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Everybody needs tools around the home for those nagging and sometimes emergency home repairs. In this product category, we review some of the best tools on the market whether you are a DIY enthusiast who’s just having some fun undertaking a project in your garage. And we also review more professional equipment. For example, tools for auto mechanics that need to complete complex vehicular maintenance tasks. Whatever you are looking to do, these product reviews should help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting the cool you need to complete your task.

The 5 Best Pneumatic Flooring Nailers [Ranked]

If you need to install some hardwood floors in your home, a pneumatic (air-powered) flooring nailer provides an indispensable advantage (Source). Hand-nailing a hardwood floor is grueling work- tedious and time-consuming. Plus, it’s often more economical to purchase a new flooring nailer than daily-rent some old, beat-up model from the hardware store (Source). A pneumatic flooring nailer can make […]

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The 5 Best Carpet Knee Kickers [Ranked]

Carpet knee kickers enable professionals and home DIY people to easily install and repair carpet. For smaller jobs the QEP knee kicker is a good choice- great for hallways and closets. While the Roberts Deluxe knee kicker is a better option for extended, heavier-duty use.Contents How They WorkA carpet knee kicker will help you lay carpeting down […]

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The 5 Best Drywall Taper Banjos [Ranked]

Drywall Taper Banjos

Drywall taping tools, or “banjos”, as they are often called, are designed for DIY hobbyists and professional contractors to simultaneously mud and tape drywall seams. The users that we spoke with say that, in general, they can do the taping 3 to 5 times as fast using a drywall taper than by hand. You can also rent […]

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The 5 Best Reciprocating Saws [Ranked]

Reciprocating Saws

Reciprocating saws are a style of power saw that work by a push-and-pull blade motion.  Reciprocating saws are often called sawzalls or saber saws, but the term sawzalls was actually coined by Milwaukee Electric Tool Company, which has trademarked the term. While a reciprocating saw can refer to different saw styles like the scroll saw or […]

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The 5 Best Multi-Process Welders [Ranked]

Multi-Process Welders

These machines provide all-in-one welding features for stick, MIG and TIG welding- so they are especially dynamic options if you are in the market for a complete welding macine (Source). Many buyers purchase them to perform repairs and maintenance, light industrial work, and for automotive, boat, farm and fabrication applications (Source). The Forney multiprocess welder is one of […]

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The 5 Best Pancake Compressors [Ranked]

Pancake Compressors

Pancake compressors are portable air compressors suitable for business and personal applications when you only need a small volume of air- like powering brad nailers, and general carpentry and roofing work.  They are referred to as “pancake” because of their flat and oval-shaped tank design which is where the compressed air is stored (Source).They will run […]

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