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Electric Snowblowers

Electric Snowblower

In this episode The Handyguys try out electric snowblowers, discuss advantages of electric over a 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 Advantages Always start No need to store gas Lightweight Easy to store Disadvantages Limited […]

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Home Improvement Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffer Girl

The Handyguys discuss inexpensive home improvement stocking stuffers, for the handyguy or handygal in your life, in this new video. http://youtu.be/GrywQUFmMLs 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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Selecting Pneumatic Nailers

Nailer Compressor Combo Kit

In this show The Handyguys discuss selecting pneumatic nailers also known as nail guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbMTWDI3KfA&index=1&list=PLxNoX3iH3CrQ-hh3FPgd3Japn-PJug0t9 Nail Gun Choices Below is a listing of different nail guns from small to large to specialty, this list will help you in Selecting Pneumatic Nailers. Pin Nailers 23 gauge pin nailers are the smallest of the lot. They are used […]

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Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaw Safety

The Handyguys discuss chainsaw safety in this audio podcast. If you rent, borrow or buy a chainsaw you will still need to be aware of proper chainsaw safety. In the summer many areas are effected by thunderstorms, in the late summer and fall some contend with hurricanes, others tornadoes and may need to put a chainsaw to use for cleanup […]

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Mower maintenance and tips for a better lawn

Mower maintenance includes blade sharpening

The Handyguys interview Mike Ballou,  product Manager for John Deere, and discuss Mower maintenance and the best way to care for your lawn. Mower maintenance Proper mower maintenance is critical for having a healthy green  lawn.  Do not begin this new mowing season without changing the oil, sharpening your blades, lubing the joints and checking […]

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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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Last Minute Christmas List ideas

Christmas Montage

The Handyguys did a bit of virtual perusing of the isles of our local True Value. Each of us made a Christmas shopping list and then compared our choices in this entertaining podcast.  We selected some excellent practical gift ideas for the handyguy, handygirl or anyone else. You must listen to the full podcast for […]

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Repairing Plaster Walls and Attaching Things to Plaster Walls

Plaster and Lath wall

Repairing plaster walls and attaching things to plaster walls are discussed in this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast. The Handyguys received this question from a listener: Would you please talk in detail about homes with plaster walls? I have never lived in a home with plaster walls until now and have only heard horror […]

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Dust Collection and Resiential Sprinkler Systems

sawdust

How should the do-it-yourselfer handle dust? When the handyman moves inside to cut and sand wood, a major hazard exists with all the dust that is accumulated in the air and potentially in your lungs.  The Handyguys talk about how to control dust from ruining your day and potentially your life. In order to protect […]

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Husqvarna’s North American R&D Facility in Charlotte, NC part 1

The Handyguys Test Husqvarna Tools at their North American R&D facility.   We just got back from visiting Husqvarna and had an adventure playing with power tools and riding the rapids at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. We hacked away at trees (already dead), brush and grass with Husqvarna chain saws, mowers, trimmers and other […]

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The True Value experience and Delta Faucets 2011

In this audio episode The Handyguys discuss the advantages of a local True Value store and the latest line of Delta faucets. Not Your Grandmother’s Faucet.  Handyguy Fan correspondent visits Delta Faucet Mike from “thediygeek” went on a media tour of Delta Faucet in Indianapolis, IN. He reports in on this episode of the Podcast. […]

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Battery String Trimmer opinions and a Contest

Black & Decker LST220 Cordless String Trimmer

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss our impressions of a battery-powered string trimmer and announce a contest to give one away! Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Battery Operated String Trimmer Paul and Brian were a bit skeptical when they were presented with the opportunity to evaluate […]

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Eye and Ear Protection

Combo Glasses

In this audio episode The Handyguys talk about eye and ear protection and interview the inventor of Combo Glasses. Sponsor: Protect your Home with ADT Security Services! Call 1-866-778-3127 Eyes and Ears Safety and Protection We all know how important eye and ear protection is. Most of us own ear muffs or plugs as well […]

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End Of Season Tractor Maintenance, Storing Your John Deere Tractor

In this audio episode of The Handyguys Podcast Brian and Paul discuss tractor maintenance and how to winterize your lawn and garden equipment and store your Deere tractor for the winter. Check your owners manual for specific end of season or storage procedures. This show will primarily focus on Fuel. This guide applies to all […]

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Accessorizing a lawn tractor video – Aeration, hauling, bagging and more

John Deere tractor accessories, aerator

In this video episode of The Handyguys Podcast we show you some aeration, hauling, bagging and other attachments that can add significant value and utility to your lawn tractor. We put some John Deere attachments & accessories through a workout in this video: Aerator The key thing in using this aerator is to have weight […]

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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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John Deere LA115 Lawn Tractor Controls Overview Video

John Deere Controls

In this video we give or viewers a brief overview of the controls of the LA115 lawn tractor from John Deere. Controls Overview This video is a follow-up to our audio show Episode #118 – Controls, Maintenance and Cutting Techniques of a John Deere LA115 Lawn Tractor. Many of the controls are identical to other […]

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Controls, Maintenance And Cutting Techniques Of A John Deere La115 Lawn Tractor

Controls of the John Deere LA115

The Handyguys discuss the controls and maintenance of a John Deere LA115 lawn tractor in this audio only podcast. When Handyguy Paul first received his LA115, he sat on the seat, stared at the controls and realized he better read the manual. It is not as simple as turning the ignition and mowing the lawn. […]

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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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Choosing a Sawzall Reciprocating Saw

Sawzall

The Handyguys look at some subtle differences between two models of Sawzall reciprocating saw 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 […]

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Choosing A Small Trailer And Eliminating Skunks

Skunky Trailer

Avoiding skunks in your yard and an answer to “Does a handyguy need a trailer?” We cover both topics in this show. Skunks Skunks, how do you get rid of them? Don’t give them a reason to come into your yard. Make sure you don’t leave anything around for them to eat, dog or cat […]

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Selecting a John Deere Lawn Tractor 100 series 300 series

The John Deere Lawn Tractor

The Handyguys Discuss John Deere Residential Lawn Tractors The Handyguys are busy mowing and evaluating John Deere’s LA115 Lawn tractors this summer. In the first of our 5 part monthly series on residential Lawn tractors from John Deere, the Handyguys expose some of the differences between the entry level Deere 100 series and the higher […]

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How to sharpen a mower blade video

Sharpening your mower blade

In this video The Handyguys show you how to sharpen and balance a mower blade. Three different sharpening techniques are shown. Sharpening Three different sharpening techniques are shown Using a file Using a sander Using a grinder We didn’t discuss using things like a dremel attachment or purpose built tools for sharpening. Blade Balancing When you sharpen […]

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Eposode #112 – Safety First

Danger Sign

There are dangers lurking around around your home! The Handyguys guys discuss some safety precautions that every homeowner and every Handyguy should consider when working around the home. We can’t cover every aspect of home safety in this podcast but we can provide a quick overview. If you are new homeowner or a handyguy, …

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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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Ideal Water Pressure, Fixing A Damaged Wall And V-Jaw Pliers

Busted Pipe

The Handyguys received a distraught email from one of our listeners regarding a DIY disaster. It seems that Leroy has the challenge of fixing a hack job from the previous homeowner. Hi guys, I recently purchased a house. The home was built in 1990. In the master bedroom there is an 8 inch paper boarder […]

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