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Choosing the right tool for the job is arguably the most important step in the planning process of any project. While it may not seem like something you really need to plan for, having a good pair of wire strippers at the ready will save you a lot of hassle when the time comes that you actually need them.
So, you're about to start a project. You have your materials list and you're following it by the letter. But when you get down to the bottom of the checklist, all it says is "nails." Before you start to panic and hit the forums, take a deep breath and check out this quick guide to some common questions about nails. Don't worry, it's never as hard as you think it will be.
Buying anything used can be a hassle. Unless you are one of those people who loves buying and flipping other peoples' junk, you probably aren't looking forward to the process. But, then you remember how much money you'll probably save and the hunt begins. Before you jump into the wild world of secondhand tools, let's take a crash course is buying used!
Soldering is probably a lot older than you'd think. It dates back to at least 3,000 B.C. where the Sumer people of Mesopotamia used soldering to assemble their swords. Historically, soldering was used mainly for jewelry, cookware, and stained glass. Today it is widely used in electrical work and electronics.
The last thing on your mind after a long and exhausting install or repair is tool care. In an effort to salvage whatever time is left of the day, you quickly gather your dirty tools and toss them into the toolbox or hang them back up on your wall rack. Tools can last a lifetime […]