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How To Choose A Nail-gun

The Handyguys discuss what nailer you use when. A pneumatic nailer takes much of the work or of driving nails and saves you time. With one pull of the trigger the nail is set flush or below the surface of the work. Nailers allow for one handed operation which frees up your other hand for […]

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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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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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DIY Drama, Old Tractors And New Counters

You need to listen to the podcast to hear Paul

DIY Drama, Old Tractors and New Counters We start off by talking about the True Value DIY Drama contest. You can win $5000 if your story is chosen as a winner. Brian and Paul have both had some drama but Paul most recently. You MUST listen to Paul tell his drama story in the podcast. […]

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Vehicle Choices, Air Conditioning Leaks And Mower Carb Repair

Paul

Handyguy Vehicles, Air Conditioning and Mower Repair We cover a lot of topics in this show. Should Handyguy Paul Trade in his pickup, why does a listener’s air conditioner leak and doing carborator work on your mower. First up – Brian and Paul discuss if a handyguy needs a pickup truck. Brian says yes. Paul […]

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Lawn Multi-Tool

Stihl Kombi System

The Handyguys Discuss the “Leatherman” for your yard. Handyguy Paul wonders if there is an all-in-one tool that can edge, trim, prune, blow leaves and shovel your snow.  Well, with the exception of the snow, there is such a tool.  In fact several manufacturers make such a tool.  Stihl calls theirs the “Kombi” because it […]

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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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ZTR vs Tractor

The Handyguys are taking this week off from our regular podcast to do some independence day celebrating. I hope our non-US fans will understand. So, instead of a podcast The Handyguys decided to play with some new video equipment. http://youtu.be/z4nH_7DZjYk The Handyguys try out a ZTR and a Lawn Tractor style mower to determine the […]

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Electrical Toolkit And Surviving A Power Outage

First up the electrical toolkit we talk about some key tools for doing electrical work and comment on an article in Fine Homebuilding called An Electrical ToolKit by Brian Walo. Fine Homebuilding says (About Brian Walo’s article): He recommends three electrical testers, a variety of drivers (Phillips head, flat head, nut driver, and Robertson drivers), […]

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Fein Tools And The Smart Grid

The Fein Multimaster

The Handyguys start out discussing some tools for Fathers Day. Instead of doing a gift guide we decided to ask our twitter followers ( follow @handyguys ) what they would like us to discuss as a great fathers day gift for a handyguy. One follower said that her husband was eying up the Fein Multimaster […]

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What Is A Certificate Of Use And Green Lawn Tools

Green mower?

The Handyguys begin their show discussing some new green lawn tools. Their conversation was prompted by an article in the Wall Street Journal regarding some new “green” lawn tools written by Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds. She even tested out a new battery operated riding mower. Her video is a must view if you are considering one […]

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Mower Blade Removal, Metal Bending Brakes And DIY Mistakes

Do you need to bend sheet metal? A "Brake" is the right tool foor the job. Click image to see full size.

In this show we address a couple of listener questions about mower blades and metal brakes and then talk about another expensive DIY mistake. First up is a question from David: Do you guys have or know of any plans for a DIY metal brake? I need to cover the sills of my home windows, […]

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Mowers, Drills And Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal

The Handyguys answers some questions and then discuss Garbage Disposals 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 when they are no cooperating. But first… the Handyguys answer some listener questions. Hammer Drill Chuck Problems Nathan writes to […]

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Snow Blower Comparisons

wendys

The Handyguys are sick of snow.  Is it time to purchase a new power tool? If you live anywhere north of the Mason Dixon Line, you are probably fed up with the snow and ice that covers our sidewalks and driveways. For the handyguy budgeting for his or her next power tool, a snow blower […]

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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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Chainsaw Tips And Toilet Tips

Mansfield Toilet

The Handyguys answer a question about chainsaws and toilets! Brian and Paul receive lots of good questions.   When we received a question from Suzanne about her toilet not flushing properly, we thought it would be an easy solution. However, upon studying the issue more closely, we realized that she had a non-standard toilet. Here […]

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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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Proper Clothing For DIY Projects

Carhartt 7.5-ounce work pants

Dare to be a sharp dressed handyguy! Those old jeans have got to go. They always get holes in the knees and you end up wearing them out on those tough handyguy jobs. Consider becoming a sharp dressed and smart dressed handyguy with the proper handyguy attire. You probably thought you could just grab the […]

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Choosing Glue For Your Project

The Handyguys revisit a bit of advice on keeping your lawn green and discuss various types of glues, in particular, EcoGlue Premium Wood Adhesive First off – Good advice or bad advice The Handyguys re-visit keeping your lawn green. Is the advice for making sure your lawn gets an inch of water a week sound? […]

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Mower Starting Tips

This is an example of a bad sparkplug

The Handyguys discuss annual spring maintenance and home improvement for your lawn mower For many of us in the northern parts of the USA, it is that time of year when we get the lawn mower out for the first time. Most of us probably use tradition walk behind mowers with combustion engines. Like our […]

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Choosing A Fiberglass, Wood or Aluminum Ladder

The Handyguys answer a question about using bondo on rotted wood and they discuss the different varieties of ladders. The Handyguys Brian & Paul answer a question about using Bondo for wood repairs submitted by Moe. Question My house was built in the late 70’s and lately I’ve noticed that some of the windowsills (exterior) […]

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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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Winner

WD-40 with smart straw

Thanks to all those who responded to our question about WD-40. The winner is Michael B. Michael will receive a Smart Straw can, a Big Blast can, and a No-Mess Pen — all compliments of WD-40. We will be providing a review of the new Smart Straw on a future episode. Maybe Michael will also […]

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