A Dremel Tools Giveaway You Can’t Miss

DREMEL Saw-Max giveaway feature photo
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Today we've got an awesome Home Depot #toolschool giveaway for you guys! Over the years we've had the opportunity to do a ton of projects using tools from Dremel; everything from rotary tools, oscillating tools, saws, soldering irons, burning and etching tools, cleaning products … you name it.  

So this month, we thought it'd be fun to share some of these goodies with you guys! Scroll down for the details on how to enter to win one of these awesome prize packages. Continue Reading

These Are a Few of My Favorite Cordless Impact Drivers

Impact Driver Face-Off!
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I've been accumulating impact drivers since 2012, when we did our first home renovation. An impact driver is lighter, more compact, and more powerful than its older sibling, the power drill. It's better for 90% of the jobs that you would normally use a drill for, and I think everyone should own one, or even two! But at this point, I have four of them, and I need to thin out the herd, so to speak.  Continue Reading

Power Tools 101: How to Use a Circular Saw, and Why You Definitely Need One in Your Tool Kit

Power Tools 101: How to Use a Circular Saw
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A healthy fear of power tools isn't a bad thing. They're powerful tools, after all – capable making big holes in solid objects and ripping whole boards in half with one swift motion. That being said, power tools are also extremely useful, and once you've learned how to safely and effectively operate them, they open up a world of DIY possibilities. The best way to combat any reservations you have about operating power tools is to do your research. Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Tools He Doesn’t Even Know He Needs

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Looking for a gift for the dad in your life? We think tools are some of the best gifts you can give, because they're really like saying “here, can you please finally fix that thing you've been promising to fix for three weeks?” Wait. No. That's not what I meant to say.

Tools keep on giving! That's what I meant. 'Cause when you give a guy a tool he didn't know he wanted, you'll be amazed at the ingenious ways he'll find a use for it. Continue Reading

Power Tools 101: Circular Saws.

The circular saw is perfect when portability is crucial. At home, provided it you use it safely, it makes an ideal first power saw, as it can do both rip cuts and cross cuts, and will continue to find uses in woodworking and DIY applications.



Size and Blades.
The standard blade size for a corded circular saw is 7 1/4”, though there’s at least one 9 5/8” model. Cordless saws are generally smaller, and come in 5 3/8” and 6 1/2”. Continue Reading

Make a Paper Towel Dispenser for Your Workspace or Craftroom.

I've eliminated wasteful use of paper towels in nearly every aspect of my life- except in a few instances when working on projects…if anyone has a better way to clean up oil-based stains or epoxy spills, please let me know.

So, one the rare occassions that they're necessary, they might as well look sharp and be available, so I built this paper towel dispenser. I used wood from my scrap bin, so it didn't cost me anything, but it could definately be built for under $12. Continue Reading

Power Tools 101: The Cordless Drill/Driver

No matter which sort of DIY projects are your forte, eventually you’ll need to drill a hole in them and screw them to something else. Enter the Cordless Drill/Driver, the telltale trophy of the true Do-It-Yourselfer, and most people’s entrance into the world of power tools.

    When looking to purchase your first drill, or when updating or augmenting an old standby, the number one rule is to buy what you need, or what you think you might need in a year or two. Continue Reading

Power Tools 101: The Right Tool for the Job.

Types of Power Tools. Some say there are two basic groups of power tools: professional and homeowner. It’s more helpful to think of power tools in four categories: light use, DIY, contractor, and high-end. Of course, there’s plenty of overlap, and no particular manufacturer makes tools in only one category.



    • Light use tools are those designed for light-duty, occasional use around the home: assembling furniture, hanging blinds or artwork, minor repair work, etc. These tools are usually found at general retail stores and home centers.
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