Wood Splitter Review: See the Best Selling Model in Canada Close Up

Thinking of getting a wood splitter? Check out my video review of the best selling wood splitter in Canada. Except for one minor issue, I like it a lot. See how this economical model works in both horizontal & vertical splitting modes; see how the engine layout is open, making maintenance easy; watch the aggressive wedge pop firewood apart quickly, and more.

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TUBE NOTCHER: How to Shape Steel Pipe Ends for Building Frames

Want to make stuff from steel pipe? It’s a great material for the home workshopper. In this week’s video lesson, see how a simple tube notcher cuts perfect curved profiles on the ends of pipes; watch how a bi-metal hole saw cuts dozens of pipe ends yet stays sharp; see how the shape of end profiles on pipe can be changed to suit the project.
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HOW TO BUILD STAIRS: Watch Video Lesson on Cutting Stringers

In this week’s two-video episode see how stairs are supported on notched pieces called “stringers”; determine how many treads you need for a given stair installation; accurately mark a stringer for cutting; take a video tour of a cherry stair railing.
a circular saw and handsaw are used for cutting the stringers you’ve marked
the second video below shows how to build a fancy staircase railing

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TIPS FOR BUILDING STEEL PIPE LIGHT FIXTURES

In this week’s video episode, see how threaded steel pipes can be used to make excellent light fixtures; learn how specific sizes & types of steel pipe fittings make sense for light fixtures; discover an inexpensive light socket that works well with a specific size of steel fitting . . .  

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FREEZE-PROOFING A WATER LINE: Watch a Real-World Installation Happen

In this week’s video episode, see how a seasonal cottage property is converted for year-round running water; watch a smart heating cable is installed directly inside a shallow water line; see how
pipe insulation and an outer protective casing is applied to the pipe; learn how more or less heat is applied along the length of the cable, depending on temperature.  

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GALVANIZED PIPE THREADER: See Amazing (and Super-Strong) Cordless Milwaukee Threader in Action

In this week’s video episode, learn how threads are cut on steel pipes with a machine; see a Milwaukee cordless pipe threader in action; understand how important cutting oil is to the process; watch curls of hot metal being cut from a pipe; and see how a simple clamp holds iron pipe securely while threading. Working with black iron pipe like this is the best kept secret of the workshop world.

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HOW TO USE A WOOD SPLITTER: Learn to safely use this effective piece of equipment

In this week’s video episode, learn how a hydraulic wood splitter works; see safe methods for using a wood splitter properly; learn how the best hydraulic splitters work both horizontally & vertically; understand proper storage procedures for maintaining your wood splitter.

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Enter to Win a DEWALT 20V Cordless Compressor

One lucky winner will receive a DEWALT 20-volt cordless air compressor, plus battery and charger. I use this kind of tool on my own country property and it's amazing how much air this thing will pump on a single charge. March 3, 2020. Don't worry, your email address is 100% safe. Never shared, never sold.
PREVIOUS WINNER: DP of Ridgetown, Ontario won the DEWALT DCK278C2 combo kit.