The 5 Best Portable Document Scanners

Portable Document Scanner Reviews

Mobile document scanners are lightweight portable tools ideal for the mobile professional, or DIY photo archivist,  who needs a powerful but speedy scanner that can be tucked into a briefcase or travel tote. All of the options we examined were USB-powered, except for the pricier Doxie One, which is powered by AAA batteries. Some have […]

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The 5 Best Finger Exercisers Reviewed


Finger exercisers are versatile hand-gripped finger strengtheners with five pistons that can be independently manipulated or locked into place to meet your needs. They strengthen the fingers, hands, and even the forearms!They feature adjustable tension resistance for customized strengthening regimens. Their small size and inexpensive price makes them a handy tool to tote around, improving […]

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The 5 Best Leg Lifters Reviewed


Leg lifters are designed to help individuals lift their legs in and out of bed, while also providing support getting into wheelchairs, cars and even bathtubs. One of our favorites is the Norco (North Coast Medical) leg lifter. North Coast Medical says that is designed to help people who have had total hip replacement surgeries […]

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The 5 Best Blanket Support Lifts Reviewed


Blanket lift bars fit between your box spring and mattress, lifting bedding off of your sensitive feet and legs. They will also adjust in height, accommodating  mattresses of different thicknesses. That said, there was one clear winner- the TFI blanket lift bar.Unlike other blanket lift bars that are flimsy and don’t adjust high enough, the American-made TFI […]

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The 5 Best Drywall Sanders Reviewed


Drywall sanding can be a messy, ugly task if you’re doing it by hand. Fortunately, dustless drywall sanders have revolutionized drywall sanding- enabling you to dramatically reduce the length of time it takes to do a job. Plus they suck up the majority of the dust and debris, making cleanup much less of a hassle. […]

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The 5 Best Air-Powered Straight Line Sanders Reviewed


A straight line sander vibrates in a straight line, rather than in circles. It’s commonly used for areas in which hand sanding is tedious or “blocking” is required. The majority are air-powered, a couple of them are electric powered. The straight line sanders we examine here are all air-powered and can provide 3,000 reciprocating strokes per […]

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The 5 Best FAR Infrared Crystal Healing Mats Reviewed


Infrared crystal bio mats are negative ion and infrared heat ray treatment systems that emit negative ions. They are basically a combination of crystal, negative ion, and infrared healing.How crystal healing works: proponents of crystal healing believe that the crystals are conduits for healing that enable positive, healing energy to flow into the body with negative, disease-producing […]

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The 5 Best Mini Metal Lathes Reviewed


The home mini-lathes we examine below are generally good for someone who wants a durable and well-designed machine that can fit in a small location. These lathes provide toolmakers, model makers, gun hobbyists, and the DIY machinist a way to affordably create threaded parts, small precision parts, fittings, and dies. A miniature metal lathe is a […]

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The 5 Best Miter Saw Stands Reviewed


Portable miter saw stands are designed to quickly deploy in seconds, transforming any garage or driveway immediately into a practical workshop. Broadly, they are designed to work not just with miter saws, but with benchtop planers, and scroll saws with their universal machinery mounts. Some, like the HTC PM-700 are feature-rich (think work lights, power […]

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The 5 Best Slip Joint Pliers Reviewed


Slip joint pliers are pliers that have a slot in one grooved jaw through which the other jaw will slide. This enables the plier to grip objects of different sizes securely.All of the models we review below, besides the Irwin pliers, include a wire-cutting jaw portion.  But only 2 of them (Tekton and Channellock) are […]

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