Tools

When something goes wrong in your home or you just need to maintain what's there, you can always pay someone to take care of these projects for you. However, if you have a few tools on hand, you can tackle many projects yourself and save some money.

This section of tips includes information that can help you take care of some common problems such as removing a stripped screw. There are also reviews of some products such as hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and snow throwers.

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The following articles are available for the 'Tools' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

   A Decent Electric Snow Thrower
When the winter snows hit, one of the most wonderful tools to have around is an electric snow thrower. The Snow Joe 322P electric snow thrower, reviewed in this article, is a great addition to any home owner's winter arsenal.

   A Dependable Skil Cordless Drill
One of the most essential power tools is the drill/driver. Skil has a real winner in its 12V Max Lithium Ion Cordless Drill/Driver, no matter what your skill level.

   A Great Cordless Garden Hedge Trimmer
When it comes time to begin trimming, cutting back, or otherwise pruning your bushes and hedges, then a garden hedge trimmer can be an invaluable tool, particularly if it is a cordless one. WeedEater is one of the most respected names in the industry today. Here is my experience in using their HTC 2200 model.

   A Real Workhorse of a Garden Hedge Trimmer
When it comes time to begin trimming, cutting back, or otherwise pruning your bushes and hedges, then a garden hedge trimmer can be an invaluable tool. WeedEater is one of the most respected names in the industry today. Here is my experience in using their HT1700 model.

   An Easy to Use Hedge Trimmer
We have hedges and bushes outside our home, and the proper maintenance of those plants is essential to the "curb appeal" we try to create. If we don't periodically trim them, then the house starts to look ragged and shabby. The Weed Eater HT2400 is a great tool for making quick work of that trimming.

   An Electric Chainsaw for the Home Handyman
If you've got trees in your yard, sooner or later you are going to need a chainsaw. They are indispensable when it comes to properly pruning and maintaining those trees. A good choice for the home handyman is the Poulan Pro 400E, highlighted in this article.

   Cabinet and Countertop Toolkit
One of the most common areas to work on in the home is going to be the cabinets and countertops that you have. After all, these areas see a lot of hard use, and as such go through a lot of wear and tear. Before you begin working on any repairs, make sure that you have the proper cabinet and countertop toolkit prepared and ready to go.

   Drilling a Hole to a Desired Depth
Whether you are hanging a family heirloom, building furniture or working on your "honey do" list, it is important to know how to drill a hole to a desired depth. Your family and clients will be sure to thank you for a properly drilled hole.

   Electrical Tool Kit Necessities
Whether you are going to be simply running a few wires, installing a new electrical outlet, or doing some really major electrical work you are going to need some tools. Here is a list of items that you can use to help make sure that you have all the electrical tool kit necessities to get any and all electrical jobs correctly finished.

   Essential Tools for the Home Plumber
If you are thinking of doing any type of plumbing work yourself, you need to make sure that you have the right tools for the job. The best way of doing that is to know what the essential tools for the home plumber are. Simply use this list of tools to get what you need for most home plumbing jobs.

   Essential Woodworking Tools
Woodworking can be a great pastime, a fun hobby, or even an enjoyable home project if you are properly prepared. To be really prepared, you need to make sure that you have the right tools for the job. That's where this list of essential wood working tools comes into play.

   Keeping Nails from Splitting Wood
Have you ever tried to hammer a nail into a piece of wood, say for a repair or something, only to have the wood split on you? Not only is this frustrating, it can also potentially be an expensive incident. Keeping nails from splitting wood can be a fairly easy thing, once you know the tricks.

   Removing a Stripped Screw
One of the more difficult things to handle in home repairs is a stripped screw. Here is what you can do to take care of this annoying problem.

   Removing Stripped Door Screws
Whether you need to replace a broken down storm door, or you simply want a change style, you will need to remove a few screws that hold it in place. But what do you do when those screws are stripped? Removing stripped door screws can be difficult if you don't know what to do, so take a little time to learn.

   Removing Stubborn Screws
Have you ever tried to remove a screw, only to find it being particularly stubborn or difficult? Removing stubborn screws can be really annoying if you don't know what to do. Luckily, the process isn't a particularly difficult one to learn.

   Sharpening Your Own Tools
Many people don't stop to think about sharpening their tools until it is too late. Sharpened tools not only will help you complete a project quicker and easier, but it is also safer for you. Here's how you go about sharpening your own tools.

   Using a Hand Auger
If you have a particularly nasty clog in your drain, then you may want to consider using a hand auger. Hand augers (or snakes as they are also known) is an extremely easy plumbing tool that you can use to get rid of most clogs. That is, as long as you follow these simple steps.

   Using Electrical Testers
Electrical testers are a great tool to have when you do any type of electrical work. Unfortunately, if you don't know how to use them the right way, then they will do you absolutely no good whatsoever. Before you pull one out, take the time to learn the right way of using electrical testers.

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