Tool Tip: Repair a Circuit Board

Replace or Repair? A friend has a Grizzly G0459 12” baby drum sander on which the conveyer belt stopped moving. A little troubleshooting revealed that the speed control board failed. A replacement board is $62 plus shipping from the manufacturer. Once he popped the new one in, he was back in business.  But what would […]

How to Clean Under A Mower Deck

Tool of Choice: Milwaukee M12 Hackzall Tool Tip: Arm the Hackzall with an Accessory Scraper Blade Landscaping Professional, Gary Miles sent it a tool tip on how he uses a Milwaukee M12 Hackzall to clean under a mower deck. Gary is a landscaper in Texas and he says, “The combination of caliche clay, dust, and […]

Inflating a Flat Tire | Tool Tip

Tip For Inflating a Flat Tire Nothing can slow or altogether kill your momentum when you pull out the wheelbarrow, lawn mower, or hand truck and discover the tire has gone flat. If it’s a tube-type tire, your only real option is to get another tube and spend the next hour or so wrestling with […]

Tool Tip: Use a Snow Shovel as a Dust Pan

Got a big mess?  Then you need a big dust pan! Snow Shovel Doubles as Dust Pan I live in Nashville, TN.  A snow shovel is one of those tools you just don’t use that often in the South.  But when you do need it, you’ll be sorry if you don’t have it.  Recently, as […]

Tangle-Free Extension Cords Tool Tip

Tangle Free Extension Cord Tip What’s worse than a tangled-up extension cord? Nothing! And they’re usually only tangled when you need one RIGHT NOW! Here’s a tip that might help end that frustration. It did for me. Once you get the hang of how to wind the cord before you store it, it’ll be like […]

Stationary Tool Dust Cover – Tool Tip

Stationary Tool Dust Cover – Tool Tip Here’s another in my line of “green” tips. If you’ve ever purchased a large tool like a miter saw or radial arm saw, they most often come packaged inside a plastic bag, nested in more packaging, and finally in a cardboard box. I used to throw away all […]

Faster Drywall Spot Sanding

Finish Drywall Sanding – Quick Tip Spot sanding drywall can be a tedious task, even on the best day. Here’s a tip from an “Old-Timer” in the business that makes it a little faster. At the very least, it takes some of the guess work out of knowing where to put the sanding block. Mixing […]

Delta Model 50-871 Air Cleaner – First Look Tool Review

Dust control is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a safe and enjoyable workshop. Delta recently released their newest Ambient Air Cleaner – Model 50-871. It’s a 3-speed, digital air cleaner with a lot of bells and whistles, including a timer, 2-stage filter and remote control. Here’s my First Look at the newest […]

Paint Brush Life-Preserver – Tool Tip

Here’s a pretty self-explanatory tip that I discovered recently while staining some new bookcases. If you’re using rubber/latex gloves during the staining process, one of them will make the perfect short-term storage solution for a brush. This works especially well if you’re returning to the project within a couple of hours. By holding the brush […]