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What bits for Makita Impact Drivers

Makita Gold Impact Driver Bits

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by Makita, but all opinions are The Handyguys. Please see below for additional disclosure. Impact Drivers Impact drivers are very cool tools. They are perfect for driving screws, a lot of screws. You can also use them for driving lag bolts, tightening or loosening nuts and other jobs around the […]

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What is the best mouse trap?

Mouse Trap

The Handyguys review a plethora of mouse traps all purchased at our local hardware store. Whether you have mice, voles or rats, there is a trap for you. http://youtu.be/CutwejyXLmU Why are there so many mouse trap choices? Everyone seems to be trying to build that proverbial better mousetrap! Mouse Trap Types There are two basic choices, to […]

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Which sander is right for you?

Bosch Random Orbital Sander

Which sander should you buy? Its better to ask which sander is right for the job you are doing. In this episode The Handyguys discuss which sander is right for the job, the pros and cons of different types of sanders. http://youtu.be/Bt5M8EMmXvo When deciding which sander to buy you need to identify what project you need it […]

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Soil pH Test video

Soil PH Test

Handyguy Brian saw an interesting DIY Soil pH Test (pH is a measure of acidity) test described on Facebook. We try it out and also try a commercially available DIY Soil pH Test kit on this episode of The Handyguys Podcast. http://youtu.be/91Ig-mieOB8 Here is the graphic from Homesteading / Survivalism on Facebook. You can also just purchase a home soil pH est kit. […]

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Hammer Drills: When to use them and why?

Rotary Hammer Drill

A Hammer drill, when equipped with a masonry bit, are designed for drilling into stone, concrete, brick or mortar. When a hammer drill operates it rotates like a normal drill as well as has a forward, hammering, type action. Watch or Listen to The Handyguys discuss when and why to use them. http://youtu.be/aDeRYwVXn4w Types of hammer drills You can buy […]

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Toolbox Choices

Soft ToolBag toolbox choices

There are hundreds of toolbox choices on the market. The Handyguys discuss the big and small, soft and hard, tool specific or generic toolbox choices in this video. http://youtu.be/n5-h-ss56yk Toolbox Choices Small Portable toolboxes These types of toolboxes are very common when you only need to carry around a few small tools. The Handyguys like […]

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Garage Cabinets & Garage Organization

The Handyguys Studio

Garage Organization Handyguy Brian’s garage a disaster, he has a mix of recycled cabinets, home-made shelving, pegboard and cheap, rusty metal shelves. In this episode The Handyguys discuss garage organization and show off their new set. http://youtu.be/hZtlkRz0cV0 Redline Garage Organization offerings Here are a few of the advantages of using Redline’s Garage Organization offerings discussed in this video: […]

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Electric Snowblowers

Electric Snowblower

In this episode The Handyguys try out electric snowblowers, discuss advantages of electric versus gas snowblowers, and why they may be the right tool for a homeowner and why they might not be the right tool for some people. http://youtu.be/nV2GRYvPg1o Electric Snowblowers – Advantages Always start No need to store gas Lightweight Easy to store […]

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Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffer Girl

http://youtu.be/GrywQUFmMLs The Handyguys discuss inexpensive home improvement stocking stuffers, for the handyguy or handygal in your life, in this new video. Brian Suggests these home improvement stocking stuffers 6-in-1 screwdriver – Not the 11 in 1 or 32 in 1 or 945973495 in 1 screwdrivers. Keep it simple and get the 6 in 1 screwdriver that […]

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Wired Networking

PunchDownBlock

http://youtu.be/Oq2KaRKaFMk Wired networking has been around a long time and has progressed through many topologies and technologies. The Handyguys discuss the advantages of wired networking, when to use wired networking and what the pieces of a complete solution look like. Components of a wired networking solution Hub or switch The hub or switch is the central component […]

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Renting a Lawn Aerator and avoiding weeds

aerators

Okay – here is a quick tip, not a full show. Lawn Aerating Fall and Spring are a great time to aerate your lawn. An aerator will break up hard compacted soil and allow water and nutrients to better reach the roots of your grass. We all know that, that’s not the quick tip. The […]

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Tractor and Mower Maintenance Video – Oil, Fuel, Air, Grease and Spark

Deere Oil Change

In this video episode of The Handyguys we discuss some common tractor and mower maintenance for your John Deere. We discuss changing oil, checking air filters, the location of spark plugs, grease points and fuel filters. John Deere sells a Home maintenance kit specifically for your tractor. It contains most of the items you will […]

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Using a Pneumatic Nailer for Target Practice

nail gun target

In this video The Handyguys demonstrate the potential dangers of a nail gun’s power by taking it to a gun range and shooting a target at about 25 yards. Please do not try this at home, or anywhere, ever. It took a bit of practice, some fenagling with the right combination of nail guns, pressure […]

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How To Cut Metal, CFL Safety And Water Saving Flush Valves

CFL Bulbs

The Handygys discuss three topics on this audio podcast – what tools are used to cut metal, are CFLs safe in kids rooms and are water saving flush valves a good investment. Cutting metal From time to time homeowners need to cut metal. What do you use to cut metal? Paul grills Brian on what […]

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Choosing a Sawzall Reciprocating Saw

Sawzall

The Handyguys look at some subtle differences between two models of Sawzalls and discuss when you would want each. Choosing a Sawzall Milwaukee Tools sent The Handyguys a press release describing two new Sawzalls. At first glance the specifications seemed the same. 6509-31 SAWZALL® Recip Saw 6519-31 SAWZALL® Recip Saw 3/4” Stroke Length 12 Amp […]

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Buying Reconditioned Tools

Porter Cable Tools that can be bought reconditioned

Should the Handyguy consider “reconditioned” tools when making a purchase on the Handyguys Podcast store? The Handyguys talk about their experience with reconditioned tools and invite a listener the chime in on his recent purchase of a sweet Bosch compound miter saw through the Handyguys Amazon store. There are many advantages to reconditioned, but before […]

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Top 10 Essential Tools For DIY And Duct Tape Uses

Win this tool kit!

In this show The Handyguys discuss their top 10 starter tools and announce a contest to win this toolkit! What is included in a first time home buyers tool kit? Screwdrivers of course!  But what else? The Handyguys went shopping at True Value to assemble a quality starter set of essential tools for the typical […]

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