A couple of years ago I got busy fixing a flat tire on my lawn tractor, and the job took much longer than it needed to. I endured more anguish than necessary during the task, and I wasted money, all […]Continue Reading
Introduction to Tools
*TOOLS: Watch a Milwaukee tape getting driven over by a truck.
*WOODWORKING: Learn how to sand wood perfectly smooth.
*WOOD FINISHING: Watch my favourite wipe-on poly in action.
*GOOD GEAR: See what makes some wood screws better.
QUESTION (+ video below): I’m planning to buy one of the benchtop jointers you recommended in your kitchen and bathroom cabinetmaking course, but can you also recommend a benchtop wood planer? Is this a good piece of equipment to add to […]Continue Reading
Power tool technology is the same as every other kind of advancement in the world. New stuff is expensive and exclusive at first, then it gets cheaper and more widely available over time. So what kind of new and interesting […]Continue Reading
Cordless drills are great, but it’s not always obvious how to buy one well. Watch Steve tell you everything you need to know on this video.Continue Reading
If you want to build a tool collection that will help you accomplish good things around your house, these five will serve you well: circular saw cordless drill 5-inch random orbit sander oscillating multi-tool portable generator Circular Saw This is […]Continue Reading
Watch and learn why auto-darkening welding helmets have caught on so completely with both amateur and professional welders. They let you see clearly before welding, but they also darken instantly as soon as the welding arc is struck. See actual […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 22Feb2020 + video below: Interested in taking care of your own home as much as possible? A cordless drill can help more than any other single power tool. Installing shelves, assembling furniture, boring holes in wood for simple projects […]Continue Reading
MIG welders are the easiest of all welding equipment to use, and there are plenty of great DIY-grade machines on the market. Click below for a detailed video tour of how MIG welders work, including actual footage of welding happening.Continue Reading
UPDATED 10Jan2020: If power tools were the kids you went to high school with, the Porter-Cable brand would be that ordinary, clean-cut person who quietly got great marks, saved thousands of dollars working a part-time job, and remained confident enough not […]Continue Reading