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DEAR TIM: It seems every month there's a new cordless tool. The power claims and run time seem unbelievable. Before I start investing heavily into cordless tools, I'm wondering if you can weigh in. Am I a victim of inflated marketing claims or are cordless tools advancing to where they really can perform equally with […]

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DEAR TIM: Last week you helped Sally use a circular saw. I’ve watched people use a simple electric drill for years but never held one in my hand. Can you teach me how to use a drill, how to drill different sized holes and share any tips about what you’ve discovered over the years about […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm brand new to the world of DIY. My husband and I just bought our first old home and have lots of projects to do. Believe it or not, I've never used any power tools, but now I want to. It seems the best tools to buy at first that have the most […]

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Normally my columns are generated using questions from people I've never met, but the inspiration for this column came at the dinner table last night. My oldest daughter and her husband are moving to California in less than a week. We had a belated birthday celebration for both of them and the gifts they requested […]

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This video provides a side-by-side test of two Briggs & Stratton engines. Wait till you hear the new one! The newer engine has the Quiet Power Technology that produces 65% less noise and less vibration. The two engines tested were close in size. The newer engine was quieter then the old one. That's a fact!

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Here is cool set of sockets that have a handy tilt feature for getting into tight spaces. This is a 3/8" drive, but comes with a 1/4" shank adapter. If you want to have a set of these after you watch the video, CLICK the link just below the video. See the image of the […]

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DEAR TIM: I've tried and tried to get traditional wood-fiber pegboard to work. No matter what I do, over time the holes in the pegboard enlarge, the hooks and hangers get loose and everything is a mess. What's more, I'd like a little color in my workshop other than brown. I've seen metal pegboard and […]

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I received this as a gift at one of the last Sears Editors Conferences that were held. I should probably keep it, but you'll enjoy it  more than me. The sockets are 22-carat gold plated. They're 3/8-inch drive. Each socket has a different logo that matches what was used in that year or time period. […]

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