craftsman wrenches

Husky vs Craftsman: How do they Stack Up?

Two of the most recognizable names in the tool market are Husky and Craftsman. Both brands are good examples of modestly priced tool manufacturers with strong reputations for quality and durability. While they’re similarly positioned in terms of pricing and market segment, there are a number of major differences in the lineups of Husky vs Craftsman.

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spade bit up close

How to Use a Spade Bit?

When you need to quickly punch holes through wood you’ll have a hard time beating the speed and convenience of a spade bit. These drill bits have been longtime favorites of electricians, plumbers, and other tradesmen for their ability to rapidly drill holes through wall studs – but they’re also useful for a variety of DIY purposes.

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dewalt DCS391 circular saw

DeWalt 6 ½ Inch 20V MAX Circular Saw (DCS391) Review

In the world of cordless circular saws, the 6 ½-inch class is an interesting sub-niche that provides added portability while still having the chops to tackle most typical crosscutting and ripping tasks. DeWalt’s DCS391 6 ½ Inch 20V MAX circular saw is one of the best examples in this class of saws – providing superb power and usability in a lightweight and easy-to-carry package.

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ryobi 18v one+ tools

Ryobi vs Craftsman: Battle of the Mid-Range Tools

If you’re a DIYer looking at different tool manufacturers, you’ve doubtlessly considered the merits of Ryobi vs Craftsman. These two brands are some of the best examples of high-quality budget tool manufacturing with both making tools that the average DIYer or homeowner can afford.

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sharpening a carpenters pencil

How to Sharpen a Carpenters Pencil?

While it might seem like an obvious question, there is actually some nuance in learning how to sharpen a carpenters pencil. Unlike a standard round #2 pencil, the wide flat design of a carpenters pencil means you’ll generally need to hand sharpen these pencils.

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carpenters pencil on 2x4

Why are Carpenters Pencils Flat (& Other Little Known Facts)

The humble carpenters pencil may be one of the most underrated tools in most carpenters’ and woodworkers’ toolboxes. While they might not look like much more than oddly shaped rectangular pencils – they actually possess several major advantages over the standard #2 round pencils we’ve all used in school. One of the seeming oddities of …

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coped trim

How to Cope Trim Joints?

Coping trim joints is the process of cutting the trim profile so the two pieces fit snugly together in a joint. It results in a much better joint fit than a simple mitered corner – and is useful for covering up small imperfections and irregularities in corners, framing, and measurements.

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coping saw

How to Use a Coping Saw?

A coping saw is used for coping joints – which is the process of matching up two uneven surfaces – and is most commonly used when installing molding and trim. Its unique U-shaped frame combined with the long slim blade allows for highly intricate cutting, which can’t really be matched by any other saw type.

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leaning fence

How to Fix a Leaning Fence Post?

A leaning fence post is a common problem that just about every fence owner will encounter given enough time. It doesn’t really matter how well the fence was installed initially – as weather, wood rot, and gravity have a way of causing fences to sag.

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cutting a 4x4 with a circular saw

How to Cut a 4×4 with a Circular Saw?

Cutting a 4×4 post is one of those tasks that seems easy, but unless you have the right tools is actually tricky to get right. Standard circular saws with 7 ¼” blades can only cut 2 ½” deep, so making the cut in a single pass isn’t possible.

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