New Handyguys DIY Studio

Episode #1 – The Handyguys Kickoff show

In this show we introduce ourselves, the Handyguys (or Brian and Paul). We take the role of household handyman to an extreme. We have lots of experience with our hands and our power tools! For a full biography, check out the “About Us” tab at the top of this website. If you would like to submit a question to the Handyguys, click on the contact link. Please note that this first show does not have the best audio as we are just getting to know our podcast gear. We expect some improvements on the second show.


The Handyguys discuss why this podcast could be useful for the household handyman or handywoman. We plan to provide more detailed answers to questions than the typical call-in commercial radio show. We hope to benefit those folks who are don’t quite have the experience but do have the initiative to do it himself or herself.

In this episode we talk about Amazon’s best of 2007 list of top products in the home improvement category. The best selling product is the Black and Decker Handy Wrench. Brian is not too sure of this wrench. Is it a product waiting for a solution? Is it really better than the classic adjustable wrench? Paul notes that this tool gets good reviews. Check out their full comments on the podcast.

In the most loved category, the Toro Ultra 12 Amp Electric Blower gets Amazon’s top award. This category is given to products with the highest ratings. Neither Brian or Paul have used this particular model but Toro’s generally make good products.

In the most wished for category is the Leatherman. Both Brian and Paul are big fans of Leatherman products. Paul comments on the Leatherman Wave he pulled out of his pocket and the guys compare it to the new Leatherman Skeletool CX. Brian also highly recommends Spyderco Knives.

We provide a summary of future shows and discuss some of our personal honey-do lists. Of course, our lists are long, but if you want to get a sampling, check out the podcast. As a hint, make sure you purchase a good toilet, such as a Kohler!

One last thing – In a future show, we will do a head-to-head comparison of two reciprocating saws. You don’t want to miss it.

home improvement Reciprocating Saw Test

2 thoughts on “Episode #1 – The Handyguys Kickoff show

  1. Great podcast and nice description, love it. I have done a lot of research on noise damping and I’m going for quietrock I found at Lowe’s for the best option – it’s foolproof vs. resilient channel and the most reliable for the buck as far as i can tell. And good sign universal studios and hotels use it, etc…it must work.

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