inquiries about how to properly use such a cutter. Most if not all rotary tubing and pipe cutters share a similar design. Like a C-clamp, there is always one stationary support, and one adjustable support that is mounted to the end of […]
A dead blow hammer is a type of mallet designed to deliver strong blows with minimal rebound. The head of a dead blow mallet is hollow and filled with sand or shot. Because of this, the force delivered by each strike is spread over a greater amount of time, thus reducing rebound while minimizing damage […]