How to Check Voltage with a Multimeter

How to Check Voltage with a Multimeter

Checking the voltage of your outlets is important when you suspect that the electricity is not at the proper voltage. This is where a multimeter comes into play, allowing you to measure the voltage accurately, so you get the right picture of what is going on. Reading a multimeter is not difficult, but it pays …

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What Gauge Nails to Use for Baseboards

Handyman using gauge nails on a baseboard

The baseboard is the trim, the protection for the wall from various impacts along with being easier to clean thanks to the buildup of dirt and debris. Attaching baseboards to the walls requires the right size or gauge of nail. This is because baseboards are usually made from material that is different compared to the …

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Why is it Called a Monkey Wrench?

Bearded plumber holding a monkey wrench

A monkey wrench is a tool that most people are familiar with virtually everyone having at least heard that term. The tool resembles the classic pipe wrench in most ways with a large head and handle. But the main difference is that the jaws of pipe wrench have grooves for a better grip. A monkey …

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How to Build a Workbench

Carpenter building a workbench out of wood

Arguably the most important tool in your workshop is the workbench. It is the place where you put together the many things you will build over the years. While you can purchase a workbench from most hardware stores, they are usually not customized to fit the space that you have. This is why building your …

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7 Best HVLP Spray Guns for Woodworking

Best HVLP Spray Guns for Woodworking

Ask any professional or hobbyist woodworker and they’ll likely tell you that HVLP spray guns are their most preferred tools for spraying finish or seal onto wooden applications. This is due to the fact that the HVLP spray system offers a much easier, faster, safer, and cleaner spray finishing. However, we understand how daunting a …

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