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I've been a master plumber for over 35 years. How many times do you think I've used a tubing cutter on a job site, in a customer's home or to make a video? Tens of thousands of times. So who better to review the Milwaukee 1-inch mini tubing cutter than a person like me, right? […]

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Some power tools have the strangest names. This is one. The actual name for this tool is: 18V EC Brushless 1/2-Inch Square Drive Impact Wrench with Detent Ball I kid you not. But don't let the stodgy name fool you. This is ten tons of dynamite with a one-inch fuse. I'm not a reviewer that […]

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I'm quite lucky in that I get to test new tools on a regular basis. Not too long ago, I received a STIHL PS 10 folding saw. Having used similar hand saws in the past, I felt I'd be able to provide you with a great assessment as to if it's worthy to hang on […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to use the Stihl 2 N 1 Easy File Chainsaw Chain Sharpener to sharpen a chain in the field. With the STIHL filing guide and the STIHL Stump Vise, you can quickly and easily sharpen you chainsaw chain. Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.   The above is an affiliate link. […]

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If you've read comic books in the past, watched the Heroes TV series or have seen any of the newer Marvel movies about superheroes, then you're undoubtedly aware of magical super powers. One that I wish I had over the years was X-ray vision that would allow me to see through plaster, concrete, tile, wood […]

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DEAR TIM: My husband has been hinting about wanting an impact driver. He claims there are many uses for it around the house. I wonder if he’s trying to pull the wool over my eyes and just get another expensive toy. What’s your feeling about this tool that just looks like a drill to me? […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m about to buy a digital multimeter to troubleshoot all sorts of electrical issues around my home. I’ll be blunt. Do you own one, and if so, which one? What do you like about the one you have? There seems to be a huge difference in these handy devices and I’m very confused […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm just starting to get into building and remodeling as a do-it-yourselfer. Now that I'm using a tape measure, I'm having some difficulty. Perhaps I should have paid more attention in math class in school. Can you tell me about the markings on tape measures, what they mean and about all the special […]

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Belinda Morgan is building a new cabin somewhere near Saginaw, Texas and wants to reuse some glass block she installed a few years ago. Let her give you the details: "I have a glass block shower with 50 glass blocks that are held together with mortar that I built. I want to use again in […]

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