annealed brass shell casings

Annealing Brass: A Complete How-to Guide

Annealing brass is an increasingly popular process amongst shooting aficionados, as it allows you to reload and reuse your old cartridges multiple times. The term brass annealing refers to the softening and revitalization of brass through the use of heat to refresh its structure back to its original state.

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best air hammers

Best Air Hammers: Cut Through Stubborn Materials Like Butter!

Air hammers – also called pneumatic hammers – are highly versatile tools that operate as the jack of all trades in the automotive, metalworking, and construction fields. They give you an incredible amount of optionality when it comes to freeing frozen nuts, removing welds, splitting stuck joints, or any task that requires grinding or chipping away at stubborn materials.

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what size screw to use for 2x4

What Size Screw to Use For a 2×4?

When it comes to the ideal size screw to use for a 2×4, there’s a lot to consider. 2x4s – like any other lumber type – can be attached in several different ways such as face-to-face, toenailing, or attaching to end grain.

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bench vise

How to Use a Bench Vise?

A bench vise is an essential tool for metalworkers, woodworkers, as well as DIYers. It gives you the ability to firmly and securely grasp an object that would be difficult or impossible with other clamp types.

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changing a circular saw blade

How to Change a Circular Saw Blade?

If you notice your circular saw isn’t performing as smoothly as it used to, then it may be time to change the blade. Dull and damaged blades will create burn marks, increased kickback frequency, plus you’ll have a hard time using them to make smooth and accurate cuts.

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driving deck screw

Wood Screws vs. Deck Screws

Two of the most common screw types you’ll find in your local hardware store are wood screws and deck screws. If you’re working on a project that requires screws and you’re not sure which type to reach for, fear not – I’ll break down both of these screw types in detail.

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broken drill bit

How to Remove a Broken Drill Bit?

A broken drill bit is one of those things that you don’t plan for but is bound to happen given a long enough time using a drill. Whether you’re working with wood, metal, or masonry, drill bits have a tendency to break when you push them to the limit, leaving you with an unsightly metal protrusion that needs extracting.

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dewalt impact driver and wood chips

Can You Use an Impact Driver as a Drill?

Impact drivers are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to driving fasteners of all shapes and sizes, but they’re not exactly known for their drilling prowess. The question often comes up when you’re faced with a hole that needs drilling and only an impact driver within reach – can you use an impact driver as a drill?

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