Tools

Winning Workshops: Stuart Deutsch the ToolGuyd

Winning Workshops: Stuart Deutsch the ToolGuyd

We’re launching a new series profiling the workshops of our friends, families, readers and other home improvement and tool bloggers. We’re hoping these profiles of Winning Workshops inspire some ideas for you to apply to your own workspace as well as show some innovative ways to store and use tools […]

Ways To Use A Pressure Washer

Ways To Use A Pressure Washer

Have you guys seen that commercial (for a headache medicine, maybe?) where the husband pressure washes the deck and obliterates all of the outdoor furniture? Too funny! All joking aside, however, pressure washers (also known as power washers) can be great tools, especially if you have exterior maintenance tasks. If […]

Toughweld Giveaway: Metabo Hammer Drill

Toughweld Giveaway: Metabo Hammer Drill

As the saying goes “you need the right tool for the job” and that not only includes the actual tools you use, but also applies to your clothing. This week we’re teaming up with Toughweld Workwear who are offering a Metabo SBE560 1/2″ Hammer Drill (retail value $183) to the […]

Elmer’s Glue for the DIYer in You

Elmer’s Glue for the DIYer in You

Long known for their almost iconic wood/carpenters glue, Elmer’s Glue has re-worked their product lineup as well as their glue bottles and are targeting the DIY crowd. The new lineup consists of four glues all made based on a particular use or project. Here’s what Elmer’s has to say about […]

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

At the Builders Show Craftsman introduced a technology breakthrough in lawn tractors. While this doesn’t sound that exciting, keep reading. One of the most difficult tasks when mowing a lawn on a sit-down tractor is cutting into tight spaces. If you can’t make the turn you have to go wide […]

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

Indulge in the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience showroom is perfectly located almost under the “L” train in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The urban industrial setting is the ideal backdrop to prepare you for the Craftsman Experience. We had an opportunity to visit the showroom last week while they were holding a couple […]

The Dyson City Is Oh So Pretty

The Dyson City Is Oh So Pretty

New from Dyson this year is the DC26 Multi floor or better known as the “Dyson City”. As with all Dyson vacuums the Dyson City uses Root Cyclone technology which means Dyson vacuums don’t lose suction power as you clean and cleanup is super easy as you only dump the […]

Top 5 Must Have Tools For DIY Plumbing

Top 5 Must Have Tools For DIY Plumbing

Not all of us are brave enough to do it, but many people are tackling DIY plumbing jobs in their home. Somewhat complicated and sometimes involving high-pressure situations (like get that leak fixed NOW), plumbing projects are a challenge. With the right plumbing tools on hand you can tackle any […]

Rhett Butler Knows His Hardware

Rhett Butler Knows His Hardware

Everyone has a passion. For New Yorker Edward Rhett Butler, who opts to go by his middle name, his love of hardware has fueled not only a long-running personal hobby, but also a successful 20-year company. In a New York Times profile, Butler discusses his fascination with hardware: keys from […]

Giveaway: Craftsman 19.2V C3 Mechanics Combo

Giveaway: Craftsman 19.2V C3 Mechanics Combo

Our Giveaway this week is courtesy of Craftsman and it’s a hot one! You must be on Twitter to be eligible and believe us, this giveaway is worth the two seconds it takes to sign-up. We will also notify and announce the winner on Twitter. One winner chosen at random […]

Transport Your Building Materials in Any Weather

Transport Your Building Materials in Any Weather

If you’re hauling plywood or drywall in the back of your pickup or open trailer, it’s best if the materials stay dry and out of the elements. This can be a problem living in the Pacific Northwest or somewhere that rains and snows often and you don’t have a covered […]

Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

Whether you opt for light or dark, new or reclaimed, installing hardwood floors in all or a portion of your home is a surefire way to introduce a completely new aesthetic–and test your DIY prowess. It may seem daunting, but installing hardwood floors is certainly feasible as a DIY project. […]

Don’t Try This at Home: Lawnmower on a Stick

Don’t Try This at Home: Lawnmower on a Stick

The worlds strongest redneck turns a mower into an edger.

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

In a response to the amount of waste that many job sites create either through demolition of perfectly good materials or ending up with surplus, the founders of DiggersList wanted to create a free marketplace where people could exchange home improvement supplies and tools with ease. Think of DiggersList as […]

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

We just returned from Black & Decker University in Towson, MD where we were invited to attend the official launch of the DeWALT 12V* MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless power tool system. There were presentations from the design build team and representatives from engineering, industrial design and marketing all on hand to […]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.

Sears Blue Crew Goes Star Trek

Sears Blue Crew Goes Star Trek

We just got note that the Sears Blue Crew has launched a new website. It looks like it’s straight out of Starship Enterprise! They are calling it the Sears Blue Crew HQ digital platform where “the Sears experts will come to life in both an entertaining and educational way to […]

Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Why Are Appliance Repairman So Expensive?

Great article in the New York Times about why appliance repairman are so expensive. It still doesn’t lessen the blow when you get the final bill but at least this helps explain some of the charges that are passed along to you that you might not realize. 1. Travel and […]

Two-Day DeWALT ToughCase Giveaway

Two-Day DeWALT ToughCase Giveaway

Head over to our Facebook page where we are giving away a DeWALT ToughCase. You’ve got two-days to enter and we pick our winner at Noon Pacific Time on Wednesday June 9th. The DeWALT ToughCase is the perfect companion for your DIY projects as it easily holds drill bits, nails, […]

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Last-Minute Products from 2010 National Hardware Show

Here are some new products we saw at this years National Hardware Show that we couldn’t fit time in to review but are worthy of consideration. Click the links for more information Zoomi Tags

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

Handheld Snow Plow for Deep Snow

Shoveling snow is not only extremely difficult, it can also be hazardous to your deck, patio or walkway surface. Shovels can easily gouge wood and chip stone. The Manplow as seen at the National Hardware Show is a hand held snow plow that works to push snow away in manageable […]