concrete pavers

How to Paint Concrete Pavers?

Concrete pavers are some of the most versatile DIY materials for customizing backyards, patios, driveways, fire pits, and swimming pools. But they do have a downside – they can attract dirt, grime, and can get worn down by foot traffic and the elements.

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assorted bolts

Bolts vs. Screws

While the terms bolts and screws often get used interchangeably, in reality, there are a number of major differences between these two mechanical fasteners. Both bolts and screws are threaded fasteners with a head, but the similarities mostly end there.

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hammer drill drilling in concrete

How to Use a Hammer Drill?

Hammer drills may seem intimidating but in reality, they’re not much more difficult to use than your standard drill/driver. These specialized drills give you the ability to drill holes into concrete, brick, stucco, and other tough materials that would be difficult to drill into using a standard drill.

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dirty saw blade

How to Clean a Saw Blade?

If you’ve noticed your saw blade is dirty and not cutting as smoothly as it used to be, then it’s a good idea to give it a good cleaning. More often than not, a poorly performing blade is simply gunked up with pitch – which can be solved by giving it a thorough cleaning.

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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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how to use a reciprocating saw

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw: A Step-By-Step Guide

Reciprocating saws are incredibly useful tools for anyone looking to get their feet wet doing a little remodeling, demolition, and even tree pruning. If you’ve been getting by using a variety of prybars, hand saws, and chisels – the best way to take your DIY game to the next level is by getting your hands on a reciprocating saw!

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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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