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Toolsday: Tape 2

Duct Tape. I hate duct tape. I think that means I have to turn in my geek card or something, but there it is. There are very very few tasks for which it is the right job. Certainly not for

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Toolsday: Only the parts you want to keep

I’m sure it says something deep and meaningful about me that it’s taken me this long to get around to one of the most important tools out there: Protective gear. Partly because I (like most people) tend to be a

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Toolsday: Size Matters

Measure twice, cut once. A measuring tape is an indispensable tool. A good measuring tape is a joy to use. There are a lot of crappy measuring tapes. You should be using your measuring tape on almost every project. I

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Toolsday: Socket To Me

I’ve already covered two of the basic types of wrenches: Crescent Wrenches and Pipe Wrenches. A third type is the Socket Wrench: The LEGO set of wrenches. A socket wrench is just what you might think it is: a wrench

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Toolsday: A ready-made toolkit

You’ve seen these. At the Home Improvement Warehouse. At Department Stores. At Big-Box stores. Especially at Christmastime. The “Home Tool Kit“. Just…don’t. These things…You will never use most of the tools in the kit. Some because they are not needed

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Toolsday: Pliers

Seldom are pliers the right tool for any job in home maintenance. But they are often an OK tool to use, as long as you have good pliers and use the right pliers. Lets start with the wrong pliers: 51

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Toolsday: This Is Only A Drill

Sometimes, you need to put a hole in something. There are a dizzying variety of drills. Cordless, plug-in, hammer drills, right-angle…enough to make your head spin. To start with, you’re going to want a cordless drill. They have limitations. But

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