How to Convert Imperial Tools to Metric

Even though we live in a global world, we still have remnants of different units of measurement in different countries! This can get frustrating especially when you’re working with tools. Wrenches, sockets, and other tools often come in both imperial and metric measurements. To Convert Inches to Millimeters multiply by 25.4Inches to Centimeters multiply by... Read more →

The Best Push Block for a Table Saw

Even though you may already have a push stick or push block, the GRR-RIPPER GR-100 is the best push block for table saws today. Kickback is a dangerous problem that can occur when the work piece binds in the saw blade and then kicks back towards you at high speed. This problem can cause serious... Read more →

What Do You Use a Scroll Saw For?

Have you ever wanted to make your own word art, puzzles, figurines, or interesting patterns to hang on the wall? A scroll saw is a very unique piece of machinery that has a very fine blade to cut wood. Some patterns have very small curves that would be almost impossible to cut out with any... Read more →

The Best Shop Vac for Drywall Dust

Drywall dust gets everywhere when you’re working with sheet rock. I mean everywhere! It’s unfortunately part of the job. While most shop vacs blow the dust back into the room without the proper filters, I’ve learned a few different ways to get rid of the dust. I’ll first recommend a few vacuums and then explain... Read more →

The Best Table Saw for DIYer

When my father taught me how to use a table saw as a kid, he explained how all the parts worked together so we could professionally rip a board for our DIY projects. In learning how it worked, I gained a respect for tool and always treated it knowing its dangers. I never took a... Read more →

The Best Paint Sprayer for Furniture

If there’s one subject almost all DIY’ers cringe at hearing, it’s painting. Whether talking about the general slop-around brushing, rolling, or *shudder* spraying, the work can seem intimidating and cause general horror and mayhem in the minds of the most stoic DIY’ers. We’re going to break down the process and hopefully ease some of the... Read more →

How to Replace a Thermal Fuse on a KitchenAid Dishwasher

After a long night of washing dishes, our KitchenAid dishwasher (Model KUDS30IXBL1) had no lights the next morning and wouldn’t turn on. I checked the breaker to see if it had tripped, but I found no indication. If the dishwasher had no power, it’s possible the thermal fuse inside has been tripped. One way to... Read more →