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An RV ventures down a winding highway.

What Do I Need In My RV?

It’s summertime, and you may want to set out on an adventure. What better way to do that than in a brand new RV! There is something about being able to bring a mini-version with you while venturing out onto the open roads. But before you do that, you need to outfit your fresh off-the-lot…

Choosing between a bagged or bagless vacuum.

Should I Buy a Bagged or Bagless Vacuum?

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new upright vacuum. There are different sizes, different styles, and different prices. Before you consider any of those things, begin with if you want a bagged or bagless vacuum. Ever since bagless vacuums have come along, there has been an intense debate as to which is…

Cool dad wearing sunglasses and a polo shirt.

The Anatomy of a Tool Dad

For Fathers Day, we’d like to unpack what makes a typical tool dad. I’m sure everyone immediately has an image in their head of what they think a tool dad looks like or the scientifically named Toolis Dadus. Dads are an interesting species that have a very distinct look and sound. Picking a bonafide tool…

A medium rare ribeye steak on a board with thyme and asparagus.

Achieving the Perfect Steak Temperature

Cooking a steak to the proper desired temperatures is a tough skill to master and can make you want to pull your hair out at times. There are so many things to take into account, such as hot spots on your grill, the thickness of your steak, and the type of steak you’re cooking. Once…

A dirty gas grill sits open.

How to Clean Your Grill

Grilling season is upon us, and you may have just opened the cover to your grill to find you forgot to clean it last fall before storing it away. Or maybe you want to ensure you’re always staying on top of keeping your grill looking spotless. Either way, the process is generally the same, no…

Several grinding wheels on a workbench with an angle grinder wrench.

Types of Angle Grinder Wheels and Discs

An angle grinder is a much more versatile power tool than you might think at first glance and can be found in almost any trade industry, from construction to metalworking and even woodworking. What makes them so versatile is the many different angle grinder wheels and discs that can be used with them, such as…

Several pliers lay on top of a wood workbench.

Pliers: What Are They Good For?

“Hand me those pliers” seems like a pretty basic statement, but it’s probably the most loaded question in the world of hand tools. The majority of pliers perform relatively the same function of gripping something, but the number of variants could go on for days, and each has a specific purpose.  The basic design of…

Lawn care tools and fertilizer sitting on a lawn.

Spring Lawn Care Guide

If you want that lush, green lawn in mid-summer, it’s better to begin working on it as early as possible. Spring brings warmer temps and melts off any snow, so it’s time to break out the outdoor power equipment and get to work. We’ll cover all the steps to turn your lawn from a yellow…

A walk-behind spreader is used to apply grass seed.

How to Overseed Your Lawn

It’s July, and you’re looking at your half yellow, half green grass full of crabgrass and other weeds, and you’re wondering how your neighbors have these lush, green lawns. There is a rather simple fix that will have you contending for the lawn of the month in no time, overseeding.  Overseeding is one of those…

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