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The 5 Best Padlocks [Ranked]

In this post, we examined five of the best-selling padlocks. Padlocks are small locks that have been in use for centuries to help secure belongings and keep out intruders (Source).How do they work?Most padlocks use a key to open, while others rely on a combination system. Combination locks use a wheel that drives a cam. This turning allows […]

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The 5 Best Spindle Sanders [Ranked]

In this post, we examined 5 of the best-selling spindle sanders. These sanding tools, sometimes called oscillating spindle sanders, are machines in which the sanding drum protrudes from a table top. The sander rotates as well as moves up and down. It is primarily used for sanding curves (Source).How do they work?The sanding drum of these machines sticks […]

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The 5 Best Hand Powered Drills [Ranked]

Hand drills are sometimes panned as old-fashioned tools, but they offer a high degree of control for serious woodworkers.   In this post we examine five of the best selling rotary drills on the market and see how they compare. The best of the bunch is probably the Fiskars Manual Rotary Craft Hand Drill. Buyers say that […]

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  • Updated March 5, 2019
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The 5 Best Drywall Screw Guns [Ranked]

In the old days, if you were hanging dry wall you’d have to drive 6,000 drywall nails a day to attach 3,000 square feet of drywall.That’s the old way. Luckily, we now have specialized power tools to make working with drywall much, much easier.A drywall screw gun is similar to a drill, but is designed […]

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  • Updated February 25, 2019
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The 5 Best Lawn Rollers [Ranked]

In this post we examine five of the best-selling lawn rollers. First of all- what are they? Lawn rollers are used for maintaining a healthy and well-groomed lawn.  They are useful for keeping the soil level and can be a big help when you’re preparing a new lawn by ensuring the seeds are well planted in the soil.  Lawn […]

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  • Updated May 7, 2019
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The 5 Best Tool Backpacks

Tool Backpacks

Tool backpacks are ideal work accessories for contractors and technicians who need to transport large quantities of specialty tools and maintain easy access to them while on job sites (Source). Tool backpacks commonly feature a variety of strategically sized and located internal/external pockets, top carrying handles, impact and water resistant molded bases, padded shoulder straps, and […]

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  • Updated July 17, 2018
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The 5 Best Cabinet Table Saws

Cabinet table saws get their name from their cabinet-style base (Source). As opposed to contractor saws that are designed for jobsite portability, cabinet table saws are more substantially constructed and designed to exceed the performance requirements of professional and hobbyist woodworkers (Source). As well, this brand of table saw is constructed from sturdier components (iron and steel) […]

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  • Updated April 23, 2019
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The 5 Best Chainsaw Sharpeners [Ranked]

Chainsaw Sharpeners

Chainsaw sharpeners are designed to revitalize dulled links (Source). This makes chainsaws more gas-efficient and safe to use (Source). These sharpeners are designed to accommodate the most common types (.404, 3/8, .325) and if you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact the manufacturer prior to purchasing (Source).  Probably the biggest buying consideration you’ll have to make is […]

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  • Updated May 15, 2019
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The 5 Best Tool Vests [Ranked]

Tool Vests

Tool vests provide technicians and hobbyists a comfortable and convenient way to store gear- keeping a variety of tools on hand for easy access (Source). They typically feature strategically placed pockets and adjustable shoulder straps to accommodate different-sized users and bulkier winter clothing (Source). How They CompareThe Stanley Fatmax, Holmes, and Leapers tool vests are lightweight, mesh […]

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  • Updated February 12, 2019
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The 5 Best Crimping Tools [Ranked]

Ferrule crimping pliers are specialized hand tools that crimp different sizes and types of of ferrules, terminals, and connectors (Source). These crimping tools will solderlessly conjoin two pieces of metal by manipulating one or both of them in a way that makes them bind to one another (Source). The result of this ‘conjoining’ is referred to as […]

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  • Updated March 2, 2019
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