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How To Paint Like A Pro

Brian

In this episode The Handyguys discuss painting. Planning your painting project, materials and tools are discussed in this podcast. Planning Handyguy Brian originally intended to paint the entryway and foyer of his house. The foyer has 17 foot ceilings, a hall leading to the family room downstairs and a hallway upstairs connecting the bedrooms and […]

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Magnogrip, Carmd And Permaflow Review

Stocking Girl with Hammer

In this Episode of The Handyguys Podcast we announce the winner of our toolkit contest and discuss some innovative products from Magnogrip, CarMD and PermaFLOW. Winner Congrats Andrew. Your toolkit is in the mail. We had a lot of awesome entries so it was difficult to pick our winner. You can read Andrews winning entry […]

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Using Leaf Blowers Vs Rakes And Repairing Leaky Showers

Turkey on platter

Leaf blowers, rakes and a question about leaky showers The Handyguys discuss the contest to giveaway a great toolkit, some possible problems with a leaky shower valve and weather a rake or a leaf blower is the correct tool for collecting leaves. To enter the contest you just need to leave a comment on Episode […]

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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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ZTR Mower Versus Tractor

tractor vs ZTR

Handyguys Try Out Some Riding Mowers The Handyguys are falling behind on the honey do list  because this year’s mowing season is taking all of their free time. Pennsylvania has been hit by lots of rain — making for nice fast growing lawns — but that comes with long hours of mowing. Handyguy Paul is researching […]

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Deck Material And Design Part 2

This western red cedar pergola makes a nice addition to an existing deck

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast the Handyguys Brian & Paul continue their interview with Paul Mackie from The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. This part of the interview contains discussion of: Can a handyguy build his own deck. Exotics versus cedar versus synthetics Quality of cedar in various markets Tips and considerations for […]

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Mowers, Drills And Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal

The Handyguys answers some questions and then discuss Garbage Disposals First of all, please watch our videos from Episode #52 and  take our survey.  We would love some  more feedback! A garbage disposal is something most of us have but the troubleshooting  instructions are probably missing..  The Handyguys discuss ways to fix these little beasts […]

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Home Improvement Tips, Rapid Fire

Woman with a question

Can Brian succinctly answer 10 unrelated questions in a single episode? Listen to the podcast to find out! In this episode, Paul pulls 10 questions from our listeners and forums around the Internet.   It is Brian’s job to provide brilliant answers in the space of one episode.  Some of these questions are from the Yahoo […]

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The Table Saw Guide

Bosch Portable Table Saw

The Handyguys suspect that a lot of handguys would love to own a table saw.  But, is this a tool that the average handyguy should own?  Brian and Paul discuss whether this tool should be included in your toolkit workshop. The issue of table saws was brought up by Bill, a regular listener I am […]

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Dangerous Tools

sander

The Handyguys address carpet padding removal and dangerous household tools. Happy 2009!  The Handyguys are back from hiatus and ready to address another year of handyman Handyguy topics. We have new voice-over talent, new music and a new look to the website.   We also have a clean studio (thanks Brian!) and we are ready […]

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Attic Venting And Air Compressors

Ice Dam

The Handyguys take a listener question about attic venting then talk about air compressors and air tools First up – A question from Natalie I live in an 1957 government built home that has a lot of open areas at the bottom of the roof, but none on the top. There is an open space […]

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New Innovative Tools

Stanley Tripod Light

The Handyguys discuss some innovative tools and interview a tool inventor. This show features some innovative tools. You may want to consider them for Christmas gifts for the handy person on your gift giving list. First off, check out our Handyguys Stocking Stuffer List Two weeks ago we published a list of  unique stocking stuffers.  […]

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Handyguy Stocking Stuffers

Click for Full Size - Stocking Girl with Hammer

  The Handyguys Podcast discuss some unique stocking stuffer gift ideas for this Christmas season. So you want to purchase some nice gifts for the handyguy in your life but you don’t want to break the bank.  You could go to your local big box store and pick up some screw drivers or duct tape, […]

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How To Repair A Porch Post And Choosing A Jigsaw

Bosch 1590EVSK 6.4 Amp Top Handle Jigsaw

The Handyguys, Brian and Paul, first take a question from our call in line regarding repair of rotted porch posts. We then move into a Head to Head tool challenge to test out jigsaws and then wrap up with a new segment Buy, Borrow or Rent. We also discuss tool borrowing Etiquette. Listener Questions First […]

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How To Choose A Drill, Drill Type Comparisons

Drills - From left to right - Milwalkee #1630, Makita HP1621FK, old Craftsman, Makita LXT BHP451, Milwalkee Magnum 0234, Bosch LIon PS20, Porter Cable 9966

The Handyguys discuss and test drills In this episode, the Handyguys discuss the basic variety of drills. They also answer a couple questions about the the best drill to use for difficult jobs like putting large holes in joists and drilling holes in concrete. There is an amazing variety of drills on the market today […]

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Building The Ideal Home Tool Kit

In this show, The Handyguys detail the basic Handyguy Toolkit that every homeowner should have. We also have our first free giveaway contest. Listen to the podcast for details. But first The Handyguys discuss a new Mantis Cordless Reel Mower. This new battery-powered mower weighs only 25 pounds and is powered by a 24-volt NiCad […]

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Homeowner Air Compressor Tips

It’s time for another Handyguys tool challenge. On this show, the Handyguys take two very different compressors and run them through their paces. The listeners get to hear the difference between a small Makita MAC700 2 HP 2.6-gallon “hot dog” compressor and an older Porter-Cable compressor similar to the CPF4515 . Both compressors do a […]

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Battery Versus Corded Reciprocating Saws

Reciprocating Saw Test

Show #3 The Cut-up Show In this show the Handyguys have their first Head to Head Tool Challenge, comparing a traditional corded Milwaukee sawzall against a Makita cordless reciprocating saw. But before they get to the tool challenge, the Handyguys finish their tips on the proper tools for a good paint job. There are not […]

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Discover the Handyman in you!

  Home Improvement Welcome to the Handyguys website. This site is the home of the Handyguys podcast. Our podcasts feature your questions, head-to-head tool tests and other DIY and home improvement topics. If you have a question regarding your home, let us know using the “contact” tab above. If possible, we will respond to your […]

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