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The 5 Best Drain Cleaning Machines [Ranked]

Drain Cleaning Machines

Drain cleaning machines offer a more powerful alternative for home owners and professional plumbers to clear out clogged drains than traditional snakes (Source). Many homeowners opt to purchase a lightweight, auto-feeding drain cleaner like the Ridgid K-30 because it quickly pays for itself unclogging nasty debris from home sinks rather than calling in a plumber for […]

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  • Updated June 27, 2019
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The 5 Best Telescoping Extension Ladders [Ranked]

Telescoping ladders are lightweight & portable extendable ladders, built from aluminum, that are designed for professional and residential use (Source). They generally work by press-and-release buttons that enable you to ratchet the rungs to different heights (Source). If you weigh over 200 lbs you might be best served purchasing a traditional extension ladder because some buyers in […]

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  • Updated February 24, 2019
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The 5 Best Breaker Bars [Ranked]

Breaker bars are lengthy, non-ratcheting bars that are used together with socket wrench style sockets (Source). Breaker bars are great loosening extremely tight fasteners. Their length (compared to extendable ratchets) enables you to apply significantly more torque than standard socket wrenches (Source). Tekton produces the longest breaker bar at 38″ while Capri Tools produces the shortest breaker […]

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The 5 Best Compact Circular Saws [Ranked]

Compact circular saws are lightweight, electric-powered, mini saws that employ a flat, round blade to cut a variety of materials- generally metal, plastic, wood and even stone (with a diamond cutting edge) (Source). Great for one-handed use, they employ ergonomic handles with with on/off triggers switch and metal/plastic guards to ensure the saw-operator doesn’t accidentally come […]

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  • Updated March 12, 2019
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The 5 Best Dial Test Indicators [Ranked]

Indicators refer to various types of instrument gauges employed to surgically asses diminutive distances and angles, amplifying them to make them more obvious (Source). As the name implies, they provide an ‘indication’ to the user’s naked and undiscerning eye that which they can’t see. When it comes to choosing between horizontal or vertical dial test indicators, one […]

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  • Updated February 26, 2019
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The 5 Best Power Caulking Guns [Ranked]

Powered caulk guns (battery or pneumatic) simplify caulking- an indispensable solution if you have a large weatherizing or home-repair project to complete (Source). These corded air or electric-powered, cordless caulk guns are true time-savers, significantly reducing the amount of time you spend sealing cracks & caulking joints (Source). They’ll dispense caulk or sealant with just a pull […]

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The 5 Best Right Angle Drills [Ranked]

Right angle drills (also known as close quarter drills) enable you to access really tight and small spaces compared to standard-sized, straight-line drills (Source). Variable speeds provide adjustable torque for different applications (Source). Plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other professional servicemen find them invaluable specialty power tools- great for pipe installations, threading electrical wire- any application that requires […]

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  • Updated February 13, 2019
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The 5 Best [Ranked] Rotary Hammer Drills

A rotary hammer drill (aka a “roto-drill” “rotary hammer” or “hammering drill”) is a type of rotary drill that includes a ‘hammering’ action (Source).  This hammering ability generates short and rapid hammer thrusts powerful enough to pulverize brittle surface material, making it easier and quicker to get drilling done (Source).  They are often referred to as […]

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  • Updated July 24, 2017
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The 5 Best Tri-Dollies [Ranked]

Tri Dollies

Three-wheeled furniture moving dollies provide a convenient means of moving bulky, heavy objects.  These 3-wheeled furniture rollers can slide beneath a pool table or sofa, sitting in the tri-dolly’s recess, and help you to transport seemingly immovable objects (Source).  Some buyers even keep the tri-dollies in place- especially in tool-shops where you can conveniently re-position […]

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  • Updated February 24, 2019
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The 5 Best Magnetic Sweepers [Ranked]

Magnetic Sweepers

Magnetic sweepers are magnetized push brooms on wheels that can pick up metal waste (staples, nails, pins and other metal debris) inside and usually outside your home, as well (Source).They typically include a release button to easily dispose of the accumulated screws, nails and other metal debris in the home workshop, outdoors, or in machining […]

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