We talked about installing your own underground dog fence in the past but now we provide an overview of how to repair your underground fence when the wire gets cut (and it will eventually!). The wire provided in most DIY underground … Continue reading How to Repair an Underground Dog Fence
Brian explains that there is only one blade that you need for demolition. Watch the show to learn about demolition blades for reciprocating saws. Demolition blades for reciprocating saws A reciprocating saw is not a tool for fine detail work. It’s … Continue reading What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall
What is the best air compressor for your nailers? There is a lot of jargon–CFM, gallons, PSI. We cut through the crap and picked what The Handyguys feel is the best air compressor for an average handyguy or gal. Best … Continue reading The best air compressor for your nailers
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 … Continue reading What bits for Makita Impact Drivers
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. Why are there so many mouse trap choices? Everyone seems to be … Continue reading What is the best mouse trap?
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. When … Continue reading Which sander is right for you?
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. Here is the graphic … Continue reading Soil pH Test video
A hammer drill, when equipped with a masonry bit, is designed for drilling into stone, concrete, brick or mortar. When a hammer drill operates, it rotates like a normal drill, and at the same time, has a forward, hammering, type … Continue reading Hammer Drills: When to use them and why?
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. Toolbox Choices Small Portable toolboxes These types of toolboxes are very common … Continue reading Toolbox Choices
Garage Organization Handyguy Brian’s garage is a disaster. He has a mix of recycled cabinets, homemade shelving, pegboard and cheap, rusty metal shelves. In this episode, The Handyguys discuss garage organization and show off their new set. Redline Garage Organization offerings Here are a few of the advantages of using Redline’s Garage Organization offerings discussed in this video: These cabinets are not just closet systems repurposed. Paul discuss redline versus your “easyclosets.” Custom cabinet options are available in 11 colors with rolling work benches, slatwall, everything you would need for getting completely organized. These features insure a very customized system to make sure … Continue reading Garage Cabinets & Garage Organization
In this episode, The Handyguys try out electric snowblowers, discuss advantages of electric over 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. Advantages … Continue reading Electric Snowblowers
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 … Continue reading Home Improvement Stocking Stuffers
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 … Continue reading Wired Networking
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 … Continue reading Renting a Lawn Aerator and Avoiding Weeds
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 … Continue reading Tractor and Mower Maintenance Video – Oil, Fuel, Air, Grease and Spark
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 … Continue reading Using a Pneumatic Nailer for Target Practice
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 … Continue reading How To Cut Metal, CFL Safety And Water Saving Flush Valves
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 … Continue reading Choosing a Sawzall Reciprocating Saw
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 … Continue reading Buying Reconditioned Tools
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 … Continue reading Top 10 Essential Tools For DIY And Duct Tape Uses