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I'm sure you've seen regular trucks on roadways plowing snow. If you're a traveler you've maybe been stuck in an airport concourse looking out the windows as giant plows work  on the tarmac, taxiways and runways to get you back home. But I doubt you've ever been up in the mountains watching how railroads keep […]

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DEAR TIM: I was in a home center and saw a hand-held belt sander. It seems so much more useful than the smaller oscillating sanders. I’m really thinking of getting one. What can you tell me about them and is it too much tool for the average homeowner? What kind of things can I use […]

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Have you ever had a power tool or other electrical appliance unplug itself from the end of an extension cord as you tug on the cord? It's happened to me and it's frustrating. In the past I simply tied the two cords in a knot. This is not a good thing to do with the […]

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Cordless hammer drills are capable of drilling holes into solid granite quickly and easily. No need to use sledge hammers and star bits. If your project calls for a full day of drilling, you may want to get a corded drill and a portable power generator.

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When it comes to digging a hole or trench, or just moving dirt around, there is a proper shovel for each different job. Use the wrong hand shovel and you could make the job even harder. Check out these tips on selecting the proper shovel for the job.

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Old gas can case issues with starting small engines. In as little as 30 days, gasoline starts to break down and attack parts of your lawn mower, chain saw, log splitter, snow blower or other small engines. Fuel additives can help protect these engines.

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Having the right set of basic tools will allow you to do a wide variety of home repairs. When staring out, select hand tools that can be used on various jobs. Stay away from specialized tools that you might only be able to use on one project.

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There are many choices with purchasing a level. Bubble levels are available on a variety of materials and lengths. Selecting the proper level and with a little care, your levels can last for generations.

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