Awl Tool Guide, How to Choose and Use


The is a versatile and valuable tool that every DIY enthusiast, woodworker, and leather crafter should have in their toolbox. These small but powerful instruments come in different shapes, sizes, and materials, and can be used for a variety of tasks, such as punching holes, marking lines, and starting screw holes. In this guide, we … Read more

What is the Best Drill for a Homeowner?

The typical homeowner, or endeavored renter, uses their to drive and remove screws, drill through wood and metal, and run ancillary attachments like a car buffer. The modern drill is the cornerstone of its owner’s power tool collection. Picking the right drill for your needs is important because it is an expensive purchase that can cause great frustration … Read more

Should You Buy a Combo Kit of Portable Power Tools?

are very popular in hardware stores. The kits offer at least two different power tools which use the same battery. Kit prices vary from roughly $100 to north of $1,000. This post is designed to help you determine if a kit of is the best option for you. Read the follow questions, ponder on them,  and … Read more

Portable Circular Saws Ranked

The is the backbone of many carpentry tasks. The versatility of modern portable circular saws means they can be used for anything from finish carpentry to landscape construction. This post will review what features to look for in a good . Then I will ranked the top 3 portable circular saws on the market using … Read more

What is the Best Claw Hammer on the Market?

Hammering was probably one of the first tool movements made with the human hand; more than likely with a rock in had. Today we have hundreds of variations of hammers available on the market. This post focuses on the typical and how to select the best one on the market for your needs. In this … Read more

A Budget Disappointment : The Force 18-Volt NiCad Cordless Drill Reviewed

The  is designed as a budget cordless drill for homeowners. Unfortunately, upon review it seems this drill is a poor choice for its target audience. The is rightfully in the lowest price bracket for cordless drills. Because it is a cheaper drill it is expected to have lower quality parts and less features than an average cordless drill. However, the … Read more

Should You Rent or Buy a Tool?

There is often internal debate between buying a moderately expensive tool and renting the same tool when the occasion for it arises. Sometimes even once you decide to rent a tool the rental price has you eyeing a cheaper or used model model to purchase. Generally speaking, if renting the tool is on your radar you should … Read more

What to Look for in an Oscillating Multi-Tool

The oscillating multi-tool is the workhorse of detail work. Multi-tools make tasks like tile removal, detail cutting, and precision grinding easier. get their force and functionality from the short rhythmic movement, or oscillation, the tool head produces. Detail work is a favorite task for oscillating multi-tools because the limited range of motion in tool oscillation produces very slight … Read more