December 3, 2014
If you’re air-sealing and can’t get the can of foam into those tight, hard-to-reach places, you could spray it on your gloved hand and gob it where you need it,…
November 25, 2014
If you need to drill holes in a drywall ceiling, you could just go ahead and do it, let the dust fall where it does, and then clean it up…
November 18, 2014
If the head of your stainless-steel deck screw strips out before you get it all the way driven, you could back it out with a pair of Vise-Grips, but there’s…
November 10, 2014
If you want to keep birds and other critters out of a PVC vent pipe, you could have your dog guard the pipe, but there's a better way.
November 4, 2014
If you’re laying deck boards and you need to straighten out a board that runs perpendicular to the rest of the deck, you could make a super-long pipe clamp, but…
October 22, 2014
If you need a stringline on a job because you're laying out a foundation or you're straightening out a framed wall, you could spend 10 minutes trying to untangle a…
October 17, 2014
If you need a story pole on the job, you could hunt around for a piece of wood and hope it's long enough, but there's a better way.
October 10, 2014
If you can't fit a full-size broom in the back of your truck, you could just cut 6 inches off of the handle, but there's a better way.
October 2, 2014
If your truck has an extra cab, you could pile all your tools back there, let them fly around, and hunt for what you need, but there's a better way.…
September 25, 2014
If you need to make a tapered cut on a piece of wood, you could take it over to the saw horses and try to freehand it with your circular…
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