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Safety Tips For Using A Chainsaw

The best thing about outdoor power equipment is that it lets you get all sorts of work done in very little time. Tools such as chainsaws require a certain amount of knowledge to use safely. You can also decrease your chance of injury by outfitting yourself with proper personal protective equipment, or PPE. Safe Practices Make For…

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Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Air Compressors

There are a lot of different ways to categorize reciprocating (piston-type) air compressors: horsepower, CFM output, frame type, tank size, the list goes on. All of those are pretty self-explanatory. An often overlooked and misunderstood category, however, is the number of compression stages. Your options here are either single-stage or two-stage and knowing the difference…

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Types of Circular Saws?

Sidewinders? Worm Drives? Hypoids? Oh my! No, this is not a zoology lesson! It’s an examination of circular saw types so you can decide what’s best for you. What is a Sidewinder or In-Line Circular Saw. It’s the most common type, especially in the eastern part of the United States. The sidewinder’s motor is mounted…

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Keeping Cool In the Workplace

April is here, May is right around the corner (no joke) and summer’s not far behind. Keeping cool on the jobsite is imperative so if you haven’t already done so, you’ll have to break out your cooling gear to handle higher temps and the hazard of workplace heat stress soon. But the innovative cooling PPE…

15 Steps To Install A Sump Pump

What Is A Sump Pump? The purpose of a sump pump is to remove water that accumulates in a basin-like area known as a sump. These areas may be found in the crawlspace, but they’re commonly found in the basement of a home or other structure. The water may come from nearly any source including…

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Top DeWalt Tools By Trade

The Best DeWalt Tools By Trade As old man winter loosens the grasp on the majority of the country, March is a great time to evaluate your tool needs for the upcoming building season. DeWalt is making this a little easier this year by offering a record number of deals and promotions so we have…

GENERATOR SAFETY

3 Tips for Generator Safety

Generators Can Be Helpful During Times Of Natural Disaster Disasters of any kind, natural or man made, are exactly that… disastrous and extremely costly. Let’s quickly look at what some of the worst disasters in North America have cost to clean up and fix. Hurricane Katrina 2010 – $145B Northridge Earthquake 1994 – $60B Hurricane…

How To Choose The Right Sander

Sanding wood or metal surfaces is a common workshop task, and power sanders speed up this time-consuming job. With the right sander, you can remove excess material from a rough board, shape a delicate curve or prepare a wood surface for paint or stain. Discover the features and capabilities of these useful tools, and learn…

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How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a real issue during the winter months. Pipes that run outdoors or along the outer walls of the home are the most vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, simply keeping the interior of your home warm isn’t enough protection for pipes that run close to exterior walls. Water pipes that run from…

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Should You Choose A Green Beam Or Red Beam Laser?

Professionals who grew up using bubble spirit levels, plumb bobs and chalk lines for years are just now beginning to use laser levels. And since they’re familiar with the technology, now the question is whether to use a green- or red-beam laser; an issue that’s been kicking around for more than 20 years. But new…